The Cal Poly Pomona baseball team raked in the honors this week as senior right-hander Chris Powell was named CCAA Pitcher of the week while senior infielder Nick Cooksey took home Player of the Week honors.
Powell, an Upland High School graduate, earned the win in the second game of the Broncos doubleheader at Cal State Monterey Bay. He went six and two-third scoreless innings and gave up just three hits while striking out 10.
On the season he boasts a 3-0 record and an ERA of 0.32.
Powell is the second Cal Poly Pomona player to earn weekly honors. J.J. Franklin took home the award for his showing in games Feb. 2-8.
Cooksey, a graduate of Glendora High School, went 9-for-16 in the four-game series against the Otters. He recorded hits in all four games and had multiple hits in three of those.
He his hitting .343 four doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 RBI on the season.
The Broncos (14-4, 6-2) open a four-game set at Sonoma State (10-10, 5-7) on Friday.
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.
Former Mt. SAC women’s basketball coach Laura Beeman, now heading the University of Hawaii program, has been named Big West Coach of the Year.
Beeman, a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, just finished her third year at Hawaii and led the team to a regular season conference title. The team went 22-7 and heads into the postseason with a 14-game win streak, the longest of her tenure and the school’s longest since a 19-game during the 1997-98 season.
Rialto graduate Jenae Sharpe of Cal State Northridge earned Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight year.
UC Riverside’s Brittany Crain is the Player of the Year,