High-SchoolCalifornia: Luke Eubank

All-State Baseball: First Team

July, 2, 2012
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California high school baseball,ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the WeekHarold Abend/ESPNHSHeritage of Brentwood pitcher Paul Blackburn is one of the best in Northern California.
Mr. Baseball Player of the Year Ty Moore headlines the top 30 overall honorees on the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball teams. Thirty more players selected to all-state overall second team.

FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE CATCHERS

Jose Barraza (Sunnyside, Fresno) Sr.
Before the Chicago White Sox drafted him in the seventh round at No. 231 overall (the highest high school catcher chosen from California), the Wildcats’ 6-Foot-1, 220-pound left-handed hitting and right-handed throwing catcher and pitcher was headed to junior college. Now, after signing with Chicago, he’s playing in the Appalachian Rookie Instructional League. Despite his team having a sub .500 season, Barraza put up astounding numbers to earn County/Metro Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player honors. His .493 average with eight home runs and 25 RBIs, plus 104 strikeouts in 72 innings as a pitcher was too much to overlook, even in a very tough league that included Bullard of Fresno, the CIF Central Section’s Division I champion.

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Mr. Baseball Player of the Year Finalists

June, 7, 2012
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California high school sports,Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year finalistsBlair Angulo/ESPNLA/ESPNHSJustin Garza went 25-1 in 2011 and 2012 seasons for Bonita of La Verne (Calif.).
One of these nine standouts will be chosen as the 2012 honoree and would join an exclusive club of Cal-Hi Sports players of the year that dates back more than 100 years.

Here are the nine players who have been selected as finalists to be 2012 ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year:

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 31, 2012
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California high school baseball, California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSMarin Catholic's Jared Goff is the son of a former MLB pitcher.
It’s a big week for those who are star quarterbacks as well as baseball standouts. Honor roll includes Kevin Farley, Jared Goff, Khari McGee, Stephen Nogosek, Nick Pacheco and Brett Stephens.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, May 26; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 30; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

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Mater Dei back to No. 1 in the state, but strong No. 2 has emerged in San Diego as Vista is up to 29-3 after first two games of section playoffs. Also on the rise is Cathedral Catholic, Campolindo and St. Mary’s of Stockton.

Other highlights from this week’s baseball rankings include:

Valley Christian of San Jose winning CCS Division I title on a no-hitter.

Bullard of Fresno winning CIF Central Section top division title and assuring itself of at least top 13 final ranking.

West Ranch and Newbury Park earning spots in the CIFSS D1 semifinals and going up into the top 20.

Click here to see the complete list within the ESPNHS rankings tool.

Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 25, 2012
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Pacifica’s Kyle Davis shows there more to the Mariners than nationally-ranked softball team. This week’s honor roll also includes Theron Kay from San Jose Valley Christian and Cody Snider of Dougherty Valley.

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, May 19; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 23; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Donovan Bertonchini (Madera South)
He went 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run, double and a career high seven RBIs in a 15-2 win over Porterville in a CIF Central Section D3 playoff game.

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Cal-Hi Sports Boys State Stat Stars

April, 6, 2012
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Among the best on this week’s baseball honor roll is one of the state’s top Class of 2013 football recruits plus Erik Barron of San Jose Mt. Pleasant (threw second straight no-hitter) and Luke Eubank of Newbury Park (threw second no-hitter).

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, March 31; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 4; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Erik Barron (Mt. Pleasant, San Jose)
Throwing a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts doesn’t get you into the state record book, but Barron did it after he had a no-hitter in his previous start and that certainly does the trick. Barron’s first no-hitter came in a 5-0 win two weeks ago against Evergreen Valley of San Jose. The second came in a 4-0 win last week over Oak Grove. The Cardinals also beat Oak Grove 24-0 in a recent game. Barron didn’t pitch in that game, but he hit and went 3-for-4 with six RBIs.

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