SoCal Players of the Week: Hayden Cody and Jayson Bittner

PBR California Staff


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SoCalThe 2020 high school baseball season is underway in Southern California and already we have been privy to several standout performances in the early goings of the season. And for only the second time since we’ve been awarding the Player of the Week award we have co-winners. 

Congratulations to senior right handed pitcher Hayden Cody of Mission Viejo HS and junior pitcher Jayson Bittner of Rancho Mirage HS for earning PBR California SoCal Player of the Week honors. 

Cody, a Cal State Northridge signee, threw a no-hitter against Capistrano Valley Christian in the second round of the Newport Elks tournament. He registered 10 strikeouts with two HBP all on only 76 pitches. A three year varsity starter, Cody is primed for a big season after a season in which he maintained a 2.00 ERA despite having a losing overall record. 

Bittner threw his own no hitter on the seasons Opening Day registering 12 strikeouts while walking four batter. Bittner, a junior uncommitted pitcher, threw an impressive 59 of 99 pitches for strikes in his outing. After going 2-5 with a 2.68 ERA as a varsity starter last year, Bittner has made significant strides with his overall game that should lead to improved results this season. 

For their efforts last week Hayden Cody and Jared Jones have been named the Prep Baseball Report SoCal Players of the Week for the week of Feb 15th - Feb 23rd. We salute their accomplishments and wish them and their teams continued success both on-and-off the field. 

Coaches, do you have a Player of the Week or top performer you'd like to nominate? Be sure to check your email in-box each Sunday for our request. Simply send weekly details/stats into our scouting staff by Monday and look for our Diamond Notes article that will highlight top performers who weren't selected for Player of the Week but are deserving of recognition.

The more information you give us, the better... name, position, grad year, B/T, height/weight, college commitment (if applicable), along with the weekly stats. Please also include anything notable, such as the caliber of competition the player faced, the game circumstances that were affected, etc.


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