High-SchoolCalifornia: Ryan Tellez

All-State Baseball: Underclass

June, 30, 2012
California high school baseballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSRyan 'Rowdy" Tellez is a slugging star for Elk Grove.
First group of honorees for the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball teams is for non-seniors. We have a first team of 30 players and a second team of 20 more.

State Team of the Year Vista and Division II State Team of the Year Campolindo of Moraga might be very good again next season if selections to the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball underclass teams are a barometer.

Both Vista and Campolindo landed three players each among the 50 who were either named first team or second team. Other schools to collect more than one player chosen are Elk Grove, El Toro, Harvard-Westlake, Rancho Bernardo and Willow Glen.

Here are the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Underclass Teams:

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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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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

May, 11, 2012
Being a stat star is one thing, but S.F. Washington’s Christopher Hau put together his big game at AT&T Park. Also among this week’s best is pitcher Cody Valdez, who threw an eight-inning no-hitter and lost.

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 5; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 9; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

T.J. Briggs (Freedom, Oakley)
He pitched six innings of two-hit ball and also drove in four runs in a 7-1 win over Antioch.

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Elk Grove stops surging Valley Christian of San Jose and jumps from No. 20 to No. 6 in this week’s rankings.

Other highlights from this week’s baseball rankings include:

J.W. North of Riverside and Huntington Beach staying No. 1 and No. 2.

Clovis West and Campolindo impressing at Central California Showcase, but previous No. 6 Buchanan losing twice.

Beckman, Long Beach Wilson going in as newcomers behind top pitchers James Kaprielian and Chase Dejong.

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