Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 17 to April 22, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 28.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Reece Weinberg

Weinberg played a pivotal role in helping Chaminade capture the Righetti Tournament title. He threw a masterful one-hitter with two strikeouts and no walks in a 3-0 semifinal win over Eastern and batted .308 with four RBIs in five tournament games.

Connor Hance

Hance swept in singles to help Peninsula eke out a 10-8 win over Harvard-Westlake on Wednesday in a battle of the top two teams in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Despite the victory, Peninsula is still ranked No. 2 in the division, behind Harvard-Westlake.

Zane Lindeman
La Salle

Lindeman showed why he’s one of the Valley’s top aces by needing only 70 pitches to throw a no-hitter against San Pedro last Wednesday in the St. Paul Tournament. Lindeman struck out seven and notched his third win of the season. La Salle won the game, 2-0.

Nate Webb

Webb had two hits, a triple, two RBIs and threw the final two innings for a save Saturday as the Wolves downed Riverside Poly, 7-2, in a Riverside Classic baseball game at Cal Baptist. Webb is hitting .362 on the season and leads the team on the mound with four saves.

Jorge Arellano

Arellano threw a two-hit shutout while striking out 11 batters in Downey’s 11-0 victory over Crean Lutheran in the St. Paul Tournament last Wednesday. This season, he has a 4-1 record with 1.42 ERA and 43 strikeouts.

Steven Rivas

Rivas put in quite the performance last week in a pair of victories over Chino Hills. He went 6 for 10 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs with 12 RBIs and six runs. In a 23-3 win on Wednesday, he had a school-record 11 RBIs with two three-run home runs, a three-run double and a two-run triple. In a 4-3 win over Friday, he added two doubles and knocked in a run. Rivas, who has committed to Long Beach State, is hitting .522 with eight doubles, three triples, five home runs, 28 RBIs and 27 runs in 19 games.

Garrett Kocab

Kocab, who is also an All-Sun football player, is now the owner of the school record in both the shot put and discus. He set the shot put record of 53 feet, 7 inches in a dual meet with Hesperia last week and also won the discus. On Saturday, he won the discus at the Inland Empire Championships (185-0), while taking fourth in the shot put (50-2 1/4). He set the school record in the discus at 188-8 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Hagen Danner
Huntington Beach

He was named tournament MVP and helped the Oilers win the Boras Classic South Region title. Danner hit two home runs with four RBI. In one pitching appearance, he held state-ranked Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks to one hit and two walks over six innings and had 10 strikeouts. He also hit a two-run double in a Sunset League win over Newport Harbor.

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