2023 Team Preview: Villa Park Spartans

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 Villa Park Spartans who are looking to recreate some of its success from the 2022 season where they finished 28-6 overall, including deep runs in both the CIF SS and SoCal regional playoffs. The Spartans come into 2023 with a roster full of pitching depth, as well as California’s No. 2-ranked player Gavin Grahovac.

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Villa Park Spartans

Head Coach (years at school):

Burt Call (5)

Twitter Handle:


CIF Section & Division:


Conference/League Name:


Last Year’s Record:


6-3 (League) 

2022 Playoff Run:

Lost in semifinals of CIF SS D1 playoffs vs JSerra; lost in semifinals of CIF SoCal Regional

# of Returning Starters:


# of Returning Pitchers:


Team Expectations:

"We are looking forward to a great season. We want to compete for a league title and CIF Title."

Team Strengths:

"The pitching depth is strong. We have 3 returning starters on the mound led by Brandon Luu. We are expecting big things from All-CIF SS Gavin Grahovac. Gavin has strong leadership skills and the talent to lead our team to a successful season."

College Commitments:

Gavin Grahovac-Texas A&M

Brandon Luu- UC Irvine

Zach Brown- Ohio State

Andrew Grove- UC Irvine

AJ Krodel- UC Santa Barbara

Top Uncommitted 23s:

Geoff McArthur OF

Tommy McGuire RHP

Mason Miles OF/RHP

Jake Fuentes 3B

Top Uncommitted 24s:

Justin Tims 3B/RHP

Luke Wobrock RHP

Aaron Sambath 2B/RHP

Top Uncommitted 25s:

Nathan Lewis OF

Shawn Romero C

Jake Noble

Top Uncommitted 26s:

Dominic Gutierrez OF/LHP

Zach Wobrock  C


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