2023 Team Preview: Soledad Aztecs

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 Soledad Aztecs who are looking to build off of a 2022 where they finished 21-8 overall and 12-4 in the PCAL. The Aztecs bring back five of its pitchers from last season, including standout senior and Oregon State commit Eric Segura.

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Soledad Aztecs

Head Coach (years at school):

Damien Ryan (16)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:

CCS (Division is subjective; Last year D3)

Conference/League Name:


Last Year’s Record:


12-4 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in second round of CIF SS D4 playoffs vs St. Francis

# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"After moving up to the A league, we look forward to competing with the best in our area."

Team Strengths:

"Grit, fundamentals and athleticism."

Areas of Improvement:

"We need to get better in every facet of the game."

College Commitments:

Eric Segura- P/SS, 2023 6'1" 185 R/R  Commit - Oregon State

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Jeremie Banuelos- 1B, 6'3" 220 R/R - Natural power to all fields.

Dominic Chavez- utility IF, 5'8" 170- R/R - great contact hitter to opposite field gap. Gap to gap hitter.

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Andrew Nichols- P/2B, 5'7" 160 R/R - command pitcher with + curveball and change



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