2022 Season Preview: Christian Patriots


PBR California Staff

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The Road to the California State Games begins with the 2022 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.

Today we focus on the Christian HS Patriots who are coming off a 27 win season that led them to a Division 3 Title. They are making the jump to Division 2 this spring and they return several key players that will help them compete for another title.

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Team: 

Christian Patriots

Head Coach (years at school)

Michael Mitchell 2

Twitter Handle

@CHS_Athletics

CIF Section & Division

San Diego Division 2

Conference/League Name

City Conference - Eastern League

Last Year’s Record

27-5

Stat Leaders from 2021

Hitting - Braeden Ross 

Pitching - Vaughn Major

2021 Playoff Run

Won SDCIF Division 3 lost in State Championship to La Habra

# of Returning Starters

6

# of Returning Pitchers

8

Team Expectations

Expectations are to contend for the SDS CIF Division 2 Championship

Team Strengths

Veteran but still young, number of pitchers

Areas of Improvement

Consistency at the plate, solidify outfield defense

College Commitments

Vaughn Major P/SS, JR, 6'3, 175  R/R - Santa Barbara commit as a 2-way player

Top 23s

Vaughn Major P/SS, JR, 6'3 175, R/R - Santa Barbara commit as a 2-way player 10-1 on mound
Shane Bailey P/3B, JR, 6'2 180, R/R - Had 53 hits as a Soph
Hunter Kaul C/Util, JR, 6'1 175, R/R - Will play 7 different positions
Aaron Shebloski P/DH, JR, 6'1 205, R/R - 1.31 ERA as Soph (3-0)

Top 24s

Ashton McCurty P/INF, Soph, 6'2 190 - Tremendous potential (started as Freshman)
Xavier Farnum C, Soph, 5'11 180 - .348 (started as Freshman) solid defensive catcher 

Top 25s

Luke Bailey CF Freshman 6'1" 155 R/R


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Peninsula/South Bay Preseason ID CA 01/30 Canada College - Redwood City, CA
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
SoCal Rising Stars: Los Angeles CA 02/27 O'Malley Field
SoCal Rising Stars: Orange County CA 03/20 JSerra High School
SoCal Rising Stars: Inland Empire CA 04/24 Corona High School
SoCal Rising Stars Games CA 06/04 O'Malley Field

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