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2017 Baseball Awards

2017 Baseball GSAC Champion
School
Hope International

2017 Baseball GSAC Tournament Champion
School
The Master's

2017 Baseball All-GSAC Team
Athlete Position School Year Hometown
Ralston Hughes C Biola Sr. Tustin, Calif.
Jonah Jarrard C The Master's Jr. Rosemead, Calif
Shane Elias-Calles 1B Vanguard Jr. San Clemente, Calif.
Colton Worthington 1B Biola Jr. Clovis, CA
Michael Stefanic 2B Westmont Jr. Boise, Idaho
Joe Gillette 3B Menlo Jr. Scotts Valley, Calif.
Mike Sexton 3B The Master's Sr. Puyallup, WA
Julian Jarrard SS Menlo Sr. Temple City, Calif.
Hector Ortiz SS Arizona Christian Sr. Phoenix, AZ
Cameron Baranek OF Hope International Jr. Orange, Calif.
Vahn Bozoian OF San Diego Christian Sr. Chino Hills, Calif.
Jordan Getzelman OF Menlo Jr. Crystal Lake, Ill.
Max Maitland OF The Master's So. Murrieta, Calif.
Brandon Sandoval OF Vanguard Sr. Fallbrook, Calif.
Trai Patrick DH Vanguard Sr. Everett, Wash.
Aaron Alexander P The Master's Sr. Concord, Calif.
Jason Alexander P Menlo Sr. Windsor, Calif.
Daniel Butler P Westmont Sr. Lone Tree, Calif.
Jimmy Gallarda P Biola Sr. Lewisville, Texas
Kevin George RP Menlo Jr. Petaluma, Calif.

2017 Baseball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Jordan Getzelman Menlo
GSAC Pitcher of the Week Jason Alexander Menlo
GSAC Coach of the Year Jay Sullenger Biola

2017 Baseball GSAC Gold Glove Team
Athlete Position School Year Hometown
Bobby Mead C San Diego Christian Jr. San Diego, Calif.
Dean Aliamus 1B Menlo Sr. Burlingame, Calif
Michael Stefanic 2B Westmont Jr. Boise, Idaho
Michael Fuchs 3B Vanguard Jr. Irvine, Calif.
Tanner Perry SS Vanguard Jr. El Cajon, Calif.
Michael Frigon LF Westmont Sr. Templeton, Calif.
Brandon Sandoval CF Vanguard Sr. Fallbrook, Calif.
Derek Rodigo RF Westmont Sr. Fair Oaks, Calif.
Aaron Alexander P The Master's Sr. Concord, Calif.

2017 Baseball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Micah Beyer Biola Sr. Accounting
Vahn Bozoian San Diego Christian Sr. Communication
Ethan Brandt The Master's Jr. Biological Science
Austin Bright Arizona Christian Jr. Business Administration
Michael Dunnebecke Arizona Christian Jr. Business Administration
Shane Elias-Calles Vanguard Sr. Business Administration
Andrew Frank Biola Sr. Physical Education
Michael Frigon Westmont Sr. History
Ralston Hughes Biola Sr. Business Administration
Gabe Ihrig Biola Sr. Business Administration
Reed Kienle Menlo Sr. Sports Management
Sean McCarrell Biola Sr. Computer Science
Hector Ortiz Arizona Christian Sr. Secondary Education
Brian Ransom Menlo Sr. Sports Management
Daniel Rasmussen Biola Sr. Business Administration
Christian Sheehan Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Logan Taylor San Diego Christian Sr. Kinesiology
Landon Teramoto Arizona Christian Sr. Business Administration
Bryce Wetherell Vanguard Jr. Kinesiology

2017 Baseball NAIA All-Americans
Athlete Team Position School
Jordan Getzelman 2nd Team OF Menlo
Jonah Jarrard 2nd Team C The Master's
Jason Alexander Hon. Mention SP Menlo
Cameron Baranek Hon. Mention OF Hope International
Julian Jarrard Hon. Mention SS Menlo

2017 Baseball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Micah Beyer Biola
Vahn Bozoian San Diego Christian
Ethan Brandt The Master's
Austin Bright Arizona Christian
Michael Dunnebecke Arizona Christian
Shane Elias-Calles Vanguard
Andrew Frank Biola
Michael Frigon Westmont
Ralston Hughes Biola
Gabe Ihrig Biola
Reed Kienle Menlo
Sean McCarrell Biola
Hector Ortiz Arizona Christian
Brian Ransom Menlo
Daniel Rusmussen Biola
Christian Sheehan Vanguard
Logan Taylor San Diego Christian
Brandon Teramoto Arizona Christian
Bryce Wetherell Vanguard

2017 BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • February 13, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • George Castillo - Hope International
      • Junior - 6-2 - Pitcher - Lakewood, Calif.
      • George Castillo worked six innings for Hope International against No. 11 The Master's with 8 strikeouts in a no-decision outing. Castillo's teammates earned the win after he left the game with a 2-2 tie after the sixth inning, but the junior's outing put the Royals in good position against the Mustangs to get the victory.
    • Player of the Week
      • Brock Eissman - Vanguard
      • Junior - 6-2 - Right Fielder - San Clemente, Calif.
      • Brock Eissman was on fire going 10-for-16 (.625) at the plate with 4 runs, 3 doubles, 2 stolen bases and an RBI as Vanguard won 3 of its 4 games last week. The junior right fielder was 6-for-8 in the doubleheader against William Jessup in addition to striking out 3 batters during the time he pitched.
  • February 20, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Jerry Quemada - San Diego Christian
      • Freshman - 5-10 - Pitcher - Upland, Calif.
      • Jerry Quemada threw six innings for San Diego Christian in the 10-5 win over Hope International. The freshman allowed six hits and four runs on four strikeouts. The Hawks went 1-0 on the week as the rest of the games were postponed due to weather conditions.
    • Player of the Week
      • Trai Patrick - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-11 - Third Baseman - Everett, Wash.
      • Trai Patrick tallied 9 hits in 14 chances (.643), with 4 doubles, 4 runs, 5 RBI and 3 walks as Vanguard won 2-of-4 games last week. The senior third baseman was instrumental in the Lions besting The Master's 2-1 in the 3-game series.
  • February 27, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Aaron Alexander - The Master's
      • Senior - 6-2 - Pitcher - Concord, Calif.
      • Aaron Alexander picked up two of the four wins posted by The Master's last week, one in relief and the other as a starter in a dominating performance. The senior right-hander notched his third win of the season as the Mustangs walked off with a 2-1 victory over Corban of Oregon after he hurled 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief. In the first game of a doubleheader against William Jessup, Alexander (4-1) threw a complete-game seven-hitter in a 4-1 victory and struck out a career-high 13 batters.
    • Player of the Week
      • Joe Gillette - Menlo
      • Junior - 6-3 - Infielder - Scotts Valley, Calif.
      • Third baseman Joe Gillette had a huge week for Menlo, tallying 10 hits over 6 games, 2 of which were home runs. For the week, he was 10-for-22 (.455) at the plate with 8 RBI. His home run against No. 8 Westmont tied the game late and Menlo went on to win, 4-3. In the series opener against St. Katherine, Gillette had three triples, a school record, and also drove in 2 runs and scored 3 times.
  • March 6, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Aaron Alexander - The Master's
      • Senior - 6-2 - Pitcher - Concord, Calif.
      • For the second week in a row, Aaron Alexander was spectacular in his lone start of the week. Against St. Katherine, the senior righthander tossed 8 innings of 6-hit, 7-strikeout ball and improved to 5-1 in the 6-0 victory for The Master's over Arizona Christian. Alexander leads the staff in wins and earned-run average (1.71).
    • Player of the Week
      • Brandon Sandoval - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 6-1 - Center Fiielder - Fallbrook, Calif.
      • Brandon Sandoval continues to lead off the batting order for No. 20 Vanguard, which went 3-1 on the week and have now won 7 straight conference games. On the week the senior center fielder tallied 6 hits in 11 at bats (.545), including 3 RBI from the top of the order. He also drew 4 walks and was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts.
  • March 13, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Matt Hartman - Westmont
      • Junior - 6-3 - Pitcher - Valley Center, Calif.
      • Matt Hartman pitched a complete-game, one-hit, 7-inning shutout while striking out 9. The junior allowed just 3 base runners. Hartman retired the first 13 batters he faced. Hartman also did not allow a runner past second base and holds a season ERA of 0.87.
    • Player of the Week
      • Brandon Sandoval - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 6-1 - Center Fielder - Fallbrook, Calif.
      • Brandon Sandoval continues to leadoff the lineup for No. 16-ranked Vanguard hitting 6-for-13 (.462) at the place, including 7 runs scored on the base paths and 5 RBIs, as the Lions won 3-of-4 games last week. The senior center fielder smashed a pair of home runs, drew 3 walks, and had 2 steals.
  • March 20, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Dillon Eaves - Arizona Christian
      • Senior - 6-4 - Pitcher - Kalispell, Mont.
      • Dillon Eaves threw a complete-game 7-inning shutout for Arizona Christian, giving up just 5 hits while striking out 4. The win gave the Firestorm their first-ever sweep of Westmont, which came into the series ranked No. 21 in the NAIA.
    • Player of the Week
      • Jordan Getzelman - Menlo
      • Junior - 6-2 - Outfielder - Crystal Lake, Ill.
      • Jordan Getzelman helped lead No. 6-ranked Menlo to a weekend sweep of the No. 16 Lions to improve to first place in the conference standings. Getzelman hit 3 more home runs on the weekend to bring his season total to an NAIA-leading 15. On Friday, each of his 2 home runs served as game-tying drives (a solo home run in the second and a 2-run home run in the sixth). He was also 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and drove in 4 runs, scoring 6.
  • March 27, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • George Castillo - Hope International
      • Junior - 6-2 - Pitcher - Lakewood, Calif.
      • George Castillo threw a complete-game shutout for Hope International against Biola on the road to pick up the win. Castillo struck out 9, walked just 1, and only allowed 5 hits to the Eagles in his second complete-game outing for the Royals in 9 appearances. Castillo retired the last 13 Eagles in a row to secure the victory, including 5 by strikeout in his last 4 innings of work.
    • Player of the Week
      • Jordan Getzelman - Menlo
      • Junior - 6-2 - Outfielder - Crystal Lake, Ill.
      • Junior outfielder Jordan Getzelman once again had a phenomenal weekend at the plate, helping the Oaks to a series win over Oregon Tech on a chilly, snowy weekend. Getzelman had four hits, all home runs to bring his season tally to an NAIA-leading 19. He's just one home run away from tying the single-season record at Menlo set last season by second round draft pick Lucas Erceg. In total, he scored 4 runs and drove in 6 in the 3-game series.
  • April 3, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Dominic Potongo - Hope International
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - Pitcher - Placentia, Calif.
      • Dominic Potlongo of Hope International continued a breakout sophomore campaign with a dominating performance against Menlo, shutting down one of the most prolific offenses in the NAIA for 7 innings, allowing just 1 run and only 4 hits to the No. 7 Oaks.
    • Player of the Week
      • Brandon Sandoval - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 6-1 - Center Fielder - Fallbrook, Calif.
      • Brandon Sandoval was scorching last week as he held a .667 batting average across the three games played. The senior centerfielder tallied 8 hits in 12 at bats, adding in 9 RBI, and his 11 total bases led to 6 scores. The leadoff hitter hit his first grand slam helping him post a slugging percentage of .917. He was 3-for-4 on stolen base attempts and a perfect 10-10 in fielding opportunities.
  • April 10, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Robert Winslow - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 6-5 - Pitcher - Saugus, Calif.
      • Robert Winslow pitched a 9-inning complete game as The Master's University upset No. 9 Menlo by a score of 3-2. The sophomore righthander struck out a career-high 14 batters and allowed 8 hits as the Mustangs began a series sweep of the Oaks. Winslow was selected as the NAIA Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
    • Player of the Week
      • Michael Sexton - The Master's
      • - 6-2 - Second Baseman - Puyallup, Wash.
      • Michael Sexton had a huge weekend for The Master's University against No. 9 Menlo, going 7-for-10 (.700) at the plate with 3 doubles, 2 home runs, and 5 RBI. The senior second baseman's 2-homer, 4-RBI nightcap performance in the last contest of the 3-game series lifted the Mustangs to a doubleheader and weekend sweep of the Oaks.
  • April 17, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Micah Beyer - Biola
      • Junior - 5-11 - Pitcher - Chino, Calif.
      • Micah Beyer shut down No. 9 Menlo in a 7-inning complete game appearance. His 12 strikeouts in those 7 innings is a new career-high. The senior righty held the Oaks to just 3 hits and no runs through the first 6 innings, while his offense gave him a very comfortable double-digit lead. Beyer's win secured Biola's rubber match victory and made the Eagles 6-for-6 in winning their previous six GSAC series.
    • Player of the Week
      • Dalton deVries - The Master's
      • Senior - 6-0 - Designated Hitter - Fair Oaks, Calif.
      • Dalton deVries hit 3-for-7 at the plate and drove in 5 runs as The Master's University posted non-conference wins over Bethesda and Marymount. The senior designated hitter hit a double and a home run while scoring 3 runs.
  • April 24, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Jimmy Gallarda - Biola
      • - 6-3 - Pitcher - Lewisville, Texas
      • Jimmy Gallarda has not gone fewer than seven innings in any of his 12 starts for Biola this season. He finished a complete game against Westmont last week to earn his ninth win of the season (9-2). His nine strikeouts were a season best, and he only walked one in the outing. Gallarda has a better than 4:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season. Biola has not lost a Gallarda start since a 0-1 ballgame at Westmont back in February.
    • Player of the Week
      • Brett Thompson - Hope International
      • Sophomore - 6-1 - Outfielder - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • Brett Thompson made his presence felt in the lineup for Hope International last week with a 9-for-15 (.600) performance at the plate that included two home runs, two doubles, seven RBI, and eight runs scored. Thompson was the driving force in a furious late-game rally against Arizona Christian going 4-for-5 that included a double and a homer with five of his seven RBI and four of the eight runs on the week. Thompson also drew two walks in addition to his talent with his swing at the plate.
  • May 1, 2017
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Brandon Conlin - Hope International
      • Senior - 6-3 - Pitcher - Norco, Calif.
      • Brandon Conlin made two appearances for Hope International during the week as a reliever and worked five full innings, holding opposing batters to just two hits while striking out eight. Conlin earned a save during the week and struck out the side once in the ninth to close the game. Conlin helped his team to at least a share of the GSAC title in just the Royals' second season.
    • Player of the Week
      • Michael Sexton - The Master's
      • Senior - 6-2 - Second Baseman - Puyallup, Wash.
      • Michael Sexton's prolific production led the Mustangs to a perfect week, highlighted by a regular-season-ending sweep at William Jessup. The senior left handed hitter batted 9-for-14 (.643), hit five home runs, including a three-homer performance in the season finale on Saturday, and drove in 12 runs to go along with nine runs scored and five walks.