SoCal Diamond Notes 4/15-4/21

PBR California Staff

Our weekly Diamond Notes highlights notable players that were nominated by their coaches for Southern California Player of the Week award for the week of April 15-21. Though not selected as the Player of the Week, they earned this special recognition. 

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2020 RHP Bradley Heacock - Yucaipa HS - 9 k’s Vs Cajon on Thursday 4/18 in a 10-1 win.

2019 INF/P Angel Gonzales - Lennox Academy - for the week, the unsigned senior was: 4-for-9, 6 runs, 7 RBI’s, 1 SB

2019 RHP Brad Hodges - University HS - Cal State Dominguez Hills signee threw a complete game with 2 hits, 5 walks, 13 strikeouts, and one earned run in a win over Woodbridge.

2019 DH Anthony Salcedo - Murrieta Mesa HS -  Hit .333 last week going 6 for 18, had 3 walks, 4 stolen bases, 4 RBI's, 5 runs scored, 2 doubles and a home run. Salcedo now controls the single season record for doubles at Murrieta Mesa with 12.

2019 OF Andrew Morris - Murrieta Mesa HS - Hit .438 going 7 for 16, had 2 walks, 3 stolen bases, 3 RBI's, 7 runs scored, 2 doubles and a triple. Morris now has 13 stolen bases this season.

2019 SS Christian Dicochea - Redondo HS - The University of Washington signee was 5-for-9 on the week with 9 RBI’s, 3 runs scored , and a HR.

2020 - P DJ McCarty - Temescal Canyon HS - Uncommitted. DJ picked up the win on the mound in a big start against Canyon Springs, which put us in sole possession of 1st place in the Ivy League. DJ gave up 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 5. DJ held Canyon Springs to 1 hit through 6 innings of work. On the season, DJ is 3-1 with a 1.41 ERA. In 24.2 innings pitched, DJ has struck out 24

2019 - P Dane Padrnos - Temescal Canyon HS - Uncommitted. Dane set the tone for the week by picking up the win against Arlington HS. He gave up 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 4 in 6 innings pitched. On the season, Dane is 5-3 with a 1.37 ERA. In 56 innings pitched, he has struck out 35.

2020 C Nicholas Perez - West Ranch HS - The uncommitted junior was 5-for-8 vs league opponents Saugus and Canyon last week.  He had a home run and 5 RBIs to power the West Ranch offense. Perez was also 2-for-2 throwing out would be base stealers.

2019 1B Blake Morton - Edison HS - Morton paced the Chargers offense last week going 8-for-11 with two doubles, two triples, 6 runs and 8 RBI.

2019 P Sammy Murphy - Trabuco Hills HS - The senior dueled (and got the win) against the highly ranked Aliso Niguel showing a very gutsy performance pitching a complete game for the win. Final line: 7IP, 3 hits, 1 BB and 3 K's.

2020 RHP Preston Howey - Arcadia HS - Uncommitted.  Howey picked up win #11 in Arcadia's game vs. Hoover on Tuesday.  The junior went 5 innings, allowing 2 hits and struck out 6, improving to 11-0 on the season.

2019 C John Pappas - Ayala HS - The Cal Poly Pomona signee had a big offensive week going 5-for-8 with a double, 2 HR, 4 RBI, and 6 runs scored.

2019 LHP/OF Joe Naranjo - Ayala HS - The Cal State Fullerton signee was hot at the plate going 7-for-12 with two doubles, 3HR, 6 RBI, and 5 runs scored. He was also 1-0 on the mound allowing 2 Hits and striking out five over four scoreless innings.

2019 OF Adam Lovato Madison HS - The Cal State San Marcos was 10-for-16 with 3 doubles, a triple, 4 walks, 5 stolen bases and 8 RBI in 4 games last week. In 21 games on the season, the senior is hitting .460 with 15 RBI, four doubles, a triple, nine walks, 15 stolen bases and only 10 strikeouts.

2019 P/INF Brandon Lawrence - Dunn HS - The University of Michigan commit helped his team two-fold last week earning a win on the mound with four innings pitched where he surrendered two hits and struck out seven. He also had four hits including two triples, with 9 RBI and 6 runs scored.


South Bay Junior Future Games Trials CA 04/14 Archbishop Mitty HS
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
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 NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School