Prep Baseball Previews

February 26, 2014|By Mike Sciacca

First pitch of the 2014 prep baseball season will be tossed Saturday for five local high schools.

Four of the five teams, defending Sunset League champion Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, CIF Southern Section Division 1 runner-up Marina, and Ocean View, play season-opening doubleheaders. The fifth team, Edison, is hosting its own tournament.

Below is a capsule look at the local teams.


League: Sunset

Head coach: Cameron Chinn (first year)


Coaching staff: Mark Clabough, John Gonsalves, Joe Lehman, Bob Strachan.

2013 overall record: 11-15

2013 league record: 5-10 (sixth)

2013 CIF-SS playoffs: Did not qualify

Returning varsity players: Brian Schales (SS, Sr.); Nick Mailman (OF, Jr.); Kevin Ando (C, Jr.); Noah Kronfly (P, Jr.); Michael Mahony (OF/P, Jr.); Dylan Sneed (1B, Sr.); Wyatt Adams (UTL, Jr.); Stephen Knapp (OF/P, Jr.); Jake Scott (3B, Jr.); Parker Quenneville (OF, Sr.).

Players returning with honors: Brian Schales (first-team all-league); Nick Mailman (second-team all-league).

Varsity newcomers: Kaz Akamatsu (P, Soph.); Adam Moses (1B/3B, Sr.); Charlie Dysome (1B, Jr.); Phil Knapp (OF, Sr.); Leo Hyodo (2B, Soph.); Aaron Satterfield (P, Sr.); Nate Madden (P, Jr.); Jason Mclellan (P, Sr.); Wyatt Bersch (C, Sr.); Jake Bersch (1B, Sr.); Will Pay (OF, Sr.); Andrew Nero (C, Sr.); Austin Vander Reit (OF, Sr.).

Coach's outlook: "2014 will see this team perform well as we develop team camaraderie and excel at the little things," said Chinn who previously coached for nine years at Paramount High.

Season opener: Saturday, 9:45 a.m., vs. Compton Centennial, Edison Tournament.

Fountain Valley

League: Sunset

Head coach: Deric Yanagisawa (second year)

Coaching staff: Chris Sorce; Garrett McFaul; Mark Wishek.

2013 overall record: 24-5

2013 league record: 12-3 (champion)

2013 CIF-SS playoffs: Reached second round, Division 1.

Returning varsity players: Brock Lundquist (1B/OF, Sr.); Daniel Patzlaff (SS, Sr.); Dillon Persinger (OF/2B/C, Sr.); Justin Cobb (OF/P, Jr.); Justin Brand (3B, Sr.); Hunter Margain (P, Jr.); Daniel Rosica (C, Sr.); Justin Navarro MI/P, Jr.); Scott Schultz (P, Sr.); Joe Loranger (P, Sr).

Players returning with honors: Brock Lundquist (2013 league MVP, first-team All-CIF); Daniel Patzlaff (first-team all-league; second-team All-CIF); Justin Cobb (2013 league co-rookie of the year); Dillon Persinger (first-team all-league); Justin Brand (second-team all-league).

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