Prep Baseball Report

2023 Team Preview: Mira Costa Mustangs

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 Mira Costa Mustangs who finished 2022 18-11 overall and 6-4 in the Bay League. Under first-year head coach Andy Diver, the Mustangs will look to compete for a league title and another run into the CIF SS D1 playoffs in 2023.

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Mira Costa Mustangs

Head Coach (years at school):

Andy Diver (1)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:


Last Year’s Record:


6-4 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in first round of CIF SS D1 playoffs vs Notre Dame

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# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"I expect us to compete for a Bay League Championship and make a deep run in the D1 playoffs"

Team Strengths:

"We are very athletic and have great team depth. I think we have 5 high end arms that we can run out at any point that will compete and command the strike zone. We will manufacture runs offensively by playing team offense, we have exceptional team speed. I also believe we will play great defense."

Areas of Improvement:

"I think we need to swing the bat better in order to win it all."

College Commitments:

Maximo Martinez- Southern California 24' SS/RHP

Chris Canavan- San Diego State 23' LHP

Dillon DeSpain- Long Beach State 23' RHP/OF

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Namath Hogan- INF

Truman Polich- OF

Joe Brewer- INF

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Nicoli Arnold- INF

Alito McBean- LHP

Matthew Krause - OF/RHP

Jake Hultz- INF

Jake DeSpain- OF

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Win Gurney- OF

Marc Emmerman- INF

Amari Hackett - OF

Top Uncommitted 26s:

Ace Turango- OF

Nico Hodzick- INF


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