2023 Team Preview: Maranatha Minutemen

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 Maranatha Minutemen who finished 2022 atop the Olympic League and a 24-8 overall record. The Minutemen will look to its mix of senior leadership and youth to help propel them to another league title and a postseason run.

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Maranatha Minutemen

Head Coach (years at school):

Matt Shupper (13)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:


Last Year’s Record:


11-1 (League)

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in quarterfinal of CIF SS D2 playoffs vs Torrance; lost in first round of CIF SoCal Regional D2 playoffs vs Etiwanda

# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"Win an Olympic League championship and win a CIF title. I believe we have the pitching, defense and leadership to beat any team anywhere."

Team Strengths:

"Pitching, defense and being on base. We have an incredible group of young players mixed with strong seniors."

Areas of Improvement:

"Overall consistency on offense, but happy where we are trending currently."

College Commitments:

Dylan Zdunek- C/1B/3B, 2023, 6'0, 210lbs, R/R (Princeton)

Cider Canon- C/OF, 2023, 6'0, 185lbs, R/R (Davidson)

Garrett McGuigan- P/DH, 2023, 6-4, 190, R/R (California) 

Hudson Story- 1B, 2023, 6'1, 220, R/R (Loyola Marymount)

Judson Pitre- OF, 2023, 5-9, 165, R/R (Rollins)

Zach Strickland- P/OF, 2025, 6'1, 175, S/R (UCLA)

Eric Zdunek- OF/P, 6-1, 180, R/R (Texas Christian)

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Bryan Richman- INF, 5-6, 160, L/R 

Issac Ton- OF/C, 5-10, 180, R/R 

Top Uncommitted 24s:

AJ Beltre, SS/P, 5-10, 175, R/R

Andrew Miller- P, 6-8, 225, R/R

Baron Lutz- P, 5-9, 180, R/R

Beau Stubbs- SS/2B, 5-9, 170, R/R

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Jacob Yun- P/1B, 6-0, 175, R/R

Dougie Zuniga- SS, 5-8, 165 R/R

Matthew Vazquez- P, 5-10, 175 R/R

Dylan Garcia- C/OF, 5-9, 165 R/R

Top Uncommitted 26s:

Noah Everly- SS/3B/P, 6-1, 180, R/R


Rising Stars ID: Los Angeles CA 2/26 O'Malley Field
Rising Stars ID: Sacramento CA 3/12 McBean Stadium - Lincoln
Rising Stars ID: San Diego CA 3/19 TBD
Rising Stars ID: Inland Empire CA 4/16 Santiago HS
Rising Stars ID: Bay Area CA 4/23 Chabot College - Hayward