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S.D. flavor in Area Code Games

07/22/2015, 7:00am PDT
By John Maffei

Locals also chosen for Cape Cod League All-Stars; MaxPreps honors All-Americans


Carlsbad's Nathan Walker has been selected to play in the Area Code Games in Long Beach.

Seven players from San Diego County survived tryouts and have been named to the Milwaukee Brewers team for the Area Code Games.

The Games, bringing together most of the top seniors-to-be in high school baseball from around the nation, will be played Aug. 4-11 at Blair Field in Long Beach.

The Brewers are made up of players from Southern California.

Heading the list from San Diego is La Costa Canyon outfielder Mickey Moniak. A first-team All-San Diego Section player, Moniak hit .426 last season with 28 RBIs and 12 steals. He will play in the Perfect Game All-American Classic on Aug. 16 in Petco Park.

Moniak also has survived the cut from 80 players to 28 for the 18U Team USA squad. The final cut to 20 players will be Aug. 16-19 in Los Angeles. Seven Area Code Brewers players are on that 28-player roster for Team USA.

In addition to Moniak, the San Diego players on the Brewers are left-handed pitcher Jack Dashwood of St. Augustine, third baseman Cole Henderson of Valhalla, outfielder Kyle Stowers of Christian, outfielder Avery Tuck of Steele Canyon, right-handed pitcher Nathan Walker of Carlsbad and right-handed pitcher Jonathan Worley of San Diego High Tech.

Tuck hit .286 last season with three homers and 11 RBIs, and will join Moniak at the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Dashwood was a first-team all-section pick, going 9-4 with a 1.28 ERA. He had 90 strikeouts in 82 1/3 innings with just seven walks. He also hit .337.

Henderson hit .370 with three homers and 16 RBIs.

Stowers hit .407 with six homers and 31 RBIs. He also stole nine bases.

Walker was 1-1 with a 2.59 ERA.

Worley was 3-3 with a 1.95 ERA. He had 75 strikeouts in 43 innings and allowed just three extra-base hits. He also hit .485.

Moniak has committed to UCLA, Dashwood to UC Santa Barbara, Stowers to Stanford, Tuck to San Diego State and Walker and Worley to USD.

Henderson has narrowed his choices to San Diego State, Fresno State, Long Beach State, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.

Cape Cod All-Stars

Three San Diego County players have been named to play in Saturday’s Cape Cod League All-Star Game.

The Cape Cod League is generally considered the top collegiate summer league.

Right-handed pitcher Alex Schick, who played at Cathedral Catholic and now plays at Cal, will represent the Brewster Whitecaps in the game.

Second baseman Tommy Edman, who played at La Jolla Country Day and is now at Stanford, represents the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.

Center fielder Andrew Calica, who played at Eastlake and is now at UC Santa Barbara, will represent the Wareham Gatemen.

Schick is 1-1 with a 2.27 ERA in nine games over 31 2/3 innings for Brewster. He has 28 strikeouts and nine walks. Drafted in the 17th round by the Houston Astros in 2013, Schick elected to attend Cal and was 3-2 with a 4.21 ERA for the Bears last season. He had 46 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings.

Edman is hitting .343 with a homer, 14 RBIs and six steals in 28 games for Yarmouth-Dennis. He hit .296 with a homer, 13 doubles, and 42 runs scored for Stanford last season and was a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic pick.

Calica is hitting .379 with a homer and 12 RBIs in 20 games for Wareham. He hit .329 with a homer, 19 RBIs, 15 steals and 41 runs scored for UC Santa Barbara last season.

The Cape Cod League All-Star game will be played in Wareham.

MaxPreps honors

Seven players from San Diego received postseason honors from MaxPreps.

La Costa Canyon outfielder Mickey Moniak was named a first-team Junior All-American. Moniak hit .426 last season with 28 RBIs and 12 steals.

Right-handed pitcher Joey Magrisi of Rancho Bernardo was named a Freshman All-American. Magrisi was 8-1 with a 1.11 ERA for the Broncos. He had 54 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings.

Senior pitcher Timmy Holdgrafer of La Jolla and junior catcher Conrado Diaz of San Ysidro were named second-team Medium Schools All-Americans.

Holdgrafer, the San Diego Section Player of the Year, is headed to Saint Mary’s. He was 10-1 for the Vikings with a 0.87 ERA. In 88 1/3 innings, he had 86 strikeouts with only seven walks. He also batted .364.

Diaz, who was a junior, batted .418 with eight homers, 10 doubles, 40 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

Previously announced, Dillon Paulson of Santa Fe Christian, Reese Berberet of Fallbrook and Kyle Stowers of Christian were named MaxPreps second-team All-Americans.

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