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Norcal Diamond Notes: 4/22 - 4/28


PBR California Staff

Our weekly Diamond Notes highlights notable players that were nominated by their coaches for Northern California Player of the Week award for the week of April 22-29. Though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned this special recognition. Players are listed alphabetically.

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2019 RHP Drew Aguiar – Bella Vista HS - Tuesday 4/23 vs Roseville HS; 5.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 BB, 6 K, earned his 6th win of the year.  On Saturday 4/27 vs Rio Americano at Raley Field.  Entered 0-0 game in 3rd inning with 14 outs left for his pitching week. Went 4.1 IP, 10 K, H, BB to earn W. Season; 7-1, ERA under 1.00

2019 OF Mark Balleza – California HS – Went 5-for-7 in St. Francis Elite 8 Tournament. Team lost to Monte Vista and Wilcox and defeated St. Francis

2019 OF Luke Carr – San Joaquin Memorial HS - Was a perfect 6-for-6 (2 2B, RBI) in two wins vs conference opponent Madera HS. Played outstanding defense as well. Multiple quality at-bats

2020 RHP Gianni Cavallo – Cardinal Newman HS - No-hitter vs conference foe Analy HS, 7 IP, 8 K, 2 BB. Ended 7th going through 3-4-5 hitters and ended the game on a 3-pitch strikeout

2020 CF Chase Davis – Franklin HS – Arizona commit; Team took 2 of 3 vs Jesuit HS, outstanding D in CF all three games.  Went 5-for-8, 3 BB, 2B, 5 R, RBI; Season .333, 28 R, 18 RBI, .537 OBP

2019 C Matt Dzoan – Redwood Christian HS – Went 8-for-10 on the week with 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI.  Hitting .431 on the year

2020 RHP Nathan Hansen – Oak Ridge HS -  Complete game one hitter, no walks, 8 K in a 6-0 victory over Whitney HS

2019 RHP Hunter Hayes – Casa Roble HS - Went 6 IP, 4 H, 12 K in 10-4 win vs Woodland HS. On the season has a 0.78 ERA, 36 IP, 61 K, 18 BB. Uncommitted 6-foot-0 190-pounds, has matched up vs other team #1's all season

2020 RHP Davin Leathers – Sequoia HS - Threw CG, 5 H, 8 K in a 3-1 win over San Mateo HS. Was his second win in six days after throwing 6 IP, 0 ER in league win over El Camino HS the previous Friday

2020 RHP Brandon Louie – Washington HS-Fremont - On Thursday 4/25 he tossed his 5th straight CG, giving up only 3 H, ER vs Bishop O'Dowd HS

2020 3B Josh Mares – Pacific Grove HS - On 4/24 went 3-for-4 w/3 RBI and 3 solid defensive plays in win over Monte Vista Christian HS; On 4/25 vs Carmel went 1-for-3, including 8-pitch 2-out single followed by outstanding baserunning effort on 3-2 pitch (w/2 outs) to beat fielder's choce at 2nd base which allowed runner to score from 2nd. Numerous impact plays at 3B as team won 2-1

2019 RF Joe Sanchez – Rosamond HS – 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 SB; Threw out three base-runners from RF 

2019 LHP Lance Santerre – Gridley HS – Went 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 16 K, punched out 8 in a row at one point, went 3-for-5, 3B, 2 R, 2 BB; season 39.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2-0, 14 H, 12 BB, 85 K; .429, 15 R, 17 RBI, 4 2B, 4 3B

2021 INF Ben Singler – Sequoia HS – 2-for-3 with 2 HR, 3 RBI and also pitched the game's final 1.2 IP to record the save in an 11-7 league win against San Mateo HS


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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