Felton batted .510 and drove in 30 runs last year to
earn All-East Valley Tribune Class 5A first team honors.
He also led No. 12-seeded Corona del Sol to a firstround
5A-I upset of No. 5 Brophy Prep.
Helm was more well known for his bat last year, as
his .490 batting average and seven home runs can
attest. His pitching stats last year were also impressive.
He was 8-3 for Hamilton with a 2.03 ERA.
Rated the nation's No. 37 player in the Class of 2009 by
Perfect Game, Stevenson's heavy, hard fastball and
great pitch movement have some teams considering
picking him early in this year's MLB Draft.
When Upperman takes the mound, opposing
teams' bats seem to take the day off. His 7-0 record
and 0.58 ERA last year were good enough for All-
East Valley Tribune 4A-1A second team honors.
AN AREA COACH ON TOMMY JOSEPH:
"He's a hitter, for sure. He hits for power, and he's
got a good compact swing. When you're getting
all of the attention he's getting, it's hard to play
your game, but he's doing a pretty good job."