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2011 CBD Season Preview: West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference was dominated in 2010 by the San Diego Toreros who has a 19-2 conference record as they got the conference’s automatic bid into the postseason. They ended up getting sent to the Arizona State Regional where they went a disappointing 1-2 with both losses to Hawaii and the victory coming over Milwaukee. Portland came in second place in the conference with a 14-7 record while Pepperdine came in third at 12-9. San Francisco came in fourth at 10-11. There was a three way tie at fifth place at 8-13 with Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga. Rounding out the conference was Loyola Marymount who went 5-16.

Gonzaga (20-36 overall, 8-13 WCC)
Top Returnees
Jr. 1B Andy Hunter (.290 BA 6 HR 40 RBI)
Jr. OF Chris Sturdivant (.276 26 RBI)
Jr. LHP Ryan Carpenter (4-4 5.67 ERA)
Sr. RHP Cody Martin (5-7, 6.55 89K

Key Losses
Sr. OF Drew Heid (.390 BA 8 HR 28 RBI 8-14 SB)
Sr. OF Mark Catellitto (.335 BA 11 HR 50 RBI)

Loyola Marymount (23-33 overall, 5-16 WCC)
Top Returnees
Jr. OF Ryan Hawthorne (.364 BA, 2 HR, 44 RBI)
So. OF/IF Matt Lowerstein (.344 BA, HR, 30 RBI)
Sr. RHP Chris Eusebio (4-0, 3.45 ERA, 6 SV)
Jr. RHP Alex Gillingham (2-4, 5.28 ERA)

Key Losses
Brad Bauer (.289 BA, 6 HR, 26 RBI)
Xavier Esquivel (2-4, 7.43 ERA)

Pepperdine (24-30 overall, 12-9 WCC)
Top Returnees
So. IF Joe Sever (.310, HR, 19 RBI, 9-12 SB)
Sr. OF Floyd Given (.308, 3 HR, 23 RBI)
Rs. So. RHP Ricky Villarreal (1-1, 3.95 ERA)
Jr. LHP Aaron Gates (2-7, 5.98 ERA)

Key Losses
Matt Bywater (6-5, 2.40 ERA)
Cole Cook (5-6, 2.93 ERA)

Portland (34-18 overall, 14-7 WCC)
Top Returnees
Jr. RHP Kyle Kraus (10-3, 3.30 ERA)
Jr. C Beau Fraser (.316 BA, 7 HR, 45 RBI)
Sr. IF Riley Henricks (.302 BA, 6 HR, 29 RBI)
Sr. RHP Chris Dennis (5-1, 14 SV, 1.88 ERA)
Jr. RHP Owen Jones (4-2, 2.56 ERA)

Key Losses
Rocky Gale (.347 BA, 2 HR, 16 RBI)
C.J. Cullen (.335 BA, 4 HR, 34 RBI)
Zach Varce (6-2, 3.29 ERA)

Saint Mary’s (19-32-1 overall, 8-13 WCC)
Top Returnees
Rs. Sr. Justin Fazio (.333, 5 HR, 20 RBI)
Jr. IF Troy Channing (.310, 15 HR, 54 RBI)
Jr. RHP Mark Anderson (5-5, 4.19 ERA)

Key Losses
Ryan Mulligan (.294 BA, 1 HR, 10 RBI)
Taylor Reid (2-3, 4.29 ERA)

Santa Clara (23-31 overall, 8-13 WCC)
Top Returnees
Sr. 1B/OF Curtis Wagner (.404 BA, 3 HR, 32 RBI)
So. IF Matt Ozane (.380 BA, 2 HR, 17 RBI)
Jr. RHP/OF J.R. Graham (1-1, 5.27 ERA, 4 SV/.170 BA, 4 RBI)

Key Losses
Tommy Medica (.386 BA, 13 HR, 67 RBI)
Alex Rivers (5-9, 4.50 ERA)

San Diego (37-22 overall, 19-2 WCC)
Top Returnees
Jr. C Zack Kometani (.351 BA, 6 HR, 25 RBI)
So. OF Kalei Hanawahine (.310 BA, 10 RBI)
Rs. Sr. Kevin Muno (.289 BA, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 25-29 SB)
Jr. RHP Chris Jensen (2-0, 3.23 ERA)

Key Losses
Chris Engell (.416 BA, HR, 35 RBI, 10-11 SB)
James Meador (.391 BA, 7 HR, 62 RBI)
Kyle Blair (8-4, 2.84 ERA)

San Francisco (28-28 overall, 10-11 WCC)
Top Returnees
Sr. RHP Matt Hiserman (1-5, 5.71 ERA, 41 IP, 25 K)
Sr. INF Stephen Yarrow (.310, 12 2B, 16 HR, 46 RBI)
Sr. OF Pete Lavin (.310, 9 2B, 27 RBI, 16 SB)
Sr. LHP Matt Lujan (6-5, 4.26 ERA, 82.1 IP, 58 K)
RS Jr. DH Matt Chavez (.224, 2 HR, 12 RBI)

Key Losses
C Ryan Lipkin (.313, 19 2B, 7 HR, 37 RBI)
SR RHP Doug Murray (8-6, 3.39 ERA, 105 IP, 70 K)
SR INF Derek Poppert (.308, 19 2B, 30 RBI, 11 SB)

Predictions
1. San Diego
2. Gonzaga
3. San Francisco
4. Pepperdine
5. Portland
6. St. Mary’s
7. Santa Clara
8. Loyola-Marymount

Projected Player of the Year: Troy Channing (St. Mary’s)
Projected Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Carpenter (Gonzaga)
Projected Freshman of the Year: Dylan Covey (San Diego)

  • WCU32

    NO love for Portland