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Pioneer baseball lands two on All-CCAA Team


Nick McManus earned his second straight All-CCAA selection, collecting second team honors after leading the Pioneers in 2011.

  • May 11, 2011

Complete All-CCAA Team

The Pioneer baseball team landed two players on the 2011 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Teams announced on May 11.

Nick McManus earned second team honors, while Brandyn Bell received honorable mention recognition.

A senior third baseman, McManus was the Pioneers' top hitter for the second straight season with a .333 batting average. McManus also led the Pioneers in slugging percentage (.492, 9th CCAA), on base percentage (.395), total bases (90-7th CCAA) hits (61-7th-t CCAA), RBIs (25), doubles (20), home runs (3), and multi-hit games (17). He also had a team-best 12 game hitting streak. Last year, McManus received honorable mention recognition.

A junior pitcher, Bell posted a 6-2 record with a 3.33 ERA. The six victories was a staff-high and tied for eighth in the CCAA. Bell also topped the staff with 44 strikeouts and tied for seventh in the CCAA with 22 hitters caught looking.

Cal Poly Pomona senior outfielder Travis Taijeron was named Most Valuable Player while UC San Diego's Tim Shibuya and Cal State LA's Gabriel Asakura shared Co-Pitcher of the Year honors. For the third straight season, the Tritons' Dan O'Brien was named the conference's Coach of the Year.

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