1986 All-Valley Baseball Team : FIRST TEAM
Rodney Beck -- Pitcher -- Grant Named City 4-A’s most valuable player after leading Grant to its first baseball championship. Won all four playoff games to finish senior season with a 13-1 record. Struck out 141 batters in 102 innings and had an earned-run average of 1.50. Also hit .347. Drafted on 13th round by the Oakland A’s and will sign Sunday. Leaves for Medford, Ore., on Monday. Scott Radinsky -- Pitcher -- Simi Valley Senior left-hander struck out 180 batters in 100 innings, compiling a 14-1 record. His earned-run average was a sparkling 1.18. Pitched four one-hitters for a team that spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation. Taken in the third round by the Chicago White Sox and will report to Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday to play in the Gulf Coast League. Greg Fowble -- Infield -- Granada Hills A three-year starter at shortstop for the Highlanders, twice earning All-City honors. Granada Hills won the City title his sophomore year and finished second this season. An excellent fielder and an aggressive baserunner. Hit .359 and scored 28 runs. Signed with Arizona and was drafted by Cleveland. Will decide this week where to play next year. Chris Joy -- Infield -- Saugus Named the Golden League’s MVP after leading Saugus to the Southern Section 2-A championship game. After going hitless in his first three games, went on a 21-game hitting streak and finished the year batting .441 with 30 RBIs. The senior third baseman set school records for career home runs, hits and season batting average. Hit .438 as a junior. Sean Luft -- Infield -- Rio Mesa Nicknamed the “Dominator” for his sometimes awesome performances for the Spartans, who won their second straight Southern Section 3-A championship. The senior first baseman finished the playoffs batting .500. Hit .417 this season and led team in triples (3), home runs (8) and RBIs (33). Also tied for lead in doubles with nine. Peter Washington -- Infield -- North Hollywood A first team All-East Valley League performer for three straight seasons. The senior first baseman hit .471 with four home runs and a City Section-leading 32 RBIs. Also had 10 doubles. Will play at College of the Canyons next season. “Peter is one of the finest, most impressive hitters I’ve seen in baseball in a long time,” North Hollywood Coach Brian York said. Frank Zavala -- Infield -- San Fernando Named co-most valuable player of the Mid-Valley League after leading the Tigers to a share of the league title, the first time San Fernando has finished the season in first in 24 years. The senior third baseman hit .449 in league and helped team advance to the City 4-A semifinals. Was a clutch performer, hitting .632 with runners in scoring position. Bob Allen -- Outfield -- Granada Hills The Mid-Valley League’s MVP along with San Fernando’s Frank Zavala. Maybe the best hitter on a powerful Granada Hills team. The senior hit .500 with 35 hits in 70 at-bats. Led the team in RBIs with 29 and home runs with three. Had six hits, including two home runs, and five RBIs in the playoffs. A member of the Highlanders’ 1984 championship team. Shaun Murphy -- Outfield -- Simi Valley Named the Marmonte League and Ventura County Player of the Year along with teammate Scott Radinsky. Hit .438 for the Pioneers, along with 36 RBIs, 10 doubles and 5 home runs. A two-year starter in center field, the senior came through in the clutch several times. Has received a full scholarship to play at Arizona. Set a school record for saves with six. Jason Peterson -- Outfield -- Grant A member of the All-City 4-A team after helping Grant win the championship over Granada Hills. The senior center fielder batted .377 with 18 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. The Lancers trailed Reseda, 2-1, in the bottom of the sixth inning of their playoff opener when his two-run home run gave them the victory. Also homered in 7-3 semifinal victory over San Fernando. Mike Urman -- Catcher -- Canoga Park Considered the best junior player in the Valley. A definite major-league prospect. Hit .475 in league for a Canoga Park team that advanced to the second round of the City 4-A playoffs before losing to Granada Hills. Had 4 home runs, 21 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 15 league games. Named the West Valley League’s MVP. Made only one error during league play. Ed Hall -- DH -- Thousand Oaks Tendinitis in his right arm limited the senior to serving primarily as a designated hitter, although he did play some first base. But that didn’t stop the three-year varsity starter from leading the Valley in hitting. Had 29 hits in 52 at-bats for a .558 average. Drove in 26 runs and scored 26 runs. Had seven home runs. Will probably attend Moorpark. Sean Casey -- Utility -- Granada Hills After starting the school year as Alemany’s quarterback, the senior finished it by leading Granada Hills to the City 4-A final. Was 11-5 with a 3.26 ERA as a pitcher, winning three games in the playoffs. As a hitter, had a .430 average with 16 RBIs and 15 runs scored. Earned All-City honors. When he wasn’t pitching, played first base for the Highlanders. Second Team
Player Position School Ht. Wt. Class Rick Gonzalez Pitcher St. Genevieve 5-10 150 Sr. Travis Willis Pitcher Camarillo 6-1 170 Sr. Heath DeLaTorre Infield Rio Mesa 5-9 155 Sr. Mike Hankins Infield Simi Valley 5-11 160 Sr. Dave Milstien Infield Simi Valley 6-0 165 Sr. Ernie Perez Infield Birmingham 5-9 165 Jr. Dio Shipp Infield Canyon 6-2 209 Sr. Jordan Cook Outfield Birmingham 5-10 175 Sr. Luis Porres Outfield Poly 5-9 150 So. Reggie Smith Outfield Montclair Prep 5-9 185 Sr. Sean Pettway Catcher Grant 6-2 205 Sr. Dennis Moran DH Saugus 5-11 180 Sr. Donnie Rea Utility Agoura 6-0 195 Sr.
Player Statistics Rick Gonzalez 8-2, 1.37 ERA Travis Willis 10-2, 1.54 ERA Heath DeLaTorre .404 Mike Hankins .407 Dave Milstien .367 Ernie Perez .463 Dio Shipp .459 Jordan Cook .408, 6-3 Luis Porres .456 Reggie Smith .340, 5-0 Sean Pettway .410 Dennis Moran .375, 8-2 Donnie Rea .400, 7-1