Cal Poly Pomona’s Christian Kelly named best of the week

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Cal Poly Pomona sophomore Christian Kelley has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Baseball Player of the Week for March 9-15.

Kelley, a graduate of Don Lugo, boosted the Broncos offensively with past weekend as CPP split its four-game series with Sonoma State.

He batted .611 on the weekend and compiled a .722 slugging percentage after hitting 11-for-18 with two doubles. He also totaled six runs, three RBI, and a walk in his 19 total plate appearances.

He recorded a hit in all four games against the Seawolves, and all of those games were multi-hit games.

He has now reached base safely in five consecutive games. Defensively, Kelley was perfect with 27 putouts and one assist.

The Broncos will return to action on Friday for a 3 p.m. start against the defending CCAA champions, the Chico State Wildcats, with a home series at Scolinos Field.

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Cal Poly Pomona baseball players sweep weekly CCAA honors

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The Cal Poly Pomona baseball team raked in the honors this week as senior right-hander Chris Powell was named CCAA Pitcher of the week while senior infielder Nick Cooksey took home Player of the Week honors.

Powell, an Upland High School graduate, earned the win in the second game of the Broncos doubleheader at Cal State Monterey Bay. He went six and two-third scoreless innings and gave up just three hits while striking out 10.

On the season he boasts a 3-0 record and an ERA of 0.32.
Powell is the second Cal Poly Pomona player to earn weekly honors. J.J. Franklin took home the award for his showing in games Feb. 2-8.

Cooksey, a graduate of Glendora High School, went 9-for-16 in the four-game series against the Otters. He recorded hits in all four games and had multiple hits in three of those.

He his hitting .343 four doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 RBI on the season.

The Broncos (14-4, 6-2) open a four-game set at Sonoma State (10-10, 5-7) on Friday.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s J.J. Franklin honored by CCAA

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Cal Poly Pomona’s J.J. Franklin has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 2-8.

Senior closer Franklin set a CPP school record this past weekend in Utah, earning his 10th and 11th-career saves to match and break the previous program record set in 1966.

A 6-foot-5 right-hander from Chino helped the Broncos in securing a four-game sweep over Dixie State after offering just one walk and striking out two hitters in two appearances. 

On the weekend, he allowed just one baserunner over 2.2 innings of relief.

 
CCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Trevor Scott (UC San Diego)
Feb. 2-8 J.J. Franklin (Cal Poly Pomona)

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