By Ray Hamill — Two local baseball standouts have been included on this year’s CalHiSports All-State baseball teams after another outstanding spring on the diamond for each.
St. Bernard’s teammates Nick Dugan and Cayden Lee both were included in the medium and small schools teams, which were announced on Tuesday.
Dugan, who is one of the top prospects in the state, was named to the All-State first team as a pitcher, while Lee was included as an infielder on the All-State second team.
Both players were just juniors this past spring.
“The first thing they bring is a year-round commitment,” St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin said of the duo. “I don’t know two kids who work any harder at their craft than these two. All the awards that have come to them, they have earned.”
Dugan, who has committed to play at Stanford after graduation, was one of nine pitchers named to the All-State first team, while Lee was one of nine infielders on the second team.
While Dugan has dominated on the mound for the Crusaders, the hard-hitting Lee has been a force at the plate and continues to improve.
“He’s a power bat,” Tomlin said of Lee. “He’s a guy who generates great velocity with his bat. He has big-time college potential.”
St. Bernard’s finished up the season 10-2, including a 10-0 mark in the Little 4.