Cal Poly Pomona baseball wins CCAA Tournament Title

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)

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)

Matt Munoz

Nick Cooksey

Chris Powell

Kyle Garlick

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Victor Valley’s Max Barkeley headed to Simon Fraser after all

Shooting guard Max Barkeley of Victor Valley College has decided to stick to NCAA Division II Simon Fraser University after all.

Barkeley, also a graduate of Rim of the World High School, originally signed with the school in November but decided to look around a bit when the coach resigned at the end of the season.

After reconsidering other options and talking with new coach Virgil Hill Barkeley decided that was the best place for him after all. It helped that Barkeley knew a few players from the school, most notably former Chaffey College alumn Sango Niang, and all spoke highly of the school and their experience there.

“The new coach is an alum of the school so I know his heart is in it and he’s very passionate about coaching there,” Barkeley said.

“You never know what can happen with a coaching change I just wanted to be sure.”

The school is also not an unfamiliar one for Barkeley who was born in Vancouver and still has many relatives in the area.

Barkeley averaged 14.3 points, 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists and had a season high of 31 points twice. He score more than 20 points in four other games.

 

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Randy Betten named CCAA Baseball Coach of the Year, advance to second round

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 )

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.

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