The Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro baseball team was selected by Joe Davidson of The Bee and Mike Finnerty of All-City Preps with emphasis on coach nominations and playoff impact. The 2014 All-Metro baseball team is here.
Two Jesuit seniors were named to the Sacramento Bee’s 2015 All-Metro baseball team: Dodson and Cantelme. There were two Jesuit players last year: Dodson and Loeb. Although Loeb was on the Jesuit team this year, he was recovering from shoulder surgery and never played. Given Jesuit's lack of success in the play-offs over the last two years (missed in 2014, one and done in the 2015) and the fact that no Jesuit juniors made it this year, it is going to be interesting to see which, if any, Jesuit players make the All-Metro baseball team in 2016.
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
* Nick Madrigal, Ty Madrigal, Srs., Elk Grove
* Caden Voges, Sacramento, Jr.
* Dylan Carlson, Elk Grove, Jr.
* Isaiah Garcia, Lincoln, Sr.
* Hank LoForte, Franklin, Sr.
* Carlos Moseley, Elk Grove, Sr.
* Ryan Robards, Elk Grove, Jr.
* Isaiah Engman, Franklin, Sr.
* Tyson Solis, Oak Ridge, Sr.
* Matt Smith, El Dorado, Sr.
* Tanner Dodson, Jesuit, Sr.
* Matt Manning, Sheldon, Jr.
* Chris Roppolo, Oak Ridge, Sr.
* Josh Savea, Rio Americano, Sr.
* Logan Denholm, Oak Ridge, Sr.
* Adam Erickson, Roseville, Sr.
* Nick Frank, Granite Bay, Sr.
* Connor Davis, Oak Ridge, Sr.
* Tiegen Jones, Capital Christian, Jr.
* Ryan Sullivan, Oak Ridge, Sr.
* Spencer Lininger, Bella Vista, Sr.
* Brooks Day, Elk Grove, Sr.
* Kody Gardner, Rio Americano, Jr.
* Drew Gnos, Davis, Sr.
* Joe McNamara, Christian Brothers, Jr.
* Jacob Alvidrez, Pleasant Grove, Sr.
* John Kidder, Roseville, Sr.
* Payton Simmons, Franklin, Sr.
* Zach Tresemer, Franklin, Jr.
* Grant Dragmire, Bradshaw Christian, Sr.
* Caden Goldby, Yuba City, Sr.
* Darren Nelson, Granite Bay, So.
* Jack Walsh, Laguna Creek, Sr.
* Caelen Bland, Vista del Lago, Sr.
* Nick Bonniksen, El Dorado, Sr.
* Dalton Gomez, Pleasant Grove, Sr.
* Micah Gunter, Valley Christian, Sr.
* Austin Southward, Yuba City, Sr.
* Infielders: Ryan Arruda, Pleasant Grove; Jackson Balantac, Christian Brothers; Vincent Byrd, El Camino; Taylor Doyle, Yuba City; Jack Filby, McClatchy; Taylor Garcia, Capital Christian; Terron Halverson, Rio Linda; Alex LeForestier, Christian Brothers; Carson Leber, Dixon; Tyler Malone, Woodcreek; Devin Orr, Roseville; Joe Raymond, Del Oro; Jake Rodrigues, Oakmont; Mike Shoenberger, Rocklin
* Outfielders: Dayton Anderson, Bear River; Chase Chamberlain, Bradshaw Christian; Miles Coffee, Lincoln; Nolan Dahler, Woodland; Mason Fong, Kennedy; Cedric Johnson, Granite Bay; Shawn Franklin, Burbank
* Catchers: Matt Cantelme, Jesuit; Xavier Christensen, Bradshaw Christian; Jake Hathaway, Oak Ridge; Kellen O’Brine, Pleasant Grove; Antonio Torres, Antelope
* Pitchers: Jaime Arias-Bautista, Woodland; Dace Asher, River Valley; Alex Barajas, Sacramento; Andrew Cisneros, Pleasant Grove; Austin Loeb, Woodcreek; Kyle Lucke, Oak Ridge; Chris Martin, Elk Grove; Tyler MacKenzie, Dixon; Jake Miller, Placer; Tyler Mortensen, Davis; Donovan Palma, Cosumnes Oaks; Polo Portela, Grant; Jacob Rath, El Camino; Craig Schmich, Lincoln; John Treat, Woodland; Kyle Yamada, Del Oro; Alex Zalasky, Elk Grove
* Utility: Kevin Baranowski, Granite Bay; K.J. Crump, Sacramento; Trenton Denholm, Oak Ridge; Tyler Gums, Placer; Ray Henry, Colfax; Carlos Paniagua, Sheldon; Davis Rodigo, Del Campo; Austin Roberts, River City; Tim Wieser, Oakmont; Daniel Vitoria, Galt
COACH OF THE YEAR
* Jeff Carlson, Elk Grove
Overcoming injuries, playing the Sac-Joaquin Section’s most difficult nonleague schedule and competing in the area’s top league, Carlson kept the Thundering Herd together and motivated. Elk Grove won its eighth Division I North title since 2002 and its sixth D-I section championship since 2003 under Carlson. The Herd finished 24-10, including 7-1 in the playoffs. Adding to Carlson’s joy was coaching his son Dylan, an All-Metro first baseman.