2020 Preseason Preview: Red Bluff Spartans


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

                          

At The Yard Podcast

The Road to the California State Games begins with the 2020 California high school baseball season. With the season just around the corner, our Staff has begun putting out team previews from all around the state getting you prepare for another year of exciting coverage.

In this edition we will take a closer look at the Red Bluff Spartans (Red Bluff, CA), a talented team looking to build on a second place finish in the Northern Section D2 playoffs. The talent and experience are present to get over that final hump.

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TEAM:
Red Bluff Spartans

HEAD COACH (years at school):
Ryland Sanders - 20

OFFICIAL TWITTER:
@Norcalspartan

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:
Northern Section - D2

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:
Eastern Athletic League

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:
19-10

PLAYOFF RUN:
Lost in Section Championship game

RETURNING STARTERS:
6

RETURNING PITCHERS:
6

OUTLOOK: 
Coming off a second place finish in the Northern Section D2 playoffs (loss to Pleasant Valley 12-2), the Spartans are bringing back an awful lot of talent, both position players and pitchers. At RBHS the expectations are to compete for a section title every year and this upcoming season is no different. Among expected strengths will be their defensive play in the outfield, which will allow pitchers to be confident in attacking the strike zone. They should have good team speed to go with experienced hitters and plenty of competitiveness spread all throughout the roster. Led by the Tweedt twins, both of whom are D1 talents, the offense will be one of the best in the section. The pitching staff should be deeper and more consistent than last season, when finishing hitters in two strike counts was somewhat of a struggle. The returning experience on the staff should help them get over that hump. The Spartans enter 2020 as a good bet for a deep section run.

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

Bryce Tweedt: OF/P, 2020, 6'0", 185 lbs, L/L, (University of Nevada)

Blake Tweedt: OF/P, 2020, 6'0", 185 lbs, R/R

Tyler Schorovsky: MIF, 2020, 5'9", 155 lbs, R/R

Fletcher Bottke: C, 2021, 6'1", 190 lbs, R/R

THE FUTURE:

Christopher Huhn: P/OF, 2021, 5'10", 170 lbs, R/R

Caden Sanders: 1B/P, 6'3", 220 lbs, L/R

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Central Valley Preseason I.D. CA 01/11 Clovis North HS
Winter Update Series powered by South Bay Sport Training CA 01/12 South Bay Sports Training
Winter Update Series powered by EM Sports CA 01/13 EM Sports - Rancho Cucamonga
Winter Update Series powered by Monterey Bay Pirates CA 01/17 Monterey Bay Pirates Facility
California Far North Preseason I.D. CA 01/18 Chico HS
NorCal Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) CA 01/25 Islanders Field at River Islands
Winter Update Series powered by Paradigm Sport CA 01/26 Paradigm Sport
Winter Update Series powered by EM Sports CA 01/27 EM Sports - Long Beach
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/02 The MAX - McCook, IL
Winter Hitting Update powered by Mike Murphy Baseball CA 02/08 MMB - Walnut Creek

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