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The Register’s 2017 All-County baseball team

06/16/2017, 12:15pm PDT
By Steve Fryer - OC Register

Preston Hartsell - First Team; JT Schwartz - Second Team

The Register’s All-County baseball team for 2017.

ALL-COUNTY AWARDS
Player of the year: Hagen Danner, Huntington Beach
Pitcher of the year: Hans Crouse, Dana Hills
Coach of the year: Cameron Chinn, Edison

ALL-COUNTY TEAM

PITCHERS

Hans Crouse, Dana Hills: The Register’s pitcher of the year.

Tanner Bibee, Mission Viejo: A senior right-hander, Bibee was 7-3 with a 0.75 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings. He also batted .298 and was second on the Diablos with 15 RBI. He was All-South Coast League first team and signed with Cal State Fullerton.

Jake Jackson, El Toro: Jackson was 12-1 including a three-hit shutout of Corona in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship game. He was the South Coast League MVP. Jackson, a senior who signed with Nevada, posted an ERA of 0.61.

Erik Tolman, El Toro: The junior left-hander was part of El Toro’s 1-2 pitching punch, with Jake Jackson, that helped win the Division 1 title. He was 8-3 with a 1.44 ERA and batted .360. Tolman, who committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was All-South Coast League first team.

CATCHER


Blake Hunt, Mater Dei: He batted .394 with six home runs, nine doubles and 28 RBI. He was All-Trinity League first team. Hunt, a senior, signed with Pepperdine and was chosen in the second round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres (69th overall selection).

FIRST BASE

Kyle Luckham, El Dorado: The junior was the Crestview League most valuable player. He hit .324 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Luckham also pitched to a 7-0 record, including a win over Huntington Beach in the playoffs, and a 1.35 ERA.

INFIELDERS

Tristan Hanoian, Orange Lutheran: Hanoian batted .386 and made only four errors at shortstop. He received the Trinity League’s “Gold Glove” honor. Hanoian was selected to the All-National High School Invitational first team. Hanoian signed with TCU.

Royce Lewis, JSerra: He was the No. 1 overall selection in the MLB Draft, going to the Minnesota Twins. The senior shortstop, who signed with UC Irvine, was Trinity League player of the year for the third season in a row and was the Gatorade state player of the year. He batted .388 with 25 stolen bases in 30 games.

Jonathan Schiffer, Mater Dei: Schiffer hit .360 with seven doubles, 36 hits and 21 RBI. The senior third baseman signed with Washington. He also pitched well for the Monarchs, going 9-1 with a 1.57 ERA. He was first-team all-Trinity League for the second year in a row.

OUTFIELDERS

Preston Hartsell, Corona del Mar: The junior batted .430 in the Pacific Coast League as the Sea Kings won the league championship. He hit .427 overall and finished with 38 hits and 22 RBI. Hartsell was all-league first team.

Jesse Lopez, El Dorado: He hit .379 and was especially tough on Crestview League pitchers, batting .440 in league games. Lopez hit four home runs, including one in the Golden Hawks’ win over Huntington Beach in the playoffs, plus six doubles and two triples, and scored 24 runs. He was All-Crestview League first team.

Ben McConnell, Huntington Beach: He played center field and batted leadoff for the Oilers. He hit .330 with a .444 on-base percentage. The All-Sunset League first-team selection scored a team-high 33 runs.

UTILITY

Hagen Danner, Huntington Beach: The Register’s player of the year.

DESIGNATED HITTER

Nick Pratto, Huntington Beach: Pratto lived up to expectations by batting .330 with nine home runs and 22 RBI. He was Sunset League co-player of the year with teammate Hagen Danner. The USC signee also pitched (he was 5-1) and was selected in the first round (No. 14 overall) by the Kansas City Royals in the MLB Draft.

The Register’s All-County baseball teams for 2017.

ALL-COUNTY BASEBALL

SECOND TEAM
P: Chandler Champlain, Santa Margarita, Jr.
P: Michael Frias, Servite, Sr.
P: Skyler Johnson, Katella, Sr.
P: Austin Spinney, El Dorado, Sr.
C: Ryan Kearney, Trabuco Hills, Sr.
1B: Basilio Pacheco, Segerstrom, Jr.
Inf.: Matt McLain, Beckman, Sr.
Inf. J.T. Schwartz, Corona del Mar, Jr.
Inf.: Trevor Windisch, Huntington Beach, Sr.
OF: Connor Montgomery, Canyon, Sr.
OF: Cade Seabold, Newport Harbor, Sr.
OF: Colin Townsend, JSerra, Sr.
Utility: Connor Aoki, Edison, Jr.
DH: Kyle Crane, Valenca, Jr.

THIRD TEAM
P: Josh Landry, Cypress, Jr.
P: Cory Lewis, Marina, So.
P: Jack Stein, Villa Park, Sr.
P:  Brett Super, Sage Hill, Sr.
C: Justin Mazzone, Fountain Valley, Sr.
1B: Andre Antone, Capistrano Valley Christian, Sr.
Inf.: Michael Curialle, JSerra, So.
Inf,: Dante Faicchio, Laguna Beach, Sr.
Inf.: Carsen Negrete, El Toro, Sr.
OF: Jackson Lyon, Woodbridge, Jr.
OF: Stone Shiffman, El Toro, Jr.
OF: Trent Sievers, Fountain Valley, Sr.
Utility: Connor Martin, Capistrano Valley, Sr.
DH: Kyle Ashworth, Foothill, So.

FOURTH TEAM
P: Nathan Casebier, Trabuco Hills, So.
P: Bryan Pope, San Juan Hills, Sr.
P: Raul Salazar, Cypress, Sr.
P: Caesar Valencia, Garden Grove, Sr.
C: Justin McHale, Valencia, Sr.
1B: Mark Stanford, Los Alamitos, Sr.
Inf.: David Morgan, Mission Viejo, Jr.
Inf.: Isaiah Parra, Cypress, Sr.
Inf.: Bryce Willets, Capistrano Valley, Jr.
OF:  Josh Harada, Troy, Sr.
OF: Griffin Selby, Foothill, Jr.
OF: Luke Spillane, Mission Viejo, So.
Utility: Mike McGreevey, San Clemente, Jr.
DH: Noah Conlon, El Dorado, Sr.

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