7/9-7/15 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner committed to Washington.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman committed to Colorado.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian P/K Jack Bosman committed to Yale.
  • 2019 Mission Bay PG Boogie Ellis picked up an offer from Oregon. Ellis had an excellent week playing for the Oakland Soldiers at the annual Peach Jam in South Carolina.

Baseball:

  • Three of San Diego’s best rising senior baseball players were named to the Perfect Game All-American Classic, showcasing the best high school baseball players in the country. The game will be held at Petco Park on Sunday, August 12th.
    • 2019 LHP/1B Spencer Jones of La Costa Canyon.
    • 2019 RHP/3B Derek Diamond of Ramona.
    • 2019 1B/OF Garrett Frechette of Cathedral Catholic.

Football:

  • 2019 Francis Parker punter/kicker Ryan Sanborn, who also plays quarterback for the Lancers, was named to the 2019 Army All-American Game in San Antonio.

Alumni:

  • 2011 Torrey Pines grad Michael Kim picked up his first career win on the PGA Tour, shooting 27-under and winning by 8 shots at the John Deere Classic.
  • 2015 Madison grad Imani Abdullah, who was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round out of high school, has retired from professional baseball. Abdullah struggled with injuries during his minor league career.
  • 2012 Torrey Pines grad Luc Rennie, who was drafted by the Orioles in the 16th round out of high school, has signed with the New York Mets. Rennie had been pitching in the Independent League the past three seasons, posting excellent numbers this season.

News:

  • I’m excited to be pairing up with San Diego Prep Insider to host a podcast starting very soon.

  • Long time California High School writer/historian Mark Tennis has released a new book covering great stories about high school football in California.

 

7/2-7/8 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Payson Campisano picked up an offer from Cal Poly.
  • 2019 Eastlake OF Micah Pietila-Wiggs committed to New Mexico.

Baseball:

  • La Costa Canyon‘s Spencer Jones and Ramona‘s Derek Diamond were both named to the Under Armour All-American Game on July 20th at Wrigley Field.

Alumni:

  • 2011 Rancho Buena Vista grad Johnny Dee had a huge game at the Drew League on Sunday playing for the Reapers, finishing with 30 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

6/25-7/1 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft committed to San Diego State.
  • 2019 Monte Vista DL Blake Schmidt has committed to Montana State.
  • 2018 Cathedral Catholic INF Logan Whitesides committed to Sonoma State.
  • 2019 Cathedral Catholic LS Nathan Weneta committed to Purdue as a preferred walk-on.
  • 2019 Eastlake OL Vincent Santos picked up an offer from the Naval Academy.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner took an unofficial visit to USC.

https://twitter.com/asaturner20/status/1012132415622471680

Alumni:

  • 2011 Torrey Pines grad Garrett Stubbs was selected for the Triple-A All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio. Stubbs is the top catching prospect in the Houston Astros Organization.
  • 2017 Madison grad Kevin Abel threw a complete game 2-hitter, striking out 10, to win the National Championship for Oregon State.

6/18-6/24 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin committed to UCLA.
  • 2019 Monte Vista RB Jahmon McClendon committed to San Diego State.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner took an official visit to Washington.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman took an official visit to Colorado.
  • 2019 Francis Parker LS Peter Bowden picked up an offer from Pennsylvania.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Pennsylvania.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon OL Luka Trifunovic received a preferred walk-on spot to Northwestern.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware picked up an offer from Montana State.

Alumni:

  • ’17 Madison grad Kevin Abel, a right-handed pitcher at Oregon State, started on the mound for the Beavers as they advanced into the College World Series Championship vs. Arkansas.
  • ’17 Cathedral Catholic grad Brandon McCoy entered the NBA Draft following one season at UNLV, but went undrafted. He has agreed to play summer league with the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • ’18 Mission Hills grad Kingston Liniak, a 4th round pick of the Detroit Tigers, picked up his first game-winning hit playing in the Gulf Coast League.

  • ’08 Torrey Pines grad Connor Johnson was named the new Head Coach for the Delaware Blue Coats, the G-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.

6/11-6/17 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll committed to California.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up offers from Columbia and Dartmouth.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Notre Dame.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner took an official visit to Notre Dame.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up offers from USC and UC-Davis.
  • 2021 Cathedral Catholic PF Obinna Anyanwu picked up an offer from Tulane.
  • 2019 Francis Parker K/P Ryan Sanborn picked up an offer from Columbia.
  • 2021 Bishop’s WR Clay Petry picked up his first offer, from Nevada.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian OL/DL Carson Drake picked up an offers from Davidson and Stetson.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Daniel Thomas picked up his first offer, from Columbia.
  • 2019 Mira Mesa ATH Noah Tumblin picked up an offer from USD.
  • 2019 Bishops LB Dominic Haley picked up an offer from Stetson.
  • 2021 Poway ATH Vance Jefferson picked up his first offer, from UC-Davis.

Baseball:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines RHP Joe Magrisi, a Cal State Fullerton-signee, was named the State Pitcher of the Year by PBR California.

Alumni:

  • 2018 Mission Hills OF Kingston Liniak, a 4th round pick in the MLB Draft, signed with the Detroit Tigers for $900K.
  • 2010 Granite Hills grad Joe Cardona, a long snapper with the New England Patriots, signed a 4-year contract extension with the team.

6/4-6/10 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from San Diego State.
  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline, a Boise State commit, picked up an offer from UCLA.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Payson Campisano picked up an offer from San Diego.
  • 2019 Point Loma ATH JL Skinner picked up an offer from Cal.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware picked up offers from San Diego and Azusa Pacific.

Baseball:

  • The 2018 All-CIF Baseball Selections were released on Saturday.

  • 2019 La Costa Canyon 1B Spencer Jones, a Vanderbilt commit, defeated Torrey Pines RHP/OF Joe Magrisi to win the High School All-Star Home Run Derby at Petco Park.

  • The San Diego Padres hosted an All-Star Game at Petco Park on Wednesday for 48 of the best prep baseball players in the county.

Alumni:

  • The annual MLB Draft was completed over three days during the past week. As always, San Diego had many current and former prep standouts selected throughout the 40 rounds.
    • 2018 Mission Hills grad Kingston Liniak was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the first pick of the 4th round.
    • 2015 Helix grad DaShawn Keirsey was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round.
    • 2015 La Jolla Country Day grad Alfonso Rivas was selected by the Oakland A’s in the 4th round.
    • 2015 Ramona grad Gage Canning was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 5th round.

5/28-6/3 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from USC.
  • 2019 Carlsbad OL Carlos Harrison picked up an offer from Central Florida.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up an offer from UNLV.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Jamahd Monroe picked up an offer from UNLV.
  • 2019 Point Loma DB JL Skinner picked up an offer from Wyoming.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up an offer from Harvard.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon OL Luka Trifunovic picked up an offer from USD.

Baseball:

  • Torrey Pines beat Poway, 2-1, in 10 innings to win the Open Division CIF Baseball Championship.
    • ’20 Kevin Sim, a USD-commit, hit a walk-off RBI double to give the Falcons an extra-inning win.
  • Grossmont beat Madison, 6-2, to win the Division 1 CIF Baseball Championship.
  • Mission Hills beat Parker, 5-3, to win the Division 2 CIF Baseball Championship.
  • Coronado beat Imperial, 7-3, to win the Division 3 CIF Baseball Championship.
  • San Pasqual beat Castle Park, 14-3, to win the Division 4 CIF Baseball Championship.
  • Tri-City Christian beat Mountain Empire, 11-1, to win the Division 5 CIF Baseball Championship.

Alumni:

  • ’17 Foothills Christian grad Jaylen Hands, a Point Guard at UCLA, will return for his sophomore season. Hands had declared for the draft but did not hire an agent in order to keep his eligibility.
  • ’09 Poway grad Austin Wynns was called up to make his Major League Debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • ’11 Hilltop grad Greg Allen hit a walk-off home run for the Cleveland Indians.

  • San Diego is well represented in the NCAA Baseball Tournament which began this weekend.

5/21-5/27 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner picked up an offer from Notre Dame.
  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up an offer from Georgia Tech.
  • 2019 San Marcos QB Miles Hastings, a UC-Davis commit, picked up an offer from Montana State.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up offers from Arizona and Utah State.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Arizona and Arizona State.
  • 2019 Point Loma ATH JL Skinner picked up offers from Arizona and Utah State.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up offers from Boise State and San Diego State.
  • 2019 Carlsbad OL Carlos Harrison picked up an offer from Fresno State.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Jamahd Monroe picked up an offers from Utah State, Montana State, and Idaho.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Peyson Campisano picked up an offer from Montana State.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up an offer from Sacramento State.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Jayden Wickware picked up offers from BYU and Idaho.
  • 2019 Classical Academy ATH Diego Preciado picked up his first offer, from Davidson.
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Austin Nicholas picked up an offer from San Diego State.
  • 2019 Mira Mesa DB Marcus Dean picked up his first offer, from BYU.
  • 2019 Mira Mesa DB Javelle Brown picked up his first offer, from BYU.

Baseball:

  • Torrey Pines senior Joe Magrisi hit a walk-off home run to beat La Costa Canyon in the first round of the Open Division Playoffs.

  • Petco Park will host a High School All-Star Game and Home Run Derby following the Padres day game on June 6th. More information HERE

Football:

  • The new open division format in football will consist of 4 teams, replacing the previous format of 8 teams.

Alumni:

  • ’05 Sweetwater grad Vidal Nuno, a left-handed pitcher, was called up to the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Roster.
  • ’14 Valhalla grad Jordan Qsar was named the WCC Baseball Player of the Year.

  • Former Cathedral Catholic RB Tyler Gaffney, who played at Stanford and briefly in the NFL, is back playing minor league baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

5/14-5/20 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up offers from Georgia, Columbia, Alabama, and Washington State.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up offers from UNLV, Oregon State.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up an offer from Colorado, San Jose State, and Colorado State.
  • 2019 Point Loma DB JL Skinner picked up offers from UNLV, UC-Davis, Colorado State, and San Diego State.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up offers from Hawaii, UNLV, and Penn.
  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up offers from Arizona, Cal
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up an offer from Navy
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up an offer from Idaho.
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Austin Nicholas picked up his first offer, from Cal.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up offers from Washington St, Brown, and Holy Cross.

Baseball:

  • Cathedral Catholic honored Brycen Newman, a senior who has battled Brain Cancer. Newman caught the first pitch on Senior Day against St. Augustine.

  • Torrey Pines Senior RHP Joe Magrisi, a CSU-Fullerton commit, extended his consecutive scoreless inning streak with a 7 inning, 2-hit shutout over league rival La Costa Canyon. Magrisi has not allowed a run in 51 innings.
    • A look at where Magrisi stands in State History, from Cal-Hi Sports– LINK
  • San Marcos was trailing Mission Hills 3-1, with two outs and a full count in the 7th inning. Trevor Phillips stepped in and here is what followed.

5/7-5/13 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline committed to Boise State.
  • 2019 San Marcos QB Miles Hastings committed to UC Davis.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft was offered by Air Force and Holy Cross.
  • 2019 Point Loma DB JL Skinner was offered by Hawaii.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon was offered by Northwestern and Vanderbilt.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll was offered by Oregon State, Princeton, and UC Davis.
  • 2019 Mission Hills ATH Jadan Washington was offered by Yale.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman was offered by Washington State and Hawaii.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Raiden Hunter was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 La Jolla WR Gabe Solis was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon OL Luka Trifunovic was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian OL-DL Carson Drake was offered by Brown.

Baseball:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines RHP/OF Joe Magrisi broke the section record for consecutive shutout innings (42), set by David Wells at Point Loma HS in 1982. Magrisi extended the active streak to 44.

  • 2019 Ramona RHP Derek Diamond, a Stanford commit, threw a no-hitter, double, homered, and drove in three runs in the 8-0 win over Escondido.

Basketball:

  • Mater Dei Catholic has hired a new Men’s Basketball Coach.

Alumni:

  • ’15 Granite Hills grad Jordan Verdon was named the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week for the 2nd time this season. Hitting .369 with 11 home runs for San Diego State.
  • ’13 Cathedral Catholic grad Stephen Gonsalves was named the MiLB Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA and 14 K’s. Gonsalves plays for the Rochester Red Wings, the AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.