Sports360AZ All-Academic Baseball Team (5A-6A)

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For eight years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student-athletes in Arizona.

While the spring sports season has been cut short, we still wanted to recognize how these athletes continue to thrive in unprecedented circumstances.

The high school sports community responded.

We are excited to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Spring Sports Teams brought to you by Venezia’s Pizzeria and IBEW Local 640 to recognize the excellence of student-athletes not only in athletics but in the classroom as well.

The 2020 Sports360AZ All-Academic Spring Team is the largest group of nominees we’ve received in the history of the award. This year’s spring team nearly quadrupled last year’s total. Additionally, the 2020 All-Academic Track team is the largest individual team we’ve had in eight years of recognizing these students.

Thank you for your support of these student-athletes!

A few notes on how the team was compiled: 

Sports360AZ reached out to every athletic director in the state, as well as every varsity head coach for the above sports requesting nominations based on performance in the classroom. We also opened up nominations to parents and players as well. This is the only way to be named to the all-academic team.

Thank you to the high school community for recognizing these student-athletes!

As a thank you for recognizing these impressive student-athletes, Venezia’s Pizzeria is offering $3 off any pizza. Just use the code “PRFC3” over the phone, online or on the Venezia’s Pizzeria app to receive the discount. Venezia’s offers curbside pickup and contactless delivery for all five of their Valley locations. Prepayment would be appreciated for limited contact.

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IBEW Local 640 was chartered in 1925 to provide the best-qualified Electricians to our signatory Contractors and provide livable wages, health and retirement benefits for our members. In Arizona, the IBEW is the only organization that certifies the skills and knowledge of a Journeyman Wireman, and then backs that certification with a guarantee to the employers who hire them. Our Contractors and Members have done extensive work at Arizona’s largest schools and universities, including large solar installations, and have been involved in most of the major sports stadiums/arenas in the Phoenix Metro area. As new green technologies are incorporated into the nation’s power grid, Local 640 leads the way in our ability to train and provide qualified manpower for solar and wind installations in the quantities that will be required to complete these projects. 


Thank you so much for your nominations, and be sure to use #Sports360AZScholars when sharing these teams on social media.

First Team

Carlos PinoMaricopa5.1 weighted GPA
Colton BlakleyAgua Fria4.98 weighted GPA
Raimundo HerediasAgua Fria4.93 weighted GPA
Luke BassChandler4.8 Weighted GPA
Robert HanfordChandler4.8 weighted GPA
Jaron NancePerry4.73 weighted GPA
Andres GalvezCasteel4.7 weighted GPA
Spencer LaytonWilliams Field4.63 weighted GPA
Bryan RiesDesert Ridge4.61 weighted GPA
Kaden HeylCasteel4.6 weighted GPA
Matthew FikeCasteel4.6 weighted GPA
Jason VaughtWilliams Field4.57 weighted GPA
Ken WoodHigley4.57 weighted GPA
Connor HatchCasteel4.5 weighted GPA
Treyton TarverShadow Ridge4.5 weighted GPA
Dakota DuffaloRed Mountain4.45 weighted GPA
Keith SandersonUniversity4.43 Weighted GPA
Fabian MartinezCentral4.43 weighted GPA
Luke ThrasherBuena4.4 weighted GPA
Brok LiuChandler4.4 weighted GPA
Michael KasikChandler4.4 weighted GPA
Nate RicheyEmpire4.39 weighted GPA
Luke ThompsonCasteel4.38 weighted GPA
Zachary MakeyHigley4.38 weighted GPA
Austin VegaChandler4.35 weighted GPA
Bryce HoltorfShadow Ridge4.333 weighted GPA
Luis CamachoEmpire4.31 weighted GPA
Riley DavisCasteel4.3 weighted GPA
Brendan DobbinEmpire4.3 weighted GPA
Trevor VegaChandler4.3 weighted GPA
Austin CharlesBrophy Prep4.3 weighted GPA
Colby GrennanBrophy Prep4.3 weighted GPA
Brett HuhlinShadow Ridge4.25 weighted GPA
Max ZdimalNotre Dame Prep4.22 weighted GPA
Ronnie PrusiaDesert Ridge4.22 weighted GPA
Jackson ScottChandler4.2 weighted GPA
JD WillisPerry4.2 weighted GPA
Jeramy KrauseMesa Mountain View4.18 weighted GPA
Chance GreeneShadow Ridge4.17 weighted GPA
Micah RothenbergerWestwood4.14 weighted GPA
Brendan ThomeDesert Ridge4.11 weighted GPA
Karsen WaslefskyCasteel4.1 weighted GPA
Paul CruzEmpire4.09 weighted GPA
Kyle KrautstrunkParadise Valley4.08 weighted GPA
Tyler RichinsDesert Ridge4.06 weighted GPA
Connor MarklNotre Dame Prep4.05 weighted GPA
Jake RiopelEmpire4.05 weighted GPA
Jacob BerryQueen Creek4.03 weighted GPA
Gabe GarciaNotre Dame Prep4.01 weighted GPA
Mitch NamieRed Mountain4.00 weighted GPA
Jackson SluiterHigley4.0 weighted GPA
Brody BoisvertEmpire4.0 weighted GPA
Nick DidierEmpire4.0 Weighted GPA
Patrick HerreraSkyline4.0 Weighted GPA
Kade YorkSkyline4.0 weighted GPA
Frank WiermanShadow Ridge4.0 weighted GPA


Honorable Mention

Aiden Beamon – Paradise Valley – 3.94 weighted GPA
Andrew Villalobos – Red Mountain – 3.58 weighted GPA
Austin England – Campo Verde – 3.75 weighted GPA
Austin Humphres – Shadow Ridge – 3.5 weighted GPA
Ben Carlo – Pinnacle – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Blake Yeagley – Buena – 3.8 weighted GPA
Bradey Bejarano – Shadow Ridge – 3.75 weighted GPA
Brandon Koble – Red Mountain – 3.56 weighted GPA
Brayden Grantham – Red Mountain – 3.95 weighted GPA
Braydon Salas – Pinnacle – 3.98 unweighted GPA
Brenton Dyer – Westwood – 3.95 weighted GPA
Brian Leon – Notre Dame Prep – 3.34 unweighted GPA
Bronson Sluiter – Higley – 3.83 weighted GPA
Brooks Rocha – Notre Dame Prep – 3.32 unweighted GPA
Brysen Hamilton – Valley Vista – 3.17 weighted GPA
Cade Bemis – Campo Verde – 3.65 weighted GPA
Caleb Reiman – Campo Verde – 3.91 weighted GPA
Cameron Klaudt – Pinnacle – 3.81 unweighted GPA
Cameron Warren – Empire – 3.59 weighted GPA
Casey Parsons – Pinnacle – 3.66 unweighted GPA
Chandler Dejong – Mountain View (Mesa, Az) – 3.74 weighted GPA
Christian Sarlitto – Notre Dame Prep – 3.95 weighted GPA
Christian Woodward – Desert Ridge – 3.5 weighted GPA
Cody Mowers – Higley – 3.85 weighted GPA
Cole Cline – Red Mountain – 3.45 unweighted GPA
Cole Golke – Pinnacle – 3.23 unweighted GPA
Crew Cornell – Desert Ridge – 3.44 weighted GPA
Crew Parke – Westwood – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Dean Bittner – Campo Verde – 3.79 weighted GPA
Dillon Dougherty – Pinnacle – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Dustin Crenshaw – Perry – 3.5 weighted GPA
Efrain Manzo – Chandler – 3.4 weighted GPA
Erik Ortiz – Westwood – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Ethan Bradford – Mountain View (Mesa, AZ) – 3.03 weighted GPA
Ezra McNaughton – Mountain View (Mesa, Az) – 3.85 weighted GPA
Gabe Heitz – Queen Creek – 3.95 weighted GPA
Gabe Overton-Russo – Paradise Valley – 3.2 weighted GPA
Gavin Arbuckle – Shadow Ridge – 3.667 weighted GPA
Gio Melchione – Desert Ridge – 3.33 weighted GPA
Guillermo Lopez – tolleson – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Jace Giatroudakis – Shadow Ridge – 3.5 weighted GPA
Jack Stecker – Pinnacle – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Jackson Brenna – Shadow Ridge – 3.667 weighted GPA
Jackson Spencer – Higley – 3.97 weighted GPA
Jackson Stafford – Notre Dame Prep – 3.75 weighted GPA
Jacob Keel – Maricopa – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Jared Anderson – Casteel – 3.76 weighted GPA
Javier Gutierrez – Chandler – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Jaxon Yardley – Mountain View (Mesa, AZ) – 3.67 weighted GPA
Jayden Kamentz – Campo Verde – 3.86 weighted GPA
Jeff Sanchez – Casteel – 3.9 weighted GPA
Jeovany Favela – Trevor Browne – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Jerred Lazenby – Desert Ridge – 3.40 weighted GPA
John Cook – Campo Verde – 3.56 weighted GPA
John Lauinger – Pinnacle – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Joseph Dicarlo – Chandler – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Joseph Trippi – Higley – 3.61 weighted GPA
Josiah Kidd – Desert Ridge – 3.58 weighted GPA
Jovoni Borbon – Buena – 3.8 weighted GPA
Justin Chambers – Higley – 3.67 weighted GPA
Justin Fago – Desert Ridge – 3.97 weighted GPA
Kai Taylor – Perry – 3.87 weighted GPA
Kolby Kmetko – Pinnacle – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Kyle Mentzer – Campo Verde – 3.56 Weighted GPA
Kyrian Wallace – Brophy Prep – 3.57 weighted GPA
Landry Spitler – Red Mountain – 3.94 weighted GPA
Logan Greene – Mountain View (Mesa, Az) – 3.05 weighted GPA
Logan Olson – Valley Vista – 3.048 weighted GPA
Luke Newman – Pinnacle – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Lynn Andrews – Maricopa – 3.7 weighted GPA
Maguire Peterson – Notre Dame – 3.56 weighted GPA
Mason Banks – Red Mountain – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Mason Kelley – Red Mountain – 3.95 weighted GPA
Matthew Rice – Notre Dame – 3.93 weighted GPA
Matthew Vazquez – Valley Vista – 3.57 weighted GPA
Micah Acedo – Red Mountain – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Michael Diaz – Brophy Prep – 3.8 weighted GPA
Michael DiCarlo – Central – 3.5 weighted GPA
Michael Leija – Higley – 3.18 weighted GPA
Michael Modrick – Pinnacle – 3.95 unweighted GPA
Michael Riley – Pinnacle – 3.07 unweighted GPA
Michael Saylor – Pinnacle – 3.37 unweighted GPA
Nick Bommarito – Pinnacle – 3.25 unweighted GPA
Nick Fratantoni – Pinnacle – 3.93 unweighted GPA
Nick Lustig – Sunrise Mountain – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Nick Spelius – Notre Dame Prep – 3.44 weighted GPA
Nile Hesson – Desert Ridge – 3.87 weighted GPA
Parker Hunsaker – Maricopa – 3.92 weighted GPA
RJ Elmore – Red Mountain – 3.23 unweighted GPA
Rocco Acdeo – Red Mountain – 3.69 weighted GPA
Ryan Campos – Red Mountain – 3.81 weighted GPA
Sam Simons – Pinnacle – 3.39 unweighted GPA
Samuel Christiansen – Mountain View (Mesa, Az) – 3.28 weighted GPA
Shane Rodriguez – Empire – 3.689 weighted GPA
Skylar Edmonds – Red Mountain – 3.50 weighted GPA
Spencer Horwath – Sunrise Mountain – 3.789 unweighted GPA
Tanner Bradley – Desert Ridge – 3.3 weighted GPA
Tanner Rice – Red Mountain – 3.84 weighted GPA
Talor Cipriano – Notre Dame Prep – 3.05 unweighted GPA
Timothy Reardon – Campo Verde – 3.86 weighted GPA
TJ Adams – Red Mountain – 3.67 weighted GPA
Trenton Pallas – Perry – 3.93 weighted GPA
Trevor Desiderio – Perry – 3.82 weighted GPA
Ty Kniffin – Notre Dame Prep – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Tyler Davis – Sunrise Mountain – 3.392 unweighted GPA
Tyler Deskins – Higley – 3.72 weighted GPA
Tyler Dorsch – Pinnacle – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Tyler Herges – Notre Dame – 3.84 weighted GPA
Tyler Valdez – Perry – 3.68 weighted GPA
Vincent Pozzi – Valley Vista – 3.32 unweighted GPA
Wyatt Wyllie – Pinnacle – 3.37 unweighted GPA
Xavier Delgado – Pinnacle – 3.72 unweighted GPA
Xavier Gonzalez – Desert Ridge – 3.63 weighted GPA
Zach de Hondol – Perry – 3.52 weighted GPA
Zachary Chelini – Valley Vista – 3.63 weighted GPA
Zack Puglia – Empire – 3.06 unweighted GPA