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.
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 Valley won the league title.
Jacob Hudson, IF/P, Valley Christian, junior
West Catholic Athletic League’s MVP hit .343 (37 for 108) and knocked in 24 runs. Also made 14 appearances on the mound, finishing with a 2.62 in 37 ⅓ innings as Valley finished fifth in the final Bay Area News Group rankings.
Lucas Kelly, IF/P, Sacred Heart Cathedral, senior
Texas A&M commit hit .449 with seven homers and 14 doubles for a team that made the CCS Division I playoffs. Finished with a .570 on-base percentage and 28 RBIs. Scored 37 runs. First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League honors.
Anthony Martinez, C, De La Salle, senior
Bay Area News Group player of the year hit .411 (39 for 95) with a school-record 10 homers. Drove in 44 runs and struck out only twice all season as DLS won NCS and NorCal D1 titles. In 12 games against Top 15 BANG opponents, UC Irvine commit hit .457 with five HRs, 15 RBIs and 10 walks. Steady presence behind the plate.
Blake Rogers, P, St. Francis, senior
West Catholic Athletic League’s pitcher of the year finished 7-0 with a 0.80 ERA in 70 ⅓ innings. Pitched a complete game against Valley Christian when St. Francis won the West Catholic Athletic League postseason title and seven shutout innings in a 1-0, eight-inning win over Palo Alto for the CCS D1 title. Committed to Baylor.
Jarren Advincula, IF/OF, Archbishop Mitty, junior
Hit a team-best .422 (38 for 90) and drove in 26 runs. San Diego State commit received first-team all-West Catholic Athletic League honors.
Kyler Bacosa, P, Bellarmine, senior
First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League selection for a team that reached the semifinals of the CCS D-I and NorCal D-II playoffs. Bound for the University of Redlands, he allowed one or fewer earned runs in nine of 11 appearances.
Charlie Bates, IF, Palo Alto, sophomore
Stanford commit hit .394 (second on the team) and knocked in 32 runs. Had 16 extra-base hits, including 11 doubles. Had a game-winning hit in the CCS D1 quarterfinals against Carlmont. Received first-team SCVAL De Anza Division honors.
Evan Bilter, OF, Foothill, senior
First-team all-East Bay Athletic League recognition. Led the Falcons with a .439 batting average and 43 hits. Drove in 33 runs.
Michael Castaneda, P/IF, Valley Christian, junior
First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League honoree helped Valley to a 25-8-1 season, finishing 7-2 with a 2.25 ERA. Struck out 71 in 65 ⅓ innings for a team that reached the CCS and NorCal D1 semifinals.
Brendan Comerford, IF/P, Foothill, junior
St. Mary’s commit helped the Falcons reach the NCS DI final and NorCal D1 semifinals, hitting .365 (38 for 104) with eight doubles, two triples and 16 RBIs. Shortstop committed only four errors in 105 chances.
Rowan Kelly, OF, Bellarmine, sophomore
UC Santa Barbara-commit hit a team-best .411 (37 for 90). Had 25 RBIs and 15 extra-base hits, including four homers. Named to the West Catholic Athletic League’s first team.
Wyatt King, OF, St. Francis, senior
Bound for Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, he hit .311 with a team-leading 39 RBIs and six homers. Finished with 20 extra-base hits. Drove in eight runs and hit a grand slam against Mitty when St. Francis clinched the West Catholic Athletic League regular-season title. WCAL first-team pick.
Jacob Krieg, IF/P, Clayton Valley, senior
Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division MVP went 8-2 with a 0.44 ERA. Bound for Oregon State, he struck out 83 and walked seven in 64 innings. He also hit .339 in 59 at-bats for a team that finished 21-5.
Josh Morano, P, Granada, junior
East Bay Athletic League pitcher of the year and Arizona commit went 7-3 with a 1.24 ERA. Struck out 98 and walked 19 in 62 innings for a team that advanced to the NCS D1 quarterfinals.
Alec Nava, IF, De La Salle, senior
Leadoff hitter and second baseman, Nava hit .409 (36 for 88), scored 30 runs and knocked in 19 while helping the Spartans capture NCS and NorCal DI championships. In the section playoffs, first-team all-East Bay Athletic League honoree went 9 for 15 (.600) and scored eight runs.
Danny Peters, P/IF, Palo Alto, senior
First-team all-SCVAL De Anza Division selection. Went 7-2 with a 2.15 ERA and was the winning pitcher in a 7-0 win over Valley Christian in CCS D1 semifinals. Hit .312 with six home runs and six doubles. Also had 37 RBIs.
Landon Stump, P, Live Oak, junior
UCLA commit was the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division pitcher of the year. Struck out 98 in 62 ⅓ innings with 27 walks for a team that nearly upset St. Francis in the CCS D1 playoffs. Finished 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA.
Jack Surdey, P, St. Francis, junior
First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League honors. In 61 ⅔ innings, he allowed just 13 earned runs (1.48 ERA) as the Lancers captured league and Central Coast Section Division I championships and finished as the NorCal DII runner-up.
Tyler Wood, P, De La Salle, senior
Pitched a team-high 54 innings, finishing 8-0 with a 1.94 ERA. Threw a three-hit shutout against St. Francis in March, an outcome that gave DLS the top seed in the NorCal D1 playoffs. Pitched two innings of one-run ball in relief in the NorCal final against St. Francis, helping DLS win 7-6.
Antonio Cabrera, P/IF/OF, Archbishop Mitty, senior
Didn’t allow a run in 13 postseason innings, including a shutout in the CCS DII final against Branham. Went 10-2 on the mound as Mitty captured section and regional titles. Bound for USF.
Cole Curtis, OF, Albany, senior
Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division co-MVP hit .429 with five homers and 22 RBIs while leading Albany to a league title. In a win over Pinole Valley in late April, he went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and scored three runs.
Cade Cushing, IF, De La Salle, senior
De La Salle’s second-leading run producer, finishing with 35 RBIs. Hit four home runs and had a .333 batting average, helping the Spartans win NCS and NorCal Division I championships. San Jose State commit.
Griffen DeRusso, Berean Christian, junior
First-team all-Diablo Athletic League Valley Division selection helped lead Berean to the NorVal DV title game. Led the team with 35 hits and 36 RBIs. Had a .365 batting average.
Cole Ehrhorn, P, Liberty, junior
Bay Valley Athletic League most valuable pitcher finished 7-2 to help lead the Lions to the semifinals of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. Struck out 70 in 60 innings with 15 walks. Had a 2.2 ERA.
Troy Frazier, P/IF, Fremont Christian, junior
Most Outstanding Pitcher in the Bay Counties League, Finished 11-2 for the league champs with a 1.49 ERA. Struck out 98 in 65 ⅔ innings.
Matt Garcia, IF/P, Branham, junior
First-team all-BVAL Mt. Hamilton Division selection. Hit a team-leading .427 (47 for 110) while helping the Bruins reach the CCS Division II final. Also scored 34 runs and knocked in 19. In eight appearances on the mound, he had a 2.28 ERA.
Tripp Garrish, IF/OF/P, Carlmont, senior
Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division player of the year and Air Force commit finished with a team-best .455 batting average while helping the Scots advance to the CCS DI playoffs. Had 30 hits, 24 RBIs and six homers among 15 extra-base hits. Also was 7-1 with a 2.57 on the mound.
Holden Glavin, P, Burlingame, junior
Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division pitcher of the year went 7-3 with a 1.61 ERA. Pitched four shutouts and had a save. Struck out 73 in 65 ⅓ innings.
Jesse Gutierrez, IF/P, Wilcox, senior
First-team selection in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s De Anza Division. Helped the Chargers place second in the league and reach the semifinals of the CCS Division II playoffs. Committed to San Jose State.
Carter Johnstone, IF, Los Gatos, sophomore
First-team all-SCVAL De Anza Division honors. Hit .444 (40 for 90) and had a .523 on-base percentage. Knocked in 24 runs and had 14 doubles.
Darrell Mays, IF/OF/P, Berkeley, senior
West Alameda County Conference co-player of the year led league champion Berkeley with 26 hits. He finished with a .333 batting average as the Yellowjackets went 19-7.
Anthony Potestio, P/IF/OF, Heritage, junior
Bay Valley Athletic League MVP finished with a .412 batting average (33 for 80). Knocked in 27 runs and scored 26 as the Patriots reached the NCS D1 quarterfinals.
Dylan Stewart, P/IF, St. Joseph Notre Dame, senior
MVP of the Bay Counties League. Struck out 131 in 75 innings, finishing 6-2 with a 1.77 ERA. He also hit .386, scored 23 runs and knocked in 20 for the NCS Division IV runner-up.
Noah Zirkle, P/IF, St. Mary’s-Berkeley, senior
Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division pitcher of the year and Fresno State commit went 8-1 with a 2.15 ERA as the Panthers won the NCS Division IV title.
Zach Allen, Terra Nova, senior
Luis Becerra, Moreau Catholic, senior
Richard Brune, Oak Grove, senior
Aidan Camburg, California, senior
Nico Defazio, Piedmont, senior
Lucas Dennis, Saratoga, junior
Xavier Esquer, Palo Alto, senior
Owen Firestone, Alameda, senior
Colton Fisher, Carlmont, senior
Derek Gile, St. Francis, junior
Matt Gonsalves, Dougherty Valley, senior
Daniel Hernandez, James Logan, junior
Chase Knight, Bellarmine, junior
Carson Leclerc, Gunn, junior
Isaac Lucas, Oakland Tech, senior
Luca McKerley, Berkeley, senior
Jared Mettam, Half Moon Bay, senior
Luke Meyer, Berean Christian, junior
Nate Miller, Leigh, junior
Sam Papp, Palo Alto, junior
Myles Potter, Gunderson, senior
Cal Randall, De La Salle, junior
Alan Ramirez, Wilcox, senior
Joey Rusca, Las Lomas, senior
Jackson Schofield, Dublin, senior
Liam Thompson, Branham, senior
Ricky Vidal, Santa Teresa, senior
Nick Walsh, Foothill, senior
Brady Wetzel, California, senior
Kyle White, Acalanes, senior
Evan Williams, Branham, junior
Caden Wooster, Bishop O’Dowd, senior
HOW TEAM WAS CHOSEN & WHO IS ELIGIBLE
The Bay Area News Group’s high school sports staff selects the team. Those eligible for all-Bay Area News Group honors come from leagues based predominantly in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.