Diamond Notes: 5/10-5/15

PBR California Staff

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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 May 10-15. Though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned this special recognition. 

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2021 SS Dane Anderson, San Mateo HS - Two games played; went 4-for-5 in a 9-8 loss to Aragon HS, with a 3-run HR, two runs scored and 4 RBI. In the second game, a 16-2 win over South San Francisco, went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, 3B, 2 RBI and 2 SB. He broke his collarbone during football and joined baseball late but since coming back is 12-for-20 with 7 R, 6 RBI and 4 SB.

2022 INF/RHP Nicholas Andrews, Justin-Siena HS - Went 7 IP, 2 H, 7 K, 0 BB (73 pitches) in CG v Sonoma Valley HS. Went 3-for-8, R, 2 2B, RBI, SB in two games. Error free in 8 chances. Season line 14-for-32, 11 R, 8 RBI, 3 2B, 3B, 7 BB, 4 HBP, 8 SB, .438/.568/.593 and a solo strikeout in 44 PA.

2021 INF Ian Avalos, Vintage HS - Slugging infielder went 5-for-9, 4 RBI and 2 HR during the week, going 3-for-4 vs Petaluma with 2 RBI and a HR and then vs Justin-Siena went 2-for-5 w/2 RBI and another HR.

2022 CF Raoul Fabian, California HS - Long Beach State commit; vs San Ramon Valley HS (3 games), posted these numbers; .692 BA, 9-for-13, 2 HR, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 6 R - season numbers .467 BA, 35-for-75, 27 R, 21 RBI, 11 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 12 BB, 5 K.

2022 CF/RHP Logan Gibson, Enochs HS - In a three game series vs Turlock the junior CF/RHP went 6-for-10, scored four runs, drove in a run, along with a BB and 2 HBP. He’s hitting a cool .583 for the season, 10 RBI, 24 runs scored, 5 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 10 BB, 7 HBP, 5 K, .717 OBP, 1.055 SLG, 1.773 OPS.

2023 LHP Joshua Morano, Granada HS - Arizona commit; Threw a no-hitter, 9 K, 3 BB, 1 unearned run vs Monte Vista, throwing an economical 99 pitches, while going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI at the plate.

2021 P/OF Jason Piazza, Millennium HS - Went 3-for-3 with a grand slam and 6 RBI, hitting his 5th HR of the season. Also got the win on the mound, striking out six in the team's victory over Hughson HS. He’s now 6-0 on the season, with 47 strikeouts in 27 innings with a 3.94 ERA.

2021 P John Micheal Soto, King City HS -  Helped King City to a league win vs Gonzalez HS, throwing a no-hitter with 7 K, 0 ER and also had 4 hits, 4 RBI and 3 SB in the game.

2023 CF Ny'Zaiah Thompson, Mountain House HS -  Went 8-for-13 on the week with eight runs scored, a double and two RBI, four walks against one strikeout, and stole nine bases to bring his season total to 26 without being caught. The Mustangs went 3-1 on the week.

2022 RHP/SS Andy Uharriet, Oak Ridge HS - Sac State commit; Went 6-for-10, 2 2B, 4 RBI, and in 3 appearances on the mound contributed 4 IP, R, 2 H, 2 saves in the last 2 games of the week over Whitney HS and Granite Bay HS.

2022 C/UTL Jack Vanoncini, Carlmont HS - Big week for the versatile 2022 grad (C/OF/INF/P) as he went 5-for-8 (3 HR, 9 RBI, 2B, 4 R, BB) as the Scots went 2-0 last week.

2021 C Nathan Wood, Pacific Grove HS - In four games here are his numbers, vs Monterey HS went  2-for-4 (3 R, BB, 2 XB, RBI, 3B, threw out a would-be base stealer), vs Carmel HS in two games went  0-for-3 (3 R, 5 BB, 2 SB, another caught stealing) and went 2-for-3 vs King City HS. 

‘22 LHP Cristien Banda - Gahr HS - The Long Beach State commit threw 6 innings , 9 Ks, 1 H, 0 ER, W 5/15 W over Lakewood 6-1

‘22 3B Blake Schroeder - West Ranch - The uncommitted junior infielder had a big week going 6-for-8 in wins vs Saugus and Canyon. His 6 RBIs helped push the Wildcats to a 17-1 overall record.  Schroeder is now hitting a Foothill League best .519 with 27 hits in 52 at bats.

21 OF Ryan Orsini - Simi Valley HS - The senior outfield was 7-for-10 with 2 triples, 1 double, 10 rbi, 4 runs scored. 

‘23 INF Anthony Jones - Quartz HIll - The uncommitted infielder was 6-for-12, 4 runs, 3 RBIs, and 2 doubles.

22 LHP Jake Thrift - Moorpark HS - The USC commit had starts vs Camarillo and Oak Park he gave up 3 hits total, no runs, struck out 28 and walked 2. He also threw a 3 hit CG in his previous start vs Camarillo.

2022 3B/SS/RHP Taer Rodriguez - La Sierra HS - The Dartmouth commit was 9-13 9 RBI 4 2b, 6 IP 2 ER 8 K on the week and a win in relief over D4 #1 Murrieta Mesa.

‘21 RHP Julian Eskridge - Arcadia HS - The Chico St comitt threw a complete game shutout (5 innings) in Arcadia's 10-0 win vs. Burbank on Friday.  In the 5 innings he only allowed 1 hit while striking out 6 Bulldog hitters. At the plate he was equally impressive.  In 3 games (2 vs. Burbank, 1 vs. El Camino Real) he went 6/9, 3 RBI, 5 Runs, 2 2B.  

‘22 Alex Dolan - Arcadia HS - Uncomitted - Dolan started the week off hot with a 5-for-5 game vs. Burbank, tying a school record of 5 hits in a game.  He finished the week off going 7-for-13 scoring 4 runs and driving in another 4. 


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