Local at San Francisco honored

Yucaipa High School graduate Grady Espinosa of San Francisco State has been named the Rawlings/California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for Apr. 1-7.

The junior led the Gators to a four-game series spit, with wins on Friday and Sunday at UC San Diego.

Espinosa compiled a .526 average and a .789 slugging percentage after hitting 10-for-18 with three doubles and a triple. He also scored eight runs while batting in three runs

His weekend performance was highlighted in the Gators’ 11-3 series finale win. Espinosa recorded a career day after hitting four-for-six with two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI.

He leads the Gators this season with his .357 batting average, 50  hits, 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, 18 runs batted in, 67 total bases, 13 stolen bases, .479 slugging and .408 on-base percentages.

Rawlings/CCAA Baseball Player of the Week
Feb. 1 – 3: David Gacia (Cal State Monterey Bay)
Feb. 4 – 10: Cody Doyle (Cal State L.A.)
Feb. 11 – 17: Manny Acosta (Cal State L.A.)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Kyle Zozaya (Cal State East Bay)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Kevin Logan (Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Mar. 4 – 10: Jordan Whitman (Cal Poly Pomona)
Mar. 11 – 17: Garrett Schwartz (Sonoma State)
Mar. 18 – 24: Charlie Sharrer (Cal State East Bay)
Mar. 25 – 31: James Wharton (Cal State L.A.)
Apr. 1 – 7: Grady Espinosa (San Francisco State)