Coach/year: Tim Stutz is in his fifth year.
League: San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Last year: Lodi finished third in the SJAA and
reached the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals before losing to
Key returnees/additions: Lucas Travis 11,
Ramiro Santoyo 12, Nate Devine 10, Jovane Sierra 12, Hobie Day 11,
Christian Ochoa 10, Robby Peckham 12, Ryan Vandenberg 11, Taylor
Cox 12, Daniel Sanchez 12, Jimmy Sierra 11, Spencer Rodriguez 12,
Julio Martinez 12, Chris Rea 12, Alvaro Yepez 12, Diego Yepez 12,
Brandon Miller 11, Patrick Kelly 11, Erick Almazan 11, Javier Solis
11, Zach Fenderson 11.
League favorites: Lodi, Franklin and
Noteworthy: The Flames return 13 players after
losing only three seniors from last year’s team. Lodi has six
players that have made deep runs into the postseason the last two
Coach/year: Ruben Gomez is in his 23rd
League: Tri-City Athletic League.
Last year: The Tigers went 3-6-1 and placed
fifth in the TCAL. They were 6-9-1 overall.
Key returnees: Nicolas Gonzalez, Santiago
Prieto, Daniel Martin and Armando Villapudua.
Key additions: Luke Khoury, John Canepa, Austin
Mettler, Damanjit Hundal, Emanuel Zavala and Alex Gonzalez.
League favorites: West and Edison.
Noteworthy: All of Tokay’s home games will be
played at the Grape Bowl with 6 p.m. starts. The Tigers will still
practice at Tokay High School.
Liberty Ranch Hawks
Coach/year: Eugen Deaconu is in his second
League: Sierra Valley Conference.
Last year: The Hawks finished last in the SVC,
but it was their first year fielding a varsity team.
Key returnees: Benji Vallejo 12, Eduardo
Ramirez 12, Cristian Ramirez 12, Juan Mena 12, David Perfecto 12,
James Sarmento 11, Trevor Driscoll 11.
Key additions: Joseph Cardenas 12, Edilberto
Rangel 12, Cooper Payne 12, Jessie Padilla 12, Collin Raymond
League favorites: Galt and Vista del Lago.
Noteworthy: Fourteen of Liberty Ranch’s players
were part of the first-ever Hawks team two years ago at the JV
level. This is the team’s first year with seniors.