Zandona honored as Channel League MVP

Danny Zandona did it all for the Santa Barbara High baseball team.

He went 10-1 with a 1.29 earned-run average as a pitcher, had a fielding percentage of .921 as a third baseman and batted .421.

Zandona was recognized for his outstanding all-around play by being named the Most Valuable Player of the Channel League. The senior helped the Dons to the league title, a 23-7 record and a spot in the CIF semifinal.

Two of Zandona’s senior teammates were named to the all-league first team: first baseman Pepe Gil and center fielder/pitcher Collin Dewell.

Dos Pueblos had three players on the first team: sophomore pitcher Gabe Speier, senior shortstop Steven Reveles and senior third baseman Mike Spiritosanto.

San Marcos junior first baseman/pitcher Jimmy Brakka also was voted to the first team.

Local players on the second team are Riley Moore of San Marcos; Joe Huthsing, Kyle Richardson, Ben York and Porfiro Avila of Dos Pueblos; Spencer Fraker and Kees t’Sas of Santa Barbara.

Honorable Mention picks: Will Proctor, Joe Prince, Lino Reveles, Ghazaleh Sailors of San Marcos; Jordan Drewisch, Johnny Corazza, Daniel Vickers, Luke Loggins of Dos Pueblos; Nick Below, Lucas Benenati, Cameron Gniadek, Colin Eaton of Santa Barbara.


  1. Buena Bulldog says

    SB finishes first in league / D2 semi-finals and only has 2 more all-league players than SM – a team that won 0 games in league if I am not mistaken?
    Riley Moore gets drafted and is only on the second team!?  Who is the first team catcher?
    At least they got the player of year correct.
    I have nothing against Ghaz – but what did she do to deserve an Honorable Mention – did she win any games in league? what was her batting average?  We have guys on or JV team better than her.

  2. Congratulations  Will Proctor

  3. Fullfry100 says

    Spencer Fraker dosent make first team?.359BA 20RBI 37RUNS 4HR and Jimmy Brakka gets the nod? .231 BA 2RBI.and cant throw a strike to boot. Who votes for these awards?

    • Hey bud i had one bad game against SB for pitching, then again who didn’t that game. And i also batted over .400 this year. So if you check MaxPreps it’s wrong because are coach never updated our stats. Don’t get me wrong Spencer had a great year and should’ve probably made first team. But next time do your homework and check the real book.

  4. Fullfry100 says

    I have to agree with Buena Bull Dog on Ghaz getting honorable mention….overrated and over hyped!