Jake Pulcheon does not have a bad attitude, or bad grades and has never been kicked off of a high school baseball team. He was the starting catcher on varsity as a freshman, and was awarded the Character Athlete Award and First Year Varsity award. He also played Varsity BB as a sophomore, winning League MVP, First Team All League and Team MVP with a .517 BA. He is a Senior at CMI Technology Path in Riverside County, and he is a Division 1 Varsity caliber player who chose to play in the ABCL D-1 Spring League. A very competitive catcher/IF who decided to stay at his own high school, where he will graduate at the top of his class in June. He has a 4.0 G.P.A. and has a good relationship with his teachers and school mates, and to play a higher division of baseball would have required him to transfer out of C.M.I.
The 2014 Victory Custom Athletic ABCL D1 Spring League is an alternative high school league, which also welcomes many red-shirt college players to join in with the many talented high school players who have also chosen to play ABCL Spring League. Jake had several reasons for choosing Spring League; It is a wood bat league, which he has been swinging since he was 14 years old. The teams only play on the weekends, giving him all week to focus on school work and getting his homework completed. He has a lot of respect for Coach Rob Vasquez, who he also played for last year, and he enjoys playing with his Cousin, Justin Lawler, who is a red-shirt pitcher out of MSJC who throws gas, and a plus curve ball, and Hurricane team mate Nate Dewsnap, who is also a red shirt pitcher out of Fullerton College, who is "straight up wicked," good fastball, with unhittable off speed, and an ERA of 0.82.
Having played travel ball since he was 9 years old, Jake welcomes the challenging pitching and the tougher competition he will face this season. "As a strong competitor you are always looking for somebody better than you to play against and push you to get better, the pitching is better and the runners are faster." This last weekend was challenging, going up against a strong pitcher on the ATH Grizzlies, who handed So Cal Premier their first loss and Jake his first 0 for an avg. on the game.
When Jake was 8 years old, he and brothers Tylor Megill and Trevor Megill all played on the same Mustang Division team, the Pony BB Rangers, which also included his 2014 Premier team mates, cousin Justin Lawler and Andrew Frank. Later, Tylor (RHP) joined the Murrieta Valley Hurricanes Travel Team, where as battery mates they dominated. Jake, Justin, Andrew and Tylor are all presently playing ABCL Spring League but are on opposing teams. Jake, Justin and Andrew play for the So Cal Premier, which is off to a strong start going 7-1, as is Jake, with a BA of .609 and OBP of .687. Tylor Megill plays for the So Cal Outlaws, where he continues to dominate. This should be a great match up! Best of luck to the both of you, and to all the teams in the league.