Sonoma State University sports update May 11-17. Pitcher Scott Alexander makes it to the big league club; accolades continue to pile up for baseball, tennis.
Former Seawolf Scott Alexander Headed Back to Big Leagues
Former Sonoma State pitcher Scott Alexander has been recalled by the Kansas City Royals and joined the big league club on May 12 in a game against the New York Yankees. Alexander, who pitched for the World Champion Royals in 2015, has been dominant in nine relief appearances this year for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Royals' AAA affiliate. Alexander played one season at Sonoma (2010) before being drafted by Kansas City with the 179th overall pick in the sixth round of the '10 MLB Draft. Last season, Alexander got into four games for the Royals, finishing three of them. He walked three and struck out three in six innings of work.
Four Seawolves Nab 2016 All-CCAA Baseball Recognition
Four Sonoma State University baseball student-athletes were named to the 2016 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Conference Baseball Team. Ryan O'Malley was voted to the Second Team, as Ryan Luna, Daniel Caresio and Matthew Richards earned an Honorable Mention. In his first and only season with the Seawolves, O'Malley proved to be one of the most dangerous hitters in the region, leading the team in slugging percentage (.557), runs scored (35), hits (59), runs batted in (32), doubles (14), triples (2), home runs (7), total bases (91), multiple-hit games (17), reached-base streak (18), and walks (34), and was second on the team in batting average (.335).
Liddell, Mengert Earn All-PacWest Tennis Accolades
Senior Logan Liddell and junior Blaine Mengert have been selected to the 2016 Pacific West Conference Men's Tennis All-Conference Team in doubles. Ranked No. 10 in the most recent Oracle/ITA Division II Men's Tennis West Region rankings, the duo of Liddell and Mengert become the second doubles team in the last three years to earn All-PacWest Third Team honors.
Lopez Named PacWest Coach Of The Year; Warren Top Freshman
Women's tennis head coach Joaquin Lopez has been selected as the 2016 Pacific West Conference Women's Tennis Coach of the Year and Jensyn Warren was voted as the conference's Freshman of the Year. Warren and teammate Jordyn Kearney both earned Second Team honors in singles play and the duo captured Third Team honors in doubles. In his sixth season as the head coach of the women's tennis program, Lopez led the Seawolves to a 17-7 record, earning the third-most wins in program history en route to his first PacWest Coach of the Year honor.
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