Ten MSJC baseball players have earned scholarships and are set to move on to the next level this coming season with two more expected to sign in the early summer.
Five position players and five pitchers have made their plans for next season known as they signed scholarships over the past couple of weeks. Three Eagles will move on to Indiana Tech University. Shortstop Zach Fyfe (Colton HS), catcher Jeremy Schreiber (Heritage HS), and center fielder Kyle Mead (Chaparral HS) will be headed to the Hoosier State. Schreiber and Mead were both named Honorable Mention All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference this past season as they helped MSJC to an overall record of 19-17 and a conference mark of 14-10. Mead led the team in stolen bases with 21, he was also second on the team in walks at 17. Schreiber hit .333 while Fyfe collected 38 hits during the season ranking him fourth best on the club.
Second baseman Markalexander Gamo (Rancho Verde HS) and starting pitcher Joe Fernandez (Corona HS) have both inked scholarships to Cal State San Marcos. Gamo had a team high 9 extra base hits and ranked second for the Eagles in RBIs with 20. Gamo also was an Honorable Mention All Conference pick. Fernandez saw limited action this season for MSJC due to injury, but had a 3-1 record on the mound and recorded a team best 2.70 earned run average.
Austin Bowker (Heritage HS) a starting pitcher for MSJC is headed to Cumberland University in Kentucky. Bowker a left hander led the Eagles in victories this season with 6 and was second on the team in strikeouts with 36. He had an ERA under three for the third place Eagles earning him Honorable Mention all league. Relief pitcher Zac Tapia (Kaiser HS) is headed to Bluefield University in West Virginia. Tapia earned a win and a save this year for MSJC while striking out 21 hitters in 28 innings of work.
Rounding out the current signees are a trio of players headed to Mt. Mercy College in Iowa. Pitchers Anthony Yanez (Perris HS) and Christian Herrera (Citrus Hill HS) will be joined by first baseman Alex Rivera (King HS) at the NAIA school. Two more pitchers, Augie Gallardo (Hemet HS) and Sean Sanders (Canyon Springs HS) are expected to make their decisions on next season soon.
Zac Tapia (top right) and Kyle Mead (bottom left) are two of 10 MSJC baseball players set to move on to the four year level next season. This pair helped MSJC to a 19-17 record in the 2014 season.