SBVC catcher headed to Biola

Sophomore catcher Wes Cottier of San Bernardino Valley College is headed to NAIA Biola University in La Mirada.
 
Cottier, a Redlands High School greaduate, improved dramatically from his freshman year at SBVC to his sophomore year, in which he went from a .114 batting average in 2010 to a .336 batting average in 2011. He started 11 games in 2010 participating in 20 his freshman year, but in 2011, Cottier started 31 of 36 games and participated in 32. He was able to seamlessly move between catcher and first base throughout his sophomore year.
 
While he finished fourth on the team in batting average, Cottier finished first in slugging percentage with .573, led the team in home runs with 6, and led the team in defensive put outs with 217.
 
Biola went 38-22 overall and 25-11 in conference play last season. The Eagles got to the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament finals, but fell to Concordia. Then, the Eagles were invited to play in the NAIA Opening Round Tournament, but fell to Oklahoma Baptist University in double elimination.