Preseason Super 25 baseball: No. 4 Huntington Beach (Calif.)

Preseason Super 25 baseball: No. 4 Huntington Beach (Calif.)

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Preseason Super 25 baseball: No. 4 Huntington Beach (Calif.)

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USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the Preseason Super 25 baseball rankings throughout the day Wednesday.

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4. Huntington Beach

Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.

2015 record: 26-8

Final Super 25 rank: 26

The Oilers won the CIF Southern Section Division I title and looks particularly strong on defense and on the mound.

Key pitchers include junior RHP/C Hagen Danner (7-2, 1.15 ERA, 65Ks in 61 innings), who has committed to UCLA;  OF-LHP Nick Pratto, who transferred from Mater Dei (Santa Ana); senior RHP-3B Logan Pouelsen, a UCLA signee who didn’t allow an earned run last season; and junior Cory Moore, a transfer from Yucaipa.

Danner and Pratto helped lead USA Baseball’s U18 team to a World Cup title over the summer.

The team includes five players who led Huntington Beach’s Little League team to the World title in 2011: Danner, Pratto, and infielders Dylan Palmer, Justin Cianca and Trevor Windisch.

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