Preseason Preview: Arcadia Apaches


PBR California Staff

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COVID ended the 2020 season early throughout the State but as things progress quickly for the 2021 high school season, it’s time for us to preview teams from around the State in the Yearly Preseason Preview. Schedules are being adapted to fit the ever-changing landscape and though this season may look different than history has shown us, coaches/staff, players, families, and our team are preparing for 2021 to be as successful as possible. 

We’ve submitted the Preseason Questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state and their responses have been flooding in. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be using their detailed insight on our team-by-team previews ahead of the 2021 season leading into the California Power 25 Rankings. 

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With all that said let’s take a look at today’s Preseason Preview of the Arcadia Apaches.

TEAM:

Arcadia Apaches

HEAD COACH (years at school):

Nick Lemas (15)

OFFICIAL TWITTER:

@ArcadiaBaseball

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:

Southern Section / Division 1

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:

Pacific

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:

5-2

# OF RETURNING STARTERS:

5

# OF RETURNING PITCHERS:

2

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

2021 C Mikey Easter '21 - Hawaii Pacific

2021 MIF Casey Spencer - San Jose St

2021 OF Julian Eskridge - Chico St

2021 OF Brandon Nguyen

2021 INF Matthew McIntire

2022 2B/OF Alex Dolan

THE FUTURE:

2023 OF/RHP Devon Eskridge

2024 LHP Gabriel Lopez

2024 RHP/INF Roman Cicero

2024 RHP/OF Jerry Carlos

SEASON OUTLOOK: 

Coach Lemas has built a program that has continued to produce yearly and that is the same focus going into 2021. The Apaches bring back 5 starters and 2 pitchers and the solid core will be helped by some talented transfers who have come in. The Pacific League tends to have all teams at their best, but for Arcadia, the expectation is to be at the top come playoff time. This team will rely on their pitching and defense to lead them in 2021 and they expect some of the young arms to step in and help immediately. Their offense may be top-heavy early in the season but Coach Lemas see the skill available and is working to get it out more consistently.  If the offense clicks, this could be another Arcadia group making noise in the playoffs. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Rising Stars Showcase - NorCal  CA 06/08 Islanders Field
State Games ID - NorCal  CA 06/15 Islanders Field
Rising Stars Showcase  CA 06/22 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase  CA 07/06 McBean Stadium - Lincoln, CA
SoCal ProCase  CA 07/07 Hart Park
SoCal Academic Games  CA 07/13 Hart Park
California State Games  CA 07/16-07/18 Islanders Field


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