Diamond Notes: 4/26-5/1


PBR California Staff

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF.Our weekly Diamond Notes highlights notable players that were nominated by their coaches for Northern and Southern California Player of the Week award for the week of April 26 - May 1st. Though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned this special recognition. 

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STANDOUT PERFORMERS

2021 RHP William Chang - Lynbrook HS - Went 5 IP (5 K, 0 R, H) to get the W on 4/24 vs Fremont HS then on 5/1 vs Milpitas went 6 IP (5 H, 3 BB, 10 K, 2 R) to nab anther W, moving to 2-0 for the season.

2021 RHP JJ Courtney - Pacific Grove HS - Was strong in two games, going 3 IP(H, 0 R, K, BB) on 4/26 vs Stevenson HS, followed by 6 IP (6 H, R, 4 K, BB) on 4/30 vs San Benito, losing a tough 1-0 decision.

2023 3B/P Luca Dickinson - St. Ignatius Prep - Busy week for the sophomore. Got W on 4/27 with 2 IP relief work vs Sacred Heart Cathedral (0 R, 2 K) and then hit go-ahead double in 6th to put SI ahead for good. On 5/1 threw shutout (6 K) in 1-0 win vs SHC, w/another double to drive in the lone run in 1-0 W.

2023 RHP Daniel Flores - Rosamond HS - On 4/29 vs Boron HS he struck out 12 in 6.1 IP in the 8-6 win, earning player of the game honors.

2024 SS/P Junior Ibarra - St. Francis SCP - Big week in three team wins, going 6-for-9, 3 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, 6 R at the plate while tossing a CG on 5/1 vs Aptos HS (1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K). Season lines; 2-0, SV, 0.97 ERA; .556, 4 2B, 2 3B, 10 RBI, 9 R, 5 SB.

2021 OF Joey Lee - Serra HS - Team went 4-0 last week, with Lee contributing 5-for-10 at the plate, pounding 3 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 2 HBP, 2 BB, 1 SAC. For the season is .424, .587 OBP, 12 RBI in 13 games.

2022 SS/P Emilio Martin - Fremont Christian HS - On 4/29 went 2-for3 with a triple then on 5/1 vs College Prep he threw a no-hitter while also contributing a double and stolen base.

2021 3B Rafael Mendoza - Kerman HS - Team went 2-0, moving into 1st place. He went 3-for-4 during the week with 3 RBI and 5 BB. OBP for season is astounding .889 while hitting .448 with 9 RBI.

2023 OF/RHP Matt Moses - Del Campo HS - Sophomore had big 2-way week, going 11-for-15 (8 R, 4 RBI, 5 SB, 2B, 3B) in four games (team went 3-1) and on 5/1 he threw a shutout with 4 K and 2 H.

2021 SS Kyle Olimpia - California HS - Team has won 12 of last 13 and the uncommitted senior has been big all year. Last week went 4-for-8, 3 RBI in series vs Dougherty Valley HS. Season line .408, 16 RBI, 2 2B, HR, 4 BB, 4 K, 4 SB while playing a steady SS.

2021 CF/SS Jackson Ortiz- Monterey HS - Busy week (5 games) for Ortiz, went 11-for-18, 5 R, 10 RBI, 2 2B, 2 3B, BB, SB, including big 4-for-5 game vs Soledad (2 R, 6 RBI, 2 3B). He’s headed to Arizona Christian University to play football in the fall.

2023 1B/DH Noah Peterson - Berean Christian HS - Team went 3-0 last week, now 11-1 for the season. Peterson was 9-for-12 (4 R, 7 RBI, 2 2B) last week vs Concord HS and DeAnza HS.

2021 RHP Dylan Rody - Vintage HS - On Friday 4/30 went 6 IP (8 K, BB, R, 5 H) in 9-1 win over rival Napa HS. Gave up the run and three hits in the first inning then only two singles the rest of his outing.

2022 OF/C/P Braden Snoke - Justin-Siena HS - Full week for the junior as team went 2-1. On 4/28 went 2-for-4 (2B, R) including game-tying two-out 2-R single while getting W (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K, BB). On 5/1 went 4-for-4 (2 R, 3 3B, 2 RBI, BB) w/SV (3 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K).

2022 SS/P Andrew Uharriet - Oak Ridge HS - Sacramento State commit went 5-for-10 for the week (5 R, 4 RBI, 3 2B, HR) and a strong 4.2 IP out of the pen (SV, W) in team’s 3-game sweep over Del Oro HS.

2023 C/P Cameron Valentine - Mountain House HS - In a four game week he went 8-for-15 (2 2B, 3B, RBI, 6 R, 3 SB) and on 4/29 went CG in 2-1 W (8 K, H, 0 ER) vs Patterson HS.

2023 OF Bryant Viskovich - Leigh HS - 8 for 15 - Four games last week for the ranked sophomore, posting a .533 AVG, .500 OBP, slugging a double and home run, driving in 5, with 6 R, and 3 SB.

2023 MIF Ty DePerno - West Ranch HS - had a big week in the home and away series against Golden Valley.  The versatile middle infielder went 5-for-8 with 3 doubles and a home run.  In the two game set, DePerno had a team high 9 RBIs.

2021 C Troy May - Royal HS - 1-2 with a grand slam Vs Culver City; May was also 3-4 with 1 double, 1 Homerun, 1 Grand Slam, 6 RBI's vs Simi Valley

2021 Nick Mascaro - El Modena HS - on the week Mascaro was 6-for-11 scoring 5 runs with 2B, 3B, a HR and 3 RBI. 

2022 Bryant Smaaladen - El Modena HS - The junior went  5IP allowing 3 hits and striking out 4 and allowing no runs en route to the win. 

2021 Brendon Killeen - El Modena HS - The senior was 5-for-10 scoring 2 runs with a double, 2 RBI while also stealing 3 bases. 

2022 2B Elijah Reber - Santana HS - The junior infielder collected 8 hits in 9 at-bats with six singles, 2 doubles, 5 RBI and 3 stolen bases. Improved his average to .400 on the season. 

2022 SS Landon Runge - El Dorado HS - The uncommitted junior was 4-for-6 with a double, runs scored and a stolen bases as the Golden Hawks swept Yorba Linda. 

2023 RHP Eddie Delgado - Mount Miguel HS - The uncommitted sophomore threw a complete game vs. El Capitan scattering 3 hits allowing two earned runs with 5 strikeouts in a 6-3 victory. 

2021 RHP Ray Cebulski - Eastlake HS - The Long Beach State commit struck out 13 while allowing only 3 hits in 6 innings pitched. 

2023 RHP/OF Owen Egan - Yucaipa HS - The sophomore UCLA commit threw a one-hit shutout against Cajon HS. 

2021 SS/RHP Andrew Gamez - La Sierra HS - The UCR commit was 7-for-9 scoring 4 runs and swiping 3 bags, 3 SB at the plate. Gamez also collected a complete game win over Ramona

2021 SS/P Noah Waldeck - Tri-City Christian - The Grand Canyon Univ commit was 8-for-13 3 doubles, 2 HR, 10 rbi at the plate. He also threw 6 ip allowing 2 runs while striking out 13 batters.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern California ProCase  CA 06/08 McBean Stadium
State Games ID - NorCal  CA 06/22 Islanders Field
SoCal ProCase  CA 06/22 Hart Park
Rising Stars Showcase (N CA)  CA 06/22 Islanders Field
NorCal Academic Games CA 07/14 Islanders Field
California State Games  CA 07/16-07/18 Islanders Field
PBR Future Games (CA Invite) CA 07/28 LakePoint Sports (GA)


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