Senior CJ Masciel has signed to play baseball at Cal Baptist University. The Friars shortstop shared, "I really like the campus and the culture of the team. It is clear that they treat each other as family and stick together." He went on to say, "CBU is a great school and I can't wait to continue my athletic career and education there."
Masciel, who also held offers from UCR and New Mexico State, committed just before signing day.
A 3-year varsity letterman for the Friars, Masciel was pulled up to varsity his sophomore year to backup 2nd base then earned the starting job at 3rd his junior year playing in every game last season. For his senior campaign he is expected to play shortstop for Servite and be a strong leader for the Friars.
Coach Shawn Gilbert shared, "CJ has played multiple positions for us and should anchor the middle of our infield this year. He is great athlete and has done whatever we have asked of him in his time at Servite. His athleticism will help him be in the mix his freshman year in college. He has worked really hard and has made himself into a really good player. We look forward to seeing what he will do not only this year but in his future."
In addition to baseball, Masciel is involved in the admissions committee and spikeball club on campus. He has also helped out with Servite's Youth Baseball camps.
Masciel is the sixth Friar from the senior class and seventh on the team to make a commitment to play in college joining Knolton Clark (Purdue), Emanuel Dean (UCLA) Abel Oropeza (Norwich), Alec Rath (LMU), Max Snyder (Siena College) and junior Garret Guillemette (Oregon).
Masciel would like to thanks his family for supporting him throughout his baseball career and the recruiting process saying, "Thank you for sacrificing and leading me throughout my life. I love and appreciate everything you have done for me."
Servite would like to congratulate CJ on this big accomplishment and wish him the best of luck as he plays his senior season and continues on at CBU.