SoCal Diamond Notes 4/23-4/29

Les Lukach
State Scouting Director

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

The following players had impressive performances during the week of April 9-15, 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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Chase Pedersen (Arcadia HS): The senior OF/LHP was 2-for-6 on the week driving in 3 runs, including the game winning RBI against San Dimas on Saturday in the Babe Herman Championship game. Pedersen also got the win pitching 4 1/3 and not allowing any earned runs.

Dominick Tello (Arcadia HS): The junior was 4-for-4 in 2 games vs. Hoover, with 3 doubles and an HR. Tello drove in 6 runs in the 2 games and scored 4 times.

Sebastian Murillo (Fountain Valley HS): The sophomore Arizona commit was 5 for 7, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs scored, 3 BB

Kyle Luckham (El Dorado HS): The senior Cal State Fullerton commit and potential MLB Draft prospect was 5-for-12 at the plate w a double and 2 RBI, he also threw CG win v Foothill w 6 Ks and 1 ER.

D'Artagnan Van Dusen (Lincoln HS): In three games the senior was 8-for-11 with 12 runs scored, 15 RBI, 6 HR, and 8 stolen bases. He's now hitting .500 with 9 HR, 41 runs scored, 7 doubles, 6 triples, and 23 stolen bases on the season.

Lukas White (Valencia HS): In three games, the senior 1B/P was 9-for-12 with 8 RBI, 2 HR, 4 doubles, and 4 runs scored. He also pitched 6 innings striking out 10, allowing 2 hits, and walking one in a win over Grace Brethren.

Luis Parra (Bell Gardens HS): The junior P/OF threw a complete game which included 7 strikeouts and one walk. He allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run. On the season he has a 1.56 ERA in 56 innings of work.

Nico Della Ripa (Agoura HS): The junior 3B/OF essentially won two games for his team via home run hitting the go ahead HR in both team wins against Thousand Oaks. On the week he was 4-for-5 with 2 HR, 4 runs scored, 4 RBI, a walk and a stolen base.

Cole Winn (Orange Lutheran HS) The senior Mississippi State commit and potential first round draft pick was electric in his start against Servite going 6 innings, striking out 11, walking two and allowing one hit.

Grady Touhy (Villa Park HS): Against Yorba Linda last week, the senior was 6-for-8, with a double, a Grand Slam, 5 RBIs, 3 runs scored and a stolen base.

James Williams (Ocean View HS): The senior was 7-for-10 on the week with 3 doubles, 4 RBI, and 4 runs scored.

Gavin Kennedy (Ocean View HS): The junior was 6-for-10 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. He also got a win on the mound allowing 0 runs and striking out 12 over 8 innings of work.

Chase Hanson (Edison): The senior UNLV commit was 4-for-7 with a double, a triple, an HR, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. He was a single away from the cycle in one game.

Aidan Booth (Laguna Beach HS): On the week hit .857 with 6 hits, an HR, 5 runs scored, and 4 RBI.

Eric Silva (Laguna Beach HS) For the week he hit .667 with 4 hits, 5 runs scored, 6 RBI, 2 walks, and pitched 1 inning striking out 2.

Victor Vodnik (Rialto HS): The MLB Draft prospect threw a complete game striking out 14, allowing 3 hits and walking none with just 1 earned run.

Dawson Netz (Maranatha HS): The junior Arizona commit threw his second no-hitter of the season striking out 12 of the 15 batters faced while only walking one.

Max Blessinger (Maranatha HS): The junior Dallas Baptist commit was 11-for-17 with 9 runs scored and 8 stolen bases.

Marco Martinez (Maranatha HS): The senior Southern California signee was 12-for-18 with 10 runs scored, 8 RBI, 2 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run.

Adam Castillo (La Habra HS): The senior Point University Commit, 2 G, 10 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 Win (CG Shutout/76 Pitches) & 1 Save.