FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Steve Tinoco, Long Beach State
6-1 • Senior • First Baseman
Coto De Caza, Calif./Tesoro HS
Cal State Northridge’s Ryan Pineda and Long Beach State’s Steve Tinoco earned Big West Baseball Co-Field Player of the Week honors after outstanding performances at the plate.
Pineda led the Matadors to three wins against West Coast Conference teams by hitting 6-for-15 (.400) with four runs scored and three RBI. He added four stolen bases in the three contests.
His biggest hit was a two-run walk-off home run in Sunday’s 7-6 come-from-behind win over Pepperdine. He went 3-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in the game.
Tinoco had a huge effort at the dish in three games, helping Long Beach State to a 2-1 record. He hit 8-for-10 (.800) with three runs scored and five RBI. Tinoco had six hits in eight at bats in a road sweep of Arizona as the 49ers won 8-7 and 10-3.
Tinoco produced the game-winning hit in Friday’s one-run victory as the 49ers completed a comeback.
Others nominated: Mitch Haniger (Cal Poly); Daniel Cepin (UC Davis); Mike Walker (Pacific)
UC Santa Barbara’s Mario Hollands garnered Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors after an efficient and dominating effort in a win against San Jose State.
The southpaw tossed 105 pitches in eight innings of two-hit ball, allowing no runs in a 7-0 shutout of the Spartans in the opening game of a three-game series.
Hollands walked three and struck out four in his season debut. He faced just three batters over the minimum and forced San Jose State to hit into a pair of double plays.
Others nominated: Mason Radeke (Cal Poly); Ryan Juarez (Cal State Northridge); Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State); Dayne Quist (UC Davis); Jake Hummel (Pacific)