All-State Baseball: Medium & Small

All-State first team small schools pitcher Mark Hu (left) from San Jose Harker Academy put his name into the state records with an 18-strikeout perfect game. At right is All-State first team medium schools player Ty Uber from Ponderosa of Shingle Springs. The Stanford baseball recruit shined this summer for Corvallis Knights, a summer collegiate wood bat team. Photos: news.harker.org & Ponderosa Bruins / Facebook.com.


The 39th edition of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams rolls on with these players named from schools that were in CIF section or regional playoffs during the 2021 season that made them medium or small school in class. Colusa is the only team from the last season to have three players on these teams with three for small schools.

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This year’s All-State Medium Schools baseball teams include not one but two state players of the year.

The obvious one is the player who got the nod to be Medium Schools Player of the Year, Cal-bound pitcher-hitter Tucker Bougie from Tamalpais of Mill Valley. The other one is an obvious all-state choice as well, but it might not be obvious to many that catcher Malcolm Moore from McClatchy of Sacramento (Stanford commit) is from a medium school. He was previously named as the State Junior Player of the Year.

Josh Castillo was the CIF Southern Section D6 player of the year and helped team win CIF SoCal D5 championship. Photo: OCSportsZone.com.


A teammate of Bougie’s from a Tamalpais team that finished No. 1 in the final D4 state rankings, junior Matteo Bellisimo, also has gained an all-state honor with a second team medium schools selection.

The team that ended No. 1 in the final D3 state rankings, Rio Americano of Sacramento, also has two players who have been named all-state medium schools. Slugging first baseman Will Heron (11 homers) is on first team. Shortstop Elijah Rogalski is on second team.

Small Schools State Player of the Year Braeden Ross from Christian of El Cajon also has been joined by a teammate on the all-state teams. That other player, sophomore Shane Bailey, was among the reported state leaders with 53 hits and had a .491 batting average.

D5 State Team of the Year Colusa (27-1) is the only team from either medium or small school placement to get three players onto the all-state level. Emanuel Frias, a junior infielder/pitcher, is first team small schools on the infield. He batted .458 last season with six homers and 46 RBI. Ethan Lay, a junior infielder/pitcher, is first team small schools as a multi-purpose player. Lay, son of head coach Eric Lay, hit .400 with 32 RBI and also went 8-0 with a 0.32 ERA. Colusa’s third player is second team small schools pitcher Drew Bradbury, who collected 11 pitching wins with a 0.89 ERA.

Note: Other than a few exceptions, schools that were eligible to be in the Cal-Hi Sports Division IV or Division V state rankings are considered small and those that were in Division II and Division III are medium. Some of the schools state-ranked in D2 were considered medium, others large. There also were a couple of D4 state-ranked schools that were placed as medium. In our system, some schools with large enrollments in lower playoff divisions are just too big to be small schools. There also are mixed teams from the CIF Central Coast Section in its D1 (some medium, some large). There is no all-state large schools team, but there is a third team added to the overall teams in which only players from large schools are eligible.

Here are the 2021 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams for medium schools and small schools:

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM CATCHERS

Malcolm Moore (McClatchy, Sacramento) Jr.
Matt Quintanar (Hart, Newhall) Jr.
Jared Snyder (Citrus Valley, Redlands) Jr.

San Pedro’s Dylan Kordic was the CIF L.A. City Section Player of the Year in baseball and also was a standout for the Pirates in football (both played at same time early in baseball season). Photo: SanPedroToday.com.


MEDIUM SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM PITCHERS

Gabe Barrett (Mountain View) Sr.
Josh Castillo (La Habra) Sr.
Riley Feigenbaum (Royal, Simi Valley) Sr.
Coleman Mitchell (Monrovia) Sr.
Bryan Peck (Paraclete, Lancaster) Sr.
Landon Stump (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) Soph.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM INFIELD

Dominic Agrella (Laguna Creek, Elk Grove) Sr.
Carson Crawford (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) Sr.
Davis Dias (Acalanes, Lafayette) Sr.
Xavier Escuer (Palo Alto) Jr.
Carter Garate (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) Jr.
Duce Gourson (Point Loma, San Diego) Jr.
Jake Harvey (Woodcreek, Roseville) Jr.
Will Heron (Rio Americano, Sacramento) Sr.
Lucas Kelly (Sacred Heart Cathedral, S.F.) Jr.
Dylan Kordic (San Pedro) Sr.
Justin Trimble (Arroyo Grande) Sr.
Ty Uber (Ponderosa, Shingle Springs) Sr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD

Jake Brown (Rancho Cucamonga) Sr.
Matt Moses (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) Soph.
Ben Pajak (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Tucker Bougie (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) Sr.
Tristan Gray (Madera South, Madera) Jr.
Jorge Gutierrez (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) Jr.
Tommy Splaine (Los Gatos) Sr.
Carson Turnquist (Paso Robles) Jr.
Michael Villani (El Camino, Oceanside) Sr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM CATCHERS

Shane Moran from Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa earned a scholarship to Long Beach State. Teammate Carson Crawford will play next at Cal. Photo: Cardinal Newman HS.


Cole Banning (Pleasant Valley, Chico) Sr.
Alex Brito (Xavier Prep, Palm Desert) Sr.
Troy May (Royal, Simi Valley) Sr.
Tyler Van Dyk (Central Catholic, Modesto) Sr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM PITCHERS

Robbie Lardner (Templeton) Jr.
Jason Reitz (Pioneer, San Jose) Jr.
Sam Rice (Redwood, Larkspur) Sr.
Ryan Speshyock (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) Soph.
Tyler Stewart (Ponderosa, Shingle Springs) Sr.
Dylan Van Meeteren (Xavier Prep, Palm Desert) Sr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM INFIELD

Matteo Bellisimo (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) Jr.
Aidan Brenner (Los Altos) Jr.
Xander Darby (Palo Alto) Sr.
Tommy Eisenstat (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) Sr.
Nehemiah House (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek) Sr.
Jack Spinelli (Aptos) Jr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD

Hauze Fregoso (Warren, Downey) Jr.
Logan Johnstone (Los Gatos) Sr.
Kai Moran (Cleveland, Reseda) Sr.
David Shackelford (La Habra) Sr.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Dillon Goetz (Sequoia, Redwood City) Jr.
Gavin Graff (La Jolla) Sr.
Blake Griffin (Citrus Valley, Redlands) Sr.
Matt Jernigan (Cordova, Rancho Cordova) Jr.
Freddy Lopez (Indio) Sr.
Jake McCoy (Casa Grande, Petaluma) Sr.
Luke Mistone (Bonita, La Verne) Jr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM CATCHERS

Toby Twist committed to Oregon as a freshman when he was at Garces (Bakersfield). He played this last spring for D4 state-ranked Bakersfield Christian and is regarded as one of state’s top Class of 2023 prospects regardless of school size. Photo: PrepBaseballReport.com.


Lucas Herman (Viewpoint, Calabasas) Jr.
Roman Meyers (Temecula Prep, Temecula) Soph.
Frankie Ruiz (Kennedy, Delano) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM PITCHERS

Max Alvira (Burlingame) Sr.
Michael Beall (Linfield Christian, Temecula) Sr.
Nick Dugan (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) Jr.
Mark Hu (Harker Academy, San Jose) Jr.
Cody New (Hesperia Christian) Soph.
Anthony Packard (Colfax) Sr.
Gavin Perry (Rock Academy, San Diego) Sr.
Ethan Shepherd (St. Anthony, Long Beach) Sr.
Ethan Stubington (de Toledo, West Hills) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM INFIELD

Shane Bailey (Christian, El Cajon) Soph.
Eric Bitonti (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Soph.
Manoah Chapman (Calvin Christian, Escondido) Soph.
Emanuel Frias (Colusa) Jr.
Mick Kelley (University, San Francisco) Sr.
Aaron Parker (Los Altos) Sr.
Drew Stapleton (Woodland Christian) Sr.
Toby Twist (Bakersfield Christian) Jr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD

Jaxon Byrd (Alpha Charter, Elverta) Jr.
Orin Hirschkorn (Caruthers) Sr.
Emmitt Phinney (St. Joseph Notre Dame, Alameda) Sr.
Jesse Reyes (Marysville) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Cameron Butler (Big Valley Christian, Modesto) Sr.
Devon Daniel (Kerman) Jr.
Kyle Giovannoni (Sutter) Sr.
Ethan Lay (Colusa) Jr.
Tyler Kiggins (Washington, Easton) Sr.
Braeden Ross (Christian, El Cajon) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM CATCHERS

Luke Pfieffer of Trinity Classical hit .492 and struck out 46 batters in 23 innings en route to an all-state honor. He will play next at Trinity University in Texas. Photo: Twitter.com.


Ryan Eastham (Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana) Sr.
David Mathias (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.
Alex Soberantes (Vasquez, Acton) Jr.
Zack Stephenson (Coast Union, Cambria) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM PITCHERS

Drew Bradbury (Colusa) Sr.
Eddie Frias (Lindsay) Sr.
Jackson Howell (Morro Bay) Jr.
Jonah Montes (Lutheran, La Verne) Sr.
Julian Orozco (Kennedy, Delano) Soph.
Syler Pillsbury (Minarets, O’Neals) Sr.
Jacob Watson (Amador, Sutter Creek) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM INFIELD

London Cooper (Sutter) Sr.
Joe DeFrancisco (Western Christian, Upland) Sr.
Cameron Demaria (Caruthers) Sr.
Carson Fusi (Washington, Easton) Sr.
Darin Hahn (Crean Lutheran, Irvine) Sr.
Jared Hughes (Malibu) Sr.
Justin Jenkins (Western Christian, Upland) Jr.
Cayden Lee (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) Sr.
Liam MacDonald (Morro Bay) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD

Stefan Foley (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) Sr.
Ayden Ortega (Hesperia Christian) Fr.
Nicolas Salcido (St. Anthony, Long Beach) Sr.

SMALL SCHOOLS
SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Luke Pfeiffer (Trinity Classical, Valencia) Sr.
Will Tasista (University Prep, Redding) Sr.
Jake Toporek (Tarbut V’Torah, Irvine) Sr.
Indiana Viramontes (Webb, Claremont) Sr.

State Medium Schools
Player of the Year: Tucker Bougie (Tamalpais, Mill Valley)

State Small Schools
Player of the Year:
Braeden Ross (Christian, El Cajon)

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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