SCIAC Baseball Players Named to and ABCA/Rawlings All-American Team

SCIAC Baseball Players Named to and ABCA/Rawlings All-American Team

Four Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball players were named to the 2017 2017 All-America Team while three picked up 2017 ABCA//Rawlings All-America Team honors. 

SCIAC Athlete of the Year and West Athlete of the Year Tanner Nishioka from Pomona-Pitzer was named to first team for both and ABCA/Rawlings. 

Nishioka put up some incredible numbers for the Sagehens this season as he led the nation in home runs with 18 and slugging percentage at .888. Nishioka posted a .441 battings average to go along with 53 RBI, 48 runs scored and 67 hits.

SCIAC Pitcher of the Year Felix Minjarez from Redlands was named to second team for D3baseball.come and third team for ABCA/Rawlings. 

Minjarez provided a dominant presence on the mound while leading Redlands to the championship game of its third-consecutive SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearance.  Minjarez currently co-leads all of NCAA Division III baseball with 12 wins on the season and ranks sixth with 105 strikeouts on the season.  He owns a lowly ERA of 2.30 while recording 94 innings pitched.   

Tyler Cook from Chapman was named to third team for and ABCA/Rawlings. 

Cook, the Panthers' third baseman hit .431 with a career-best eight homers this year. His .379 career average ranks third in Chapman's Division III history and his 19 career homers ranks fifth. He ranks second in career doubles and sixth with 131 career RBIs. His .431 average this year ranks 25th in all of Division III and is the second highest single season average in Chapman history.

Catcher Rainier Aguliar from Redlands was named honorable mention for 

Aguilar received an Honorable Mention after hauling in his inaugural All-West Region award earlier this season. He ranks 32nd in all of Division III baseball with a .424 batting average and sits 44th with a .500 on-base percentage. Defensively, Aguilar holds a 1.000 fielding percentage as the primary starting catcher for the Bulldogs.

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