Adam Simon, a Bishop Amat pitcher/outfielder who helped lead the Lancers to the top spot in Cal Hi Sports' state baseball rankings last year, will wear the Blue and Gold of UCLA. Simon, a 5-10, 170-pound righthander, batted .304 last year with two homers and 25 RBIs. On the mound, he was 8-1 with a 1.05 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 60 innings.
Across town, USC received a commitment from Cypress outfielder Jason Filarey. Filarey, 6-1, 180 pounds, was one of Orange County's top home run hitters last year and has a cannon for an arm.
In other baseball news, Alex Merricks, one of the top lefties in Southern California, transferred from Oxnard to Moorpark. Merricks was a teammate of Simon and Filarey this summer on the Area Code team.