TORRES’ QUOTE: “They’ve got a long ways to go. I hope they realize that, cause that’s what makes you a good player is knowing you’ve got a lot left to do.”
COACH: Buzz Cook, 10th year.
LAST SEASON: 12-10 and 6-6 in league for third place. Lost to Kern Valley, 14-10, in CIF Southern Section Division VI wild-card game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Ben Slyngstad, senior, pitcher; Royce Park, soph., pitcher; Karlsen Termini, freshman, first baseman/pitcher; Kyle McDonald, junior, pitcher/shortstop; Will Peterman, senior, utility; Dylan Arya, freshman, catcher; Conor Dubin, senior, outfielder; Connor McCann, senior, center fielder.
COOK’S QUOTE: “On paper we look good. Obviously that’s gotta translate to the field.”
COACH: Jesus Osuna, first year.
LAST SEASON: 5-16 and 2-10 in league for seventh place. Did not qualify for playoffs.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bennett Koss, senior, pitcher/third baseman; Skyler Ku, senior, pitcher/center fielder; Zachary Fields, junior, pitcher/designated hitter; John Evans, senior, shortstop; Jason Marquez, soph., catcher.
OSUNA’S QUOTE: “The future’s also what keeps me excited.”
COACH: Joe Cotti, first year.
LAST SEASON: 8-11 and 5-9 in league for sixth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bobby Romero, senior, pitcher/catcher; Tyler Delzell, senior, pitcher/catcher; Stephen Monroe, senior, pitcher/third baseman; Camron Doran, junior, third baseman/pitcher/catcher.
COTTI’S QUOTE: “A successful season would be everyone coming together as a team.”
COACH: Brian Esquival, third year.
LAST SEASON: 16-13 and 6-6 in league for third place. Lost to Buena, 5-3, in CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: AJ Berglund, senior, relief pitcher/right fielder; Andrew Yu, senior, second baseman/relief pitcher; Chris Long, junior, pitcher; Joey Malham, junior, pitcher; JP Nolan, junior, shortstop; TJ Armand, senior, center fielder; David Hubinger, junior, catcher; Mark Saatzer, third baseman/left fielder, senior; Ryan Pires, senior, designated hitter; John Moe, senior, first baseman, catcher.
ESQUIVAL’S QUOTE: “I really think we’re gonna make a run. I like what we have.”