2022 Season Preview: Valley Christian Warriors

PBR California Staff

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The Road to the California State Games begins with the 2022 California high school baseball season. With the season just around the corner, our Staff has begun putting out team previews from all around the state getting you prepare for another year of exciting coverage.

Today we focus on the Long Beach Jordan Panthers who look to bounce back from a challenging season in 2021 and expect to compete in every game and make a push into the postseason.  

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Valley Christian Warriors

Head Coach (years at school)

John Diatte 33

Twitter Handle


CIF Section & Division

Central Coast Section/ Div. 1

Conference/League Name


Last Year’s Record


2021 Playoff Run

CCS D1 Champions

# of Returning Starters


# of Returning Pitchers


Coach's Expectations

"Lots of unknowns."

Team Strengths


Areas of Improvement

Team Offense

College Commitments

Alec Belardes '23 P (ASU)

Tatum Marsh '24 OF/P (Stanford)

Quiten Marsh '25 OF/P (Stanford)

Carmelo Rivera  '23 IF/OF(St. Marys)

Mitchell Birdsall '22 C (Kansas)

PJ Moutzouridis '23 IF (Cal Poly)

Top 22s

Louis Zulaica IF

Easton Kreshel OF

Jaden Bitter IF/P

Eli Martinez IF/P

Top 23s

MJ Castaneda IF/P

Top 24s

Rocco Muccilli IF

Top 25s

Hunter Fujimoto OF


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