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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Times' All-Star team

June 18, 2009|Ben Bolch

Tyler Matzek, Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley, Pitcher, Sr.: The Colorado Rockies drafted Matzek 11th overall after the left-hander pitched 18 1/3 scoreless innings during the playoffs to finish with a 13-1 record and 0.97 earned-run average. He also hit .404 with eight home runs and 32 runs batted in.

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Henry Owens, Huntington Beach Edison, Pitcher, So.: The unshakable left-hander gave up only one unearned run in seven innings during a semifinal playoff victory over Mater Dei to finish 10-1 with an 0.98 ERA.

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Ryon Healy, Encino Crespi, Utility, Jr.: Versatile first baseman and pitcher hit .468 with 25 RBIs this season and homered during Celts' Division II championship victory over Huntington Beach. He also was 11-0 with a 1.81 ERA and seven complete games.

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Matt Hobgood, Norco, First baseman, Sr.: Power bat and power arm. Hit .475 with 21 home runs and 55 RBIs. As pitcher was 11-1 with an 0.92 ERA. Gatorade national player of the year was drafted fifth overall by Baltimore.

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Wes Hatton, Norco, Infielder, Sr.: Combined with Hobgood to give the Cougars the finest one-two hitting and pitching duo around. Drafted in the fourth round by the Angels after going 5-1 with a 1.24 ERA and hitting .500 with six homers and 22 RBIs.

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Matt Davidson, Yucaipa, Infielder, Sr.: Third baseman has drawn comparisons to the New York Mets' David Wright. Hit .553 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs. Was drafted 35th overall by Arizona.

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Nolan Arenado, Lake Forest El Toro, Infielder, Sr.: Walked in nearly one of every five plate appearances, Arenado still hit .517 with five homers, 14 doubles and 23 RBIs. He also went 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA as a pitcher. Drafted in the second round by Colorado.

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Carlos Escobar Jr., Chatsworth, Catcher, Sr.: Threw out eight of 12 runners who tried to steal and hit a three-run homer during the Chancellors' City Section championship victory over Reseda Cleveland. Batted .320 with six homers and 27 RBIs.

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Cory Hahn, Santa Ana Mater Dei, Outfielder, Jr.: Sparked Mater Dei's quarterfinal playoff victory over Norco with two homers, including a grand slam against Hobgood. Hit .367 with six homers, 17 RBIs and a .500 on-base percentage.

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Jake Marisnick, Riverside Poly, Outfielder, Sr.: Batted .404 with six homers, nine doubles and 31 RBIs. One of the homers helped the Bears upset San Juan Capistrano JSerra in the playoffs.

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Austin Wilson, North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, Outfielder, Jr.: Hit .543 with seven homers, 29 RBIs, a .986 slugging percentage and 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts.

-- Ben Bolch

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