SoCal Diamond Notes April 9-15


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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Kobe Morgan (Rancho Cucamonga HS): The senior 1B/OF was 3-for-6, with 2 HR's, 4 RBI, 2 walks, and 2 HBP.

Jonathan Robinson (Rancho Cucamonga HS): The senior OF/RHP was 6-for-9 with 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases.

Noah Rinehart (Rancho Cucamonga HS). The junior RHP pitched a complete game shut out on just 68 pitches finishing with 7 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Ryan Kurtz (Rancho Cucamonga HS): The senior RHP threw a complete game striking out 20 and walking none on only 81 pitches.

Abraham Sanchez (Monte Vista HS):The sophomore tossed 7 innings, scattering 3 hits, striking out four and not allowing a walk.

Jack McClellan (Temescal Canyon HS) The sophomore went 3-for-7 with 2 triples, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 stolen bases and drove in 4 RBIs.

Kevin Rivera (Hoover HS) The freshman pitched a complete 7 inning game, throwing only 65 pitches and losing the shutout in the top of the seventh. He also was 2-for-3 with a run scored and 3 RBI.

Max Rajcic (Orange Lutheran HS): The sophomore UCLA commit pitched 5 shutout innings striking out 9 and allowing two hits. He was also 3-for-7 with 3 RBI on the week.

Christian Rodriguez (Orange Lutheran HS): The sophomore University of Miami commit pitched a complete game scattering 7 hits and striking out 7 in the series clinching win over St. John Bosco.

Brett Bailey (Villa Park HS): The senior was 4-for-8 with a triple, a home run, 4 RBI, 4 runs scored, 2 walks and a stolen base. The home run was a game winner against Esperanza in the T7th on an 0-2 count and 2 outs to give Villa Park a 13-10 lead. They went on to win 13-12.

Alex Pimentel (Villa Park HS): The junior was 7-for-9 with a double, an RBI, and 3 runs scored. He also had 3 stolen bases.

Grady Tuohy (Villa Park HS): The senior was 4-for-9 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and 5 runs scored.

Michael Shcharber (Villa Park HS): The senior was 6-for-9 with 2 doubles, an HR, 7 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Tonio Ard (Villa Park HS): The junior was 5-for-8 with a double and 2 runs scored.

Hayden Winters (Esperanza HS): The uncommitted senior was 8-for-12 with 3 doubles, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI in Esperanza's 3-0 week.

Jeremy Knutzen (Valley View HS): In two games, Knutzen went 6-for-7 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, 2 walks, 1 intentional walk, and he recorded a save.

Grant Rasmussen (Faith Baptist HS): The sophomore threw a complete-game shutout, scattering 3 singles, walking none and striking out 7. He also went 3-for-6 with a double, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI and 2 walks.

Chandler Champlain (Santa Margarita) The senior USC commit was 7-for-11 with 4 RBI and 2 doubles; He also threw 5 Innings striking out 8 in a win over Mater Dei.

Chris Wilson (Arcadia HS): The uncommitted sophomore threw his 2nd consecutive complete game shutout, going 5 IP (mercy rule) striking out 5, walking none, and allowing only 2 hits.

Tim Van Kirk (Arcadia): The senior went 4-for-7 in his series vs. Glendale driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 times.

Dawson Dimon (Quartz Hill HS): The senior San Diego State commit went 8-for-9 with 10 RBI, 7 runs scored, a double, 2 HR's, and 2 hit-by-pitch. For good measure he threw out 3-of-4 would be base stealers.

Robbie Mansour (San Dimas HS): Mansour, a freshman, paced the Saints offense going 5-for-6 with 6 RBI, 3 runs scored, a double, a triple and 3 walks – he struck out once this week (only his second strikeout all season in 57 PA's)

Brett Wozniak (Cypress HS): The sophomore was 5-for-7 at the plate. He also got the save on Friday striking out the last 2 hitters with the tying run on 3rd and the bases loaded. He then came right back the next day and got win over Dana Hills Saturday throwing 6 innings giving up 4 Hits, and 2 Runs.

Josh Landry (Cypress HS): The senior LHP threw a complete game 3 hitter allowing only 1 run.

Garett Crenshaw (Cypress HS): The junior right fielder was 5-for-9 with a triple and 3 RBI.

Jesse Parraz (Alemany HS): The uncommitted junior first baseman went 8-for-12, with 8 RBI (1 HR) in the Warriors sweep of Loyola.

Noah Cardenas (Alemany HS): The senior UCLA commit was 6-for-10, with 3 RBI (1 HR) in the Warriors series sweep of Loyola.

Spencer Serven (Edison HS): The uncommitted senior outfielder was 5-for-5 with an HR, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.

Thomas Parker (Heritage HS): Was 4-for-7 with 2 walks, a double, and 2 RBI. Parker also had the game winning walk off hit on Friday vs Lakeside.

Eric Silva (Laguna Beach HS): Silva was 6-for-8 with 3 RBI, 3 doubles, 4 runs scored and a save on the mound.

Grady Morgan (Laguna Beach HS): The senior was 5-for-9 with 4 RBI, 4 runs scored, a double and an HR.

Patrick Monroe (Loara HS): The junior LHP threw a no-hitter with 7 strikeouts and went 2-for-3 with a home run in that game, while adding another hit and RBI in the other game the Saxons played last week.