Baseball: Uncommitted players with top credentials
Most college baseball teams are out of scholarship money, but that will change once the draft happens in June and high school players start revealing their intentions.
Unfortunately, it makes for some uncomfortable times for senior players who didn't sign letters in November. They have to wait a little nervously to see who's serious about recruiting them. There's some very good unsigned players available.
Top-ranked Mater Dei has two players colleges almost certainly will want to sign in outfielder Tyler Adkison and left-handed pitcher Jacob Erickson.
Adkison is one of those rare available recruits who can actually hit the ball with power. Erickson, a relief pitcher, has thrown complete-game shutouts in his last two outings when asked to pitch in four-game tournaments.
Austin McGeorge, the ace pitcher for Anaheim Canyon, and Moises Ceja, the standout pitcher for Granada Hills Kennedy, are two more players who should be able to help college programs.
Dan James, an infielder at El Toro, has 18 RBIs and two home runs. Left-hander Ulices Moreno of Paramount is 6-1 with a 1.30 ERA and just five walks in 43 innings. Adam Maciel, an outfielder at Oxnard Pacifica, is batting .476.
-- Eric Sondheimer