By Fred J. Robledo
GLENDORA – In his wildest dreams, Glendora High School pitcher Adam Plutko couldn’t have envisioned a season this perfect, or maybe he did, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows him. “We wanted to be that team with the target from day one,” Plutko said. “Everyone in the Valley knew we would be good, but we weren’t No. 1 in a lot of polls; it was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ “We kind of played with a chip on our shoulder the rest of the way, then when we became No. 1 in a lot of polls, it was like, this is where we want to be, there’s no looking back, lets get this done.” (To continue, and read coach of the year Dan Henley’s story, click thread).
Tribune Baseball All-Area
Coach of the year: Dan Henley, Glendora
Player of the year: Adam Plutko, Glendora, Sr.
Pitcher: Paul Paez, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Pitcher: Kenny Mathews, Diamond Bar, Jr.
Utility: Christian Huerta, Sierra Vista, Sr.
Catcher: Joseph Winterburn, Glendora, Sr.
Infield: Rio Ruiz, Bishop Amat, So,
Infield: Robert Mier, Bonita, Jr.
Infield: Rouric Bridgewater, Diamond Ranch, Jr.
Infield: Eric Lewis, Damien, Sr.
Outfield: Jacob Smigelski, Glendora, Sr.
Outfield: Matt Gelalich, Bonita, Sr.
Outfield: Bobby Oatman, Damien, Sr.
Pitcher: Travis Santiago, Charter Oak, Jr.
Pitcher: Eddie Pedroza, Northview, Sr.
Catcher: Jerry McClanahan, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Utility: Cody Doyle, South Hills, Sr.
Infield: Joseph Woodward, Glendora, Sr.
Infield: Jacob Shirley, South Hills, Sr.
Infield: Evan Highley, Bonita, Sr.
Infield: Christian Ibarra, South Hills, Sr.
Outfield: D.J. Wallace, Charter Oak, Sr.
Outfield: Chester Pak, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Outfield: Jeff Crowe, Diamond Bar, Sr.