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Four Zags Named to All-WCC Team

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Four Gonzaga baseball standouts made the All-WCC Team on Tuesday. (Photo: Gonzaga Athletics) Four Gonzaga baseball standouts made the All-WCC Team on Tuesday. (Photo: Gonzaga Athletics)
by Gonzaga Athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. – The West Coast Conference announced its annual baseball awards Tuesday morning and Gonzaga University senior Payden Cawley Lamb, sophomore Caleb Wood and freshman Brandon Bailey were named All-WCC first team, and sophomore Jimmy Sinatro was recognized with All-WCC honorable mention honors.

Bailey was also tabbed to the All-WCC Freshman first team.

Lamb proved to be one of the top hitters in the WCC with his .434 batting average in league games. Over the 27 conference games, Lamb had a WCC-best 46 hits, 21 runs scored, 10 doubles and 14 RBI. The Buckely, Wash., native led the Zags offense this season in batting average (.372), hits (71), doubles (12), slugging percentage (.461) and on base percentage (.445). Lamb had the Zags two longest hitting streaks of the season of 14 games and 11 games, respectively. This is his first All-WCC accolade.

This is the second season Wood has been honored by the conference. As a freshman he was tabbed All-WCC honorable mention while being on the All-WCC Freshman first team. This year Wood hit .333 (30-for-117) in league with seven doubles and 16 RBI. The Surprise, Ariz., native was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts, which move his career total to 18-for-19.

Bailey had phenomenal efforts in league games this year. In nine WCC starts, Bailey tallied a 6-2 record with a 2.85 ERA in 66.1 innings. The Broomfield, Colo., native tossed two complete games and finished ninth in the league with 37 strikeouts. He finished the year 6-6 overall with a 3.53 ERA.

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Sinatro finished league in the top 20 of batting average (.325), runs scored (20), on base percentage (.431) and RBI (23). The Sammamish, Wash., native had six multiple RBI games including a four RBI performance against Loyola Marymount University. Sinatro spent time as the designated hitter and catcher in his 24 league starts.

The WCC’s individual honors went to Pepperdine University’s Steve Rodriquez for Coach of the Year, University of San Diego’s Connor Joe for Player of the Year, Pepperdine’s Aaron Brown for Pitcher of the Year, Loyola Marymount’s Austin Miller for Freshman of the Year and LMU’s David Fletcher for Defensive Player of the Year.

The complete 2014 West Coast Conference Baseball All-Conference team follows:

Player of the Year: Connor Joe, San Diego

Pitcher of the Year: Aaron Brown, Pepperdine

Freshman of the Year: Austin Miller, Loyola Marymount

Defensive Player of the Year: David Fletcher, Loyola Marymount

Coach of the Year: Steve Rodriguez, Pepperdine

2014 All-West Coast Conference Baseball First Team

Name - Yr. - Pos. - School

Derek Atkinson, Jr., OF, San Francisco

Brandon Bailey, Fr., RHP, Gonzaga

Aaron Brown, Jr., LHP/OF, Pepperdine

Payden Cawley Lamb, Sr., OF, Gonzaga

DonAndre Clark, Jr., OF, Saint Mary’s

Andrew Daniel, Jr., IF, San Diego

Bret Dahlson, Sr., RHP, Loyola Marymount

Austin Davidson, Jr., IF, Pepperdine

David Fletcher, Fr., IF, Loyola Marymount

Jake Jenkins, So., RHP, Pacific

Jesse Jenner, Jr., C, San Diego

Connor Joe, Jr., IF, San Diego

Reece Karalus, So., RHP, Santa Clara

Eric Karch, Sr., RHP, Pepperdine

Louie Lechich, Sr., UT, San Diego

Brennon Lund, Fr., OF, BYU

Austin Miller, Fr., OF, Loyola Marymount

Corey Miller, Sr., RHP, Pepperdine

Hutton Moyer, So., IF, Pepperdine

Dillon Robinson, Jr., IF, BYU

Brett Sullivan, So., IF, Pacific

Jose Vizcaino Jr., So., IF, Santa Clara

Colin Welmon, Jr., RHP, Loyola Marymount

Caleb Wood, So., IF, Gonzaga

Bradley Zimmer, Jr., OF, San Francisco

2014 West Coast Conference Baseball Honorable Mention

Jeff Barker, BYU; Aaron Barnett, Pepperdine; Stevie Berman, Santa Clara; Ted Boecke, Loyola Marymount; Ryan Brockett, Saint Mary’s; Josh Goossen-Brown, San Diego; Brendan Hendriks, San Francisco; Kyle Holder, San Diego; Jarrett Jarvis, BYU; Chad Kjemhus, Portland; Erik Lockwood, Pacific; Lucas Long, San Diego; Ian McLoughlin, Saint Mary’s; Matt Maurer, Pepperdine; Casey Munoz, Santa Clara; Taylor Murphy, Pacific; Quinton Perry, Santa Clara; Jimmy Sinatro, Gonzaga; Jake Steffens, Santa Clara; Brock Whitney, BYU

2014 West Coast Conference Baseball All-Freshman Team

Name - Pos. - School

Brandon Bailey, RHP, Gonzaga

Aaron Barnett, C, Pepperdine

Stevie Berman, C, Santa Clara

Ted Boecke, IF, Loyola Marymount

Brandon Caruso, OF, Pepperdine

David Fletcher, IF, Loyola Marymount

Nico Giarratano, IF, San Francisco

Manny Jefferson, IF, Pepperdine

Brennon Lund, OF, BYU

Austin Miller, OF, Loyola Marymount
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