ORANGE, Calif. – For the third time in the 6 weeks of the baseball year, the Chapman College baseball crew swept the SCIAC weekly awards. Junior pitcher Nick Garcia received his third Pitcher of the 7 days award while sophomore Brad Shimabuku was named Hitter of the 7 days for the first time.
In what turned out to be his ultimate begin of the year, Garcia was simply dominant. The ideal-hander from San Carlos, Calif. struck out 9 of the 19 batters he faced. He allowed just just one infield single and set the tone for the shutout victory – his fourth of the year. He concluded the year four-one with a two.00 Era. HE struck out 36 and walked just 7 in 27 innings.
Shimabuku ended the year on a tear with back again-to-back again a few-hit online games. On Monday, he hit a grand slam as component of a 3-for-four efficiency at the plate. Just after two walks and a hit by pitch in the 2nd, Shimabuku lifted a grand slam over the national championship banners in still left for a five- Chapman direct. He concluded the year hitting .382 and led the crew with 20 RBIs from the leadoff spot in the lineup.
With the 17- gain over Dallas on Sunday, the Panthers concluded the year twelve-3 and ranked in the top rated-five in Division III.