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All-Area first team baseball

Philip Diaz-McTague, Senior, Infielder, Bell-Jeff

Santa Fe League Player of the Year and All-CIF first-team selection filled the stat sheet, hitting .492 (30 for 61) with 27 runs scored and 15 RBI. He posted team-highs in doubles (six), triples (three), on-base (.549) and slugging percentages (.738).

Paul Frias, Junior, Utility, Burbank

The All-Pacific League first-teamer batted .481 (38 for 79) and had a .772 slugging percentage. Along with driving in 25 runs, he scored 28 and had eight doubles and three home runs.


Jeff Garavaglia, Junior, Utility, St. Francis

Second-team All-Mission League selection hit .489 with 13 doubles and 25 RBIs.

David Hubinger, Senior, Catcher, St. Francis

Pepperdine-bound backstop batted .387 with 24 RBIs to earn first-team All-Mission League honors. He had eight doubles, 14 walks and was hit by pitches 14 times.


Kyle McDonald, Senior, Infielder, Flintridge Prep

First-team All-Prep League pick batted .408 (31 of 76) and scored a team-high 32 runs in 22 games, batted in 14 runs and led team with 21 steals.

Dylan Mersola, Soph., Infielder, Burbank

As a shortstop and at the plate, he was consistent performer for the Bulldogs. Mersola earned All-Pacific League second-team accolades after batting .325, driving in 17 runs and scoring 21.

Kyle Murray, Junior, Pitcher, Crescenta Valley

The All-Pacific League second-teamer went 5-2 with a save and posted a team-high 56 innings, tallying a 1.50 earned-run average with 73 strikeouts and 17 walks.

David Olmedo-Barerra, Junior, Infielder, St. Francis

Batted .415 with 19 RBIs, 11 walks, and 11 stolen bases to earn first-team All-Mission League honors. Headed to Cal State Fullerton after his senior season.


Royce Park, Junior, Utility, Flintridge Prep

Named to the All-CIF Division VI and All-Prep League first teams, Park batted .427 (32 for 75) with 25 runs batted in, seven doubles, 30 runs scored and .547 on-base and .587 slugging percentages. Also went 5-3 with two saves and a 2.24 ERA with 62 strikeouts.

Brendon Shoemake, Senior, Pitcher, La Cañada

A threat from the mound or at the plate, Shoemake hauled in All-Rio Hondo League first-team honors after he batted .417, slugged .438, drove in 11 runs and struck out only five times in 58 plate appearances. The UC Santa Barbara-bound player maintained a 2.57 earned-run average, held opponents to a .184 batting average and collected 41 strikeouts as a pitcher.

Elliott Surrey, Junior, Pitcher, Crescenta Valley

First-team All-Pacific League selection went 6-1 with a 1.02 earned-run average and 61 strikeouts in 41 innings. He also allowed a .161 opposing batting average. Named an All-CIF Division II second-team selection, he hit .361 (30 for 83) with 23 runs, 23 runs batted in and a team-high 11 walks for a .444 on-base percentage.

Troy Prasertsit, Junior, Outfielder, Crescenta Valley

Hit .406 (28 for 69) with a .476 on-base percentage, 13 RBI, 11 runs and 10 walks to earn first-team All-Pacific League honors.



Brian Esquival, St. Francis

Took a St. Francis squad that wasn’t predicted by many to fare well in the competitive Mission League and navigated them to a playoff appearance after a one-year hiatus. Golden Knights finished the season with a 14-14 record and a 6-6 record in league that included an upset over Chaminade, which was ranked second in the division at the time.