Prep Baseball Report

2023 Team Preview: Orange Lutheran 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 Orange Lutheran Lancers who are coming off a 25-5 season that resulted in a Trinity League title and a trip to the quarterfinals of the CIF SS D1 playoffs. The Lancers come into 2023 with a much younger team but still hold on to its strong core and have added to its pitching depth to once again make it one of the nation’s top teams.

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Orange Lutheran Lancers

Head Coach (years at school):

Eric Borba (15)

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CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:


Last Year’s Record:


13-2 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in CIF SS D1 Quarterfinals to Notre Dame

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# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"Young and inexperienced but the big three Borba, Curiel, Reiland are a good core."

Team Strengths:

"Pitching - have a ton of guys that can get outs. Probably the deepest staff we've ever had."

Areas of Improvement:

"Defense - although I think it will be fine, there are a lot of unanswered questions in the infield"

College Commitments:

Casey Borba- 3B, '23, 6'1, 205, R/R, Texas

Evan Miranda- RHP, '23, 6'3, 235, R/R Texas

Derek Curiel- CF, '24, 6'3, 185, L/L LSU

Ben Reiland- IF/OF '24, 5'8, 145 Oklahoma State

Vinny Hudson- IF/RHP '24, 6'3, 170, R/R, Arizona

Gabe Fraser- IF/OF '24, 6'1, 180, L/R Arkansas

Ross Clark- RHP '24, 6'5, 195, R/R Arizona State

Brady Murrietta- C '26, 5'10, 190, R/R Texas

Colt Peterson- RHP '25, 6'0, 180, R/R, Stanford

JJ Robles- 1B/OF/LHP '23, 6'3, 210, L/L, Northern Kentucky

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Jordan Cole RHP

Nic Peterson LHP

Brock Wirthgen C/P

Richard Tejeda, C

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Brady Strohm RHP

Finnegan Stewart OF

Nate Savoie C/OF

Nolan Tillitt RHP

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Wyatt Hanoian SS

Josiah Hartshorn LHP/OF

Top Uncommitted 26s:

Justin Lopez 2B

Gavin Hottle IF

Hamilton Friedberg OF/IF


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 College of San Mateo
SoCal Rising Stars Game CA 5/21 TBD
NorCal Rising Stars Game CA 6/06 Islanders Field