Northern California Diamond Notes: April 2-8

Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director of Scouting

Our weekly Diamond Notes highlights 10 players that were nominated by their coaches for Northern California Player of the Week award. 

The following players had impressive performances during the week of April 2-8, and though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned special recognition. Players are listed in no particular order.

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2020 1B Michael Brown (Vacaville HS): 2 games: 3-for-6, 4 R, HR, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP

2019 C Jimmy Garcia (San Leandro HS): Tournament MVP: 8-for-13, 4 2B, 4 WB, 7 R, threw out 3 attempted base stealers

2018 SS Osiris Johnson (Encinal HS-Alameda): 3 games at Willie Stargell Memorial Classic; MVP, 7-for-10, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2B, 3B. Encinal finished 2nd in the tournament.

2018 SS/P Alex Williams (Redwood Christian HS-San Lorenzo): No-Hitter, 14 K, 0 BB, 78 pitches. An error on dropped ball at 1st base in 1st inning prevented perfect game; 2-for-3, 2B, RBI

2018 Blake Sodersten (Clovis HS-Fresno): No-Hitter vs state ranked Clovis West, 6 K, 2 BB; 2nd no-hitter of the season. 45 IP in 2018 with 56 K and 0.78 ERA for the senior, along with 6-0 record

2020 3B/1B Jake Pina (Franklin HS-Elk Grove): 1-for-3, Grand Slam, 4 RBI, BB, R; Homer came in top of 1st on first pitch he saw, team won the game 5-4

2019 C/3B/OF Cam Grant (Aragon HS-San Mateo): 2 games; 6-for-8, 2 2B, 4 R, 4 RBI, hitting .418 for the season

2018 INF Sal Munoz (Willow Glen HS-San Jose): 2 games; 6-for-7, 3 R, 6 RBI, 0 errors for the week

2018 OF/LHP C.J. Pallari (Oak Ridge HS-El Dorado Hills): 2 games; 3-for-6, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, R

2018 LHP/OF Rylan Tinsley (Weston Ranch HS-Stockton): 3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR, 2B, 3 SB, BB; 5 IP, 1 R, 8 K