ORANGE, Calif. – For the third time in the 6 weeks of the baseball season, the Chapman College baseball team swept the SCIAC weekly awards. Junior pitcher Nick Garcia gained his third Pitcher of the 7 days award although sophomore Brad Shimabuku was named Hitter of the 7 days for the 1st time.
In what turned out to be his closing start of the season, Garcia was only dominant. The correct-hander from San Carlos, Calif. struck out 9 of the 19 batters he confronted. He permitted just a single infield one and established the tone for the shutout victory – his fourth of the season. He finished the season four-one with a two.00 Period. HE struck out 36 and walked just 7 in 27 innings.
Shimabuku finished the season on a tear with again-to-again 3-strike games. On Monday, he strike a grand slam as component of a three-for-four effectiveness at the plate. Soon after two walks and a strike by pitch in the 2nd, Shimabuku lifted a grand slam more than the nationwide championship banners in still left for a 5- Chapman direct. He finished the season hitting .382 and led the team with twenty RBIs from the leadoff location in the lineup.
With the seventeen- win more than Dallas on Sunday, the Panthers finished the season twelve-three and rated in the prime-5 in Division III.