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The Preps : 1989 ALL-COUNTY BASEBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM PITCHERS Brett Grebe Westminster Corey Giuliano La Quinta Greg Hansell Kennedy Pete Janicki El Dorado Monty Jones Tustin Gabe Javage Estancia Tony Pena Mater Dei Steve Montgomery Fountain Valley CATCHERS Julio Vargas Santa Ana Mike Helm Laguna Hills FIRST BASEMAN Ryan Klesko Westminster Pete Montera Kennedy INFIELDERS Eric Ekdahl Mission Viejo John Barber Anaheim Tim Moore La Habra Daniel Hernandez Ocean View Phil Nevin El Dorado Steve Rath Kennedy OUTFIELDERS Greg Carl Mater Dei Dave Moore El Dorado Chris Sheff Laguna Hills Jeremy Sherman Katella Tom Wilson Troy Kenny Williams Loara UTILITY Jason Parsons La Quinta Kent Donnelly Foothill DESIGNATED HITTER Marc Newfield Marina Jeff Kight Sunny Hills

BRETT GREBE

Westminster

Grebe combined a fine curveball with a fastball clocked at 83 miles per hour to post a career record of 13-9 with 131 strikeouts in two seasons. Grebe allowed only 59 earned runs in 144 innings for a 2.86 earned-run average to lead Westminster into postseason play two consecutive seasons. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round.

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1989 pitching record

IP W-L SO BB ERA 82 1/3 9-4 98 25 1.76

ERIC EKDAHL

Mission Viejo

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Ekdahl was the epitome of a leadoff hitter, reaching base in more than half his trips to the plate and scoring 36 runs. He was a three-year starter for Mission Viejo and shared South Coast League most valuable player honors with teammate Troy Kopp. Ekdahl signed with Pepperdine.

1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 84 38 4 13 .452

MARC NEWFIELD

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Marina

Newfield, a junior, led the county with 10 home runs and was among the leaders in RBIs (31) and doubles (10). He is the only player to make the first team whose school failed to reach the playoffs. Newfield had a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .580.

1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 75 33 10 31 .440

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CHRIS SHEFF

Laguna Hills

A four-year starter, Sheff has left his mark on the Southern Section record book in two career categories. He is fifth in runs scored (114) and eighth in hits (129). Sheff’s career batting average is .393 and he stole 67 bases in 74 attempts. He has signed with Pepperdine.

1989 batting record

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AB H HR RBI BA 99 43 7 27 .434

GREG CARL

Mater Dei

Carl, a junior center fielder, was the leading hitter in the county for most of the season before finishing with a .494 average. The consummate leadoff hitter, Carl reached base in 18 consecutive games and stole 20 bases. Carl also was among the county’s hit leaders with 42.

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1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 85 42 1 11 .494

TOM WILSON

Troy

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A three-year starter, Wilson made an immediate impact as a sophomore by winning four games on Troy’s 1987 3-A championship team. As a senior, he had an 8-2 record with 98 strikeouts and batted .397 with 19 stolen bases and 31 runs. He has signed with Cal State Fullerton.

1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 68 27 4 24 .397

JASON PARSONS

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La Quinta

Parsons showed his versatility by pitching, catching and playing outfield. He was among county leaders in home runs (nine), RBIs (38), doubles (10) and triples (four). During one three-game stretch, he hit three homers and drove in nine runs. He will attend Orange Coast College.

1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 88 42 9 38 .477

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PHIL NEVIN

El Dorado

Nevin scored the winning run in El Dorado’s victory over Lakewood in the 5-A semifinals after a collision at home plate. He also set a county record by kicking a 57-yard field goal. He has signed to play football at Cal State Fullerton, but the Dodgers drafted him in third round.

1989 batting record

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AB H HR RBI BA 99 34 7 24 .343

JULIO VARGAS

Santa Ana

Vargas was a second-team choice as a junior who moves up to the first team. The three-year starter set a school record with 15 home runs in his career. Vargas was drafted by the Phillies and will either sign a professional baseball contract or attend Rancho Santiago College.

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1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 62 31 4 27 .500

RYAN KLESKO

Westminster

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Klesko set seven school records in his three-year career. Among his school career marks are hits (106), doubles (23), home runs (16), runs scored (65) and RBIs (65). Klesko was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round and has signed with Arizona State.

1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 69 24 5 18 .347

TONY PENA

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Mater Dei

Pena, who has signed with Arizona State, is the only first-team repeat selection from 1988. He was named the most valuable player in the Angelus League for the second consecutive season and had a 24-4 record in three seasons. Pena was a standout receiver in football.

1989 pitching record

IP W-L SO BB ERA 87 12-2 88 32 0.57

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MONTE JONES

Tustin

Jones, who has signed with Cal State Northridge, was named the most valuable player in the Sea View League as a senior. He finished with 21 victories in two seasons, four short of Steve Surico’s school mark of 25 victories established in four seasons. Jones also batted .380.

1989 pitching record

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IP W-L SO BB ERA 97 12-2 136 63 1.00

TIM MOORE

La Habra

The county’s leading hitter with a .530 average, Moore struck out only twice in 66 at-bats and made only 10 errors at shortstop. He was also an all-league football and basketball player. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and has scholarship offers from USC and UC Irvine.

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1989 batting record

AB H HR RBI BA 66 35 1 23 .530


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