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2017 BVarsity All-Area Baseball

2017 BVarsity Baseball All-Area

Player of the Year

Sean Mullen, junior, Stockdale

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Sean Mullen, Stockdale

Now a two-time BVarsity All-Area Player of the Year, Mullen was the focus of every opposing coaching staff on the mound and at the plate. He led Stockdale to the Central Section Division I semifinals with team highs in batting average (.470), hits (47), home runs (7) and runs scored (39). On the mound, he was 9-1 with a 3.48 ERA, striking out 61 batters in 54-1/3 innings.

Coaches of the Year

Rick Sawyer, Highland and Jeff Wedel, Wasco

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Rick Sawyer, Highland

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Jeff Wedel, Wasco

First team

Pitcher: Alejandro Murillo, junior, Stockdale

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Alejandro Murillo,Stockdale

Sometimes overshadowed because he pitched behind Mullen, Murillo was anything but second-rate on the mound. He had a 1.63 ERA with a 9-1 record while striking out 60 batters in 73 innings.

Pitcher: Lalo Barraza, senior, Wasco

The Tigers’ ace went 11-2 with a 1.25 ERA for the Division IV section champions. Also batted .471, and his three-run double in the top of the seventh inning of the title game was the game-winner for Wasco, which won its first title in 27 years.

Catcher: Chase Morales, senior, Highland

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Chase Morales, Highland

The first-team Southeast Yosemite League selection batted .500 for the D-III section champions – the first title in Highland history. Hit two home runs and drove in 37 runs.

Infield: Jalen Smith, junior, Stockdale

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Jalen Smith, Stockdale

Was one of the premier second basemen in the section. A two-time All-Area selection, he hit .455 with eight doubles and scored 37 runs while committing just one error for a fielding percentage of .990.

Infield: Cade Sakamoto, junior, Highland

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Cade Sakamoto,Highland

The Southeast Yosemite League MVP did it all for Highland. At the plate, he batted .505 with four home runs and 35 RBIs and on the mound, he was 8-1 with a 3.43 ERA, including wins in the quarterfinals and section championship game.

Infield: James (Trey) Harmon III, senior, Foothill

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James (Trey) Harmon III,Foothill

His .625 batting average (56 for 70) ranked No. 3 in California according to MaxPreps. The first-team SEYL honoree hit safely in all 20 games, including 10 multi-hit games and a four-hit performance against South on May 4.

Infield: Landn Kauk, senior, Highland

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Landn Kauk,Highland

The first-team SEYL second baseman batted .486 for the Scots and had two home runs, 18 doubles and 37 RBIs. Also went 5-0 with a 2.44 ERA in 37-1/3 innings, striking out 48 batters.

Outfield: Lucas Dow, senior, Centennial

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Lucas Dow,Centennial

Led the Central Section with nine home runs and added seven doubles and two triples. Batted .418 with an on-base percentage of .542. Also stole 19 bases and drove in 28 runs.

Outfield: Jared Toothman, senior, Centennial

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Jared Toothman, Centennial

Another SWYL first-team outfielder led the Golden Hawks with a .435 batting average while slugging four home runs and 29 RBIs. Also had an on-base percentage of .556 and stole 15 bases.

Outfield: Jared Hewes, senior, Liberty

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Jared Hewes, Liberty

Had a team-high 37 hits while batting .409. The first-team SWYL outfielder added two home runs, 28 RBIs, 24 runs and seven doubles.

Utility: Easton McMurray, junior, Liberty

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Easton McMurray, Liberty

A shoulder injury during league play limited his time on the mound, but McMurray had a county-best 0.52 ERA in 40 innings with a 6-1 record. At the plate, he batted .308 with 21 RBIs.

Second team

Pitcher: Kevin Holcomb, senior, Independence

Pitcher: Carson Bryant, junior, Liberty

Catcher: Lane Cowan, senior, Centennial

Infield: Connagher Sands, junior, Centennial

Infield: Joe Tobias, senior, Garces

Infield: Jack Williams, senior, Bakersfield Christian

Infield: Cole Sheedy, senior, Stockdale

Outfield: Max Sheedy, senior, Stockdale

Outfield: Chris Rodriguez, senior, Ridgeview

Outfield: Tyler Metzler, senior, Tehachapi

Utility: Kevin Larson, senior, Independence

Utility: Jalen Wallace, senior, Tehachapi

Utility: Zach Bushling, senior, Kern Valley

Honorable mention

Arvin: Nick Flores, Alex Guerra, Brandon Seablom

Bakersfield: Alex Hunter, Noah James, Ronnie Stapp, Gage Turner

Bakersfield Christian: Kaidin Conrad, Garet Hough, Dallas Jones, Milo Villalobos

Centennial: David Alamillo, Nate Ortiz

Chavez: Jerry Parra

Delano: Gabriel Ulloa

Foothill: Robert Wright

Frontier: Kris Anglin, Kobe Silva, Tristin Tatum

Garces: Robert Morales, Jacen Roberson, Jack Tobias

Highland: Anthony Baldridge, Andres Garza, Niko Joven, Nick Sales

Independence: Hunter Adams, Riley Combs

Liberty: Matt Anderson, Zach Griffin, Matt Patton, Derek Rodriguez, Jakob Russell, Andrew Yoder

Mira Monte: Manuel Chavez, James Melendez, Isaac Saldana

North: Justin Calley, Austin Madden

Ridgeview: Benji Caggianelli, Riley Moran, Jose Ruis

Rosamond: Abraham Grimes, Carlos Oceguera, Alejandro Peru

Shafter: Carson Watson

South: Johnny Sanders

Stockdale: Ryan Darbee, Jacob Ruley, Zach Rundle, Kade Sheedy

Taft: Kyle Tarpley

Tehachapi: Nathan Boesler, Yeager Jarrett, Marty Mcirvin, Logan Snyder, Riley Thompson

Wasco: Jose Becerra, Dre Hankins, Dominic Martinez, Zach Sullivan, Chris Velasco

West: Austin Mead, Logan Wensley

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