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Coach: Ralph Grajeda
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: Lon Fullmer
: Dave Sirbu

Southland Baseball News and Notes:
Kent Walton (OF) was named 2005 San Bernardino County Player of the Year. Kent from Yucaipa HS led the Citrus Belt League with a .532 average and 8 home runs. Kent also led the Thunderbirds to the CIF/SS Div. II Championship Game @ Angel Stadium. This is the second year in a row that the Southland Shockers has had the San Bernardino County Player of the Year on its roster, last year Jermaine Curtis (SS) from AB Miller HS was chosen as a Junior. Jermaine is headed to UCLA in the fall.

Poway HS Duo Chosen in 2005 MLB Draft. Thomas Neal and Xavier Scruggs were both taken in this year’s draft by the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners. Neal was taken by the Giants in the 36th round and Scruggs was taken in the 50th round by the Mariners. Both players helped pave the way for the Poway Titans to a Palomar League title and a 28-6 overall record.

Cathedral Catholic HS (formerly USDHS) wins CIF/SD Div. III Title. Shockers Alek Diachenko and Kevin Soares help the Dons win their championship game @ Tony Gwynn Stadium, SDSU by beating Coranado 12-7. Diachenko pitched 65.1 innings w/50 K’s and hit .350 with 36 hits, 24 RBI and 6 HR’s. Kevin Soares pitched 71.1 innings with 68 K’s while going 8-3 on the hill. During his Junior & Senior years, Kevin was 18-5 and is headed to pitch for Point Loma Nazarene University in the fall.

Halston Barcelo (Foothill HS, SS), Kurt Olsen (San Clemente, 3B/RHP) and Matt Daly
(Esperanza, RHP) are headed to tonights Orange County All-Star Game @ Glover Stadium. Barcelo hit .421 w/40 hits, 19 RBI and 4 HR’s. Foothill HS went 12-3 in the Sea View League and was 19-9 overall. Halston is headed to UNLV in the fall and will play for the OC All-Star South Team. Kurt Olsen led the 16-9-1 Tritons to a CIF/SS Div. II Quarter- Final finish. Kurt is headed to UCI in the fall and will play for the OC All-Star South Team. Matt Daly recorded Esperanza’s two CIF/SS Div. II play-off wins and help lead the Aztecs (20-9) to a Quarter- Final finish. For the year, Matt was 6-2 with a 1.933 ERA with 54.1 innings pitched w/67 K’s. Matt will pitch for the OC All-Star North Team and is headed to U. of Hawaii in the fall.