Baseball Team Falls Just Short of Post Season

Despite winning 7 of their last 9 games the MSJC baseball team was left out of the Southern California Regional Tournament when the field was announced on Sunday.gamowrap.jpg

The Eagles who finished the season with a record of 19-17 overall and 14-10 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference ended the season in third place in the conference standings.  Palomar won the PCAC title and Southwestern a team the Eagles beat 3 of 4 games finished second at 15-9.  MSJC was looking for back to back berths in the post season.

This season, which marked the first as a member of the PCAC for the Eagles, they were led on offense by five different players hitting over .300 for the season.  Sophomores Manny Mendoza, Markalexander Gamo, and Jeremy Schreiber each hit over 300 with Mendoza also leading the team in RBIs with 26.  Gamo was second on the club in RBIs with 20.  Freshman Kash Mattson led the Eagles in batting average at .350 while fellow freshman Johnny Valdez had a team high 3 homeruns to go along with a .318 average and 16 RBIs.  On the base paths sophomore Kyle Mead led the way stealing 21 bases with Gamo next at 10.

On the mound sophomore starters Austin Bowker and Augie Gallardo led the way with Bowker recording a team high 6 wins on the season.  Gallardo led the team in strike outs with 46.  Sophomore Joe Fernandez had a 3-1 record and a team best 2.70 ERA before injuries ended his season early. 

The conference's post season awards will be announced next week.


Sophomore Markalexander Gamo ended the season hitting .338 with 9 extra base hits and 20 RBIs for the Eagles as he helped the team to an overall record of 19-17 and a 14-10 mark in the PCAC which gave MSJC a third place finish.