Postseason heroics lift Brown to East County Player of Year
- Updated: June 7, 2016
2016 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL
By Bill Dickens
EL CAJON (6-7-16) — Pitchers ANDREW BROWN and DILLAN SHRUM along with head coach JAMES DAVIS led the Granite Hills Eagles to the San Diego Section Division I championship on Friday (June 3).
In the championship week, Brown posted a complete game 6-hit shutout over Torrey Pines in the semifinals and then came back to spin 2 shutout innings of relief against Vista in the title bout to save the 4-2 victory over the Panthers.
Brown – pitching on just two days’ rest – did not allow a hit as the game ended on a perfect throw from the outfield for a game-ending double play. The senior right-hander finished with two complete-game wins and a save in the postseason, hoisting his record to 9-3 with an ERA of 1.37.
Brown was tabbed the All-EastCountySports.com Player of the Year.
Shrum, who was hampered by injuries, batted .392 with 4 home runs and 20 RBI as he shook off the injury and came back with a force.
Sophomore catcher JAKE FENN didn’t get much opportunity to swing the bat until late in the season. When given the opportunity Fenn came through with clutch hits as he finished with a .274 batting average to earn the All-EastCountySports.com Rookie of the Year.
Other award winners included STEVEN OUELLETTE of Grossmont who was named All-EastCountySports.com Unsung Hero.
Foothillers pitcher KANNON ROMERO earned All-EastCountySports.com Most Improved Player.
All-EastCountySports.com Coach of the Year is Granite Hills’ JAMES DAVIS, who guided the Eagles to a 23-12 record and a San Diego Section Division I championship.
2016 ALL-EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL TEAMS First Team Pos. Name School Grade RHP Noah Nunez Santana Jr. RHP Andrew Brown Granite Hills Jr. RHP Jackson Hulett Grossmont Jr. RHP Daulton Barry Santana Sr. RHP Calvin Farris Grossmont Sr. LHP Connor Konishi Helix Jr. LHP Dillan Shrum Granite Hills Sr. C Jason Moorman El Capitan Sr. C Nik Mora Santana Sr. C Hunter Isbell Helix Jr. RHP-3B Jack Stronach Helix Sr. INF Steven Ouellette Grossmont Sr. 1B Chase Wehsener Christian Jr. INF Matt Richardson Helix Sr. OF Kyle Stowers Christian Sr. OF Tristen Salinas Santana Jr. OF Kenny Olhauser El Capitan Sr. OF Zach Hoguiesson Christian Jr. Player of the Year: ANDREW BROWN, Granite Hills Rookie of the Year: JAKE FENN, Granite Hills Unsung Hero: STEVEN OUELLETTE, Grossmont Most Improved Player: KANNON ROMERO, Grossmont Coach of the Year: JAMES DAVIS, Granite Hills Second Team Pos. Name School Grade RHP Kannon Romero Grossmont Jr. RHP John Gershow Christian Sr. RHP Andrew Gonzales Monte Vista Jr. RHP-1B Trevor Row Steele Canyon Sr. LHP Blake Peyton El Capitan So. C Jake Fenn Granite Hills So. C Luke Arias Steele Canyon So. C-P Jayden Lombardo Grossmont Jr. INF Adam Lopez Grossmont Sr. INF Victor Carlino El Capitan Sr. INF Reece Hernandez Santana Sr. INF Mitchell Miller Santana Sr. OF Kyle Pineda Grossmont Sr. OF Sean Ross Granite Hills Jr. OF Jacob Odenkirk Santana Sr. UTL Conner Von Der Lieth Foothills Christian Sr. UTL Miguel Orozco MountMiguel Sr. UTL Brendan Collis Monte Vista Sr.
2016 ALL-CIF BASEBALL TEAM
By Bill Dickens
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SAN DIEGO (6-9-16) — Following is a list of San Diego County high school baseball players who were selected to the 2016 All-CIF Breitbard Hall of Fame team.
P-Kevin Abel, Madison, Sr.
P-Connor Lunn, Cathedral Catholic, Sr.
P-NOAH NUNEZ, Santana, Jr.
P-Julian Escobedo, Eastlake, Sr.
P-Grant Holman, Eastlake, So.
C-Ryan Orr, La Costa Canyon, Sr.
Inf-Casey Schmitt, Eastlake, Jr.
Inf-DILLAN SHRUM, Granite Hills, Sr.
Inf-Zach Weller, Coronado, Sr.
Inf-Nick Allen, Francis Parker, Jr.
Inf-JACK STRONACH, Helix, Sr.
OF-Mickey Moniak, La Costa Canyon, Sr.
OF-KYLE STOWERS, Christian, Sr.
OF-Calvin Mitchell, Rancho Bernardo, Jr.
OF-TRISTEN SALINAS, Santana, Jr.
P-Kyle Hurt, Torrey Pines, Jr.
P-ANDREW BROWN, Granite Hills, Sr.
P-Joey Magrisi, Rancho Bernardo, So.
P-Jack Dashwood, St. Augustine, Sr.
P-CALVIN FARRIS, Grossmont, Sr.
C-Briley Knight, Coronado, So.
C-Korey Lee, Vista, Sr.
Inf-Jacob Blas, San Marcos, Jr.
Inf-Ben Ramirez, Eastlake, Jr.
Inf-Kellen McCoy, Escondido, Jr.
Inf-Josh Leaser, Coronado, Sr.
Inf-Ivan Luna, Vista, So.
OF-Matt Rudick, Scripps Ranch, Jr.
OF-Tora Otsuka, Rancho Bernardo, Jr.
OF-Andrew Shebloski, Madison, Sr.
Player of the Year: Mickey Moniak, La Costa Canyon
Coach of the Year: Jeff Dufek, San Marcos
2016 ALL-GROSSMONT HILLS LEAGUE BASEBALL Team Tri-Champions: Grossmont, Granite Hills and Helix (Selected by League Coaches based on Conference Statistics only) FIRST TEAM Pos. Name School Yr. RHP Andrew Brown Granite Hills Sr. RHP-INF Dillan Shrum Granite Hills Sr. RHP-3B Jack Stronach Helix Sr. LHP-OF Connor Konishi Helix Jr. RHP Jackson Hulett Grossmont Jr. LHP Calvin Farris Grossmont Sr. SS Matthew Richardson Helix Jr. C Jason Moorman El Capitan Sr. RHP Kannon Romero Grossmont Jr. OF Kenny Olhauser El Capitan Sr. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JACK STRONACH, Helix PITCHER OF THE YEAR: ANDREW BROWN, Granite Hills ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: KANNON ROMERO, Grossmont COACH OF THE YEAR: COLE HOLLAND, Helix SECOND TEAM Pos. Name School Yr. P-1B Trevor Row Steele Canyon Sr. OF-1B Josh Esquibel Steele Canyon So. C Hunter Isbell Helix Jr. INF Victor Carlino El Capitan Sr. INF-2B Steven Ouellette Grossmont Sr. RHP Casey O’Sullivan Valhalla Jr. 3B Adam Lopez Grossmont Sr. OF Kyle Pineda Grossmont Sr. OF-LHP Trevor Hazelhurst Granite Hills So. DH Roman Padilla Helix Jr. Honorable Mention El Capitan: Chance Colson (Sr.), Dylan Wannamaker (EC), Tristan Duncan (Sr.). Granite Hills: None Grossmont: Jayden Lombardo (Jr.), Bailey Van Every (Sr.), Jesse Garcia (So.). Helix: Eric Smelko (Fr.), Jacob Hernandez (Jr.) Steele Canyon: Landon Schirer (Jr.), Kane Fiedler (Sr.), Tyler Luban (Jr.), Michael Fitch (Sr.). Valhalla: Justin Poe (Sr.), Cole Henderson (Sr.).
2016 ALL-GROSSMONT VALLEY LEAGUE BASEBALL Team Champion: Santana (Selected by League Coaches based on Conference Statistics only) FIRST TEAM Pos. Name School Yr. UTL Brendan Collis Monte Vista Sr. RHP-C Aaron Barkley West Hills Sr. RHP Andrew Gonzales Monte Vista Jr. INF Reece Hernandez Santana Sr. OF-RHP Tristen Salinas Santana Jr. SS Aidan Rasmusson Santana Jr. INF Mitchell Miller Santana Sr. 1B Jerry Alesi Santana Jr. RHP-OF Noah Nunez Santana Jr. RHP Daulton Barry Santana Sr. CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR: NOAH NUNEZ & TRISTEN SALINAS PITCHER OF THE YEAR: NOAH NUNEZ, Santana ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: BRENDAN COLLIS, Monte Vista COACH OF THE YEAR: RIGO LEDEZMA, Santana SECOND TEAM Pos. Name School Yr. INF Clayton Lewis West Hills Sr. RHP Hector Carreon El Cajon Valley Jr. INF Randy Jewell West Hills Sr. OF Sammy Sandez West Hills Sr. RHP-INF Anthony Rosario Monte Vista Sr. INF-OF Jacob Odenkirk Santana Sr. P-OF Miguel Orozco Mount Miguel Sr. C Nik Mora Santana Sr. RHP Justin Schweizer Monte Vista Jr. LHP Gabriel Schubert West Hills Sr. Honorable Mention El Cajon Valley: Alejandro Herrera (Sr.), Sebastian Sanchez (Fr.), Jesus Favela (So.). Monte Vista: Frank Gutierrez (Jr.), Jon Gulley (Fr.), Bryan Harmon (Sr.). Mount Miguel: Johnny Nicasio (Sr.). Santana: Brock Ellis (Jr.), Colton Calvert (Jr.), Emory Allen-Fox (Jr.). West Hills: Brayden Samford (Jr.).
2016 ALL-CENTRAL LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM Team Champion: Coronado (Selected by League Coaches based on Conference Statistics only) FIRST TEAM Name School Yr. Zach Weller Coronado Sr. Josh Leaser Coronado Sr. KYLE STOWERS Christian Sr. ZACH HOGUIESSON Christian Jr. CHASE WEHSENER Christian Jr. Josh Moran Serra Sr. Tate Samuelson Serra Jr. Jimmy Jarvis Clairemont Sr. Josh Pizzo Clairemont Jr. Michael Cortez Clairemont Sr. Briley Knight Coronado So. Player of the Year: Zach Weller, Coronado Pitcher of the Year: Josh Leaser, Coronado SECOND TEAM Name School Yr. Chris Cummins Coronado Sr. Jack Harris Coronado Sr. Clark Fahrenthold Coronado Sr. Dominic Irigoyen Coronado Sr. JUSTIN LEDGERWOOD Christian Jr. Michael Cortez Clairemont Sr. Jimmy Jarvis Clairemont Fr. Ross Milo Clairemont Sr. Sammy Tomp Serra Jr. James Reece Serra Jr.