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Around the SCV: West Ranch's J.D. Krauskopf commits to Sonoma State

Trinity's Dakota Prochnow to attend Benedictine College in Kansas.

Posted: April 21, 2013 10:32 p.m.
Updated: April 21, 2013 10:32 p.m.

West Ranch's J.D. Krauskopf is lifted by teammate Justin Hovis after hitting a three-run home run in a CIF-SS Division I playoff game on May 18, 2012. Krauskopf has committed to Sonoma State.

 

For the second time in a week, a West Ranch baseball player has committed to Sonoma State University.

West Ranch infielder J.D. Krauskopf committed to the college this week, after Wildcats pitcher Cody Bennett did the same earlier in the week.

The senior is strong defensively, with an ability to play multiple positions across the infield.

“J.D. has been a tremendous defender for three years on the varsity level playing shortstop, second base and third base,” said West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill.

Krauskopf has also been huge at the plate this season for West Ranch.

He is currently batting .400 with 15 RBIs and two home runs for the first-place Wildcats, who sit at 6-3 and are tied with Canyon atop the Foothill League.

“This year he has shined at the plate, too. He has been one of our most productive hitters,” Burrill said. “J.D. is the kind of kid who is the first to practice and the last to leave.”

Sonoma State University is an NCAA Division II school participating in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

 

Trinity’s Dakota Prochnow makes college commitment

The Trinity Classical athletic program can add another accolade to its growing list of recent achievements with the commitment of senior Dakota Prochnow to play collegiate football.

He becomes the first male athlete from Trinity to earn an athletic scholarship.

The all-around athlete played football, basketball, baseball and wrestling during his time at Trinity and has signed a Letter of Intent to play football for Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan.

Prochnow received a $15,500 scholarship from the school, the largest in the history of Trinity, according to the high school.

Last season, Prochnow led the Knights with 1,757 passing yards and 31 touchdowns to just nine interceptions.

He also ran for a team high 825 yards and 18 touchdowns while catching three more touchdowns and accumulating 205 receiving yards.

Those contributions earned Prochnow the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division II Offensive Player of the Year honor.

Benedictine College is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member and plays in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Last season the Ravens were 7-4 under head coach Larry Wilcox.

 

Two Valencia tennis players to take part in Ojai Tournament

The 113th Ojai Tennis Tournament will take place from April 25 through the 27.

Two players from Valencia High School are scheduled to take part in the tournament in the doubles team of David Myers and Christopher Pope.

The prestigious tennis tournament, first played in 1896, is the oldest amateur tennis tournament played at one location in the United States.

More than 1,500 junior, high school, collegiate and adult players will participate on more than 110 courts and 30 sites in Ventura County, according to a release from the event’s organizers.

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