Santa Margarita Receives Coveted Boras Classic Invitation

Four new teams to vie for the de-facto Boras Classic State Championship 

Newport Beach, CA, September 25, 2019—The Boras Foundation today announced the 16 teams competing in the 2020 Southern Section of the Boras Baseball Classic. Co-hosts Mater Dei and JSerra Catholic High Schools welcome four new teams to the Classic held April 14-17, 2020.  

“Each new year brings with it a new set of competitors who make sacrifices and train year-round to become the best-of-the-best, these are the athletes who show up to compete and this year is no exception. The Classic features top talent from the State to crown the best in the West.”

Scott Boras, Director of the Boras Family Foundation

The 2020 Southern California Classic is host to:

  • Over 60 Dl College Commitments
  • Three 2019 Undefeated League Champions in Cypress, La Mirada and San Dimas
  • 30 Nationally Ranked Players 
  • 5 Nationally Ranked Teams 
  • Over 150 MLB Draftees

Newcomers, Santa Margarita feature 9th ranked player Milan Tolentino (SS/RHP, UCLA) and five other Dl commits. Undefeated League Champions San Dimas join the Classic, along with Helix bringing the talents of 11th State ranked Jordan Thompson (SS, LSU).  

Temecula Valley returns to the Boras Classic debuting with 23rd State ranked short-stop in Christopher Paciolla (UCLA), while St. Augustine brings three Division l commits to round out the slate of new competition.  

CIF Champions and #1 team in the country, Cypress returns undefeated with three nationally ranked players and five Dl commits. Top prospect Jared Jones (RHP/ USC) returns with undefeated La Mirada in his final Boras Classic appearance.  

Huntington Beach returns with 55th overall ranked Jake Vogel (OF, UCLA), and 24th nationally ranked Orange Lutheran joins the lineup for the fifth consecutive year.

Cathedral Catholic returns after a one-year hiatus, along with returning Rancho Bernardo who boasts a 20-win season for the 11th straight season.  

Nationally ranked Notre Dame returns with seven Dl commitments, the most of any 2020 Boras Classic team, along with Corona and Bishop Amat, featuring two state ranked players in Tyler White (OF, LBSU) and Danny Briones (C/3B, San Diego State). 

Co-host and 2019 Boras Classic State Champions, JSerra Catholic bring a loaded roster of talent including 40th ranked short-stop Codey Schrier (USC), and Mater Dei with 18th overall ranked Alonzo Tredwell (RHP, UCLA). 

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