2023 Team Preview: Lakeside Lancers

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 Lakeside Lancers who are coming off a 2022 that saw them finish in third place in the Inland Valley League, clinching a berth in the CIF SS D6 playoffs. The Lancers are looking to build off of and develop its youth, with major parts of its roster core in the ‘24 and ‘25 class.

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Lakeside Lancers

Head Coach (years at school):

Casey Flannery (6)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:

Raincross Conference/Inland Valley League

Last Year’s Record:


6-6 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in CIF SS D6 First Round to Rim of the World

# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"We have high expectations to make school history with our first league title and first playoff win."

Team Strengths:

"Depth and versatility both defensively and offensively. We are also fortunately very young at the Varsity level. The best thing we have going for us as a program is we are far more talented top to bottom than last year but our 2025 class is our best. So, we are in a good position to be very competitive for at least the next few years."

Areas of Improvement:

"We have improved in all facets because of our depth. Our pitching and lineup have benefitted the most from the added depth this year."

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Brandon Gondek- 1B, 6'1 - 270, R/R, a calming presence at first and puts together quality team at bats every time. Co-captain.

Roman Peralta- OF/SS, 5'11 - 135, R/R, Senior Captain who leads by example. 

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Anthony Aceves- CF, 5'11 - 170, R/R, plus speed, strong arm, best pure hitter with good power potential. He could lead our league in all offensive categories. 

Eric Quintero- OF/P, 5'11 - 205, R/R, average arm, a lot of power potential, spots up very well on the mound. Should produce a lot of runs in the middle of the order.

Christian Ulloa- P/INF, 5'8 - 110, R/R, an absolute gamer. Very good defensively. Will frustrate pitchers offensively and will frustrate hitters when on the mound.

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Bennett Benitez- C, 5'9 - 165, L/R, extremely mature for a sophomore, instills confidence in pitchers, phenomenal teammate and will provide a lot of RBI opportunities from the leadoff spot.

Nolan Hill- P/3B/1B, 5'9 - 179, R/R, two-way player with a good bat and glove at both corner infield spots. Will give us a chance to win every time on the mound. 

Christian Rodriguez- SS/P, 5'9 - 137, L/R, very live arm, surprising pop at the plate, still a little raw but improving every day. 

Nic Chavez- INF/OF, 5'7 - 140, L/R, best athlete in the program also plays cornerback for varsity football. Great bat to ball skills with an advanced understanding of the strike zone for his age, phenomenal glove and good instincts on the base paths. 

Top Uncommitted 26s:

Diego Serrano- P, 6'1 - 200, L/L, could see limited time on the mound at the varsity level this year but definitely someone to keep tabs on in the coming years.


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