SoCal Diamond Notes 2/25/19 - 3/3/19

PBR California Staff

Our weekly Diamond Notes highlights players that were nominated by their coaches for SoCal Player of the Week award. 

The following players had impressive performances during the week of February 25 - March 3 and though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned special recognition. Players are listed in no particular order.

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2019 - Drew Dalquist - Redondo Union - The senior Arizona signee was 1-0 this week in 2 starts, Pitched 10 and 1/3 innings, Had 19 strikeouts, Only 1 run, Gave up only 4 hits.

2021 Caleb Hohman - Ocean View HS - The sophomore was 9-for-12 with a HR, a triple, and 2 doubles, 6 runs scored and 6 RBI. Was 7-7 (plus a BB) against Pacifica in our dbl header.

2019 RHP Jared Karros - Mira Costa - The UCLA signee threw CG No hitter vs Gahr 1BB and 5ks.

2019 OF Kyle Morrell - El Dorado HS - The senior was 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 2 stolen bases.

2021 Sebastian Flores - Cajon HS -  The sophomore totaled 8 hits in 13 ABs - 5 runs scored, 3 BB, 7 SBs, 2 doubles.

2019 LHP/1B David Hays - St. John Bosco HS - The Nevada signee threw a complete game vs Cypress allowing 7 hits, 0 runs and striking out five. On the week he went 4-for-6 with 2 doubles 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.

2020 RHP Arthur Aranda - St. Genevieve HS -  The jumior improved to 3-0, throwing his second complete game of the year. On 3/1 he beat St. Pius 5-0, giving up 1 hit 2 walks, 1 hit batter, and 14 strikeouts.

2019 C Connor Clift - Canyon HS - The Cal Baptist Commit was 4-for-6 with 2 RBI, a Run, and a walk.

2021 1B/LHP Jackson Betancourt - Mira Mesa High School - The uncommitted sophomore had quite the four-game week. Offensively: 8-14 (.571) 3B, R, SB; Pitching: 1-0, 7.2 IP, 1 ER, 9 K’s. 

2019 LHP/OF Dylan Cook - Ayala HS - The senior Utah Valley St Commit collected a win going 6IP 0R 3H 3K vs Chino Hills. At the plate he was 2-for-8 with 2HR, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. 

2021 OF Cole Koniarsky - Ayala HS - The sophomore Cal State Fullerton commit was 5-for-7 with 3 doubles, an RBI and 3 runs scored. 

2019 SS/P Gilbert Lopez - Cal High - In the lone game of the week for Cal High, Lopez, a Biola University commit, threw 6 innings scattering 4 hits and allowing 1 run while striking out 8 to earn the win over Sonora.

2020 P, 1B Marco Calderon - Indio High School - Over a 2 game span, 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 13 Ks, 0 Runs allowed. Calderon picked up 1 win, the Rajahs won both games.

2019 1B Ryan Van Earden - Don Lugo HS - The senior first baseman last week went 3-for-7 with a HR for the Conquistadores.

2019 SS Cole Minato - Huntington Beach HS - The senior Gonzaga commit was 6-for-10 on the week.  1 hr, 2dbls, 6 rbi, 4 runs scored, 2 sbs, including a 2 out Game winning double against Bellarmine to break a 1-1 tie. Also played errorless defense in 4 games.

2020 RHP Memo Pacheco - La Mirada HS - The Junior pitcher threw a CG shutout to beat Lakewood. 10 ks, 1 BB, 2 hits allowed.

2019 RHP/CF Aaron Suval - Agoura HS - The senior CSUN commit was 3-for-6 with 3 doubles, 4 RBI ,2 walks, and 3 stolen bases in a double header. He had the go ahead 2B in a 5-4 victory in game 2. On the season, Suval is 3-0, 23 innings, 10 BB’s, 44 k’s, 1.51 ERA on the mound while hitting .360 with 5 2B’s, 8 RBI’s, 8 SB’s 

2019 RHP JD Callahan - West Ranch - The UCSB signee beat Hart on Wednesday tossing 5 1/3 scoreless innings to beat league rival Hart.  He allowed just 1 hit while striking out 7. 

2021 RHP Caden Aoki - Edison HS - The uncommitted sophomore was 4-for-9 with 4 walks, a double, a HR and 5 RBI. Was also 1-0, 7 ip, 7 k, 1 h, 0 r. Faced the minimum vs Mater Dei in 68 pitches. 

2019 RHP Blake Archuleta - Bishop Amat HS -  The senior had a big week for the Lancers. On Saturday he went 5 IP 2h  7k's 2bb 1w - vs. Vista Murrieta and on Friday, he went 7IP 4h 4k's 0bb 1w - vs. Cantwell Sacred Heart.

2020 RHP Preston Howey - Arcadia HS -  continued his dominance this week by going 5 scoreless innings vs Damien on Wednesday night. He only allowed 3 hits and struck out 6, while only walking 1. So far this season Howey is 3-0 with 18 scoreless innings pitched. 22 Ks to only 4 walks.

2021 LHP Kavi Patel - El Modena HS - In a win over streaking Yorba Linda, the sophomore southpaw 7 innings pitched, 8 hits, 1 earned run, 0 bb, 2 k, 77 pitches.

2019 RHP Wes Burton - Windward HS - Wes threw 5.0 no hit innings in a combined no hitter striking out 11 out of 15 batters.

SR RHP Jesse Simon - Long Beach Poly - The uncommitted senior threw a Complete Game Shutout only surrendering 3 singles, No Walks, and had 9K's Friday night at Blair Field in a 4-0 Win over Mayfair. He also hit a RBI 2B to help his own cause and stole a base. He has pitched 13 scoreless innings this season and 20 in a row dating back to last years playoff game.


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 - Danville
South Bay Junior Future Games Trials CA 04/14 Archbishop Mitty HS - San Jose
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 - Lathrop
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park