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Greek For “Home Run”

John Manuel -

Chatsworth (Calif.) High shortstop Mike Moustakas entered the season with high hopes. Paired with his prep teammate, third baseman Matt Dominguez, the duo was among the best pairs of high […]

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High Heat: April 25

Alan Matthews -

Veteran high school coach Eric Kibler has his pitchers throw from the stretch exclusively, and the philosophy has helped his senior Tim Alderson become one of the most accurate pitchers in the country.

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Center Stage

Alan Matthews -

Mondays might as well be dubbed “Hunt and Peck Day” for scouts, because it’s the day usually spent by most of them in front of a computer catching up on […]

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Main Event

Alan Matthews -

One of the draft’s most intriguing players is Michael Main, and his story has been fascinating to follow. Main went from arguably the best high school underclassman in America (2004) […]

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Lakewood Roars To Lions Title

Alan Matthews -

At the same time the Phil Nevin National Classic was being held at various fields in Fullerton and Placentia, the 33rd annual Anaheim Lions Tournament was being played in Anaheim. A three-day, 33-team event that features five games for each team didn't offer the national appeal of the Classic, but with more than handful of Southern California's best squads suiting up, there was an intriguing game to be found at all hours of the day at any given high school field in Northern Orange County.

High School | #2007

National Classic Pits East Vs. West

Alan Matthews -

Because high school baseball doesn't offer a year-end tournament to determine a true national champion on the field, tournaments such as the National Classic are intriguing tests, with much more on the line than the tournament title alone.

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California Dreaming

Alan Matthews -

FULLERTON, Calif.–The first day of a busy week in Southern California is winding down. I’m at the nightcap of the first round of the Phil Nevin National Classic, where Riverside […]

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High School Top 50 Poll: April 2

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls are conducted once every two weeks and released every other Monday throughout the season. The final poll will be released June 18. Records indicated do not include ties.

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SoCal Showdown Full Of Fireworks

Alan Matthews -

The country's best high school hitter, Cypress (Calif.) High third baseman Josh Vitters was a part of one of the most notable high school showdowns of the early-season scouting calendar. The championship game of the annual Loara Tournament pitted the sweet-swinging Vitters against a pair of talented pitchers from Long Beach's nationally ranked Wilson High, as well as Wilson infielder Ryan Dent.

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Two Sons Of Big Leaguers Team Up In California

Adam Foster -

When your last name is Bonds or Scioscia it's not simple to blend in on the baseball field. But then Matt Scioscia, a senior catcher/first baseman, and Nikolai Bonds, a junior outfielder, have never led normal lives. As the season started for the Crespi Celts, however, the sons of one of baseball's most feared hitters and most respected catchers/managers have deflected the attention as best as possible.

High School | #2007