Yucaipa High dominated the recently released All-Citrus Belt League baseball team. The Citrus Belt League champion Thunderbirds (21-10) put seven players on the first team, including league Most Valuable Player Jacob Reimer.
Reimer, who hit .440 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in, is committed to play at Cal State Fullerton.
“I can see him getting picked in the draft (as a senior),” Yucaipa coach Ralph Grajeda said. “I could understand a major league scout’s interest in him.”
Making the first team for Yucaipa besides Reimer were freshman Daniel Arambula (.414 batting average, 23 runs batted in), sophomore Owen Egan (.384, 26 RBI), junior Carter Herrera (7-1 record on the mound, 3.37 earned run average), senior Caiden Huber (.330, 31 RBI), senior Aiden Richert (.416, 33 RBI) and sophomore Luke Scherrer (.391, 23 RBI).
Arambula had 41 hits, 14 for extra bases. Reimer had a team-leading 20 extra base hits. Egan and Huber pounded 14 extra base hits each.
Herrera struck out 40 batters and walked only 12.
Yucaipa freshman Wes Hickey (.337, 24 RBI) and junior Wyatt Doty (.462 batting average, 3-3 on the mound) made the second team.
Chase Antillon earned honorable mention despite getting hurt two-thirds of the way through the season. He hit .263 with 10 RBI and was strong in the outfield. Yucaipa struggled to replace him.
Here is the complete team:
Most Valuable Player
Jacob Reimer, Yucaipa, junior
Seth Gregory, Beaumont, senior; Sebastian Flores, Cajon, senior; Cristian Leos, Cajon, senior; Blake Griffin, Citrus Valley, senior; Riley Hunsaker, Citrus Valley, sophomore; Jacob Jacome, Citrus Valley, sophomore; Matt Mecate, Citrus Valley, senior; Jared Snyder, Citrus Valley, junior; Jared Benash, Redlands East Valley, senior; Chase Dabbs, REV, senior; Laviel Pickett, REV, junior; Danny Arambula, Yucaipa, freshman; Owen Egan, Yucaipa, sophomore; Carter Herrera, Yucaipa, junior; Caiden Huber, Yucaipa, senior; Jacob Reimer, Yucaipa, junior; Aiden Richert, Yucaipa, senior; Luke Scherrer, Yucaipa, sophomore.
Alec Bressler, Beaumont, senior; Garrett Bougie, Cajon, senior; Junior Burks, Cajon, senior; Michael McQueen, Cajon, junior; JD Stainaker,Cajon, junior; Devin Martinez, Citrus Valley, senior; Cy Robertson,Citrus Valley, junior; Josh Torres, Citrus Valley, sophomore; Lucas White, Citrus Valley, senior; Travis Jimenez, Redlands, junior; Arnold Regalado, Redlands, junior; Vince Rivera, Redlands, junior; Tyler Albanese, REV, sophomore; Ray Fellow, REV, senior; Wes Hickey, Yucaipa, freshman; Wyatt Doty, Yucaipa, junior.
Anson Kraut, Beaumont, junior; Adam Monteon, Cajon, senior; Jacob Horner, Citrus Valley, junior; Branden Frazier, Redlands, senior; Jason Granado, REV, senior; Chase Antillon, Yucaipa, junior.