Six Eagles Earn Foothill Baseball Honors
The Foothill Conference announced their all conference baseball awards on Monday and six MSJC players were recognized for their seasons.
Freshman center fielder Joe Riley, sophomore left fielder Chris Houston, and sophomore designated hitter Randy Bruce were named to the First Team. Riley, the only Eagle to start every game this season, led the team in hitting with a .450 batting average. He also led the team in hits with 67, total bases with 92, stolen bases with 15, and RBIs with 32. Bruce and Houston tied for the team lead in homers with 4 apiece. Bruce finished the year hitting .422 with 26 runs driven in. Houston ended the year at .398 and had 31 RBIs.
Sophomores Josh Peters (pitcher), David Ricker (infield), and Brant Alonzo (catcher) were named second team all Foothill Conference. Peters was the teams workhorse on the mound throwing a team high 83 and 2/3 innings. He also led the team in wins with 8 and strike outs with 70. Ricker, who spent time at second, third and shortstop this season hit .338 with a home run and 28 RBIs he also had 4 stolen bases. Alonzo, who was very sharp defensively behind the plate hit .247 and had 16 RBIs and was second on the team with 5 sacrifice bunts.
The Eagles finished the season with an overall record of 22-12-1 and were 13-10-1 in Foothill Conference competition.
Joe Riley pictured above was one of six MSJC baseball players to earn all conference honors.