Moorpark may not play baseball next spring, but plenty of Raiders will. The sophomore trio of Toczynski, Taylor Kahanowitch and Kevin Brown have committed to Cal State Dominguez Hills.
All three are Marmonte League products. Toczynski, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound slugger from Simi Valley High, hit one of the team's three home runs. Kahanowitch, an outfielder from Westlake High, had nine doubles and several clutch hits, including the game-tying single in the final-day win over Hancock. Brown, a 6-foot-3 pitcher from Newbury Park, was 4-3 with a 3.83 ERA and was heroic on the final day, retiring 14 of the final 15 batters he faced to pick up the win.
Ventura only had a handful of sophomores this spring, but they are also moving on. Scott Zeman, the shortstop from Buena High who picked up four saves as a closer, will transfer to the University of San Diego. Lefty Dennis Doherty will pitch for Nebraska-Kearny. Also, Ryan Jones, an All-Southern California outfielder for the Pirates in 2011, is transferring from Concordia to Chico State.
Oxnard's outgoing transfers include shortstop Kevin Minjares (Oregon), outfielder Westley Wright (Chico State) and outfielder Jordan Yallen (Cal State Dominguez Hills). Closer Cody Kurz, a seventh round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics, has already signed a professional contract.