PREP BASEBALL 1993 / PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE : Century
1992 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 7-16 5-10
COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Rick Hayes 14-31
RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Robert Guzman Sr. C R-R Tommy Reimers Sr. P-1B L-R
OTHER TOP RETURNERS: YR.: POS.: B-T
TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Christian Duran So. P-1B L-L Abraham Inocencio Jr. SS R-R Jerry Ochoa Jr. 3B R-R
The Centurions have Reimers, one of the league’s top pitchers, coming back along with Guzman, a good catcher. But 16 seniors, members of Century’s first graduating class, are gone. “We’ll be real young,” Hayes said. “Our varsity this year is the bulk of last year’s junior varsity team that was third in league (9-6). But potentially, this group has more talent than our first group.” Reimers, an Angels’ batboy, is already being recruited by several Division I college programs. “He has unlimited potential,” Hayes said. “He has a great work ethic and natural instincts out there. And he’s very mature. His head is screwed on straight.” A 3.9 student, Reimers has applied to Stanford and has been contacted by USC, Pepperdine and Wyoming. “He has a gifted arm,” Hayes said. “But he’s not a 90 m.p.h kid, but he throws an above-average fastball. His top end is about 84-85 m.p.h., which isn’t bad. As he matures, he’ll get more velocity.” Reimers is 6 feet 2 and complements his fastball with a good straight changeup. “He keeps the ball down around the plate,” Hayes said. “He has worked on his changeup for the last four years.” Reimers’ understudy is Duran, a promising sophomore who will start at first base when he’s not pitching. Ochoa and Inocencio also figure to be starters.