Dahlson and Wiest Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Baseball

It’s official.

Bret Dahlson will play college baseball at Loyola Marymount, and Grahamm Wiest will pitch at Cal State Fullerton.

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Bret Dahlson and Grahamm Wiest are joined by Baseball Coach Brett Kay and Athletic Director Jim Hartigan

The seniors – both All-Trinity League honorees last year, signed letters of intent Tuesday at a brief ceremony on campus.

“These are great kids from great families and are among the best players statistically that have ever played at JSerra,” Coach Brett Kay said.

Wiest, a right-handed pitcher, was 6-3 last year with a 1.60 earned-run average. He led JSerra to its first-ever CIF baseball playoff victory  last summer.

Dahlson hit .385 with five home runs and 30 RBIs.

Both played key roles in leading the Lions to the 2009 Trinity League title.

“They represent our program well, and it will be tough to see them go after this season,” he said. “But I am confident they will do well.”

They are among nine members of last year’s squad to have earned Division I scholarships.

Another JSerra Catholic High School Baseball Player Makes Division I College Commitment

Two-time first-team All-Trinity League baseball player Bret Dahlson has committed to play collegiate baseball at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, officials announced today.

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Bret Dahlson

Dahlson, a JSerra senior from Yorba Linda, hit .385 with five home runs and 30 RBIs last season, and played a key role on the Lions first Trinity League championship team.

“Bret is one of the best athletes I have had the pleasure to coach. He can do it all and has the intangibles to go far as a scholar-athlete,” said coach Brett Kay.

Dahlson intends to play first base as well as pitch at Loyola, which “is rare these days for Division I scholar-athletes,” Kay said.

But first, Dahlson hopes to lead the Lions to another title.

Two other returning members of the Lions championship team already have college commitments: junior Austin Hedges, of San Juan Capistrano, who will play at UCLA and senior Grahamm Wiest, of Orange, who will play at Cal State Fullerton.

Recent graduates from last year’s squad with scholarships are:

Colton Plaia, of Mission Viejo, Loyola Marymount

Quinn Renner, of Laguna Niguel, St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia

Joe Kurrasch, of San Juan Capistrano, UC Berkeley

Matt Paradise, of San Clemente, Santa Clara University

Todd del Toro, of Mission Viejo, Air Force Academy.