Season Preview: Canyon Crest Academy Ravens

Devon Rodriguez
California Area Scout

With the 2019 high school baseball season just around the corner in California, we have begun rolling out team previews from around the state. Today we focus on Canyon Crest Academy from San Diego Division 1.

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Team: Canyon Crest Academy

Nickname: Ravens

Section: San Diego Section, Division 1

League: Avocado West

Head Coach/Years at school: Ryan Mikkonen (5th Year)

Team Twitter Handle: @ccaravensbasebl

2018 Overall Record: 26-12, (9-6, 3rd Place in League)

2018 Postseason Finish: Division 2 Semi-Finalist

Number of Returning Starters: 4

Number of Returning Pitchers: 3

Top Returning Players:

'19 SS Kevin Micahels, '19 RHP/INF Jordan Goldmann, '19 OF Walker Matthews, '20 LHP/1B Cole Colleran

Other Players to Know:

'20 INF/P Eli Rejto, '21 INF Trey Becker, '21 C/INF Patrick Cunningham, '21 INF Adam Young, '21 LHP/OF Sam Garewal, '22 C Ethan Swidler, '22 RHP Spencer Dicken

College Commitments:

'19 RHP/INF Jordan Goldmann - Regis University, '19 OF Walker Matthews - Pacific, '20 LHP/1B Cole Colleran - San Diego

2019 Outlook:

Coming into 2019, Coach Mikkonen and the Ravens are feeling confident about where they are at. Mikkonen expects his team to make another deep run into playoffs with a strong pitching staff to lead the way. Led by '20 LHP/1B Cole Colleran, a San Diego commit, and '19 RHP Jordan Goldmann, a Regis University commit, the Ravens will have a solid one-two punch every week. Offensive production will be the big question for the Ravens coming up this season. Coach Mikkonen is expecting a bounce-back year from '19 SS Kevin Michaels after battling injuries last season. '19 OF Walker Matthews, a Pacific commit, is another guy Coach Mikkonen will look to for offensive production. There remain questions, but if the Ravens can have a few of the unproven players make leaps, look for this team to make another deep run in San Diego this year.


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