Softball Receives Honors

by staff Apr 30, 2019

Gavilan, CA – Despite what the record says, the Gavilan College Softball team finished the year playing some of their best ball the program has seen in the last two years. They won 4 more conference game than they did a year ago, and 3 more out of conference games as well. If you want any more proof simply look what happened at the end of the year Coast Conference South Coaches Meeting. The five opposing coaches voted to award six Rams with all conference recognitions.  One Ram was named 1st team all-league, 3 were 2nd team and 3 were given honorable mention. Further proof that the softball team is on the way up is that of the seven award winners, five are freshman.

Making the 1st team was freshman Brooke Siaz, an Administration of Justice major from Prunedale who attended North Salinas. Siaz spent the season splitting time playing shortstop and pitching, while being the lead off batter. She hit .407 with 25 runs scored (leading the team in both categories) with 8 RBI’s and had a fielding percentage of .956 which was second best on the team. From the mound Siaz threw 14 complete games, throwing over 100 innings ending the season with a 5.79 ERA striking out 59 batters.

Being named to the second team were Noel Chavarria, Liezl Clark and Baylee Padilla. Chavarria is a Liberal Arts major from Hollister and San Benito alum.  She hit .279 with 4 triples and 1 home run. She patrolled the Rams outfield from her center field position leading the team with a .972 fielding percentage with 5 assists. Joining Chavarria is Padilla, a sophomore who is a Administration of Justice major, catcher  and fellow Haybaler from Hollister. Padilla had a batting average of .351 while having a slugging percentage of .446 ending the season with 1 home run, 13 RBI’s and 15 runs scored. Clark is a Health Science from Gilroy who played at Christopher High. Clark spent most of the season playing shortstop when Siaz was on the mound. She hit .320 with 18 RBI’s, 20 runs scored and 1 home run.

All three honorable mentions come from Hollister and San Benito high. Lex Chavarria a sophomore major hit .229. Playing multiple positions on the field, Lex had a .935 fielding percentage while also pitching 40 innings for the Rams finishing with 5 complete games. Freshman Evangeline Beltran Psychology major who split her time in the outfield and at 1st base. Beltran had a .224 on base percentage and while fielding .922 percent of the ball hit or thrown to her to go along with 12 assists. The final Rams to receive honorable mention in Anjelica Reyes, also a freshman Administration of Justice major. She spent time at 3rd base and 2nd base with 24 assists and 31 put outs. At the plate she hit .250 with 9 RBI’s and 11 runs scored.