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High School Roundup: Schales picked by Marlins

Edison High shortstop Brian Schales, the 2014 MVP of the Sunset League, and Fountain Valley first baseman Brock Lundquist, last year's league MVP, were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.

Schales was a fourth-round selection by the Miami Marlins. Lundquist went in the 37th round to the Oakland Athletics.

Schales and Lundquist, who played on rival teams, both previously committed to Long Beach State.

Schales, a four-year starter at shortstop for Edison, was a force in the field and at the plate. In 31 games, he hit .396, had 36 hits, homered seven times, walked 21 times, had 22 RBIs and struck out just eight times in 91 at-bats. Defensively, he committed only four errors.

"The thought was that he would go anywhere between the fourth and 10th rounds, and it was really exciting to see him go in the fourth," Edison Coach Cameron Chinn said of Schales. "His skill tools, or skill set, is very impressive.

"He does such a great job offensively but the one thing I think gets overlooked is his play on defense. He committed only four errors and I believe that says a lot about his abilities. He really saves us a lot this year."

Chinn said Tuesday he learned that Schales had signed with the Marlins' organization. Schales couldn't be reached for comment.

Lundquist hit .260 and had six home runs, drove in 24 runs and scored 25 times during the 2014 season.

"Brock is one of the best players to come out of Fountain Valley High," Barons Coach Deric Yanagisawa said. "He is a three-year varsity starter that has been a 'team-first' player from the day he got here. He has made sacrifices for the team by playing multiple positions for us."

Lundquist played at first base during his sophomore year, moved to the outfield his junior year, and returned to first this year.

"He's a great guy in the clubhouse and is well liked by his teammates," Yanagisawa said. "He's an extremely hard worker and his leadership will be missed. Brock has put up numbers for us all three years on varsity. His production over the three years has helped us to back-to-back Sunset League championships. It's going to be hard to replace a player like him."


Track & Field

Three prep athletes, Cassie Durgy and George Gleason of Huntington Beach and Eamon Smythe of Edison, reached the CIF State Track and Field Championships finals Saturday at Clovis Buchanan High.

The trio, along with AJ Beynon of Edison, had competed Friday at the State preliminaries competition.

Durgy earned a ninth-place state finish in the girls' 800, turning in a finals time Saturday of 2 minutes, 11.54 seconds. At Friday's prelims, the sophomore took fifth place (2:12.39) in the second of three prelims heats, and placed 11th, overall, to advance to the finals.

Gleason, a junior, finished ninth in the boys' 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:13.92. He ran to a fifth-place finish (4:12.44) in the first of three prelims heats Friday and was ninth, overall, to gain a finals spot.

Smythe led the pack at Friday's prelims in the boys' 800-meter run, his time of 1:52.22 the best in all three heats. Smythe ran a 1:57.56 at Saturday's finals and finished in 11th place.

Beynon qualified for state in two events. At Friday's prelims, the junior placed fifth (38.49) in the third of three heats in the boys' 300-meter hurdles, and tied for 10th (6-05.00) in the boys' high jump. He did not advance in either event to Saturday's finals.

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