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WHITTIER, Calif. – Juniors Matthew Macey (Oceanside, Calif.) and Andrew Lamar (Alta Loma, Calif.) were both recognized this week on an All-SCIAC team announced by the conference office and voted on by the nine SCIAC head coaches.
Both landed on the 2nd Team receiving recognition for the first time in their career, Macey as a first baseman and Lamar as a second baseman.
Macey, the power hitting first baseman batted .333 on the season with 45 hits, which included 21 doubles, ranking him within the Top 5 within Division III. He also added 27 RBI's and 32 runs scored, while slugging .526 and earning an on base percentage of .450. On defense he was also superb with 309 put outs (14 assisted), was a part of 24 double plays and had a .985 fielding percentage.
Within conference play he ranked No. 4 in doubles, No. 6 in walks, and No. 5 in sacrifice flies.
Lamar put together an impressive end of the year push despite battling torn ligaments in his wrist. He batted .369 (No. 1 on the team) with 52 hits (No. 1 on team) (4 doubles/3 triples), with 18 runs batted in and scoring 25 times. He had an OB% of .423 and slugged .426. On defense he was also strong with a .972 clip with 64 put outs, while assisting on 76.
Within conference he ranked No. 4 in hits, No. 5 in batting average, and No. 11 in OB%.
2017 Baseball All-Conference Selections
Athlete of the Year: Tanner Nishioka, Sr, Pomona-Pitzer
Pitcher of the Year: Felix Minjarez, Jr, Redlands
Newcomer of the Year: Miguel Salud, Sr, Cal Lutheran
Coaching Staff of the Year: Caltech, Head Coach Matt Mark