Five Rainbows picked for conference honors 'Bows take on Bulldogs
Hawai'i landed five players on the all-Western Athletic Conference baseball teams, the conference announced last night in Mesa, Ariz.
Junior shortstop Greg Garcia, sophomore second baseman Kolten Wong, junior designated hitter Jeffrey Van Doornum and sophomore relief pitcher Lenny Linsky were first-team selections.
Junior starting pitcher Josh Slaats made the second team.
Regular-season champion Fresno State led with seven selections, four on the first team led by first baseman Jordan Ribera, picked by the coaches as Player of the Year.
Nevada's Brock Stassi was named Pitcher of the Year.
San Jose State pitcher/DH Zack Jones was named Freshman of the Year.
Fresno State's Mike Batesole was named Coach of the Year.
The selections were not made according to traditional, nine-player teams; note the number of first basemen on the first team.
Player of Year: Jordan Ribera, Fresno State
Pitcher of Year: Brock Stassi, Nevada
Freshman of Year: Zack Jones, San Jose State
Coach of Year: Mike Batesole, Fresno State
Alphabetical by team.
DH—Bobby Coyle, Fresno State
SP—Greg Gonzalez, Fresno State
1B—Jordan Ribera, Fresno State
OF—Dusty Robinson, Fresno State
2B—Kolten Wong, Hawai'i
SS—Greg Garcia, Hawai'i
DH—Jeffrey Van Doornum, Hawai'i
RP—Lenny Linsky, Hawai'i
OF—Devon Dageford, Louisiana Tech
3B—Mark Threlkeld, Louisiana Tech
1B—Shaun Kort, Nevada
SP—Brock Stassi, Nevada
1B—Leo Aguirre, New Mexico State
SP—Blake McFarland, San Jose State
3B/U—Corey Valine, San Jose State
2B—Danny Muno, Fresno State
SP—Josh Poytress, Fresno State
SS—Garrett Weber, Fresno State
SP—Josh Slaats, Hawai'i
C—Clint Ewing, Louisiana Tech
2B—Joey Ford, Louisiana Tech
DH—Alex Williams, Louisiana Tech
OF—Brian Barnett, Nevada
SP—Jeremy Cole, Nevada
RP—Tyler Graham, Nevada
OF—Nick Melino, Nevada
U—Brock Stassi, Nevada
SS—Ryan Aguayo, New Mexico State
DH—Trevor Paine, Sacramento State
1B—Josh Powers, Sacramento State