Prep Baseball Report

NorCal San Joaquin Section Game of the Week: 4/8 - 4/13

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout



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Ventura, Calif. - As the entirety of the of the California High School sections are fully underway including the Northern sections all playing games Prep Baseball California will be highlighting a weekly game of the week.

This weeks match up from NorCal Sac-Joaquin Section Game of the Week features a matchup between the first place Bella Vista Broncos of the Capital Valley Conference taking on the Roseville Tigers who are in a tie for 2nd place one game back.

Bella Vista Broncos vs. Roseville Tigers

+ Date: 4/9/24 & 4/11/24 & 4/12/24

+ Time: 4:00 pm for all games

+ Location: Bella Vista / Roseville / Bella Vista

+ Bella Vista 2024 Record:   11-2 Overall

+ Head Coach:  Joe Wagner

+ Roseville 2024 Record:   11-3-1 Overall

+ Head Coach: Elijah Garcia

+ Key Players (Bella Vista): 

+ '25 OF Caelen Irvine

+ '25 SS/RHP Chase Rasmussen

+ '25 INF Daniel Caldwell

+ '25 OF Catcher Luchessi

+ '25 OF Ben Campbell

+ '25 INF Kaleb Newhoff

+ '25 P Devin James 

+ '25 RHP/INF Zack O'Neill 

+ '25 RHP Ethan Benson

+ '25 RHP/INF Alec Murray

+ Key Players (Roseville): 

+ '24 Logan Fox 

+ '25 John Vicente

+ '25 Mason Susnara 

+ '27 Ethan Gustus

+ '25 Kyle Pettersen

+ '25 Lincoln Dotoli

+ '25 Jayden Quick 

+ '26 Dustin Holcomb

+ '26 Tyler Ritter

Game Preview:  Both programs have strong title hopes in the Capital Valley League and with steady offensive production on each side while boasting solid pitching staffs. The Broncos have scored 81 runs so far in their 13 games played while allowing just 31 runs and the Tigers have plated 78 runs on the season while allowing 51 runs. The Tigers have 3 regulars hitting over .300 lead by SR. Logan Fox at .383 with 3 doubles and a HR and SR. Lincoln Dotoli pacing the pitching staff having thrown 30.2 innings so far this year with a 2-0 record, 1 save and an eye popping .91 ERA in his work on the mound. Bella Vista for their part have 4 regulars hitting over .300 on the spring season and are lead by the bat of JR. Chase Rasmussen at .381 with 4 doubles and closely followed by JR. Devin Caldwell at .346 while the 5 top arms for the Broncos all sport ERA's under 2.5 on the spring with 3 of them sitting in the low 1.0 range. The Tigers will be tested to put up runs against the arms of the Broncos if they want to win the series and push themselves towards the top of the league while the Broncos will need to continue to play their well balanced brand of baseball with strong pitching and quality offensive production.

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