The Northview High School baseball team’s success this season can be traced back to the early 2000s when players like Sergio and Jaime Pedroza and Hector Estrella laid the foundation for the Vikings current achievements.
Those alums, like the current Northview group, are having their own success in professional baseball.
Sergio Pedroza, who later would star at Cal State Fullerton, is having the best success, advancing to the the Double-A level, playing the outfield for the Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Pedroza, who has been one of the more consistent power hitters in the minor leagues the past few seasons, is hitting a solid .291 with two home runs and 10 RBIs through the first 10 games. Montgomery, which has won the past two Southern League titles, is 7-13 so far this season.
Jaime Pedroza, who spent three solid years at UC Riverside, is playing for the Inland Empire 66ers in the California League. Pedroza, who helped UCR to its first Big West title last spring, is off to a slow start. He is hitting just .153 with one home run and seven RBIs through the team’s first 20 games. The 66ers are also 7-13.
Estrella is off to a steady start, hitting .333 while playing four of 19games for the Cedar Rapids (Ia.) Kernels of the Midwest League. Cedar Rapids has won 10 of their first 19 games.