Coyotes sweep CCAA honors

Cal State San Bernardino junior outfielder David Silvas, who has blistered the baseball during the month of April, was named this week’s California Collegiate Athletic Association Batter of the Week for the week of April 18-23.

The Moreno Valley native continues to be one of the hottest hitters in the CCAA over the last three weeks. He currently owns a club-best, 9-game hitting streak and is hitting .485 over those nine games (16 of 33 with eight extra-base hits – 6 doubles, 2 HRs).

During the 4-game series against CSUMB that puts the Coyotes into 4th place by percentage points over CPP and CSULA, he hit .538 and capped the series with a 3-for-4 effort in the series finale that included back-to-back-to-back doubles.

He is 24-for-53 (.453) with 11 extra-base hits in his last 14 games.

Junior right-hander Aaron Brooks, who dominated in his opening-game series start against Cal State Monterey Bay on April 21, was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.

The San Bernardino native set the tone in the weekend series against CSUMB on Thursday, with his third complete game and first shutout of the year in a 2-0 win. Brooks faced just  31 batters – four over the minimum — and did not allow an Otter to reach past second base after the first inning.

He retired 14 in a row — from the last out of the 3rd inning through the first out in the 8th —  and struck out six, did not issue a walk and scattered five hits.

For the season, is 4-6 with a 2.78 ERA. He owns 70 strikeouts and just eight base on balls. He has allowed 64 hits and opponents are hitting just .229 against him in 77.2 innings.