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Baseball Announces 21-Member 2012 Recruiting Class

The Aztecs have signed 21 athletes for the 2012 baseball season.
The Aztecs have signed 21 athletes for the 2012 baseball season.

Nov. 19, 2010

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego state baseball program has announced the signing of 21 players to National Letters of Intent for the 2012 season. The class consists of 20 freshmen plus one junior college transfer and includes eight athletes from San Diego County high schools.

Among the top newcomers are three local products in shortstop Phillip Evans (La Costa Canyon HS), outfielder Ty Wiggins (El Capitan HS) and pitcher/first baseman Joe Musgrove (Grossmont HS). Each was an all-state and all-CIF selection last season. In addition, Phillips competed in the Aflac All-American game in August while Musgrove played in last summer's Area code games.

Three other players earned all-CIF accolades (outfielder Avondre Bollar and third baseman Ryan Muno) while two more were named to their respective all-county squads (pitcher Taylor Hansen and utility player Francisco Tellez).

The complete list of Aztec baseball's 2012 recruits appears below.

2012 SDSU BASEBALL RECRUITING CLASS
Name                Pos     B-T    Ht    Wt   Current School
Greg Allen.......INF/RHP....S-R...6-0...170...Hilltop HS (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Avondre Bollar......OF......R-R...6-2...180...Thousand Oaks HS (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
Phillip Evans.......SS......R-R...5-11..180...La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Trevor Gretzky......1B......L-R...6-4...185...Oaks Christian HS (Westlake Village, Calif.).
Taylor Hansen.......RHP.....R-R...5-10..175...Camarillo HS (Camarillo, Calif.)
Kendall Lindley.....LHP.....L-L...5-9...150...Francis Parker HS (San Diego, Calif.)
Bryce Mosier.......UTIL.....R-R...6-1...180...Valhalla HS (El Cajon, Calif.)
Ryan Muno...........3B......R-R...6-1...175...Mission Viejo HS (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
Matthew Munoz.......INF.....L-R...5-10..170...San Dimas HS (San Dimas, Calif.)
Joe Musgrove.......RHP/1B...R-R...6-5...230...Grossmont HS (La Mesa, Calif.)
Steven Pallares...INF/RHP...R-R...6-1...170...Santiago HS (Corona, Calif.)
Cameron Pongs.......LHP.....L-L...6-3...175...Chino Hills HS (Chino Hills, Calif.)
Tanner Reibenspies..INF.....R-R...5-10..170...Chaminade HS (West Hills, Calif.)
Michael Robards.....LHP.....L-L...5-10..165...Oceanside HS (Oceanside, Calif.)
Jacob Romanski.......C......R-R...6-0...180...Chaffey JC (Rancho Cucamonga)
Chad Smith..........RHP.....R-R...6-2...185...Poway HS (Poway, Calif.)
Francisco Tellez...UTIL.....L-L...6-0...175...Valhalla HS (El Cajon, Calif.)
Spencer Thornton....OF......L-L...6-1...175...Los Osos HS (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Tyrone Wiggins.....INF......R-R...5-10..175...El Capitan HS (Lakeside, Calif.)
James Zamarripa.....OF......L-L...5-10..180...Rancho Cucamonga HS (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Bernard Zavala.....UTIL.....R-R....6-2..175...Bishop Amat HS (La Puente, Calif.)
Greg Allen, INF - An infielder who plays second base and shortstop at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, Calif. ... A first-team all-Mesa League honoree in 2010 after hitting .410 with 31 runs, 17 RBI, 11 doubles and a triple over 30 games ... As a sophomore in 2009 batted .342 with 19 runs score in 26 contests ... Was also 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts.

Avondre Bollar, OF - Attends Thousand Oaks (Calif.) High School ... A first-team all-Marmonte selection in both 2009 and 2010 ... First-team all-Ventura County and second-team all-CIF honoree in 2009 when he batted .377 with three double and five home runs in 25 contests ... Starting quarterback and defensive back for football team, earning first-team all-league and second-team all-CIF accolades in that sport in 2009.

Phillip Evans, SS - Competes as a shortstop at La Costa Canyon High in Carlsbad, Calif. ... Played in the 2010 Aflac All-American game where he was the starter for the West team at shortstop ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored ... An all-CIF and all-Avocado League selection ... As a junior hit .489 with 30 runs, 22 RBI, six doubles, a triple and five home runs in 29 games ... Competed in the 2010 Perfect Game National Showcase in Florida where he won the top defensive player award ... A Breitbard Athletic Award winner as a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the month for August 2010 ... Named LCC's top defensive player the past three season.

Trevor Gretzky, 1B - Three-year varsity first baseman at Oaks Christian HS in Westlake Village, Calif. ... First-team all-Tri-Valley honoree in 2010 after hitting .341 with 27 runs, 33 RBI, five doubles and two home runs in 27 games ... Second-team all-league pick as a sophomore when he hit .426 with 16 runs and 13 RBI in 21 contests ... Also plays quarterback for the football team ... Son of former NHL standout Wayne Gretzky.

Taylor Hansen, RHP - Four-year starter at Camarillo High School ... A first-team all-Ventura County and all-Pacific View League honoree in 2010 ... Batted .403 with seven home runs in 2010 ... Played in the Valley Invitational Baseball League during summers of 2007-08 and was an all-star selection both season ... Hit .580 with 11 homers in 2008 ... Last summer played in the Jim Colburn Collegiate League where he hit .481 with 5 HR and also pitched 19.1 innings with a 0.93 earned run average.

Kendall Lindley, LHP - A first-team all-Coastal South League pitcher as a junior at Francis Parker High School in San Diego in 2010 ... Compiled a record of 7-3 with a 1.98 earned run average ... Won a San Diego Union-Tribune player of the Week award and was also on the paper's honor roll in 2010 ... Began season with 20.1 scoreless innings ... Ss a sophomore went 5-4 with a 2.70 ERA.

Bryce Mosier, UTIL - Catcher and third baseman at Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif. ... A second-team all-Grossmont Hills selection as a junior ... Batted .368 with 27 runs, 20 Runs batted in, 11 doubles, a triple and a home run over 34 games during the 2009 season ... Won three national championships as a member of the San Diego Stars baseball team.

Ryan Muno, 3B - Third baseman at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High ... An all-Orange county and all-CIF honoree ... A three-time all-South Coast League selection ... Competed in the annual North-South contest in 2010 ... Last season batted .415 with 12 doubles and 30 runs batted in ... Named a Team One Futures Stars All-American and a Top 100 Prospect by Team One in 2009 ... Cousin of USD outfielder Kevin Muno and Fresno State shortstop Danny Muno.

Matthew Munoz, INF - Starting shortstop at Covina (Calif.) High School as a freshman and sophomore ... Led Valle Vista League in fielding percentage as a freshman and was named second-team all-league ... Led the team in hitting as a sophomore and was named team MVP in addition to second-team all-league ... Transferred to San Dimas HS midway through junior year and was not eligible to play in 2010.

Joe Musgrove, RHP/1B - A first-team all-state selection from Grossmont HS (La Mesa, Calif.) who plays first base and pitcher ... First-team all-CIF and the East County Player of the Year in 2010 ... An all-Grossmont Hills League honoree ... Hit .434 with nine home runs and 35 RBI as a junior ... As a pitcher compiled an 11-1 record with five saves and a 2.07 earned run average ... Named a Breitbard Player of the Month in June 2010 ... Competed in the Area Code games this past summer.

Steven Pallares, INF/RHP - Pitches and plays second, third at shortstop at Santiago HS in Corona, Calif. ... A second-team all-Big VIII League selection ... Selected to play in the annual North-South Game ... A 2010 nominee for the Under Armor preseason team ... 2009 Top Prospect for Under Armor ... 2009 California State Assembly certificate of recognition and 2008 National Honor Society member.

Cameron Pongs, LHP - A two-year varsity letterman at Chino Hills (Calif.) High School ... Team advanced to the CIF semifinals on 2009 ... As a junior he hit .348 in nine games played as a first baseman ... Earned a scholar-athlete award in 2010.

Tanner Reibenspies, INF - Starting varsity middle infielder the past three seasons at Chaminade High School in West Hills, Calif. ... Hit .406 with 32 stolen bases as a junior ... Chaminade's 2010 defensive player of the year ... All-tournament selection at the 2010 Anaheim Lions Tournament ... Starting shortstop for the 2009 18U Ventura City USSSA championship team and the second-place 2009 Conejo Oaks USA team.

Michael Robards, LHP - Four-year varsity letterman at Oceanside (Calif.) High School ... A 2010 first-team all-Valley League selection after going 8-4 with a 2.50 earned run average ... Over 79 innings recorded 91 strikeouts and just 18 walks ... Honorable mention all-league honoree in 2009 ... Garnered San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic honors with a 3.17 gpa.

Jacob Romanski, C - Currently a sophomore at Chaffey Junior College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... As a freshman was named to the all-Foothill Conference first team ... Last season hit .329 with 20 runs, 17 RBI, four doubles and a home run ... Had a .984 fielding percentage behind the plate and was as Gold Glove winner for his defensive excellence ... Brother of former USD All-American pitcher Josh Romanski.

Chad Smith, RHP - Attends Poway High School in Poway, Calif. ... As a junior in 2010 compiled a 3-1 record with a 5.58 earned run average ... His nine appearances included three starts as he tossed 21.1 innings during the season ... Named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team ... As a sophomore went 3-1 with two saves and a 1.31 ERA in 16 relief appearances covering 16 innings.

Francisco Tellez, UTIL - Pitches and played first base at Valhalla HS in El Cajon, Calif. ... In 2010 was named to all-state second team ... An all-East County second-team and second-team all-Grossmont Hills League selection...Hit .386 with 30 runs, 11 doubles and four home runs ... As a pitcher went 3-2 with a 2.79 ERA ... In 2009 was a San Diego Union-Tribune and East Count Sports first-team all-league honoree ... Received team Silver Slugger Award.

Spencer Thornton, OF - A first-team all-Baseline League selection in 2010 as an outfielder at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School ... Also named to the all-Inland Valley third team ... Hit .379 with 29 runs, six doubles, three triples and a home run ... As a sophomore batted .390 with 10 runs scored in 21 games ... Owns a 1.000 fielding percentage over the past two seasons.

Tyrone Wiggins, INF - Has played both infield (shortstop and outfield (center field) at El Capitan HS in Lakeside, Calif. ... A second-team all-state honoree as a junior ... Also a first-team all-Grossmont Valley, all-CIF and San Diego Union-Tribune all-section team selection ... Named Grossmont Valley League Player of the Year ... Led the team in hitting as a sophomore with a .420 average over 31 games played.

James Zamarripa, OF - Outfielder in his fourth season of varsity baseball at Rancho Cucamonga HS ... A two-time first-team all-Baseline league honoree ...All-Inland Valley selection in 2010 ... All-tournament team member at Redlands Baseball Invitational ... Batted .390 with 25 runs, 25 RBI, nine doubles, five triples and three home runs as a junior ... Had a .700 slugging percentage and was 9-of-12 in steal attempts.

Bernard Zavala, UTIL - A catcher/utility player at Bishop Amat HS in La Puente, Calif. ... Played third for the first time last season and earned first-team all-Del Rey League honors in 2010 after hitting .317 with 24 runs, 30 RBI, four HR and a .549 slugging ... Hit three home runs in a game vs. Mater Dei HS ... Member of Southern California Bombers Baseball Club.