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A recap of the Championship games for 2022
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS ARE THE CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Stockdale Mustangs 10 Righetti Warriors 1
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES ARE THE DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final score Clovis East T Wolves 4 Central Grizzlies 3
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS ARE THE DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Bakersfield Drillers 1 Hanford Bullpups 0
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS ARE THE DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Madera South Stallions 5 Lemoore Tigers 3
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS ARE THE DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Kennedy Thunderbirds 5 Immanuel Eagles 4
MENDOTA AZTECS ARE THE DIVISION 6 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Mendota Aztecs 18 Sierra Chieftains 10
PAG METER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR BASEBALL TEAM 2022
PAGMETER SPECIAL AWARDS FOR 2022
PAG METER TEAMS OF THE YEAR (TIE)
The Mustangs came into 2022 as the team to beat and they took care of business. This team can pitch (2.80 ERA) , play tremendous defense and can hit (.390, & 37 HR’s) The Mustangs are the SWYL Champions, and Central Section Champions finishing the year at 26-5.
The Mustangs Roster; Noah Brum, Ruben Rodriguez, Shane Heriford, Owen Bolich, Everrett Renfro, Matt Torres, Christian Li, Owen Hill, Anthony Nunez, Adam Enyart, Chris Carrillo, Brayden Gutierrez, Hayden Elchlepp, Isaiah Barron, Austin Charles, Holden Garcia, Bowen Salyards, Ryan Featherston, and Nick Brown.
The Lions broke a Central Section record by winning 28 straight games but because of the new ridiculous playoff format that penalizes the overachieving small schools like Kerman, the Division 3 Lions were moved into Division 2 and had to battle against plenty of Division 1 teams and that is so wrong! The Lions should have played in Division 3 and taken their chances. The Lions won the Diamond Classic Championship and had the Lowest ERA in school history with a 0.89 ERA.
The Lions Roster; Luis Negrete, Nicholas Garcia, Dario Zavala, Ashton Chalabian, Gio Gastelum, Chase Lee, Noe Salazar, Dominic Puentes, Adam Delgado, Manuel Lasa, Devon Daniel, Julian Rosas, Giovanni Groppetti, Jayden Gonzales, Kevin Chavez, Ayden Olivares, Gilbert Acosta, and Jacob Rocha.
PAGMETER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AUSTIN CHARLES-Senior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
Meet the best player in the Central Section and one of the best in the USA who is a 5-tool player. What’s crazy is that AC is still so green and the sky’s the limit. Austin is still learning to pitch, with a 95MPH fastball, can fly on the bases, plays tremendous shortstop, can hit, and has amazing power. Charles hit .483, with 13 Home Runs, 13 Doubles, led the state with 57 RBI’s, stole 19 bases and had a 1.36 ERA. Charles has signed with UC Santa Barbara but when you are 6’6 and an absolute phenom, look for the Major Leagues to come calling.
PAGMETER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CUTTER COFFEY-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
Cutter can do it all and is so dangerous that he didn’t get a lot of actual ABs. Some teams simply said don’t let Cutter beat us, but he still hit .442 with 12 Home Runs, 3 Triples, stole 13 bases, walked 28 times and was always on base. Cutter has signed to play next year for the Texas Longhorns, but there’s a very good chance he will get drafted so it could be decision time.
PAGMETER PITCHER OF THE YEAR
DEVON DANIEL-Senior-KERMAN LIONS
The North Sequoia league Player of the year was simply unhittable every time he pitched. Devon finished with a 13-0 record, 0.19 ERA, 133 Strikeouts in 72 innings. He No-Hit the Washington Union Panthers with 15 K’s and next stop will be pitching at St Mary’s College.
PAGMETER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RYAN CRONK-Senior-SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS
The Golden Bears lefty senior finished with a 7-1 record and a tremendous 0.70 ERA. At the plate he hit .443 with 38 RBI’s and 3 Home Runs. Ryan has a 3.81 GPA and was the CIF Central Section Scholar-Athlete Award winner and next stop will be playing for the Allan Hancock Bulldogs.
Others Nominated for Small School Player of the Year
JOBE OLSEN-Senior-LATON MUSTANGS.
BRYCE DUNCAN-Senior-EXETER MONARCHS
ALBERT CANO-Junior-BISHOP UNION BRONCOS
NOAH MITCHELL-Junior-SIERRA CHIEFTAINS
CALEB GILLEM-Junior-BISHOP UNION BRONCOS
ALEXIS BEDOLLA-Senior-GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES
MITCHELL PARSONS-Senior-MAMMOTH LAKES HUSKIES
TREVOR JOBLINGER-Senior-MINARETS MUSTANGS
JACOB SILVA-Senior-MENDOTA AZTECS
JAYCE TAYLOR–Junior-SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS
EVER MURGUIA-Senior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS
AARON JONES-Junior-DOS PALOS BRONCOS
PAG METER COACH OF THE YEAR (TIE)
BRAD SHOWERS-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
The Mustang’s coaching staff is a family affair. This staff loves to be around each other and that’s what every coaching staff dreams of. Brother Greg runs the powerful offense, Sean is the pitching coach, David, Ruben, and Danny coach the defense, everyday and every pitch. The Central Section Champions have now won 4 Championships in school history (2008, 2009, 2018, 2022) and Coach Showers, has now won the last 2 Central Section Championship.
Coaches; Brad Showers, Greg Showers, Sean Mullen, David Combs, Ruben Rodrigues, and Danny Ruiz
RYAN SMITH-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
The T Wolves were the hottest team after the Easter tournament playing great as a team. The T Wolves took advantage of the new playoff format and won the Division 2 Section Championship and the first Championship in school history. The T Wolves got some outstanding pitching, clutch hitting when needed and Coach Smitty and his staff did a great job with this team. This is a beautiful story of a team staying the course and getting better and better with every game they played.
Coaches; Ryan Smith, Dallas Kawakami, Robert Katayama, Donovan Ellis, Christian Parra, Matt Gong, and Patrick Smith
JARED COLEMAN-KERMAN LIONS
This is one of the greatest and saddest stories all at the same time. Coach Coleman and his staff kept this team fired up with every game they played going 28-0 and heading into the tournament. The sad part was the crazy new playoff format put the division 3 based Lions into division 2 playoffs and against plenty of division 1 teams that was so wrong. The Lions should have taken their chances in the division 3 playoffs. To the Kerman Lions coaching staff, JOB WELL DONE!
Coaches; Jared Coleman, David Potter, Ryan Potter, Frankie Martinez, and Diego Gastelum
PAGMETER MULTI SPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JAYDEN MANDAL-Junior-BUCHANAN BEARS
This is so rare that a player gets an offer from the same school in different sports. Jayden is one of the top Quarterbacks in the state and we all know what he can do playing baseball. Jayden got offers from Fresno State in football/baseball and has decided to take the full ride scholarship over the baseball scholarship and will focus on football and that’s the best move because Jayden is one heck of a QB. Jayden was nails pitching and hitting for the TRAC Champions. Jaden is done with baseball at Buchanan. He will play football at Buchanan and then leave early, graduate from Buchanan after the 1st semester and get ready for Fresno State and play spring ball at FSU. Jayden will compete for the starting job as a freshman.
Others Nominated Multi Sport Athlete of the Year
RYAN WARKENTIN-Senior-REEDLEY PIRATES
TRAVIS ROYAL-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
TYLER PATRICK-Sophomore-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
BRANDT MUNGER-Sophomore-CVC CAVALIERS
ISAIAH LEYVA-Junior-FIREBAUGH EAGLES
PAG METER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
TREY MORRIS-Freshman-WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS
Trey is on pace to be one of the best in Central Section history. The Super lefty freshmen finished the year going 6-1 with 0.83 ERA, 75 IP with 117 K’s. In a win over Edison, he fired a 3-hitter with 19 strikeouts. Trey is already one of the top prospects in the USA that was named to the MaxPreps Underclass All-American team with an 86MPH fastball and a fantastic curveball. The next 3 years will be fun to watch this superstar who also gets it done in the classroom with 4.0 GPA.
Others Nominated for Underclassman of the year
JEROD SMITH-Freshman-FOWLER REDCATS
AIDEN ROBERTSON-Sophomore-EXTER MONARCHS
MASON BRASSFIELD-Sophomore-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
PEYTON VAN WORTH-Sophomore-DOS PALOS BRONCOS
JEROD SMITH-Freshman-FOWLER REDCATS
PAG METER SUPER 60 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
JETT RUBY-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
The back-to-back PAGMETER All Star was the Bear’s igniter with always getting on base, playing great defense and being the team leader. Jett hit .478 and was 2nd in batting in the TRAC. Next stop will be playing at Fresno State.
Side note: this is the perfect example of why the PAGMETER never looks at All League voting in making the decision to be a PAGMETER All Star and will only mention it in the players bio only if it is deserved. All League voting has now become political in almost all sports. Jett Ruby was 2nd in batting in the TRAC and was put on the 2nd team TRAC. Let that sink in…2nd in batting in the toughest league and was named to the 2nd team. I’m no matholgist but hitting .478 is way better than hitting under .300.The 2nd leading hitter in your league should be a slam-dunk 1st team All Star. This one was so biased and political that I had to mention it.
JACK ANKER-Senior-TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS
The back-to-back MVP of the East Yosemite League is one of the best pitchers in the Central Section and when you played the Mustangs, you hoped that Anker was not pitching. Jack threw 79 innings with 129 strikeouts and finished with a 1.49 ERA and next stop will be pitching for the Fresno State University Bulldogs.
EVAN WALLACE-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
The TRAC Player of the Year had a tremendous career with the Bears. The senior leader hit .454 and knocked in 24 runs. The next stop will be playing for the UC Irvine Anteaters
MIKEY BELL-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
Mikey was a stud as a freshman and got better every year playing shortstop. The 2-sport athlete also was the Panthers Quarterback and the Panthers Male Athlete of the Year. The next stop for one of the most consistent players and best shortstops in the state will be playing at Cal Poly.
JACOB GUTIERREZ-Senior-RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK
Senior team leader will go down as the best player in school history and was a big part of the Wolf Pack winning the 2021 state Championship. This year the speedster hit .561, with 7 HR’s, 11 Doubles, 33 RBI’s and was 21-21 in stolen bases. Jacob broke the school record for most runs & hits in a year each with 55, most Home Runs in a year with and tied a 12 year old school record (Tyler Dogins) in stolen bases with 21. Next stop will be to play for Cal State Bakersfield.
AUSTIN WATSON-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
The TRAC Co-Pitcher Of the Year had a tremendous career for the Bears. The powerful righthander has all the pitches and the next stop will be pitching for Utah Valley University.
WILL GAGNON-Senior-REEDLEY PIRATES
The best Pirate in school history has to be Will Gagnon!. The NYL Player of the Year hit .462 with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 6 Home Runs, knocked in 36 runs, walked 21 times, and 12 stolen bases. On the hill he went 12-3 with a 1.73 ERA, 81 innings pitched with 136 strikeouts. The next stop for the Pirates ace will be playing down the street at Reedley College.
MAX BERNAL-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
One of the most aggressive left-handed hitters the Bears have ever had and that’s saying a lot. Max reminds me of so many professional hitters in the MLB such as Joc Pederson. His approach at the plate is fun to watch and every young hitter would learn from Max. Max was clutch in so many big situations and the next stop for the power-hitter will be playing for Cal State Bakersfield and they are getting a good one.
CAM SCHNEIDER-Junior-BULLARD KNIGHTS
The Back-to-Back CMAC Player of the Year and last year’s PAGMETER Player of the Year led the Knights to the CMAC Championship. The 5-tool All Star was hurt early in the year and came on strong. By the time Cam leaves Bullard, he will go down as one of the best Knights to ever play and the PAGMETER knows plenty about the history of Hum Baby Bullard Hardball. Cam will have a big decision to make after his senior year and that will be signing in the Major League draft or playing at Fresno State. Stay Tuned.
KYLE JIMENEZ-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Kyle had one of the best years in Golden Eagles history going 10-1 with a 1.38 ERA. The next stop for the Co-TRAC-Pitcher of The Year will be pitching for the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds.
ROBBIE LARDNER-Senior-TEMPLETON EAGLES
The senior lefty ace had a tremendous senior year finishing with a 7-2 record with 123 strikeouts in 73 innings. Robbie also threw a complete game (8 innings) No-hitter with 10 K’s in the win over St Joseph.
NATE MEDINA-Junior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS
The junior ace will be ready for a big senior year after finishing with an 8-2 record, striking out 67 in 52 innings. At the plate he hit .400 with 9 doubles and knocked in 35 runs.
CAYDEN MUSTER-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Cayden will come into 2023 as one of the top power hitters in the state and leader in the clubhouse for PAGMETER Offensive Player of the Year. Every team that played the Golden Eagles had a game plan to not let the big man beat them. Muster walked a lot and finished with a .604 on-base percentage and has committed to play at Fresno State.
TOBY TWIST-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
One of the leaders in the clubhouse for PAGMETER Player of the Year in 2023 because Toby can do it all. Toby led the Eagles to the SYL Championship after hitting .449, with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 2 Home Runs, and knocked in 33 runs. The 6’1, 200lb super lefty had crazy stats pitching going 7-1 with a 0.88 ERA, 47 innings pitched & 92 strikeouts. Toby has already verbally committed to play for the Oregon Ducks.
NATHAN BAEZA-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
The senior team leader had a fantastic Golden Eagles career and this year leaves with a 1.71 ERA. Next stop will be pitching at Fresno State.
GILBERT ACOSTA-Sophomore-KERMAN LIONS
One of the best young catchers in the Central Section and did a great job handling the best pitching staff in school history. The North Sequoia Offensive Player of the Year hit .416 with 9 doubles and 3 Homers. The next 2 years will be exciting for this left handed slugger.
MATT TORRES-Junior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
One of the best leadoff hitters in the state who is a gap-to-gap hitter that hit a crazy .495 with 10 doubles, 14 stolen bases, 2 HR’s and was a big part of why the Mustangs won the Central Section Championship. Matt is a speedster who was always on base and setting the table for the Mustangs offense. Matt played tremendous defense and has verbally committed to play at St Mary’s.
ISAIAH LEYVA-Junior-FIREBAUGH EAGLES
Get ready for a big senior year from this super athlete who did it all his junior year. The Eagles MVP will be up for the PAGMETER Multi-sport athlete of the year in 2023 playing Quarterback/WR, point guard in basketball and the Eagles ace. Josh Allen would be so proud of No 3.
ELIJAH MOULTRIE-Senior-EDISON TIGERS
One of the best athletes in the Central Section with plenty of speed & talent hitting .409 with 7 Home Runs, 12 doubles stole 21 bases, and the next stop will be playing at San Jose State.
ADAM ENYART-Senior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
Adam had a tremendous Mustangs career and wrapped it up with a Central Section Championship ring. He hit .398 with 14 doubles knocked in 48 runs, hit 5 Home Runs and next stop will be playing at St. Mary’s.
MARK BACA-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS
One of the best left-handed power swings in the Central Section that doesn’t strikeout. Every team pitched Baca carefully and he still was clutch in so many big situations for the Knights hitting .388 and the next stop will be playing at Fresno City.
DREW SMITH-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
Outstanding 3rd basemen and team leader for the Bears who knocked in 33 runs and that is top 10 in school history. Next stop will be playing for the University of Oregon.
TRISTON MURPH GRAY-Senior-MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS
Murph will go down as the best Stallion in school history. What a great story when every year Murph was being recruited not only by colleges but by plenty of high schools in the area. It is a great story because Murph decided he wanted to play with his friends that he grew up with. In today’s world, that is very rare. Murph was pitched very carefully and still hit .400. The Stallions ace went 6-1 with 1.16 ERA, 60 innings pitched with 105 strikeouts. Murph led the Stallions winning the division 4 Section Championship and the first Championship in school history. The Next stop will either be the Major League draft or Fresno State. Could be decision time.
JACOB CRAIN-Senior-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
When you faced the T Wolves, you had to hope their senior lefty wasn’t pitching because he loved to pitch in the big games. Jacob led the T Wolves to the Division 2 Section Championship and the first Championship in school history and the next stop will be playing at San Francisco State.
BRODIE MILLER-Junior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
The Warriors have a tremendous junior class and leading the way is their 6’3 catcher who was the team leader behind the plate hitting .388, with 6 doubles, and knocked in 26 runs. The Mountain League All Star is a backstop, has a tremendous arm that is tough to run on and will come into 2023 as one of the best catchers in the state.
RYAN FEATHERSTON-Junior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
What a junior year Ryan had in leading the Mustangs to the Central Section Championship. Ryan was the ace who pitched in all the big games and finished with a 10-2 record, 2.20 ERA, 57 innings pitched with 82 strikeouts. Ryan will come into 2023 as one of the best pitchers in the state and has already verbally committed to play for the Oregon Ducks.
CHARLES MONTERROSA-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
The Panthers ace had a fantastic senior year and was voted the CMAC Pitcher of the Year and that was the right call. Charles is a big-time competitor and also plays outstanding 3rd base.
OMAR REYNOSO-Junior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
The Warriors are set with the pitching staff in 2023 with Smith and Reynoso coming back for their senior years. Omar threw 66 innings with 69 K’s, went 7-3 with a 2.00 ERA and was clutch in so many big games.
OWEN MAY-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
The Patriots senior leader had a tremendous year hitting .451 with 7 doubles, 1 triple, walked 26 times, 4 Home Runs, and 31 RBI’s.
TYLER PATRICK-Sophomore-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
TP is one of the best athletes in the Central Section and with an amazing right arm. Tyler came out late last year for football because of summer baseball and had to split time for a while at QB before taking over a young Golden Eagles team. Tyler ended the year throwing for 1,742 yards and 17 TD passes. In baseball, TP went 6-2 with a 2.28 ERA and has already verbally committed to play baseball at Fresno State. The next 2 years, the Golden Eagles ace should have fantastic stats in football and baseball.
RUBEN RODRIGUEZ-Junior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
One of the best No 2 hitters in the Central Section that hit .419 with 11 doubles, 5 Home Runs, and knocked in 39 runs. Ruben will come into 2023 as one of the best shortstops in the state and has already verbally committed to play at San Diego State.
MASON BRASSFIELD-Sophomore-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
A sophomore All American and will be heavily recruited the next 2 years. The 6’4 South Yosemite pitcher of the year went 7-2 with a 1.72 ERA, 88 strikeouts in 44 innings. At the plate he hit .423, scored 30 runs, 8 doubles, 4 Home Runs and knocked in 27 runs.
JIMMY MARTINEZ-Senior-PORTERVILLE PANTHERS
The EYL Pitcher of the year had a super senior year pitching and hitting. JM hit .456 with 17 doubles, 22 RBI’s 2 Home Runs. The Panthers ace finished with a beautiful 1.65 ERA, 46 innings pitched and 57 strikeouts.
RYAN TAYMAN-Junior-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
One of the best catchers in the state and has plenty of power. Ryan’s senior year will be fun to watch and the All Star catcher has verbally committed to play for the Cal Berkeley Bears.
RYAN WARKENTIN-Senior-REEDLEY PIRATES
The PAGMETER All Star in football might just be the best multi-sport athlete in the state. Pirates football coach Tony Gates saw Ryan playing Water polo in his sophomore year and running track and said we need to get this kid playing football. Ryan was an All-Star in Water polo, track along with football and now baseball. The NYL All Star hit .473 with 26 RBI’s and 14 stolen bases and the next stop will be playing football at Fresno State.
ETHAN WINSLOW-Junior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS
Outstanding multi-sport athlete that also was the Vikings Quarterback. Ethan got hurt during the football season and came back strong for baseball. This 6’2 junior can hit and pitch and watch out for a huge senior year after hitting .416 with 8 doubles, 4 triples, 14 stolen bases, and 3 Home Runs. The Vikings ace went 8-1 with a 1.46 ERA, 67 innings pitched with 68 strikeouts. Ethan has already verbally committed to play at Fullerton.
MICHAEL “MIKEY” KLIEN-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
Mikey was clutch and one of the most durable players in the state for the Grizzlies pitching and hitting. Mikey was so tough at the plate when the Grizzlies needed the big RBI, and the super lefty was outstanding being the closer or a starting pitcher. Next stop will be Fresno City and playing baseball.
NATE REESE-Senior-NIPOMO TITANS
Nate had a great high school career in football & baseball for the Titans. The speedster was a PAGMETER All-Star in football playing QB and was outstanding playing baseball hitting .440 with 11 doubles, 8 triples, 22 stolen bases and knocked in 25 runs.
JACK SAMPSON-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
One of the fastest players in the Central Section and had a fantastic senior year. Jack hits left-handed and plays a tremendous outfield. The CMAC All Star is also an All-Star soccer player.
HUDSON BARRETT-Senior-FRONTIER TITANS
SWYL Pitcher of the Year had a fantastic Titans career. The lefty is one of best in the state after going 7-2, 65 innings pitched with 107 strikeouts and Hudson has some power at the plate hitting 6 Home Runs. Hudson fired a No-hitter during the Fresno Easter Classic with 11-strikeouts in the win over Hanford. Next stop will be playing baseball at UC Santa Barbara.
BECKETT ZAVOREK-Sophomore-BULLARD KNIGHTS
One of the best young players in the state and only getting better. Beckett is one of the smoothest shortstops with great hands & range, has plenty of speed, gap to gap hitter and sneaky power. The CMAC All Star also gets it done in the classroom with 3.7 GPA and has already verbally committed to play at Arizona State University!!
CADEN CUCCIA-Sophomore-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
The All-League sophomore is the perfect guy to have on your team because he can play every position, with plenty of speed, works his tail off, can swing the bat with a .421 batting average, outstanding on the hill, and gets it done in the classroom with a 3.9 GPA. Caden plays hard and it rubs off with his Knights teammates.
DOMINIK ESPINOSA-Junior-FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS
Dom will come into 2023 as the leader in the clubhouse for NYL Player of the Year after having tremendous junior pitching and hitting.
BRANDT MUNGER-Sophomore-CVC CAVALIERS
One of the best young stars in the state that can pitch, play outfield, and catch. Brandt hit .463, with 6 doubles, 6 triples, and 3 Home Runs. Brandt is also a very good football player playing wide receiver/linebacker and playing football makes him a better baseball player. (Hey parents, it is a great idea for your kid to play multi sports) Brandt has a 90 plus mph arm/power bat and will be getting plenty of offers.
CHRIS CLEMENT-Senior-HANFORD BULLPUPS
The Co-player of the year in the West Yosemite had a tremendous senior year hitting .461 with 7 doubles, 4 triples, 9 stolen bases, 4 Home Runs and knocked in 31 runs. Chris is a fantastic shortstop and also an outstanding pitcher who throws very hard. Stay tuned on the next stop with plenty recruiting Chris including the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds.
ALEJANDRO GARZA-Junior-HIGHLAND SCOTS
The SEYL Player of the Year was man vs boys hitting .510, with 10 doubles, 7 triples, 17 stolen bases, 5 Home Runs, and 30 RBIs, Pitching he finished with 1.96 ERA and get ready for a big senior year for AG!
JOEY RICO-Senior-REDWOOD RANGERS
The Rangers junior ace was tough to beat, loved pitching in the big game and will come into 2023 as one of the top players in the Central Section. The West Yosemite Co-Player of the Year also plays 3rd base/1st base and gets it down in the classroom with 4.06 GPA. Plenty of teams have made offers including Fresno Pacific so stay tuned.
RICKY SMITH-Junior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
The Mountain League MVP had a fantastic junior year hitting .404 with 6 doubles, 2 Home Runs, and knocked in 28 runs. On the hill, Ricky went 8-0 with a 1.35 ERA, 49 K’s in 52 innings. Ricky will come into 2023 as one of the top players in the state.
GARRETT GARFIELD-Senior-CLOVIS COUGARS
The senior leader behind the plate did a tremendous job keeping the team focused after all the coaching issues down the stretch and believe me, that wasn’t easy to do. Garfield was clutch all year long at the plate and so good behind the plate. If Garrett would have played his home games at any other Clovis unified stadium, he’s looking at 15 plus home runs. Next stop will be playing at Reedley College, and they are getting a good one.
LOGUN CLARK-Senior-TAFT WILDCATS
A 4-year starter is one of the top catchers in the state. His 4-year average was close to .500. This year the Co-SSL player of the year was pitched very carefully and still hit .439 with 12 doubles, 5 triples, 2 homers and knocked in 33 runs. Next stop will be catching at CSU Bakersfield.
JOSEPH JUAREZ-Senior-IMMANUEL EAGLES
The Eagles ace had a tremendous senior in helping lead the Eagles to the Division 5 Section Championship game. JJ was a starter and a closer when needed finishing with a 1.74 ERA, 8-3 record and led the team in RBI’s. Next stop will be playing for the COS Giants.
ANDREW HERRERA-Senior-SANGER APACHES
One of the best players in the Central Section that nobody knows about. Andrew can swing the bat and is a dominating shut down pitcher. Andew hit .364 with 3 Home Runs, finished with a 1.45 ERA and contributed to 2 No-hitters along with a complete game 4-hitter/12 strikeouts in the win over Bullard. Next stop will be playing at Fresno City.
TREVOR WILSON-Junior-BULLARD KNIGHTS
One of the best Center Fielders in the state and watch out for a big senior year from this CMAC All Star. Trevor is getting better and better with every game he plays and sky’s the limit with TW. The speedster in CF has plenty of power, and has verbally committed to play for UC Irvine.
MORGAN CODRON-Senior-MORRO BAY PIRATES
The 6’4 Pirates hard throwing ace was tough to beat, finishing with a 7-2 record, 0.79 ERA and 86 strikeouts. At the plate he led the Central Coast in hitting with a .473 average, with 18 doubles and knocked in 31 runs. Next stop will be playing for the University of Portland.
JP ACOSTA-Junior-BUCHANAN BEARS
JP will come into 2023 as one of the best pure hitters in the state and has verbally committed to play at Long Beach State.
MARC BYRUM-Senior-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
The PAGMETER Heart award has to go to the Eagles senior ace. Marc is a bigtime competitor at 5’9 and all he does is dominate with an 8-2 record, 90 strikeouts in 65 innings and pitching in all the big games. At the plate the senior leader hit .399 and was one of the top players on the Central Coast.
GARRETT PERKINS-Junior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS
One of the best young players in the Central Section and only getting better with every game he plays in. The 6’3 All Star hit .426, 8 doubles with 30 RBI’S. His senior year, look for Garrett to play outfield and pitch.
JAYDEN GONZALEZ-Senior-KERMAN LIONS
The Lions had a big year and JG was a huge part of it on the hill going 9-1 with a 1.27 ERA, 55 innings pitched with 54 strikeouts. The senior leader was a strike thrower and had a tremendous Lions career.
WADE ARKINSON-Senior-NIPOMO TITANS
The Central Coast All Star infielder had a big senior year hitting .412 with 8 doubles, 4 triples, 3 Home Runs, 7 stolen bases, knocked in 30 runs and outstanding in the classroom with a 4.33 GPA
JAKSON BUCHER-Senior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS
JB was a double’s king finishing with 19. The senior leader who has plenty of speed hit .468, with 4 triples, 1 Home Run and 32 RBI’s.
ADAM DELGADO-Sophomore-KERMAN LIONS
The Co-MVP of the North Sequoia League will be the Lions ace the next 2 years. The super sophomore hit .395 with 8 doubles, 4 triples and tied a school record with 35 RBI’s. Pitching, Adam finished with a 5-0 record, 0.80 ERA, 43 innings pitched with 44 strikeouts.
ESTEVAN FONSECA-Junior-PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS
He did it all hitting and pitching for the Pioneers. At the plate he hit .437 with 30 RBI’s. Estevan will come into his senior year as one of the top players on the Central Coast after finishing with a 1.78 ERA in 66 innings.
JACKSON HOWELL-Senior-MORRO BAY PIRATES
Jackson had one heck of a career for Morro Bay hitting and pitching. The big power pitcher with 81 K’s in 49 innings was lights out and clutch at the plate. The next stop for the senior leader will be playing at St Mary’s.
RICHARD ROBLES-Senior-PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS
Monster year for the senior leader hitting .505, with 8 doubles, 5 triples, 3 HR’s, 11 stolen bases, 40 Rbi’s and had a fantasitc 1.12 ERA.
JEREMIAH GUERRA-Junior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS
JG had a big junior year in leading the Birds to a Division 5 Section Championship hitting .449 with 8 doubles,4 triples, Home Run, 22 stolen bases and knocked in 28 runs. Jeremiah will come into 2023 as one of the best players in the south valley.
PEYTON VAN WORTH-Sophomore-DOS PALOS BRONCOS
One of the best young players in the Central Section and also a Catcher, Peyton took care of the pitching staff behind the plate and at the plate he hit.526, with 12 doubles, 21 stolen bases, and knocked 35 runs. Peyton would be an All Star in any league in the state.The Broncos will be very good for the next 2 years and leading the will be their stud catcher.
BRADLEY PEREZ-Junior-RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK
The Wolf Pack ace had a very good year finishing with a 1.58 ERA, 105 strikeouts in 71 innings and the 105 strikeouts is already a single season school record. The SYL All Star won 9 games which ties a school record (Jared Handel 2014). Get ready for a monster senior year.
HOUSTON HIRSCHKORN-Sophomore-KINGSBURG VIKINGS
A star is born with this young star. The Central Sequoia MVP hit .459 with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 21 stolen bases, and knocked in 36 runs.