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Arizona Baseball Inks 13 to 2023 Signing Class

TUCSON, Arizona— Arizona Baseball head coach Chip Hale today announced the Wildcats 2023 undersigned class, comprised of 13 exceptional players from the high school and college ranks.

The 2023 signing class — which includes eight pitchers, five position players and three community college recruits — is expected to join the Wildcats in Tucson next August.

“We are extremely excited to welcome this group of accomplished young men to the Wildcat family,” said Hale. “Our 2023 signing class will complement our talented roster and position Arizona Baseball well for the future. It is noteworthy that more than half of the student-athletes in this class proudly call Arizona home; In-state recruiting has been a priority for our employees as we firmly believe in developing talent throughout Arizona. I’m excited to see how this class contributes during their time as Wildcats on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.”

















Surname position previous school hometown
Easton Breyfogle FROM Benilde-St. Margaret’s HS Edina, Min.
Andrew Cain INF Ironwood Ridge HS Oro Valley, Ariz.
Alessandro Castro LHP Pima CC Tucson, Ariz.
Cole Dillon C McLennan CC Rockwall, Texas
Raul Garayzar RHP Suedberg CC Rio Rico, Ariz.
CarsonJohnson RHP Hamilton HS Chandler, Arizona.
Owen Kramkowski RHP Walden Grove HS Sahuarita, Ariz.
Bryce McKnight RHP Desert Vista HS Phoenix, Ariz.
Josh Morano LHP Granada HS Livermore, California
Nico Neuhan INF Maranatha Christian HS Vista, California
Zach Plasschaert 1B/OF Suckus HS Saugus, California.
Will Shelor RHP Hamilton HS Chandler, Arizona.
Blake Wolters RHP Mahomet Seymour HS Mohammed, Il.

Career highlights and superlatives for all 13 members of the Wildcats 2023 signing class can be found below, listed alphabetically.

Easton Breyfogle

Easton Breyfogle | FROM | Benilde-St. Margaret’s HS | Edina, Min.

  • Ranked 3rd among prospects in Minnesota Perfect game (Minnesota #1 Outfielder)
  • 2022 Perfect game Underclass All-Americans
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players
  • 2022 Primary (Chicago White Sox) contestants

Andrew Cain

Andrew Cain | INF | Ironwood Ridge HS | Oro Valley, Ariz.

  • No. 3 ranks third baseman in Arizona through Perfect game
  • 2021 and 2022 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players
  • 2022 Primary (Cincinnati Reds) contestants
  • In 24 games as a junior, he hit .536 with 24 runs, 15 doubles, two triples, two homers and 20 RBI

Alessandro Castro

Alessandro Castro | LHP | Pima CC | Tucson, Ariz.

  • #5 Arizona left-handed pitcher in the 2022 class of Perfect game
  • 2022 Perfect game Preseason All-American and All-Region
  • 2021 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • Slated to play the 2023 season at Pima CC before moving to Wildcats
  • Trained at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy in Tucson and compiled an 18-8 record with a 1.74 ERA and 242 strikeouts in 31 varsity games over four seasons
  • As a senior, he went 7-2 with a 1.34 ERA and 116 strikeouts
  • Earned an 8-1 record as a junior with a .67 ERA and 81 strikeouts

Cole Dillon

Cole Dillon | C | McLennan CC | Rockwall, Texas

  • Assisted at Rockwall HS in Texas, where he hit .467 with five homers and 42 RBI
  • A freshman at McLennan CC in 2022, he recorded time in 35 games and hit .273 with 21 RBI
  • 2021 Perfect game Preseason All-American and All-Region

Raul Garayzar

Raúl Garayzar | RHP | Südberg CC | Rio Rico, Ariz.

  • Prepared at Rio Rico HS south of Tucson, earns 2021 Team MVP honors and All-Region Second Team recognition
  • Joined the South Mountain CC program and made 16 appearances in 2022, winning 4-4 ​​with a save and a 5.04 ERA in 55.1 innings
  • In the freshman campaign, 53 strikeouts were logged for just 18 walks

CarsonJohnson

Carson Johnson | RHP | Hamilton H.S. | Chandler, Arizona.

  • #4 ranked number 4 right-handed pitcher in Arizona Perfect game
  • 2021 and 2022 Perfect game Underclass All-Americans
  • 2021 Perfect game Underclass All-American Games competitor
  • Perfect game Top 400 players

Owen Kramkowski

Owen Kramkowski | RHP | Walden Grove HS | Sahuarita, Ariz.

  • 2022 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players
  • Made 16 varsity appearances in sophomore and junior seasons and posted a 2.14 ERA with 67 strikeouts

Bryce McKnight

Bryce McKnight | RHP | Desert Vista HS | Phoenix, Ariz.

  • 2022 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players
  • As a junior, he made 10 appearances and went 4-4 with a 3.92 ERA and 56 strikeouts

Josh Morano

Josh Morano | LHP | Granada HS | Livermore, California

  • #6 left-handed pitcher in California Perfect game
  • 2021 and 2022 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players
  • 2022 Area Code Games Competitors (Oakland Athletics)
  • In two collegiate seasons, he compiled a 10-5 record with a 1.40 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 20 appearances and 100 innings
  • Also, 125 at-bats were logged and a .312 batting average with 22 runs and 17 RBI was posted

Nico Neuhan

Nico Newhan | INF | Maranatha Christian HS | Vista, California

  • 2022 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • 2021 Perfect game Underclass All-American Games competitor
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players
  • Logged 68 games and 222 at-bats at the varsity level and hit .437 with 83 runs, 26 doubles, two triples, 17 homers and 87 RBI
  • As a junior, he hit .522 with 52 runs, 15 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, and 52 RBI in 33 games

Zach Plasschaert

Zach Plasschaert | 1B/OF | Saugus HS | Saugus, California.

  • #3 ranked #1 first baseman in California by Perfect game
  • 2021 and 2022 Perfect game Preseason Underclass All-American
  • 2022 Perfect game Participants of the National Showcase
  • Perfect game Top 450 players
  • In 29 varsity games as a junior, he hit .350 with 16 runs, 11 extra base hits and 19 RBI

Will Shelor

Will Shelor | RHP | Hamilton H.S. | Chandler, Arizona.

  • #9 right-handed pitcher in Arizona Perfect game
  • 2020, 2021 and 2022 Perfect game Underclass All-Americans
  • 2021 Perfect game Underclass All-American Games competitor
  • Perfect game Top 500 Players

Blake Wolters

Blake Wolters | RHP | Mahomet Seymour HS | Mohammed, Il.

  • Ranked 10th among prospects in Illinois Perfect game (#4 right-handed pitcher)
  • 2022 Perfect game Participants of the National Showcase
  • Perfect game Top 300 players
  • As a junior, he made 13 pitches and had an 8-0 record with a .27 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 51.2 innings

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