Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars
May, 31, 2012
By Harold Abend & Paul Muyskens | ESPN.com
Mark 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)
Dean Boerner & Kyle Czaplak (Pacific Grove)
Boerner had three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Czaplak plated three runs, as the Breakers knocked off two-time defending CIF Central Coast Section Division III champion Menlo School of Atherton in a 10-6 title-game victory last Saturday.
Kyle Davis (Pacifica, Garden Grove)
For the second straight week, Davis makes the honor roll. He pitched five innings and allowed two hits but at the plate is where he did the most damage in Pacifica’s 17-2 win over Mission Viejo in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. Davis hit two homers and drove in seven runs.
Kevin Farley (California, San Ramon)
The Grizzlies’ two-sport star and quarterback turned first baseman was instrumental in leading California to a 5-2 CIF North Coast Section Division I semifinal victory over Danville Monte Vista. The 6-foot-2 senior had a home run, three hits, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored.
Jared Goff (Marin Catholic, Kentfield)
Goff may be one of the top quarterbacks on the West Coast for next season, and proved it at the recent Elite 11 and NFTC Oakland events, but his dad Jerry Goff played major league baseball, and Jared has been a major contributor to a Wildcats’ baseball team this spring that will be playing this weekend for an NCS Division IV title. In quarterfinal and semifinal 13-1 and 5-0 victories over McKinleyville and Napa Justin-Siena, respectively, the 6-foot-3 shortstop had a combined three hits, three RBIs, and two runs scored, and had a 1.000 fielding percentage on eight chances.
Matt Haskins & Luke Eubank (Newbury Park)
Before the Panthers pulled off their upset of Mater Dei earlier this week, Haskins pitched five scoreless innings and Eubanks pitched the final two innings as they defeated El Toro 2-0 in CIFSS Division I second-round action.
Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego)
One of the top home run hitters not just in the state but in the nation, this sophomore hit two more out of the ballpark in a 9-1 San Diego Section Division II playoff win over Steele Canyon to increase his total this season to 17.
Julian Kelly (Valley Christian, Dublin)
Julian was ruling on the mound and at the plate in a 3-0 NCS D5 quarterfinal win over Oakland College Prep. Kelly tossed a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and also had two hits, including an RBI double, and a stolen base. In a semifinal 5-4 win over Petaluma St. Vincent de Paul, Kelly had an RBI single, scored a run and stole two bases.
Devin Mahoney & Kevin Flemer (St. Mary’s, Berkeley)
Mahoney was right on the money in a 10-5 victory over arch-rival Salesian of Richmond in the NCS D4 semifinals. He was 4-for-5 with three home runs and seven knocked in. Flemer went 3-for-4 and also homered with two RBIs – and struck out nine in a complete game pitching effort.
Khari McGee (Edison, Fresno)
This junior, who will be one of the most talented quarterbacks in the state this fall in football, hit a home run and pitched 6 1/3 strong innings to lead Edison past Mt. Whitney of Visalia 6-2 in the CIF Central Section Division II championship.
Stephen Nogosek (Woodcreek, Roseville)
With the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship on the line, he allowed just two hits while striking out six in a 7-2 win over Granite Bay. Just a junior, he finished the season an undefeated 8-0 on the mound for the Timberwolves, who captured their second section championship in program history. Nogosek attended the recent Nike football camp and could be one of the top quarterbacks this fall in the Sacramento region.
Nick Pacheco & Blake Quinn (Bullard, Fresno)
A junior catcher, Pacheco went 3-for-3 with two doubles when the Knights beat Clovis 6-2 in the CIF Central Section Division I championship. He also was the starting quarterback for Bullard in last December’s D1 section title-game loss to Bakersfield. Quinn, meanwhile, struck out nine and scattered six hits for the mound win. The 6-foot-4 senior has signed with Fresno State, but told the Fresno Bee he was working out this week for the Houston Astros and might sign if he’s drafted favorably next week.
Matt Richards (Granada, Livermore)
The NCS D1 quarterfinal between the Matadors and Mission San Jose of Fremon only lasted five innings but that was still enough time for the junior to hit two home runs and drive in four in a 13-3 win.
Billy Roth (Vista)
With little room for error, this junior allowed just two hits and faced the minimum as the Panthers defeated Torrey Pines of San Diego 1-0 in the San Diego Section Division I quarterfinals.
Carlos Salazar (Kerman)
Just a junior, Salazar is an emerging big-time pitching prospect from the Central Valley. In Kerman’s 2-0 triumph over Bakersfield Christian for the CIF Central Section Division VI title, Salazar gave up one hit in 6 2/3 innings and struck out 14. The Fresno State commit ended the season with 159 Ks in 77 innings.
Anthony Sommer (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo)
Enjoying his spring, Sommer drove in five runs for the Wolverines in their 16-3 win over Trabuco Hills in the CIFSS Division II semifinals. The sophomore outfielder and the rest of his teammates play next at Dodger Stadium in the final.
Brett Stephens (Campolindo, Moraga)
Here’s another star football quarterback that helped lead his team into a section title game, only this quarterback will play baseball in college. In a surprisingly easy 10-0 NCS D3 semifinal win over College Park of Pleasant Hill, Stephens, a UCLA-bound centerfielder, crushed a solo home run to right field in the second inning, then added a three-run shot to center field in the seventh.
Cameron Stewart (Valley Christian, San Jose)
The 6-foot-9 hoops power forward and senior right-handed pitcher tossed a no-hitter in the biggest game of his career, a 3-1 victory over Hollister San Benito that delivered the Warriors a CCS Division I championship.