HB quartet commit to programs

High School Roundup

Pouelsen, Danner verbally commit to play baseball at UCLA, Brodt picks Santa Clara, Davis chooses UC Santa Barbara.

August 28, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

Four members of the Huntington Beach High baseball program got their recruiting process out of the way early by recently committing to three NCAA Division 1 schools.

Oilers Head Coach Benji Medure said Logan Pouelsen and Hagen Danner both committed to UCLA, Jake Brodt to Santa Clara, and Noah Davis to UC Santa Barbara.

"I am very proud of all four of them," Medure said. "I am pumped that they will have an opportunity to continue their baseball careers. One of my goals as a head coach is to get my players to the best school possible and all four of these guys picked great schools, not only for baseball but to get a great education."

Pouelsen, a third baseman, had a standout freshman year last spring. He hit .387 and was named the Sunset League's Rookie of the Year.

Brodt, a first baseman who is starting his senior year, hit .366 and was named second team all-league as a junior.


Davis, a pitcher, is now a junior and Danner, a catcher, is entering his freshman year at Huntington.

"It is nice to get this [recruitment] out of the way early and commit to a school I've always wanted to go to," Pouelsen said of UCLA. "I just loved it there when I walked onto the campus, and saw the facilities when I went on a tour. Coach [John] Savage and all the coaches are just great. I'm really excited."

Savage coached UCLA to its first national championship in baseball in June when the Bruins won the College World Series at Omaha, Neb. That team included former Oiler, freshman Brett Urabe who was an all-Sunset League player at Huntington and graduated from the school in 2012.

Another former Oiler, Beau Amaral, had a three-year career at UCLA and played in two (2010, 2012) College World Series. Amaral was drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds.



Edison has been selected as part of the game package for the Ford CIF Southern Section Game of the Week for the 2013 prep football season. FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket, in partnership with the CIF Southern Section, announced its 16-game television schedule Aug. 22.

Edison's Sept. 27 nonleague game against Mater Dei at Santa Ana Bowl will be televised by FOX Sports 1. Calling the game action will be MLB on FOX play-by-play announcer Daron Sutton and analyst Ben Leber, a former NFL linebacker who also is part of FOX College Football on FOX College Sports (FCS).

The Edison-Mater Dei game also will re-air on FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket during the week following the matchup.

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