The Bakersfield School baseball crew was rewarded for its successful — albeit abbreviated — year with a number of specific honors this season.
Sophomores Matt Patton and Benji Caggianelli have been named to the All-Southern California State group, and ended up also acknowledged as 1st-team All-Western Condition Conference together with pitchers Gabriel Ulloa and Brock Barron, who aided guide the Renegades to an 18-7 file general and 15-5 in WSC enjoy.
“We have been psyched,” BC mentor Tim Painton stated. “I was excited for the men who obtained postseason honors, and psyched for our team in common, for the reason that of what they had to get as a result of or go by to enjoy a period. It was hard. Most of the guys from February to the close of our year in June, COVID examined likely 25 times. So that was a obstacle in by itself.
“What they did away from the subject we tried to observe as greatest we could. So I was very pleased of our group. To make it by means of a year unscathed … I feel we experienced a fake-favourable the place we missed 3 video games early in the preseason, and other than that, we have been able to total our timetable. So which is a earn in itself.”
Patton, an outfielder from Liberty, led the Renegades’ offensive assault with a workforce-significant .359 batting common, 23 RBIs, and 14 added-base hits, such as 11 doubles, and also experienced seven stolen bases. He is not organizing to continue on his baseball career, according to Painton.
Caggianelli, a Ridgeview grad who has fully commited to play at Cal Point out Bakersfield, offered shutdown aid as the team’s nearer, finishing with five will save in 14 appearances and a 1.13 Period. The save overall was next in the condition guiding University of the Sequoias’ Jason Freisen’s eight. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound proper-hander experienced 30 strikeouts and 14 walks in 16 innings pitched, and has an outside prospect of staying picked in the MLB draft, which runs July 11-13.
Ulloa, a sophomore right-hander from Delano who has also dedicated to CSUB, was BC’s No. 1 starter, ending 4- with a 2.70 Era, with all 4 selections coming in conference engage in. Barron, a freshman remaining-hander from Liberty, finished 4-1 with 3.18 Period, but was at his very best in WSC participate in, posting a 3- history with a 2.28 Era.
“I’m surely quite content,” Painton explained. “Brock Barron made some big, massive strides this calendar year, and Benji Caggianelli moved from a starting up pitcher to the backend simply because I felt like he was likely to take care of that far better, which he did. And I was pleased for Matt Patton, who was a fourth-12 months player for us.
Patton experienced to redshirt his very first season at BC just after suffering a torn labrum in his still left arm even though diving for a ball as a senior at Liberty. His time as a Renegade was extended very last 12 months when the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the cancellation of the second half of the 2020 season.
“So I was really delighted for the season he was in a position to put together,” Painton reported. “And he wound up remaining an all-condition participant.”
Bakersfield School also experienced 4 gamers named to the WSC next workforce, and a few much more stated as honorable mention.
Shortstop Jose Ruiz, a freshman from Ridgeview, outfielders Will Reynolds from Frontier and Jacob Baker from Bakersfield, and sophomore ideal-handed pitcher Eduardo Barraza had been named to the next workforce.
Ruiz strike .322 and was 2nd on the crew with 22 RBIs and 6 doubles. Reynolds, a sophomore, hit .333 with a household operate and 12 RBIs, although freshman Baker strike .298 with a dwelling operate, seven RBIs and a crew-substantial 10 stolen bases. He was also hit by a pitch an wonderful 14 moments and gained a gold glove for his protection.
Barraza was a further of the Renegades robust beginning pitchers, finishing with a 1.91 Period and 4-1 report. The left-hander from Wasco had operation after tearing his ACL late in the time, but is even now planning to play at Oregon Tech, an NAIA college or university situated in Klamath Falls. Regardless of the damage, the college is organizing to honor their scholarship give to Barraza and hold out for him to recuperate for following yr or 2023, Painton reported.
Freshman catcher Mark Ribeiro, freshman third baseman Garrett Pavletich from Liberty and freshman pitcher Kyle Langston were named honorable point out.
Ribeiro, a freshman from Tulare-Mission Oak, hit .324 with 8 RBIs, when Pavletich batted .259 with six RBIs. Pavletich has dedicated to participate in subsequent yr at Peru Point out, an NAIA university in Nebraska, together with Reynolds and sophomore outfielder Wes Bradford from Bakersfield Christian. Langston, a proper-hander from Bakersfield Christian, was 3-2 with a 3.76 Era in 7 appearances, such as 5 begins.
“It is a distinctive group due to the fact of the challenges they had to go via,” Painton said. “And I think the fellas returning it will make them improved. I think the fellas that have moved on and are heading to go on to play, I consider that will make them superior, as nicely. Just a fantastic yr.”