Preseason Preview: Foothill Knights


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 Foothill Knights.

TEAM:

Foothill Knights

HEAD COACH (years at school):

Chris Price (7 / 1st as HC)

OFFICIAL TWITTER:

@foothillbasebal

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:

Southern Section / Division 1

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:

Century Conference / Crestview League

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:

8-2

# OF RETURNING STARTERS:

7

# OF RETURNING PITCHERS:

8

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

2021 1B/3B/RHP Carson Case - Nevada

2021 RHP/1B Zach Yates - Westmont College

2021 RHP/1B/OF Brady Ashworth

2021 C Jack Provenzano

2021 3B Noe Novella

2021 OF Nathan Ramirez

2021 2B Luke Sampson

2022 OF Austin Overn - Southern California

2022 MIF Brady Schrank - Cal Poly

2022 3B/1B/OF Pedro Hernandez

2022 LHP/OF Cameron Kessel

2022 OF Cayden Tallman

2022 3B/OF/RHP Aidan Taurek

THE FUTURE:

2023 RHP/3B Ernesto Gonzalez 

2023 MIF Jake Fenton

2023 RHP/3B Andrew Parker

2023 1B/LHP Ty Cowley

2023 MIF Andrew Harbour

2024 LHP/OF Garrett Davidson

2024 MIF Jack Mueller

2024 C/INF Noah Macalino

2024 C Mason Souter

2024 MIF Bryce Perkins

2024 C/OF Ethan Cho

2024 3B/RHP Tyler Hawkins

2024 OF/MIF Jack Zerkel

2024 MIF/OF Ian MacLachlan

SEASON OUTLOOK: 

Coming off of a hot start to the 2020 season, the Foothill Knights are looking to repeat that early-season success in 2021. Coach Price has been around the Foothill program, helping build its success, and gets to take the lead this season with a team that will have 4 College commits with more coming soon. This team expects to be in the mix for the Crestview League title and the Knights believe that if they’re healthy come the end of the season, they’re going to be a tough out in the Southern Section playoffs. The talent on the field will have strengths all over with pitching, defense, speed, and timely hitting so the Knights will have to take care of the little things on and off the field while finding consistency on a daily basis. Coach Price is going to put his imprint on this team and with the level of talent Foothill has, Division 1 teams will have the Knights circled on the calendar. 

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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