Congratulations to the entire Varsity baseball team and staff on an outstanding season. The Dons’ season: 23-3 overall, undefeated League champions, quarter-finalists in NCS Division 1 playoffs, final MaxPreps ranking of #21 team in California.
All-League and Team awards were announced at Sunday’s team dinner:
Diablo All-League Awards:
League Overall MVP: Nick Kresnak (RHP/3B)
First Team All-League: Logan Hurd (LHP)
First Team All-League: Davis Diaz (SS)
First Team All-League: Nick Bamont (CF)
Second Team All-League: Tommy Thrasher (1B)
Second Team All-League: Brady Huchingson (DH/IF)
Honorable Mention All-League: Eddie Burns (RHP)
Gold Glove Award: Thatcher Hurd (C)
Acalanes Baseball Team Awards:
Team MVP: Nick Kresnak
Defensive Players of the Year: Davis Diaz & Thatcher Hurd
Offensive Player of the Year: Nick Kresnak
Most Improved Players of the Year: Scott Brydon & Nick Bamont
Pitcher of the Year: Entire Varsity Baseball Staff with its combined 1.12 Season ERA (Nick Kresnak, Logan Hurd, Eddie Burns, Michael Castelli, Andrew Peterson)
“Definition of a Don” Award: Tommy Thrasher (team leader in home runs)
“Heart of a Don” Award: Cole Murgia (.368 BA, led the League in stolen bases; inexplicably, missed out on All-League honors)
Congratulations & best wishes to all the seniors: Peter Meade, Will Burleigh, Zack Nelson, Andrew Peterson, Scott Brydon, team manager Ali Ibrahim, and Eddie Burns–who will continue his baseball career at the D1 level as a pitcher at University of San Francisco! Go get ’em, Eddie!
Many thanks to Head Coach Clint Hoover, Asst. Coaches Joe Bettencourt and Connor Hornsby, and Pitching Coach Rob Ellis for their hard work, dedication and the great direction they’ve taken the program in this first season at the helm. Great season!