All-Bay Area News Group baseball team
(Listed in alphabetical order)
Michael Barnett, P, College Park, senior
UCLA commit finished with a 1.28 ERA in 65 ⅔ innings. Struck out 90 and walked 16. Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division’s pitcher of the year.
Jack Basseer, IF, Foothill, senior
East Bay Athletic League player of the year finished with 18 extra-base hits, including eight homers, as the Falcons won the league title. Pepperdine commit hit .377 and knocked in a team-high 35 runs.
Matteo Blandino, C/IF, Archbishop Mitty, junior
First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League player finished with a team-leading 39 hits and 41 RBIs for CCS and NorCal DII champions.
Henry Bolte, OF, Palo Alto, senior
Texas commit is rated among the top 50 high school prospects by Baseball America. Hit .441 (45 for 102), scored 57 runs and knocked in 42. Stole 48 bases and finished with 13 homers. Superb defender in center field. Was named Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division MVP.
Nic Bronzini, P/IF, California, senior
LSU commit received first-team all-East Bay Athletic League recognition as he went 9-3 with a 1.51 ERA. Averaged 1.8 strikeouts per inning, finishing with 133, for a team that went 23-6. Walked 26.
Diego Castellanos, IF/P/OF, Live Oak, junior
MVP of the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mt. Hamilton Division. Led the league-champion Acorns with a .488 batting average (41 for 84). Struck out only nine times in 107 plate appearances. Had .570 on-base percentage.
Donovan Chriss, IF/P, De La Salle, senior
All-East Bay Athletic League first-team pick scored the winning run when DLS captured the NorCal D1 title in a walk-off fashion. Hit .400 (32 for 80) with 19 RBIs and played shortstop when he wasn’t pitching. On the mound, he had a 0.70 ERA in 30 innings and six saves. UC San Diego commit pitched a complete game against Foothill in NorCal D1 semifinal win.
Baseball: Player of the Year | Coach of the Year
Softball: All-BANG | Player of the Year | Coach of the Year
Elias Duncan, IF, St. Francis, junior
The shortstop led the CCS Division I champs and NorCal D1 runner-up with 40 hits and 41 runs. Hit .367, also a team-best. First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League selection. Drove in the only run in the CCS championship game against Palo Alto with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.
Raoul Fabian, OF, California, senior
First-team all-East Bay Athletic League selection hit a team-leading .433 (39 for 90). Eleven of his 15 extra-base hits were doubles. Scored 36 runs. Signed with Long Beach State.
Tyler Gebb, P, Foothill, junior
Set a school record with 14 victories while leading the Falcons to their first EBAL title in 34 years. Charged with only one loss in 17 appearances and finished with a 1.82 ERA in 84 ⅔ innings. Named to the East Bay Athletic League’s first team.
Ryder Helfrick, C/IF, Clayton Valley, junior
Arkansas commit received first-team honors in the Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division. Batted .424 (36 for 85) with 19 extra-base hits, including 12 doubles, as Clayton …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment