2023 Team Preview: Tesoro Titans

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 Tesoro Titans who are fresh off two CIF championships, one in the SS D2 playoffs and the SoCal D4 Regional playoffs despite finishing 6-6 in league play. The Titans finished with a healthy 28-8 overall record last year, and with a solid group of returning starters plus skilled newcomers, Tesoro expects this balance of talent and experience to help them succeed this season.

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Tesoro Titans

Head Coach (years at school):

Tony Nieto (3)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:

South Coast

Last Year’s Record:


6-6 (League)

2022 Playoff Run:

Won CIF SS D2 championship; won CIF SoCal D4 Regional championship

# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"Team's expectations are high, we have a good mix of returning players and talented newcomers to balance out our team."

Team Strengths:

"Quality of returning hitters and playoff experience."

Areas of Improvement:

"Experience on the mound"

College Commitments:

Jackson Freeman (2023, OF) - Northwestern Univ. commit; CIF Player of the Year; All-State Honoree; 1st Team All-South Coast League; "One of the top players in Orange County"

Jake Lambdin (2023, SS/RHP) - Xavier Univ. Commit; "Anchor of our defense at SS and our closer. Quality two-way player and team leader"

Jackson Kemmerer (2023, OF) - Nevada Reno commit; "Big bat in our line-up, can run and hit for power."

Jackson Peper (2023, 1B) - Chaminade Univ. commit; "Gap to gap power, has the ability to hit for high average and drive in a lot of runs"

Kyle Volpe (2024, RHP) - Long Beach St Commit; "Big strong body with high velocity (88-92); had a good sophomore season for us last year."

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Carter Jorissen (Catcher) - "Three year starter; plus defensive skills behind plate, 1.9 pop time; can hit for average and will hit some doubles for us."

Jake Porter (RHP) - "Has a good mix with his pitches; 86-88 with plus breaking ball and good change up."

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Ryan Rios (RHP) - "Big late addition for us last year as a sophomore and help in CIF title run. Won 5 consecutive starts for us at end of season."

Owen Faust (IF) - "Big season last year; 2nd Team All League; 2nd Team All-CIF; very dependable and consistent hitter in our lineup. He is primed for a big junior season."

Tanner Tobias (IF) - "Has potential to have a big season for us with his bat and glove at third base for us this season. Can hit for power and will drive in a lot of RBI's."

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Logan Zakhar (LHP) - "Had a great season on the freshman team last year and a good summer. He has a big curveball and change up and is able to locate his fastball."

Top Uncommitted 26s:

"None on Varsity but freshmen team has quality players."


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