All County baseball

The rest of the best.

Sam Stoutenbourgh, Palma >> With his college future already secured, having committed to Cal, the junior went out and tossed gem-after-gem, finishing 9-2 with an 0.61 earned run average, striking out 75 hitters in 68 innings of work. At the plate, the left-handed swinging Stoutenbourgh hit .373, driving in a team high 28 runs for the Chieftains. He also scored 20 runs and finished with 32 hits.

Dan Carnazzo, Palma >> A repeater on the all county team, the senior catcher hit .402 for the Chieftains. Carnazzo led the team in runs scored with 28 and hits with 35. Carnazzo also hit a pair of homers and drove in 22 runs for Palma. He walked 14 times and sported a .983 fielding percentage behind the dish.

Anthony DeSantis, Palma >> Bound for the University of Kansas on a baseball scholarship, the senior hit .390 for Palma, scoring 25 runs while driving in 20. DeSantis was second on the team in hits (32), leading Palma in hit-by-pitches (5) while posting a .460 on base percentage. He was also 1-1 in a handful of pitching appearances with a 2.62 ERA.

Ruben Gomez, Alisal >> The Pacific Division’s Player of the Year, Gomez lead the Trojans in hits, multiple hit games, doubles, triples and runs scored, finishing with a .491 batting average in league. Of his 57 hits, 28 were for extra bases. On the mound, the senior was one of two aces, earning the win in Alisal’s title clincher, and the win in its CCS quarterfinal victory.

JC Maravillo, Alisal >> The other ace of the Trojans staff, Maravillo was among the county leaders in wins, winning his last four decisions before absorbing the loss in the CCS Division I semifinals. At the plate, Maravillo hit .340 while providing clutch hits in critical situations, finishing second on the team in RBI. He also scored the game winning run in Alisal’s first ever home playoff win.
Nathan Martorella, Salinas >> A repeater on the all-county team, the sophomore slugger lead the Cowboys in five different offensive categories, hitting .369. Martorella also led the team in runs batted in (32), walks (15) and doubles (8). He was second in hits (31) and runs scored (18), compiling a .978 fielding percentage at first base.

Tony Castro, Greenfield >> Asked to fill two rolls, Castro delivered, leading the Bruins in wins with six, posting a 2.78 earned run average with 52 strikes. The senior was also a spark plug at the plate for Greenfield, hitting a team high .419 while leading them in runs scored (23), hits (26) and stolen bases (10).

Adrian Lopez, Soledad >> The Mission Trail Athletic League Player of the Year, Lopez posted an 8-3 record with an 0.59 earned run average, striking out 88 in 107 innings of work. At the plate, the senior hit .421 with a homer, driving in 17 runs for Soledad. Lopez walked a team high 21 times and scored a team high 29 runs, posting a .556 on base percentage.

Jack Bailey, Monterey >> The hard luck pitcher won three games in the Gabilan Division, all by shutout. He lead the county in innings pitched and complete games. Bailey gave up two earned runs or less in five of his losses this year. Bailey also finished among the team leaders in runs batted in.

Ben Weber, Carmel >> The power hitting senior slugger ripped a team high seven home runs for the Padres. He led the county in doubles with 11 and the team in RBI with 25. Weber hit .469 and scored 20 runs, with 19 of his 32 hits going for extra bases this past spring.

Trevor Heyns, Pacific Grove >> Part of a youth movement, the sophomore shortstop led the MTAL champion Breakers in hitting at .370, with 10 doubles and a team high 28 runs scored. Heyne was clutch, driving in 17 runs while stealing eight bases, compiling a .475 on base percentage. Defensively, he shored up the Breakers infield.

Clay Barbree, King City >> A member of The Herald’s All-County football team last fall, Barbree hit a team high .429, leading the Mustangs in five different offensive categories. The junior lead the team in hits (39), extra base hits (11), runs batted in (29) and stolen bases (22). Barbree also hit the teams only home run.

Ray Green, Greenfield coach >> Took the Bruins to the programs first ever postseason appearance with a school record 16 wins and a second place finish in the MTAL.

Graham Santiago, Alisal coach >> Guided the program to its first league title and postseason appearance in 22 years, compiling two playoff wins and a school record 19 wins.

Honorable mention >> Tristian Beza, Seaside, Ivan Rocha, Alvarez, Cooper Smith, Salinas, Chris Wright, Trinity, Jordan Lanini, Salinas, Dominic Scattini, Palma, Hunter Hanes, Pacific Grove, Christian Stapleton, Carmel, Jaime Rodriguez, Greenfield, Chris Villarreal, Soledad, Cedric Petty, King City, Jack Sendell, Pacific Grove, Taylor Balestereri, Stevenson, Tim Burkhardt, North Salinas, Dylan Houpt, Carmel, Daniel Sayre, Seaside.

No comments: