When Cal-Hi Sports released its annual all-state baseball teams, three members of Davis High’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship squad were listed among the best players in California.
Leading the pack is UCLA-bound senior Matt Trask, who was named one of nine finalists for California Mr. Baseball and earned a spot on the all-state first team. Another Blue Devil senior, Brett Bloomfield, made the third team, while sophomore Ryan Kreidler was selected to the all-state underclass second team.
Picked by The Sacramento Bee as Sacramento’s Player of the Year, Trask went 6-1 on the mound with a 1.46 ERA, while hitting .352 with 11 doubles and 27 runs batted in.
Bloomfield had a solid .358 batting with seven doubles and scored 26 runs for DHS. On the mound, he was a workhorse with a nifty 2.52 ERA. Bloomfield finished 5-5 with two complete games.
A 6-foot-2 175-pound shortstop who has spent both his freshman and sophomore seasons as a varsity Devil, Kreidler provided dependable and often spectacular defense in 2014, contributed on the mound and led the team in hitting with a .438 average. His OPS of 1.144 was off the charts as he hit 12 doubles and three triples while scoring 32 runs and knocking in 28 others.
Another all-state first-teamer who is familiar to local fans is Elk Grove senior Derek Hill. After hitting .500 with 11 doubles and 30 RBIs for Davis’ Delta Valley Conference rival, Hill was picked in the first round of the MLB draft and has signed with the Detroit Tigers instead of heading to Oregon.
Considered one of the nation’s fastest players and best defensive players in this year’s high school class, he also stole 29 bases.