Palisades High senior shortstop and pitcher Harrison Hart has been named Most Valuable Player in the Western League.
Hart, who has committed to Cal State Northridge, ended the regular season with a .403 batting average, three home runs, 19 RBIs and 28 stolen bases.
Joining Hart on the first team are four fellow Dolphins: junior first baseman Henry Coquillard, junior outfielder Remy Meteigner, senior pitcher Roben Sieling and junior pitcher Justin Hirschberg.
Pali High senior Matt Silvera made the All-League second team as an outfielder.
Xan Galvan from league champion Venice was selected Pitcher of the Year.
Rounding out the first team are pitcher Jackie Lopez, catcher Matthew Jaffe, second baseman Luis Ramos, outfielder Maren Davis and utility player Dustin DeHennis of Venice; third baseman Carlos Calzada of University; outfielder Jihad Hoffman of Fairfax; and outfielder Cameren Landeth and designated hitter Aaron Eden of Westchester.
Palisades (14-13 overall, 10-2 in league) finished second behind Venice (the teams split two league meetings) and head coach Mike Voelkel expects the Dolphins to be seeded “in the 12-15 range” for the City Division I playoffs.
The seeding meeting is Monday afternoon at Maywood Academy, the wild card round is next Thursday and first-round games are May 17.
— Steve Galluzzo
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