Junior Bryan Conant of Cal State Los Angeles has been selected the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for March 23-29.
The Alta Loma High School graduate had two outstanding starts to lead the Golden Eagles to wins over Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay.
Conant allowed just 11 hits and one earned run over 17 and 2/3 innings pitched for an ERA of 0.51.
To start the week, the right-hander gave up seven hits and one run, while striking out seven in a 5-1 victory over the Otters. Conant then tossed a four-hit, complete-game shutout, while allowing just one walk and striking out two batters in Sunday’s 3-0 win against the Pioneers.
|CCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
|Jan. 26-Feb. 1
||Trevor Scott (UC San Diego)
||J.J. Franklin (Cal Poly Pomona)
||Winston Lavendier (Cal State Dominguez Hills)
||Luke Barker (Chico State)
|Feb. 23-Mar. 1
||Justin Donatella (UC San Diego)
||Chris Powell (Cal Poly Pomona)
||Angel Lara (Cal State East Bay)
||Ryan Luna (Sonoma State)
||Bryan Conant (Cal State L.A.)
Cajon High School graduate Chelsea Ponce put her name in the record book at UC Riverside, pitching the first no-hitter in school history since the Highlander moved to NCAA Division I.
She walked one and struck out five as the Highlanders blanked Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) 7-0. She faced three batters over the minimum. In addition to the one walk, two runners reached on errors.
Two of the base runners against her came in the seventh inning but she got out of the jam with the shutout in tact.
On the season Ponce boasts an impressive mark of 20-3 with a 1.11 earned run averages. She has 116 strikeouts, 86 hits and 22 earned runs allowed in 141 innings.
The junior is coming off a red-shirt season after spending her first two collegiate seasons at Riverside Community College.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ahsha Earwood of Pomona-Pitzer is this week’s SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week (all sports).
She helped the Sagehens to a 4-0 finish at the Convergence Tournament, two of those wins coming in overtime. She allowed only five goals per game over the four matches, including nine saves in an 11-3 win over Fresno Pacific and 11 in a 9-8 overtime win over No. 19 UC San Diego on Friday, then 11 more in a 7-5 overtime win over George Washington and 13 in a 10-4 win over CSU Monterey Bay on Saturday.
Earwood did not allow a goal in either overtime (12 total minutes), and broke up a pass to an open player in front of the net on the final possession of the game by UC San Diego. That save helped the Sagehens hold on for their first-ever win over the Tritons, who were 12-0 in the series all-time, including a win in an NCAA Play-In match last year, and a second round NCAA Tournament game in 2013.