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Prep baseball: Santa Clarita Valley's top baseball players honored with All-CIF selections

Successful season for SCV ends with three named All-CIF

Posted: June 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Trinity’s Dakota Prochnow was named to the Div. VII team for his performances on the mound, in the field and at the plate.

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Despite one of the most successful postseasons in Santa Clarita Valley baseball history, just three locals made All-CIF teams.

It was announced earlier in the week that West Ranch senior pitcher/first baseman and Foothill League Most Valuable Player J.C. Cloney and Valencia senior catcher Brian Mundell were chosen for the CIF-Southern Section Division I team.
In Division VII, Trinity Classical Academy junior infielder Dakota Prochnow was the lone choice.

In Division I, 19 first teamers were selected, as well as co-Players of the Year — Newbury Park pitcher Luke Eubank and Mater Dei pitcher/first baseman Ty Moore.

Cloney was the Santa Clarita Valley’s top baseball player in 2012.

The senior left-hander went 8-1 on the mound with a 1.84 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings. At the plate, he batted .378 with three home runs and 19 RBIs.

The Long Beach State-commit led the Wildcats to their first Foothill League title in 2012 and the team made it to the CIF-Southern Section Division I semifinals.

“Foothill League champs — that’s the biggest honor because it’s more about the team. I personally don’t like to be about myself,” Cloney said. “But it’s a very big honor since it’s just me and Mundell from the Foothill League.”

Mundell was the Santa Clarita Valley’s top power hitter in 2012.

The All-Foothill League first-teamer batted .390 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs on the year.

He’ll be playing baseball at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo next year.

Prochnow did himself one better than last year when he was named a second-teamer in Division VII as a sophomore.

Prochnow batted .608 with two home runs and 54 RBIs in 2012, scoring 48 runs and stealing 37 bases.

He was also the Omega League’s Most Valuable Player.

The CIF-SS did not release a second team like it did in years past, which chopped down the number of All-CIF selections.

There were some notable players who didn’t make the team — such as West Ranch freshman Jagger Rusconi, who was one of the Foothill’s top hitters, Foothill Pitcher of the Year Justin Donatella from Saugus and Santa Clarita Christian pitcher/shortstop Ryan Fullarton, who was the Cardinals’ best player during a season in which they went to the Division VII semifinals.

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