The Five (CA): Uncommitted CCS Open Division Players


Ryan Ozella
N. California Area Scout


CIF-CCS Playoff Preview Podcast

Central Coast Section, CA - The Central Coast Section brackets and seeding are set and have created great matchups in each of the Divisions. Today we will look at five uncommitted players who have the chance to impact the Open Division Playoffs for their teams. These five players were all seen during the regular season and have displayed skill sets worthy of a roster spot at the next level. Helping their team through a playoff run will could only boost their value.

Uncommitted CCS Open Division Players

2022 RHP Jackson Pace (San Benito) - Pace has burst onto the CCS scene as a freshman showcasing his ability to make hitters uncomfortable and get big outs for the Balers when needed. Pace has a bright future and if he can continue to get big outs on the biggest stage, San Benito has a chance to make a deep run.

2020 RHP Joey Schott (St. Francis) - The Ace for the Lancers, Schott has matched up well against the best in the Section and shown he’s not going to give in. He’s got three pitches, plus command and the trust to throw whatever pitch he needs to get the out. If he’s on with his stuff, opposing offenses will not be happy.

2021 C/INF Aidan Berger (Palo Alto) - Berger’s bat has been a big reason why the Vikings made the Open Division playoffs where he’s shown pop to the pull side with extra-base power and some growing over the fence pop. Defensively he can fit at multiple offensive positions giving his team the versatility to use him where they need for their overall success.

2019 OF/RHP Mark Fairweather (Valley Christian) - Valley Christian has between 5 and 6 D1 commits in the lineup every day, but Fairweather has been very steady all season being able to fill in wherever needed and coming up clutch when called upon. His bat has kept him in the lineup and he’s shown some whip through the zone. Fairweather also has a big hard Slider that could be used if needing a key out.

2021 OF Reymello Murphy (Mitty) - Speed kills and Murphy has plenty of it to spare. With some defensive changes he’s been moved to LF and has helped lock down the OF defense for the Monarchs. His ability to run, bunt and handle the bat has him hitting in the 2 hole where he can help the team and execute as needed. If he’s on-base, opposing catchers have to worry about him and that allows the deep lineup some good pitches to hit.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern California Underclass ID CA 05/26 Islanders Field
Inland Empire Futures Games Trials CA 06/01 Norco High School
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase CA 06/09 Delta College - Nick Cecchetti Field
Bay Area Open Showcase CA 06/26 Laney College
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Norcal Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games / Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School

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