NWC Lands Nine on ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

NWC Lands Nine on ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

ABCA Full Release / PLU Release / Whitworth Release 

The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The NWC landed a total of nine players amongst the first through third teams, represented by Willamette, Pacific Lutheran, George Fox, Whitworth and Linfield.  The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee.

Willamette junior Connor Bailey, Pacific Lutheran senior Cole Johnson, and George Fox sophomore Matt Voelzke all earned First-Team honors. Five student-athletes were given second-team honors including Willamette senior Jack Brett and junior Matt Steindorf, Pacific Lutheran senior Connor Cantu and junior Jacob Bockelie, and Whitworth junior Hugh Smith. George Fox sophomore Sam Swenson and Linfield senior Ryan Ross closed out the awards garnering third-team honors.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans will be announced on the evening of Thursday, May 24.

2018 West-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

 

NCAA Div. III West All-Region First Team

Pos. – Player,  Cl. – School - State

C - Rainier Aguilar, Sr. - Redlands - CA

1B - Barry Casey, Sr. - UT Dallas  - TX

2B - Will Hall, Sr. – Redlands - CA

2B - Carson Cox, Jr. - Concordia Texas - TX

3B - Brendan Gardiner, Sr. – Redlands - CA

SS - Aaron Singh, Jr. – Redlands - CA

OF - Riley Schaefer, Sr. - Texas Lutheran - TX

OF - Connor Bailey, Jr. – Willamette - OR

OF - Tyler Cauley, So. - Texas Lutheran - TX

DH - Jakob Thomas, Sr - La Verne - CA

UT - Cole Johnson, Sr. - Pacific Lutheran - WA

P - Nathan Malinovsky, Sr. - Texas Lutheran - TX

P - Dylan Drgac, Sr. - Texas Lutheran - TX

P - Adam Stead, Sr. – Redlands - CA

RP - Matt Voelzke, So. - George Fox - OR

 

NCAA Div. III West All-Region Second Team

Pos. – Player, Cl. – School - State

C - Jack Brett, Sr. – Willamette - OR

1B - Nick Michaels, Sr. - La Verne - CA

1B - Ryan Almager, Sr. - Sul Ross State - TX

2B - Ryan Burciaga, Jr. - UT Dallas - TX

3B - Gavin Blodgett, Sr. – Chapman - CA

3B - Connor Scruggs, Sr. - UT Dallas - TX

SS - Bowie Farris, Jr. - Texas-Tyler - TX

OF - Connor Cantu, Sr. - Pacific Lutheran - WA

OF - Jacob Bockelie, Jr. - Pacific Lutheran - WA

OF - Wesley Moss, Jr. - Sul Ross State - TX

OF - Jonathon Bigley, Sr. - Sul Ross State - TX

P - Matt Steindorf, Jr. – Willamette - OR

P - Tyler Peck, Jr. – Chapman - CA

P - Hugh Smith, Jr. – Whitworth - WA

P - Jamie Andriot, Sr. - UT Dallas - TX

RP - Jeff Lonnecker, Jr. – Trinity - TX

RP - Justin Traxler, Sr. - Concordia Texas - TX

 

NCAA Div. III West All-Region Third Team

Pos. – Player, Cl. – School - State

C - Adam Santa Cruz, So.- La Verne - CA

C - Kreg Garner, Sr. – Belhaven - MS

1B - Matt Macey, Sr. – Whittier - CA

1B - Sam Swenson, So. - George Fox - OR

2B - Seth Sparks, Fr. – Southwestern - TX

3B - Blake Wilson, Jr. - Texas-Tyler - TX

3B - Nathan Patton, So. – Dallas - TX

SS - Nolan McCafferty, So. - Pomona Pitzer - CA

OF - Rafe Chaumette, So. – Trinity - TX

OF - Brian Knapp, So. - Pomona Pitzer - CA

OF - Ryan Ross, Sr. – Linfield - OR

OF - Cliff Lunceford, Jr. - Howard Payne - TX

DH - CJ Novogradac, Jr. - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps - CA

UT - Chris Peres, Jr. - La Verne - CA

P - Matt Mogollon, Sr. - Chapman - CA

P - Kaleb Kirk, Sr. – Centenary - LA

P - Matt Devillier, Jr. – Centenary - LA

P - Felix Minjarez, Sr. – Redlands - CA

 

West Position Player of the Year: Brendan Gardiner, Sr., 3B, Redlands

West Pitcher of the Year: Nathan Malinovsky, Sr., Texas Lutheran