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Righetti's baseball team has been a juggernaut the last two years.

The Warriors made the CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals in 2016 and rolled all the way into the title game in 2017.

Matt Sauer, Righetti's ace, has been the All-Area MVP the last two seasons.

This year, the Warriors also have five guys on the LCCN All-Area First Team.

The First Team catcher is Zach Andersen, a Righetti senior who figures to play at Hancock next year. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Andersen hit .330 on the season with 31 hits, 18 RBIs and seven doubles, while managing a stellar pitching staff that had a team ERA of 2.90. 

The Warriors went 28-7 on the season and claimed the PAC 8 League co-championship with an 18-3 record. 

Righetti's Alex Castellanos is one of three First Team pitchers, along with Cabrillo senior Izzy Hernandez and Santa Ynez junior Daniel Atchison.

Castellanos went 11-0 on the season with a 3.28 ERA. Atchison went 7-1 for the Pirates, who finished 25-8 and won the Los Padres League title. Atchison had a 1.77 ERA. Cabrillo just missed out on the postseason with a 14-16 overall record. The Conqs went 11-10 in the LPL. Hernandez was 4-8 on the year but had a 1.52 ERA in 73 2/3 innings.

Righetti has two infielders on the All-Area First Team in first baseman Mitchell Bagby and third baseman Zach Rudd. Bagby hit .365 with 38 hits, 20 runs, 31 RBIs and 11 doubles for the Warriors. Rudd led the team with six homers and drove in a team-high 33 runs. Rudd also scored 24 times and hit .352 on the season. 

The other two First Team infielders are St. Joseph senior Steelee Morgan and Arroyo Grande senior Zach Bullard. Morgan hit .365 for the Knights with 31 hits, nine runs scored, 16 RBIs and six doubles. Bullard led the Eagles with 36 hits and hit .391 on the season. He also drove in 22 runs and scored 17 times with seven doubles and a home run.

Righetti junior Jaden LyBurtus is a First Team outfielder despite missing a month toward the end of the season with a broken finger. LyBurtus hit .356 with 34 runs, 26 hits, 13 RBIs, six doubles, two triples and four homers. LyBurtus was Righetti's leadoff man and figures to be a top contender for the All-Area MVP award with a healthy senior season at Righetti in 2018.

Santa Maria's Isiah Garcia is another First Team outfielder. LyBurtus and Garcia are both their team's centerfielder and leadoff man. Garcia had 10 more runs than anyone else on his team with a total of 31. He also hit .352 with 43 hits, eight RBIs, 12 doubles, a triple and a home run. 

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Nipomo's JJ Ramirez, a senior, rounds out the First Team outfield. Ramirez hit .356 for the Titans, with 17 runs, 21 hits, 12 RBIs and three doubles in 19 games. 

Santa Maria sophomore Tommy Herrera, the team's primary catcher, is the First Team utility man. Herrera batted .336 with 40 hits, 16 runs, 18 RBIs, a team-high 13 doubles, with two triples and a home run.

The Second Team pitchers are Lompoc freshman Oscar Rojas, Cabrillo junior Noah Randolph and Lompoc senior Jesse Gasca. The Second Team catcher is Tony Rodriguez, a senior from Pioneer Valley.

The Second Team infielders are Santa Ynez's Cole Knightly, Travis Welker and Colin Jamison; Arroyo Grande's Jake Shusterich and Dunn's Brandon Lawrence.

The Second Team outfielders are Orcutt's Elijah Vega; Arroyo Grande's Mike McLean; Santa Ynez's Ethan Usher; Righetti's Weston Hammell; Lompoc's Justin Allen; St. Joseph's Zach Morris and Cabrillo's Tony Hernandez.

Dunn's Ethan Cloyd is the Second Team utility player.