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Top UCLA prospect signs with Knights

Monday, Feb. 13, Corvallis, Ore. – One of UCLA’s top incoming recruits will spend his summer playing for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League, head coach Brooke Knight announced Monday.

That top prospect is Phoenix Call, a 6-foot, 170-pound middle infielder from Calabasas High School in Porter Ranch, Calif. He was ranked as the 55th-best shortstop and 238th-best prospect in California following his junior year at Calabasas High.

Call was a CIF Southern Section first-team all-star and was an all-leaguer and the Marmonte League MVP as a junior, when he hit .398. He was also a first-team Ventura County Baseball Coaches Association and Los Angeles Times newspaper all-star in 2022.

UCLA coach John Savage describes Call as “a true baseball player who shows passion and leadership. He’s a multi-positional player with high-end speed.

“Phoenix has tremendous bat speed and is versatile enough to play anywhere on the field. Overall, [he is] a very advanced player.”

He is a New York Yankees fan and enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time. His favorite books are the Hunger Games series and the “Regular Show” is his favorite television show.

Phoenix’s older brother, Chase, plays at UC Irvine.

Corvallis opens the 2023 season on May 25 with the annual Science, Engineering & Art Day at Goss Stadium, presented by Paventy & Brown Orthodontics.

The Knights begin their quest for a seventh-straight WCL championship against the host Ridgefield Raptors on June 2. Their home opener is set for June 15 against the Bend Elks.

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