Prep Baseball Report

2023 Team Preview: St. Ignatius Wildcats

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 St. Ignatius Wildcats who are hoping to bounce back from its 2022 season. The Wildcats are led by fourth year head coach Brian Pollzzie and will look to its experienced roster and improved depth to compete for a WCAL title and a CIF playoff berth.

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St. Ignatius Wildcats

Head Coach (years at school):

Brian Pollzzie (4)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:

West Catholic (WCAL)

Last Year’s Record:


3-11 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:


# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

Top 5 in WCAL, CCS Playoff Run, Play in Norcal Playoffs

Team Strengths:

Experienced roster, improved depth.

Areas of Improvement:


College Commitments:

Niko Gomozias- 1B / LHP, 2023, University of San Francisco. Returning first team WCAL.Very productive junior season hitting and on the mound. 

Gus Parker- CF, 2023, Middlebury College. Plus speed in CF, standout football player. 

Jackson Short- RHP / INF, 2023, Occidental College. 2 year starter on mound and in Infield.

Archer Horn- RHP / INF, 2026, Stanford. Standout 2 way prospect, throws right/hits left.

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Josh Pashby- RHP, Staff Ace in '21 & '22. First Team all WCAL as a Junior. 

Lenny Beatie- INF, 2 year starter in Infield. Top of the order bat, plus speed.

Calvin Schaaf- RHP

Luca Dickinson- INF / RHP

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Rocco Giometti- OF - Started as a sophomore, Honorable Mention WCAL, middle of the order bat. Projectable LH Hitter.

Makai Susor - INF / OF - Rapidly improving middle of the order bat.

Malcom Felix- INF / OF - Two year starter. One of our top returning hitters.

Evann Smith- OF / INF - Returning two year starter. Versatile athlete.

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Beau Schaffer- INF / RHP

Emmett Johnson- OF

Top Uncommitted 26s:

 Jonah Chavez- RHP, Physical RHP, 6'2, 215


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