Cal Poly Pomona baseball alumn earns weekly honor

Former Cal Poly Pomona outfielder Travis Taijeron has been named Player of the Week in the Double-A Eastern League.

Taijeron, 25, plays for the New York Mets affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y. On the week he went 8 for 20 (.400) with a double, three home runs, five runs scored and 10 RBI.

The former CCAA Player of the Year has struggled a bit this season, his third at the Double-A level. On the season he is hitting .248 with 24 doubles, 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 68 games.

Taijeron was drafted out of Cal Poly Pomona in 2011.

Cal Poly Pomona junior named top CCAA pitcher

Steven Farnworth

Cal Poly Pomona’s Steven Farnworth has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 31-Apr. 6.

The junior right-hander earned his second Pitcher of the Week nod after tossing a gem in Friday’s 4-0 series opening win over San Francisco State.  

Farnworth tossed a nine-inning complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out four batters.

 
CCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 1-2: Sean Becker (Cal State East Bay)
Feb. 3-9: Nick Baker (Chico State)
Feb. 10-16: Ryan McDaniel (Cal State Stanislaus)
Feb. 17-23: Cory Davis (San Francisco State)
Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Nick Baker (Chico State)
Mar. 3-9: Ryan Santhon (Cal State L.A.)
Mar. 10-16: Steven Farnworth (Cal Poly Pomona)
Mar. 17-23: Brad Lohse (Chico State)
Mar. 24-30: Brad Lohse (Chico State)
Mar. 31-Apr. 6: Steven Farnworth (Cal Poly Pomona)

 

Cal Poly Pomona’s Carlson wins weekly baseball honor

Chris Carlson

Cal Poly Pomona’s Chris Carlson has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for games March 17-23.

The senior outfielder helped the Broncos to a doubleheader split on Saturday at nationally-ranked Cal Baptist.  

Carlson, a Chino Hills grad, went three-for-six at the plate, knocking two homeruns and collecting four RBI.  He also scored four runs and added two walks for an on-base percentage of .700.


CCAA Baseball Player of the Week
Feb. 1-2: Justin Rahn (UC San Diego)
Feb. 3-9: David Armendariz (Cal Poly Pomona)
Feb. 10-16: Marcus Mastrobuoni (Cal State Stanislaus)
Feb. 17-23: David Steininger (Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Feb. 24-Mar. 2: David Armendariz (Cal Poly Pomona)
Mar. 3-9: Nick La Face (UC San Diego)
Mar. 10-16: Skippy Ferreria (Cal State Stanislaus)
Mar. 17-23: Chris Carlson (Cal Poly Pomona)

Cal Poly’s David Armendariz earns weekly CCAA honor

David Armendariz

Junior outfielder David Armendariz of Cal Poly Pomona has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week for Feb. 3-9.

Armendariz played a key role in the Broncos’ 4-0 record last week as CPP completed a sweep of Point Loma Nazarene on Monday before taking a three-game set from Dixie State.

Armendariz, a transfer from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, went 7-for-17 with five runs and six runs batted in.

On Monday in the 7-6 walk-off win over PLNU, Armendariz singled in the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning and he finished that game with three RBI. Then on Friday in the series opener against Dixie State, he scored the go-ahead run in a 3-1 win.

Armendariz collected a season-high three hits on Saturday as the Broncos cruised to a 12-0 win over DSC.

And on Sunday, he posted a 2-for-4 effort offensively and launched a two-run homer that gave CPP a 5-3 lead early in the game. Although the Red Storm ended up tying the game at 5-5 in the ninth, the Broncos bounced back for another walk-off win in the 10th inning.

CCAA Baseball Player of the Week
Feb. 1-2: Justin Rahn (UC San Diego)
Feb. 3-9: David Armendariz (Cal Poly Pomona)

CCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 1-2: Sean Becker (Cal State East Bay)
Feb. 3-9: Nick Baker (Chico State)