National Spring Preview Series Admin
Thu, February 15, 2024 at 11:33 AM
As the high school baseball season approaches, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation at Marina High School, located in Huntington Beach, California. Coach Andrew Bynum, who has been at the helm of the team for the past two years, sat down with us for a preview of what is coming up for the Marina Vikings this year. When asked about the team's goals for the upcoming season, Coach Bynum emphasized the importance of improvement. "We want to continue to build on our previous seasons' record and aim to win the league," he stated. But beyond just the numbers, he stressed the importance of execution, control, energy, focus, and grit. With a team full of talented players, Coach Bynum highlighted some key players to watch out for this season. Junior Nick Murrey, who was named to the 2nd team all-league last year, is a two-way player with experience on both the mound and at the plate. He has the ability to throw all pitches for strikes and has shown an impressive arm, reaching up to 88 mph in the fall. Another standout player is junior Tate Morris, who has shown tremendous growth and leadership qualities. With experience on the mound and a "bulldog mentality," Morris has been up to 88 mph in the fall and looks to continue his success from last summer and fall seasons. Senior Josh Mizoguchi, who was a 2nd team all-league pick last year, has been competing in CIF basketball and will be an exciting addition to the lineup. Coach Bynum mentioned that he had to sit out 30 days last season due to a transfer from Cypress High School, but he has shown great potential and will be a valuable asset this year. Fellow senior Cash Thompson, also a 2nd team all-league selection, will once again play a crucial role as a leader behind the plate and controlling the pitching staff. His impressive bat skills will once again be a valuable asset for the Marina Vikings. Senior Quinn Hartman, who has committed to play baseball and soccer at CalTech, is a versatile athlete who brings speed and agility to the outfield. His development at the plate has also been impressive, making him a threat on both sides of the game. Sophomore Liam Haynes has also caught the eye of Coach Bynum with his pitching potential and solid all-around game.