Christopher Edward, Davis Nuaimi earn college academic honor

Local basketball standouts Davis Nuaimi and Christoper Edward of NCAA Division II Concordia (Ore.) University are among the players named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

The accolade goes to student-athletes based on success in the classroom as well as in athletics. .

Those named must be juniors or seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and have completed at least one year at their current institution.

Both Nuaimi (Etiwanda HS) and Edward (Claremont/Chaffey College) were earlier named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic team.

Edward, who started every game, averaged 11.7 points and 8.6 rebounds and was an honorable mention All-GNAC selection. Nuaimi, a 5-11 senior guard, averaged 4.5 points and 2.8 assists, starting nine games.

The two helped the team to a 14-14 overall showing with a 10-10 mark in the tough GNAC.that tied them for fourth out of 11 teams in their second provisional year in the conference.

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Pomona-Pitzer’s Tanner Nishioka drafted by Red Sox

Pomona-Pitzer senior second baseman Tanner Nishioka was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball free agent draft on Tuesday.

Tanner Nishioka

He was the 281st overall pick, the highest ever for a Sagehen baseball player and the first to be drafted since David Colvin was selected by the Mariners in the 27th round of the 2011 draft.

“I’m really happy,” said Nishioka. “I’ve worked really hard for this opportunity and have had a lot of help from my coaches and teammates to get here, so it feels awesome.”

“The work ethic that this program is built around helped me put my best effort in everything I do and helped me become a better player. Now the real hard work starts. I’m looking forward to the new challenges and competing with professional baseball players.”

Nishioka was a star for the Sagehen baseball team all season. He was named SCIAC Player of the Year even though the team finished just sixth in the conference. He was also a first team All-American, Academic All-American and Division III West Region Player of the Year.

“I’m absolutely thrilled for Tanner,” said Sagehen Head Coach Frank Pericolosi. “He worked so hard throughout his career at Pomona-Pitzer and his selection in the draft is the culmination of all that hard work.”

Nishioka led the nation in home runs with 18 and slugging percentage at .888. He also finished the season with a .441 batting average with 53 RBI, 67 hits, and 48 runs scored.

He ends his career top-six in program history in hits (254), home runs (36), batting average (.395), runs (189), and RBI (166). Nishioka also ranks seventh in single season batting average (.441) and is tied for third in home runs in a single season (18).

Recent Sagehens Signed by MLB Teams

1995 – Emiliano Escandon – 29th Round – Royals
2003 – Jose Cortez – 14th Round – Phillies
2004 – Adam Gardner – Free Agent Sign – Giants
2005 – Jase Turner – 27th Round – Royals
2009 – Drew Hedman – 50th Round – Red Sox
2010 – James Kang – 45th Round – Red Sox
2011 – David Colvin – 27th Round – Mariners
2017 – Tanner Nishioka – 9th Round – Red Sox

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Cal State San Bernardino softball team headed to postseason

Cassandra Williams

The Cal State San Bernardino softball team is headed to the postseason for just the second time.

The Coyotes (37-17, 27-13) are the No. 2 seed for the CCAA softball tournament which begins on Friday at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton. They play No. 3 seed Humboldt State (34-12, 22-11) at 5:30 p.m. in the double elimination event.

The 3 p.m. game on Friday pits top seed Cal State Monterey Bay (42-9, 30-8) against No. 4 Chico State (35-14, 25-13).

The Coyotes went 6-6 against the teams in tournament but did win three of four against Humboldt State.

The Coyotes are led by senior pitcher Cassandra Williams (22-10, 1.54), this week’s CCAA Pitcher of the Week. The Apple Valley native has shattered most of the school’s pitching records.

The offense is led by junior catcher Jessica Brown (.373, 12 HRs, 47 RBIs), a graduate of Alta Loma High School

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