Eleven Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) baseball student-athletes were named to the D3baseball.com All-West Region Team as recently announced by the organization.
Redlands had three players named to the All-West Region first team, including Aaron Singh, Brendan Gardiner, and Adam Stead, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' (CMS) CJ Novogradac was also tabbed a First Team All-West Region selection. The Bulldogs' Rainier Aguilar and Chapman's Tyler Peck were named Second Team All-West Region, while Matthew Macey of Whittier, Will Hall and Felix Minjarez of Redlands, and Tristan Kevitch and Matt Mogollon of Chapman were each named to the third team.
Singh was named a First Team All-SCIAC selection in 2018 following a stellar regular season that saw the junior shortstop hit .355 with 61 hits, 21 doubles, five triples, three homers and 33 RBI in addition to scoring 48 runs for the Bulldogs.
Teammate Gardiner earned First Team All-SCIAC praise and was also tabbed the SCIAC Athlete of the Year after helping Redlands to a 19-5 conference record, a share of first place in the conference standings, and the second seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. Gardiner hit .405 with 70 hits, 17 doubles, four triples, four homers and 45 RBI and also crossed the plate 57 times. He was also later named Honorable Mention All-American by D3baseball.com.
Stead was named the 2018 SCIAC Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-SCIAC honoree helping the Bulldogs secure an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship after finishing as the runner-up in the conference tournament. Stead logged an impressive 2.12 ERA in 85.0 innings pitched with 84 strikeouts in 13 appearances.
Rounding out the first team all-region selections is the Stags' Novogradac who led the team in batting average (.346), and on-base percentage (.462). He added 47 hits, including nine doubles, two triples, and hit four home runs while driving in 30.