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Five SCIAC Baseball Student-Athletes Garner All-American Praise

Five SCIAC Baseball Student-Athletes Garner All-American Praise

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Five Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) baseball student-athletes were named All-Americans as recently announced by the organization. 

Earning First Team All-American honors were Chapman starting pitcher Tyler Peck, and Panthers' reliever Nick Garcia.

Peck logged a 1.72 ERA in 104.2 innings of play en route to a 7-3 record. He struck out 150 batters en route to being named a first team all-conference honoree as well as the West Region Pitcher of the Year and a first team all-region selection. 

Garcia, who was also a First Team All-SCIAC honoree and a First Team All-West Region selection by, was voted a First Team All-American as well. Garcia logged a 0.56 ERA in 48 innings of relief. He tallied an 8-0 record to go along with nine saves. He allowed just three earned runs, and struck out 75 hitters. 

Pomona-Pitzer's designated hitter Jeremy Jess - a First Team All-SCIAC mention and All-West Region first teammer - was named Second Team All-American. Jess hit .382 for the Sagehens in 2019 logging 58 hits, 20 doubles, 11 home runs, and 45 RBI. He was joined as a second team All-American by Occidental's Nolan McCarthy. The 2019 SCIAC Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-SCIAC selection, McCarthy totaled a 9-3 overall record and two saves in 98 frames of work. He struck out 98 batters and notched a 1.74 ERA. He was also named a First Team All-West Region honoree. 

Earning Third Team All-American status was La Verne's utility player Christopher Peres who was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year, an all-conference first teammer, and a First Team All-West Region honoree earlier this month. Peres hit .338 with 55 hits, 13 doubles, two triples and three homers in addition to driving in 41 runs. On the mound, he amassed a 4-0 record in 42 innings pitched with 38 strikeouts. He finished the campaign with a 1.93 ERA.