Cal Poly Pomona alumnus Kyle Garlick put the minor leagues on notice Monday in the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes’ Cal League victory over the Lancaster Jethawks, 12-5.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ prospect went 4 for 5 with three home runs and six RBIs for the Quakes.
Rancho Cucamonga remain in a tie at the top of the league standings with the High Desert Mavericks, who defeated the Inland Empire 66ers, 4-1, on the road.
Sophomore Perris Hicks of San Bernardino Valley College has signed with NCAA Division I Fordham.
Hicks, a 6-foot-1 point guard, averaged 17.1 points, 5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in leading the Wolverines to a share of the Foothill Conference title. He was named Co-MVP in the conference along with Chaffey’s Victor Joseph.
Hicks visited the school earlier this month. It was his only visit but he had also drawn a lot of interest from Middle Tennessee State, UTEP, Colorado State and Loyola-Chicago.
“It’s a great conference, I liked the campus and it’s an up and coming program,” Hicks said. “I developed a good relationship with the coaches so it felt like a great opportunity.”
Hicks, a native of Pasadena, was also an All-Conference selection as a freshman when he averaged 15.8 points. He plans to major in communications.
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.