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2024 Preseason Preview: Del Campo

By: Isaiah Glidden
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: Del Campo Cougars
Head Coach: Kevin Dawidczik
CIF Section: CIF Sac-Joaquin, Division 3
Conference League: Capital Athletic League (CAL)
2023 Record: 17-12
Team X Handle: @DelCampoBaseBll

Team Strengths: Pitching and defense. 2 Junior middle infielders who have a lot of varsity experience.
No. of Returning Starters: 4
No. of Returning Pitchers: N/A
Areas of Improvement: Defensively we will be better this year. Expecting a lot better infield play.



+ ‘25 MIF Jayden Franklin - 5'7 140 lbs.
+ ‘25 LHP/OF Joey Pine - 5'9 150 lbs.
+ ‘25 RHP/OF Mitchell Clements - 5’10 175 lbs.
+ ‘25 MIF Egan Wyant - 6'0 165 lbs.
+ ‘25 CIF Robert Franklin - 6'3 175 lbs.


Class of 2026

+ ‘26 RHP/OF/C Brody Bieneman - 6'1 180 lbs.
+ ‘26 C AJ Paulsen - 6'1 185 lbs.


Last year with a senior heavy team, the Cougars totaled 17 wins en route to a third place finish in the Capital Athletic League. Now with all those seniors gone, they will be relying on a number of young names as they head into the 2024 season. Amongst those, ‘25 Jayden Franklin and ‘25 Egan Wyant will man up-the-middle responsibilities and ‘25 Robert Franklin will play both of the corners. Fellow juniors ‘25 Joey Pine and ‘25 Mitchell Clements will both provide two-way contributions for the Cougars, too. A pair of underclassmen are expected to take on larger roles in 2024 in ‘26 Brody Bieneman and ‘26 AJ Paulsen.

Coach Kevin Dawidczik’s Expectations: “We will be really young. One senior on the roster who is possibly unable to play due to injury. We will start two sophomores, and seven juniors. ”