Cal Poly Pomona’s Michael Koval earns All-American honors

Michael Koval

Junior righthander Michael Koval of Cal Poly Pomona has been named All-American, marking the third straight year that a CPP player has earned the accolade. It also makes six honorees in the six years of head coach Randy Betten‘s tenure.

Koval is the 29th All-American in the history of the Broncos’ baseball program.

He leads the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in earned run average (1.91) and ranks second in wins with nine. He has allowed just five extra base hits, all of which were doubles. Through 2016, Koval owns a 9-3 record in 89.1 innings pitched. He has struck out 65 hitters.

In early May, Koval was selected as the CCAA Pitcher of the Year. Last week in the opening game of the West Regional, Koval tossed 7.1 shutout innings as the Broncos went on to defeat Chico State 11-1 in that game.

Koval’s honor comes from the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) and the entire All-America team is featured hereGet Acrobat Reader.¬†The CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important¬†elements of higher education.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Michael Koval named Pitcher of Week

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For the second time in three weeks, Cal Poly Pomona junior right-hander Michael Koval has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.

Koval had another stellar week on the mound for the Broncos, limiting Chico State to just a .115 average en route to a CPP victory Saturday afternoon. He went eight innings, giving up three hits and striking out four.

The Alta Loma High School product improved to 6-2 with a 2.26 ERA in 10 starts.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Michael Koval earns weekly honor

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Michael Koval (Alta Loma High School) has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.

The junior right-hander earned a win for the Broncos in Saturday’s series opener against No. 19 Cal State Monterey Bay. He went seven innings and held his opponents to just a .200 average, allowing just one earned run on five hits, while striking out seven Otter batters.

This is the fourth Pitcher of the Week selection for a Cal Poly Pomona pitcher this season.

Player of the Week honors went to junior outfielder-first baseman Chris Nicholson of San Francisco State.

 

 

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