Bishop Diego’s John Salda and Aidan Williams have been named to the All-CIF team for Division 6 of the Southern Section, it was announced on Tuesday.
Desert Christian’s Chance Gusbeth was recognized as the Division’s Most Valuable Player. Gusbeth, along with coach Dennis Shyrock, led the Knights to a 26-3 record and the divisional CIF championship.
Salda and Williams were both key contributors to a Cardinals team that won the Frontier League title and entered the postseason as the Division’s No. 3 team. Both players will return next season, as Williams is a sophomore and Salda a junior.
Williams, the Frontier League MVP, posted a .426 batting average in 21 games. The shortstop led the Cardinals with 27 runs scored, two home runs and 23 runs batted in.
Salda’s .440 average was a team-high as was his on-base percentage of .603. The catcher added 19 runs and 12 RBI.
ALL-CIF DIVISION 6 FIRST TEAM
Player of the year: Chance Gusbeth, Desert Christian/Lancaster
Championship Coach: Dennis Shyrock, Desert Christian/Lancaster
Sean Adler, Sierra Canyon
Brett Baughman, Desert Christian/Lancaster
Jacen Carpenter, Capistrano Valley Christian
Aaron Digiamarino, Webb
Morgan Earman, Desert Christian Academy
Sam Eichler, Capistrano Valley Christian
Patrick Herrera, Santa Clara
Tanner Kruse, Bishop Union
Kevin Little, Kern Valley
Nathan Loewen, Desert Christian Academy
Felipe Perez, Fairmont Prep
John Salda, Bishop Diego
Lucas Sardo, Oxford Academy
Tyler Sprague, Viewpoint
Keith Tatum, Bishop Union
Justin Tilton, Desert Christian/Lancaster
Chris Ward, Pasadena Poly
Harrison White, St. Margaret’s
Aidan Williams, Bishop Diego
Sam Woodward, Webb