The Falcons season didn't finish how they wanted, but the players were rewarded today as 8 players were recognized for Central Valley Conference Awards.
Alante Uribe was the only 1st team All CVC selection as a Utility player, as he played both first base and outfield throughout the season. He finished this season with a .325 batting average, 6 doubles, 16 Runs Scored, 4 Stolen Bases, and 12 RBI's in conference. This is the 2nd year that Uribe has been selected as 1st Team All CVC. Alante was named Norcal Player of the Week earlier in the season, the 1st time in four years that a Falcon had received the honor.
Brandon Barker, Chad Gotto, and Brandon Hernandez were selected as 2nd Team All CVC. Barker was a honorable mention selection last season as a pitcher, and had a great year for the Falcons this year. He finished the year with 7 doubles, 14 RBI's, and a .368 batting average. Hernandez also had an outstanding year for WHCC, as he had a .318 batting average, 21 hits, 13 Runs Scored, and 10 RBI's. Hernandez also did not make an error in the outfield all season, and was awarded the Gold Glove for his position. Brandon was also named Norcal Player of the Week earlier this season. Gotto was the most reliable starter for the Falcons this year. This season Gotto earned victories against Fresno, Reedley, Merced, and Porterville. Gotto finished the season with an ERA of 3.38, 4 wins, and 30 strikeouts. He was also named Norcal Pitcher of the Week this season.
Matt Siedem was selected as the Gold Glove winner at Catcher this season, as he threw out 11 basestealers. Matt was praised by several coaches for his hard work behind the plate. He only committed two errors all season.
Falcons starting pitcher Spencer Hammond received Honorable Mention honors, as he was 2nd in the conference in strikeouts, with 45. Spencer earned two wins, and finished the year with a 3.50 ERA. He averaged more than 8 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. Also receiving Honorable Mention honors was sophomore Trent Bollman (DH) and freshman Evan Richards (Utility). Bollman was the most consistent Falcon all year, until a leg injury caused him to miss 6 games. He finished the season with a .281 batting average, 3 Stolen bases, 5 doubles and 7 RBI's. Richards also was forced to miss time due to fracturing his cheek bone, after being hit by a pitch in practice. Despite missing time, he still collected 15 hits, scored 7 runs, had 3 Stolen Bases, and had a .319 Batting Average.