Just hours after he was named the conference's pitcher of the week, Cal State Stanislaus' Chris Short received the honor as the West Region's top hurler from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America, for April 16-23.
Conferences' pitchers and players of the week are nominated for the regional award, selected by a panel of sports information directors and collegiate baseball writers.
Short, a senior from Oakley, did not allow a run in two appearances last week, struck out eight batters and held opponents to a .189 batting average in 10 1/3 innings of work. He extended his scoreless streak to 12 2/3 innings.
On Monday at Cal Poly Pomona, he pitched 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts in relief. As a starter in game two on Saturday at San Francisco State, Short tossed a six-hit seven-inning complete game shutout with six strikeouts.
UC San Diego's Garrett Tuck was the NCBWA West Region Player of the Week. Both Short and Tuck will now be considered for national awards.
The first NCAA Regional poll was released Wednesday and the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors are among the top eight.
The Warriors, 25-17 overall and 24-16 in West Region Division II games, debut at No. 8. Six of the top eight teams are from the CCAA with GNAC's West Oregon at No. 1.
Cal State Stanislaus split with Western Oregon, Feb. 24-26.
The top four teams in the West at the end of the regular season qualifies for the NCAA tournament.
NCAA Division II
West Region Poll
1. Western Oregon (27-8)
2. UC San Diego (26-18)
3. Cal State San Bernardino (22-15)
4. Chico State (29-13)
5. Dixie State (27-15)
6. Cal State L.A. (22-16)
7. Cal Poly Pomona (27-18)
8. Cal State Stanislaus (25-17)
Stanislaus doubles team advances to tourney semifinals
The Warriors' No. 1 doubles tennis team continued its winning ways as Verena Preikschas and Katie Eng won two matches on Friday to advance to the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament semifinal round.
The duo, seeded No. 3 in the tournament draw, took cared of Melissa Boyer and Amy Logan of Chapman, 6-1, 6-0, in the round of 16. Then, the Warriors beat Linfield duo Caroline Brigham and Abby Olbrich, 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Together, Preikschas and Eng are 59-15 overall in their four-year careers as a doubles team at Cal State Stanislaus.
Preikschas and Eng will return to the semifinals of this event for the third time in their careers. Their semifinal opponent will be Fresno Pacific's Marie Boura and Yumiko Justin. The Warriors have ended their run at this tournament with semifinal losses to the FPU Sunbirds in 2009 and 2010.
Preikschas also advanced to the quarterfinals in singles play after beating Amal Del el Hadji of Academy of Art with ease, 6-1, 6-0. The Warrior senior will face Paige Press of Redlands today at 9:30 a.m.
Davina Meza won her round of 16 matches with a win over Hope Penner of Pt. Loma Nazarene, 6-4, 6-3. Her next opponent is Cal State L.A.'s Christie Lau, the tournament's No. 3 seed, today. Lau defeated Eng, 6-3, 6-1, on Friday.
Warriors golf brings home All-CCAA awards
The Cal State Stanislaus men's golf team was rewarded and recognized by the conference's head coaches on Tuesday for their historic 2011-12 season thus far.
After their second place finish at the CCAA Championships at Hunter Ranch Golf Course on Tuesday, the Warriors racked up seven All-CCAA awards in the post-tournament ceremony.
CSUS head coach John Cook, who led his team to six tournament victories and placed fourth or better in the other four events, was named the CCAA Coach of the Year. It is Cook's second time selected by his peers for the award as he also earned the honor in 2010.
With a 74.1 stroke-average after 19 rounds prior to the CCAA Tournament and four top 20 finishes, Paul Smith was voted the CCAA's Freshman of the Year.
All five starters - Trevor Blair, Teddy Schrier, Rob Damschen, Chris McCracken and Smith - were named to the 11-member All-CCAA team. It was Blair's third All-CCAA nod, Schrier's second.