Back

2020 Preseason Preview: Orange Lutheran Lancers


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 Orange Lutheran Lancers (Orange, CA), who are bringing another deep roster into the Southern Section Division 1.

(Players, be sure to search our database and claim your profile. Don't see your profile? You can create a free PBR profile here).

TEAM:

Orange Lutheran Lancers

HEAD COACH (years at school):

Eric Borba (12) 

OFFICIAL TWITTER:

@olubaseball

CIF SECTION & DIVISION:

Southern Section / Division 1

CONFERENCE/LEAGUE NAME:

Trinity League

LAST YEAR’S RECORD:

27-5

PLAYOFF RUN:

Quarterfinal loss

# OF RETURNING STARTERS:

7

# OF RETURNING PITCHERS:

4

OUTLOOK: 

Orange Lutheran are returning a core group from their very successful 2019 season and are looking to take the next step to bringing home the Southern Section Division 1 gold. Returning 7 starters and 4 pitchers including 8 Division 1 commits, the expectations for the Lancers to reach the championship are high. When you have two of the best pitchers in the State that helps solve a lot of problems and allows the potent offense to be relaxed and in an attacking mindset. With a stout defense and lineup that should be tough for opposing pitchers to get through, the Lancers will again be challenged by one of the toughest schedules in the Country. Chemistry and trust will be keys for this team and we expect the #3 CA Power 25 team to be seeing another deep playoff run in 2020.

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS:

2020 RHP Max Rajcic - UCLA commit

2020 RHP Christian Rodriguez - Fullerton commit

2020 OF Chad Born - Miami commit

2020 INF Tank Espalin - USC commit

2020 3B Graysen Tarlow - Northridge commit

2020 3B/OF Elijah Buries - Grand Canyon commit

2021 SS Justin Decriscio - San Diego commit

2021 OF Matthew Polk - UCLA commit

THE FUTURE:

2022 1B Gabriel Miranda

2022 C/RHP Karson Bowen

2022 1B Mikiah Negret

2022 LHP Jaxton Andeel

2023 3B/RHP Casey Borba

2023 C Richard Tejeda III

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

RELATED TOPICS