Cal Poly Pomona has won its first ever CCAA Tournament Championship after defeating Cal State Dominguez Hills, 4-0.
Cal Poly Pomona captures its first CCAA postseason tournament championship. (Photo Courtesy of CPP Athletics)
Chris Powell was the winning pitcher after pitching five innings for the Broncos. Powell allowed one hit and one walk while strikeout seven.
Nick Cooksey went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in for the Broncos. Matt Munoz also had two runs batted in against the Toros in the victory.
CCAA regular season MVP Kamran Young of the Toros finished 2 for 4 while striking out twice.
BRONCOs named to All-Tournament TEAM:
MVP Outfielder Michael Zidek (MVP)
Randy Betten of the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos was named the CCAA Baseball Coach of the Year during the pre-tournament banquet held in Stockton.
Randy Betten of Cal Poly Pomona Baseball (Photo Courtesy of Broncos Athletics )
The Broncos also had eight players named to All-CCAA teams including Christian Kelley, Kyle Garlick and Ryan Olson, who were named to the first team.
Olson was also named as the CCAA newcomer of the year.
Cody Ponce, Chris Powell, JJ Franklin, Nick Cooksey and Ryan Webberley were named to second team.
The team was also recognized for its first regular season title since 1991.
ON THE FIELD:
Matt Munoz went 2 for 4 with three runs batted in and one run scored for the Broncos (37-14) in the CCAA Tournament first round victory over the Toros.
Nick Cooksey went 2 for 4 with a run batted in for the Broncos.
The Broncos improve to 37-14 overall this season, which is the most wins during the Betten coaching era.
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.