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2024 Preseason Preview: Archbishop Riordan

By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer


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The 2024 California high school baseball season is quickly approaching and, as usual, excitement is abound throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across California.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in their respective CIF Section Championship Game, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across California. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews, eventually releasing our Preseason Power 25 rankings that’ll carry us into the opening week of action and the Third Annual Prep Baseball California Spring Invitational.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across California. Each week we will be releasing our Power 25, Players of the Week, Diamond Notes, Podcasts and much more.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: Archbishop Riordan Crusaders
Head Coach: Brian Ceinar
CIF Section: CIF-CCS
Conference League: WCAL
2023 Record: 11-18
Team X Handle: N/A

Team Strengths: Pitching and a batting line up with some very good potential.
No. of Returning Starters: 2
No. of Returning Pitchers: 2 at the varsity level
Areas of Improvement: Experience at the varsity level



+ ‘24 RHP/3B Rhys Appleby
+ ‘24 OF/C Brady Nemes


+ ‘25 CIF Diego Aguilar
+ ‘25 INF Colton Parenti
+ ‘25 INF/RHP Jacob Dubriwny
+ ‘25 INF/RHP Nathaniel Zuromski
+ ‘25 UTL Chase Oliver


Class of 2026

+ ‘26 LHP/1B Logan Tuman
+ ‘26 OF/1B Mason Cohn
+ ‘26 INF/RHP Keoni Ordonez
+ ‘26 C/RHP/INF Luciano Dorsch

Class of 2027

+ ‘27 RHP/INF Santino Williams
+ ‘27 UTL Alessio Pislor
+ ‘27 RHP/C DJ Sanchez
+ ‘27 RHP/INF Dante Curmi


Archbishop Riordan will feature a young squad heading into the 2024 season—one looking to learn from a 11-18 overall record from 2023. While the Crusaders don’t return a ton of startings from last year’s group, the team presents some talent across the board.

The group out of the Bay Area is anchored by their junior class—led by ‘25 Chase Oliver, who enjoyed a strong fall at the plate. He returns as a name-to-know in the 2025 class for the Crusaders. He is joined by ‘25 Colton Parenti, another right-handed hitter who has shown well for Archbishop Riordan in the past.

The Crusaders will continue to lean on those juniors, and multiple underclassmen to find success in the regular season. While they chase teams such as Valley Christian and St. Francis in the West Catholic Athletic League, this season looks to be one of growth and experience for head coach Brian Ceinar and Archbishop Riordan.

Coach Brian Ceinar’s Expectations: “We will be a good young junior heavy team with some good talent that love to compete. ”