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2020 Preseason Preview: Acalanes Dons


Ryan Ozella
NorCal Area Scout

                          

At The Yard Podcast

The Road to the California State Games begins with the 2020 California high school baseball season. With the season just around the corner, our Staff has begun putting out team previews from all around the state getting you prepare for another year of exciting coverage.

In this edition we will take a closer look at the Acalanes Dons who are bringing another deep roster into the NCS Division 1.

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TEAM:

Acalanes Dons

HEAD COACH (years at school):

Clint Hoover (2)

OFFICIAL TWITTER:

@AcalanesDonsBB

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:

North Coast Section (NCS) / Division 1

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:

Diablo Athletic League / Foothill Division

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:

23-3

PLAYOFF RUN:

2nd Round loss to Heritage.

# OF RETURNING STARTERS:

7

# OF RETURNING PITCHERS:

4

OUTLOOK:

The Acalanes Dons were one of the deepest teams in the NCS during 2019 and that same depth carried over to 2020 returning seven starters and four pitchers to show a well balanced attack that should see them make another deep playoff run. This team’s middle of the lineup can do some damage and should be high run producers. That offense will help support the pitching staff led by two D1 recruits looking to be counted on to limit damage of opposing offenses. The team defense will again be solid with the left side locked down by 21 SS Davis Diaz and 20 3B Nick Kresnak; the rest of the team defense is athletic and the type pitchers like to have behind them. Health and consistency will be the focus for success and if seen, should have the Dons pushing for a NCS Division 1 Title. 

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

2020 3B/RHP Nick Kresnak - 6'1", 200, R/R (Washington)

2020 1B Tommy Thrasher - 6'1", 210, R/R (Long Beach State)

2020 LHP Logan Hurd - 6'3", 160, (Loyola Marymount University)

2021 SS Davis Diaz - 5'11", 170, R/R (Vanderbilt)

2021 RHP/C Thatcher Hurd - 6'4", 190, R/R (Santa Barbara)

2020 OF Luke Miles - 5'8", 140, R/R (Lawrence University)

2020 2B Cole Murgia - 5'9", 170, L/R

2020 OF Nicolas Bamont - 5'11", 190, L/L

2021 RHP Michael Castelli - 6'0", 200

2021 OF/RHP Sam Heyman - 6'2", 200, R/R

2021 INF/OF Brady Huchingson - 6'1", 170, R/R

2021 LHP Sam Winkles - 6'1", 160, L/L

THE FUTURE:

2022 OF/2B Kyle White - 5'9", 160, L/R

2022 3B/OF Miles Bergman - 6'0", 155, R/R

2022 1B/OF Luke Souza - 5'10", 155, R/R

2022 OF Will Berrien - 5'11", 165, R/R

2022 RHP Dante Montgomery - 5'8", 160

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Norcal Underclass Games (INVITE-ONLY) CA 06/06 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Folsom Lake College
SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Hart Park
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/14 Hart Park
2020 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/29 LakePoint Sports

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