What county produces the most baseball talent in the United States?
One would be hard-pressed to find a more talent-laden community than our Orange County.
Year after year, Orange County sends more baseball players to Division I schools than any area of America. For the first time since 1967, UCLA last week was ranked No. 1 one by Baseball America after a fabulous 25-3 start. Thirteen players on the Bruins roster hail from the county.
Coach John Savage has done an excellent job recruiting the region, snaring All-American Gerrit Cole out of Orange Lutheran, who’s off to a 6-1 start and a 2.98 earned run average in his sophomore season. Sophomore closer Dan Klein, out of Servite, has been brilliant with a 2-0 record and a 0.36 ERA. Mater Dei’s Tyler Rahmatulla is hitting .383 with four home runs as a sophomore outfielder.