Six Nationally ranked teams return to vie for the ultimate title as Villa Park returns
to defend their 2022 Title
Newport Beach, Calif., January 11, 2023 – The Boras Family Foundation today announced the 16 teams competing in the 2023 Southern Section of the Boras Baseball Classic of California, hosted April 11-14, 2023, at both JSerra Catholic and Mater Dei High Schools.
Villa Park to defend their 2022 Boras Classic Southern Section Title.
“Winning the very first Boras Classic and coming in at the 10-year mark to win the title is incredible. To win it with two different teams is quite a feat as well. I’m very proud of my guys and they competed. Boras Foundation does a great job with this tournament. You really play the against the best talent throughout the week and it’s a great week of baseball we can’t wait to get back to.”
– Burt Call, Head Coach Villa Park High School
“Heading into the second decade of the Classic is an exciting time. A new pool of elite young talent in a new era of sports redefining what it means to be a student-athlete. The annual tournament continues to serve as a platform for undiscovered top talent from across the state upholding our mission to serve the athletes of baseball at every age. We thank our partners who have come alongside the Foundation to allow us to remain the only tournament in the nation where players are not prohibited by financial constraints.”
– Scott Boras, Director, Boras Family Foundation
The 2023 Classic is host to:
- Three 2022 League Champions; Cypress, La Mirada and newcomers Aquinas
- Seven members of the MaxPreps 2022 All-State Team
- 29 – 2022 Area Code Games players
- 56 returning All-League Players
- 58 Perfect Game Top 500 Nationally ranked players for the 2023- 2025 classes
- 83 Division l commitments
Three new teams join the Southern section of the Boras Classic both coming from the Inland Empire including 24-6 Norco and 28-3 Aquinas. The Trinity League’s Santa Margarita also joins for the first time.
Returning to the Classic alongside defending 28-6 champions Villa Park (ranked #7 by MaxPreps) include hosts JSerra Catholic (ranked #2 by MaxPreps) and Mater Dei returning pitchers Brennan Sieber (Vanderbilt) and Landon Gordon (USC). Bringing three Area Code Underclassman in their return are Corona, Cypress with six starters returning, #12 ranked Etiwanda, Orange County powerhouse Huntington Beach (#6 ranked by MaxPreps) bringing 11 Division l committed players, reigning Suburban League Champions La Mirada, and 24-8 Maranatha.
Notre Dame Sherman Oaks ranked #50 in the Nation by Baseball America brings the likes of the Top 100 player in the 2023 class, Dean West (UCLA). Orange Lutheran returns (#12 ranked by Perfect Game), 20-7 San Dimasreturns with five Division l commitments, along with Santa Margarita returning 10 Division l commitments, with Corona Santiago rounding out the 2023 field.
The 16 high school teams participating in the South Classic are guaranteed four games, with the championship game slated for April 14th, 6 p.m. A de-facto State Title game will take place April 29, 2023, in Northern California and will be broadcast live on ESPN.
The Boras Baseball Classic tournament bracket will be made available in its entirety on the Boras Classic website, borasclassic.com, in early 2023.