2023 Team Preview: Christian Patriots

PBR California Staff

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The Road to the California State Games begins with the 2023 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 prepared for another year of exciting coverage.

Today we focus on the Christian Patriots who are looking to follow up on its 22-9 season in 2022. The Patriots will be banking on its pitching strength and seven returning starters to capture their hopes of an Eastern League championship and another berth in the CIF SD D2 playoffs for 2023.

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Christian Patriots

Head Coach (years at school):

Michael Mitchell (28)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:

CIF San Diego D2

Conference/League Name:

City Conference / Eastern League

Last Year’s Record:


9-3 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in fourth round of CIF SD D2 playoffs vs Francis Parker

# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"Win the Eastern League and be a top contender for the CIF D2 title"

Team Strengths:


Areas of Improvement:

"We need to be more consistent at the plate especially in run producing situations."

College Commitments:

 Vaughn Major- UC Santa Barbara, P/INF, Sr, 6' 3, 175, R/R

Shane Bailey- Western Oregon, P/INF, Sr, 6' 2, 190, R/R

Hunter Kaul- Biola, C/Util - P/INF, Sr, 6' 1, 180, R/R

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Nate Cena- P/OF, 5'11, 175, R/R -  interest from several D3, NAIA schools

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Ashton McCurty- P/INF, 6' 2 , 195, R/R - 2 way player, 6-0 & 0.21 ERA as a sophomore

Xavier Farnum- C, 5' 11, 185, R/R - Top 16U pop time at USA Baseball (1.95) - several D1 offers

Jeremiah Morgan- P/OF, 6'0, 170, R/R - 2 way player, touched 90 as a soph at SD Coaches Showcase

Johnny Rocco- 1B/3B - 6' 2 - 205- L/R - Excellent Power - simple swing that projects well

Isaiah Peterson- 3B/P. 5'10 190 R/R - Very solid pitcher, incredible teammate, powerful bat; good student

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Luke Bailey- P/OF, 6' 2, 160, R/R - touched 88 multiple times over summer.

Top Uncommitted 26s:

 Benji Molina - INF, 5' 9, 165, R/R -  will start as a frosh, brother is a Pt. Loma commit.


East Bay Preseason ID CA 2/05 Chabot College - Hayward
Rising Stars ID: Sacramento CA 3/12 McBean Stadium - Lincoln
Rising Stars ID: Bay Area CA 4/23 Chabot College - Hayward