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SoCal Diamond Notes 2/24 - 3/1/20

PBR California Staff

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Our weekly Diamond Notes highlights notable players that were nominated by their coaches for Southern California Player of the Week award for the week of Feb 24 - March 1st. Though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned this special recognition. 

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2021 INF Caiden Huber - Yucaipa HS - the junior USC commit went 4-for-9 with 2 doubles, a home run and 4 RBI.  

2020 RHP/INF Jacob Vargas  - Bishop Amat - the Cal State Fullerton signee went 4-for-9 with 3 RBI while also throwing 6 innings allowing on 3 hits while striking out 7 and walking 1 batter. 

2021 RHP Izeah Muniz - Bishop Amat HS - the Cal State Fullerton commit threw 5 innings striking out 4 while walking one and scattering two hits.  Muniz is 2-0 on the season with 13 straight scoreless innings

2020 RHP Christian Rodriguez - Orange Lutheran HS - The Cal State Fullerton signee threw his first career no hitter against Marcus (TX). Rodriguez struck out five while walking only one and completing the no-no on only 76 pitches. 

2020 P/1B Steven Nunez - Carter HS - Nunez went 4-for-6 with a HR, 3R, RBI in 2 games vs Walnut and Cantwell. He also threw a CG shutout on Friday vs. Walnut HS allowing only 3 hits with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. 

2020 OF/RHP RJ Gordon - West Ranch HS - the senior Oregon signee is off to a hot start for Wildcats as he’s on a six-game hit streak to open the season that has him hitting .421 with a pair of triples and a home run. He’s also sporting a 0.00 ERA with 10 strikeouts and one save in seven innings pitched.  

2022 RHP/INF Julian Orozco - St. John Bosco HS -  The sophomore righty went 6 ⅔ innings allowing only 2 hits while striking out 10 as Bosco defeated the top team in the state of Georgia in North Gwinnett.

2020 1B Ely Resendiz - Muir HS - The uncommitted senior went 8-for-13 with a double, a triple, 2 runs, and 4 RBI . Against San Marino on Tuesday, Resendiz's triple led to the game tying run in the 6th, before he walked it off in the 7th with a bases loaded single.

2020 1B John Shukur -  San Juan Hills - The NJIT commit had a big week against quality competition going 6-for-11 on the week against Cypress, JW North, and Santiago (Corona).  

2021 RHP - Josh McGonigle -  San Juan Hills HS - The uncommitted junior dealt against a very Cypress team throwing 5 innings allowing only 2 hits while striking out four during his scoreless outing. 

2020 P/RF/DH Derek Yoo - Loyola HS - The Columbia commit got it done both at the plate and one the mound as he was 7-for-13 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. On the mound he went the distance against Mater Dei scattering 3 hits while striking out 5 and not allowing a run on only 66 pitches.  

2020 LHP/1B Henry Proger - Paloma Valley HS - The uncommitted senior was 3-for-6 at the plate with 2 HR and 5 RBI. He also pitched the Championship game of the IE Classic going 6 innings allowing only 1 hit while striking out 11 batters.

2020 P Spencer Bengard -  Valley View High School - The senior Cal Baptist University Signee threw a total of 9 scoreless innings allowing only 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 15 batters over two appearances on the week earning two wins.  

2020 RHP Jake Brooks - Fountain Valley HS - The senior UCLA signee is settling into his groove and it showed against Servite where he threw the complete game shutout striking out 5 and scattering 4 hits. On the season he’s struck out 19 against 1 walk and zero runs allowed.  

2020 OF Connor Valenzuela - Ayala HS - For the week the uncommitted senior was 5-for-9 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. 

2021 C Jacob Badawi - Ayala HS - The uncommitted junior was 6-for-13 with a double, a home run and 3 RBI and 5 runs scored.  

2022 LHP Andreas Pasillas - Ayala HS - The uncommitted sophomore dealt in throwing 6 inning with 3 strikeouts and 4 hits allowed vs Bishop Amat in the Semifinals of the Loara Tournament.  

2020 RHP Daniel Gaggiano - Trabuco Hills HS  - In his start Friday vs. Santa Fe, Gaggiano went 6 innings allowing 2 hits while striking out 4 en route to the shutout.  On Monday in relief vs. Corona Del Mar he threw 3 innings allowing 0 hits, 0 runs with 4 strikeouts..

2020 INF Lewis Barnum - Cathedral Catholic HS -  In 3 games last week Barnum went a combined 5-for-10 with 4 doubles a home run and 6 RBI to lead the Dons to a 3-0 start.  

2020 SS Thomas Saggese - Carlsbad HS - The senior Pepperdine commit went a combined 4-for-10 with a pair of home runs, a double, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored for the Lancers.   

2020 C Tanner Lappin - Del Norte High School -  The uncommitted senior hit 3 home runs and drove in 9 runs this week.  

2020 1B Tennessee Carranza - Brawley HS - The uncommitted senior was 5-for-12 with 2 home runs, a double, and 8 total RBI for the week. 

‘21 3B/P Christian Nava - The Bishops School - The uncommitted junior was 7-for-10 with 9 runs, 13 RBI on the week. For good measure he threw 3 perfect innings as part of a combined no hitter. 


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