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Thursday, April 2, 2009
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ESPN RISE Magazine

Positional Players
Name School Position Year
Tyler Christian Leigh 3B/RHP Senior
Kevin Corey Los Gatos SS Senior
Kenny Diekroeger Menlo School SS/RHP Senior
Joey Epperson Miramonte SS Senior
Mitch Haniger Archbishop Mitty OF Senior
Cody Keefer Davis OF Senior
Charlie McClung Monte Vista Christian C Senior
Stephen Piscotty Amador Valley SS/RHP Senior
Tony Renda Junipero Serra SS/OF Senior
Pat Stover Rocklin OF Senior

Pitchers
Name School Position Year
Mark Appel Monte Vista RHP Senior
Nick Berhel De La Salle RHP Senior
Mike Botelho Castro Valley RHP Senior
Robbie Erlin Scotts Valley LHP Senior
Dylan Floro Buhach Colony RHP/OF Senior
Scott Griggs San Ramon Valley RHP Senior
Trevor Hildenberger Archbishop Mitty RHP Senior
Justin Jones Oakdale LHP Senior
Nick Vandertuig Oakdale RHP Junior
Joey Wagman Monte Vista RHP Senior

Other Top Players
Name School Position Year
Nick Bartalone California SS Sr.
Drew Bradshaw Monte Vista LHP Sr.
Dan Chavez Junipero Serra RHP Sr.
Scott David Amador Valley C Sr.
Steve Filippi Sonoma Valley OF Sr.
Billy Flamion Central Catholic LHP/OF So.
Kyle Gallegos California C/3B Sr.
Ben Graff Sonoma RHP Jr.
Christian Jones Monte Vista RHP Sr.
Zach Jones Santa Teresa RHP/SS Sr.
Karl Kobler Cardinal Newman OF Sr.
Jason Kochan California RHP/1B Sr.
Andrew Lassen Clayton Valley OF Sr.
Louie Lechich St. Mary's (Stockton) LHP Jr.
Darrel Matthews Clayton Valley OF Sr.
Chris Mendoza Branham RHP Sr.
Wade Morten East Union C Sr.
Mike Moyer Head-Royce OF Sr.
Matt Nadolski Casa Grande OF Sr.
Justin Rahn Monta Vista LHP Sr.
Michael Rivera St. Mary's (Stockton) SS/2B Sr.
Andrew Rodriguez James Logan OF Sr.
Grant Saunders Monte Vista C Sr.
Andrew Sublett Pacific Grove 3B/RHP Sr.
Zach Turner De La Salle RHP Sr.
Nate Underwood Bellarmine Prep RHP Sr.

KENNY DIEKROEGER
The Stanford coaches can't wait to get their hands on Diekroeger, who batted .464 as a junior with six homers. He is No. 16 in the ESPNU player rankings.

TONY RENDA
Renda does it all for Junipero Serra. In addition to playing great defense, the Cal recruit batted .486 last year with seven home runs, 46 RBIs and 19 stolen bases.

MARK APPEL
The 6-foot-4 right-hander leads one of the best pitching staffs in the nation with his fastball/slider combo. Stanford scooped him up after watching Appel dominate at the Area Code Games.

SCOTT GRIGGS
Rated the No. 11 player in the ESPNU player rankings, Griggs is capable of shutting down any lineup. An Aflac All-American last year, he's headed to UCLA in the fall.

Coach's Take

AN AREA COACH ON KENNY DIEKROEGER:
"His athleticism is the first thing (that stands out). He could probably play any position he wanted. You know there are some players you have to watch every day to appreciate, but he does something every game."