High-SchoolCalifornia: Brady Aiken

Area Code Roundup with a Cal-Hi twist

August, 15, 2012
California high school baseballMark Tennis/ESPNHSAlex Jackson is just a junior, but the catcher from San Diego created quite a buzz at this year's Area Code Games.
California underclass players shine in annual baseball showcase event held last week at Blair Field in Long Beach.

Of the 234 players on the combined rosters of the eight Major League teams represented at the 26th Area Code Baseball Games played in Long Beach (Calif.) from August 5-10, there were 22 who have yet to play as high school juniors.

None, however, made bigger impressions on the 500 assembled scouts and college coaches than three underclass California boys.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 18, 2012
Freshman throws a one-hitter to lead his varsity team to a league championship. This week’s best also includes J.D. Cisneros of Bakersfield Ridgeview (6-for-6) and Dalton Smith of San Diego University City.

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 12; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 16; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Brady Aiken (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego)

The promising sophomore shut out Coronado in the Dons’ 5-0 Western League with 13 strikeouts in six innings. He has helped Cathedral Catholic to the No. 2 state ranking in Division III so far this season.

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