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2020 Preseason Preview: Heritage Patriots


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

                          

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 Heritage Patriots (Brentwood, CA), a talented team looking to build on a second place finish in NCS D1, hoping to take it one step further.

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TEAM NAME:
Heritage Patriots

HEAD COACH (years at school):
Kevin Brannan - 13 total, 10 at varsity level

OFFICIAL TWITTER:
@rdh151

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:
NCS Div 1

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:
Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:
21-7

PLAYOFF RUN:
2nd place NCS Divison 1

# OF RETURNING STARTERS:
6

# OF RETURNING PITCHERS:
5

OUTLOOK: 
Coming off a second place finish in the NCS D1 playoffs (lost to De La Salle 10-1), the expectations for the 2020 Patriots is quite high, for good reason. They return tremendous depth and talent among their position players, with multiple college committed seniors and a handful of juniors who are on the radar of colleges. Any team that returns starters up the middle is in good shape, especially so when the SS and 2B are D1 commits and entering their 3rd varsity season. The Patriots also have their starting catcher coming back as well as their top pitcher from their playoff run last season. The line-up will be one of the best in Northern California and will be dynamic, with a blend of speed, power, and contact hitting ability. They will have to replace 108 innings on the mound from departed seniors, which will be their biggest challenge.. a very significant challenge.

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

‘20 SS/P Ryan Jackson - Nevada

‘20 OF Keith Jones - Washington State

‘20 INF Chaz Myers - Pacific

‘20 3B/P Chase Goddard

‘20 3B/OF Ryan Troye

‘20 C Casey Turturici 

‘21 LHP Christian Machado 

‘21 OF Gavin Tonkel

THE FUTURE:

‘21 RHP Felix Dominguez

‘21 RHP/UTL Brad Ehlen

‘21 RHP David Thomas

‘22 C/P/SS JoJo Roman

‘22 SS/P Mike Ojeda

‘22 2B/OF/P Ryan Wheeler


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Central Valley Preseason I.D. CA 01/11 Clovis North HS
Winter Update Series powered by South Bay Sport Training CA 01/12 South Bay Sports Training
Winter Update Series powered by EM Sports CA 01/13 EM Sports - Rancho Cucamonga
Winter Update Series powered by Monterey Bay Pirates CA 01/17 Monterey Bay Pirates Facility
California Far North Preseason I.D. CA 01/18 Chico HS
NorCal Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) CA 01/25 Islanders Field at River Islands
Winter Update Series powered by Paradigm Sport CA 01/26 Paradigm Sport
Winter Update Series powered by EM Sports CA 01/27 EM Sports - Long Beach
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/02 The MAX - McCook, IL
Winter Hitting Update powered by Mike Murphy Baseball CA 02/08 MMB - Walnut Creek

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