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Season Preview: Diamond Bar Brahmas


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 the Diamond Bar Brahmas from CIF-SS Division 4.

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Team: Diamond Bar

Nickname: Brahmas

Section: Southern Section, Division 4

League: Mt. Baldy

Head Coach/Years at school: Jon Hurst (4th season)

Team Twitter Handle: @DiamondBarBsbl

2018 Overall Record: 12-15-1 (5-9-1, 6th Place in League)

2018 Postseason Finish: N/A

Number of Returning Starters: 4

Number of Returning Pitchers: 5

Top Returning Players:

'19 OF John Chao, '19 RHP Sean Martin, '20 SS Alonzo Fuller

Other Players to Know:

'19 OF/P William Lombard, '20 INF Christian Barajas, '21 UTL Matthew Fernando, '21 P/INF Aidan Nelson, '22 Riley Shibley, '22 Ethan King

College Commitments: N/A

2019 Outlook:

Even though it was a down year in 2018 for the Diamond Bar Brahmas, Coach Hurst expects this team to rebound and is looking forward to leading them back to the playoffs. Their offense will carry them, so expect the Brahmas to win a lot of high scoring games. Their offense will be led by '20 SS Alonzo Fuller who is coming off back-to-back All-League awards while being the heart of their order. He will also lead the Brahmas other key strength, their overall team defense. Limiting mistakes will be key and will help overcome some deficiencies from a young pitching staff.  The big question mark will be on the mound. Coach Hurst is looking for strike throwers who will let the defense do their job and keep them out of bad situations. '19 RHP Sean Martin will be asked to eat up a lot of innings for the young staff and has made consistent jumps yearly. With a big offense, if the Brahmas can solidify their pitching staff they could be playing late into the playoffs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Solano-Sac Junior Future Games Trials CA 02/24 Vacaville Christian HS
SoCal Junior Future Games Trials CA 03/09 O'Malley Field - Harvard Westlake
East Bay Junior Future Games Trials CA 03/24 Athenian School
North Bay Junior Future Games Trials CA 04/28 Clyde P. Smith Field - Cardinal Newman HS
Northern California Future Games Trials CA 05/26 Islanders Field
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park

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