High-SchoolCalifornia: James Marvel

Final State Division Baseball Rankings

June, 11, 2012
California high school baseballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSJames Marvel led Campolindo to 2012 CIF North Coast Section Division II title.
Cal-Hi Sports’ mythical champs for 2012 are Vista (D1), Campolindo (D2), Cathedral Catholic (D3), Escalon (D4) and Desert Christian of Lancaster (D5).

This year’s only repeat winner as a Cal-Hi Sports divisional state team of the year in baseball is Escalon in Division IV. Both Campolindo (D2) and Cathedral Catholic (D3) also have been No. 1 in the state previously.

For the final rankings, five extra teams have been ranked in each division.

Here are the final divisional state rankings for the 2012 baseball season (thanks to Paul Muyskens for contributions; previous rank in parentheses; through games of Monday, June 4):

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Mr. Baseball Player of the Year Finalists

June, 7, 2012
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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Saturday baseball: CIFSDS club will be No. 1

June, 3, 2012
California high school baseball,CIF Sac-Joaquin SectionMark Tennis/ESPNHSMichael Rishwain (left) and Sam Held combined for solid pitching in Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Cathedral Catholic wins second straight section title and caps second straight 30-win season. Campolindo and St. Mary’s of Stockton both threepeat. CLICK HERE for Saturday softball roundup.

After Saturday’s section baseball championships, it’s certain that a team from the CIF San Diego Section is going to finish No. 1 in the final overall state rankings.

It’s just not certain whether that team is going to be Vista or Cathedral Catholic.

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