Four MSJC Baseball Players Earn All PCAC
Four MSJC baseball players were named to the All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Team which was selected on Monday.
Catcher Jake Pulcheon, center fielder J.T. Brown, and designated hitter Josh Minder all received first team all league honors while Eagle starting pitcher Zevon Benoit earned Honorable Mention status.
Pulcheon hit .318 for the season including a .321 average in PCAC games while driving in 19 runs. The sophomore from Menifee Heritage High School also had 13 extra base hits during the season. More impressive than Pulcheon's offensive stats was the fact that he threw out 51% of would be base stealers to anchor the Eagles defense. Minder who split time at both designated hitter and first base hit .353 for the year and an impressive .402 in conference games. He also drove in 30 runs and crossed the plate 28 times while collecting 12 extra base hits on the year. Minder is a sophomore from Valley View HS in Moreno Valley.
Brown, a sophomore from Temescal Canyon HS, earned First Team honors after hitting .325 in PCAC games and .308 overall on the season. Brown scored a team high 32 runs on the year and drove in 16 runs. Brown also had a knack for getting on base earning an on base percentage of .458 by working 19 walks and being hit by a pitch 17 times. Benoit earned honorable mention status for the second straight year for MSJC after winning a team high 9 games on the mound including going 7-2 in PCAC games. For the year, the sophomore from Dowling Catholic HS in Des Moines, Iowa, pitched 99 and 2/3 innings for the Eagles. He led the team in strike outs with 73 and finished PCAC play with an ERA of 3.38.
These four players along with their teammates helped the Eagles to an overall record of 20-17 on the year, they finished 15-9 and in third place in the PCAC. MSJC was defeated in the opening round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional play-offs when they fell to Fullerton College last week.
Jake Pulcheon (right) and Josh Minder (left) along with teammate JT Brown were all named First Team All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference this week, while pitcher Zevon Benoit earned honorable mention status for the MSJC baseball team which finished the season 20-17 with an appearance in the CCCAA Southern California Regional play-offs. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)