Preseason Preview: Buhach Colony Thunder


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 Buhach Colony Thunder.

TEAM:

Buhach Colony Thunder

HEAD COACH (years at school):

Joseph Medeiros (7) & Greg Wakefield (20)

OFFICIAL TWITTER:

N/A

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:

San Joaquin Section / Division III

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:

Central California Conference (CCC)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:

4-2

# OF RETURNING STARTERS:

6

# OF RETURNING PITCHERS:

4

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

2021 RHP/3B Jake Sapien - Stanford

2021 C/INF Daniel Murphy 

2021 OF/RHP Julien Natividad 

2021 RHP/1B Kadon Floro

2022 RHP/INF Logan Baptista

2022 INF/RHP Cooper Lanz

THE FUTURE:

2023 C/INF/RHP - Spencer Lanz

2023 OF Jaxson Percoats

SEASON OUTLOOK: 

Coming off a tremendous 2019 season going 25-7, the Thunder are excited to be back out on the field and get back to competing again in 2021. The Central California Conference will have lots of teams working to show off who the best is in a season without section playoffs and Buhach Colony is expecting to compete for that title again this season. Bringing back 6 starters and 4 pitchers gives the Thunder some ability to do damage and they expect their pitching and defense to carry them. With the experience from their returners, the Thunder are going to rely on them to perform and help lead the younger players back to expectations after a shortened 2020 season. With Co-Head Coaches in Coach Wakefield (20 years) and Coach Medeiros (7 years) leading this group, the players will know the experience is there and that’s something they can lean on for a successful 2021 season.

 

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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