With last weekend’s three game sweep of Sonoma State, individual Awards poured in for two of the stars of the weekend, second baseman Danny Nelson and starting pitcher Aaron Appino. The two were named CCAA Player and Pitcher of the Week. It was first time in the program’s history that a CSUMB duo swept the award on the same week. Nelson followed up that award by being named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association West Region Player of the Week, the first such honor in school history. Check out the two being interviewed on “This Week in Otter Athletics.”
It is an impressive haul for a team that has come so far in such a short amount of time, and yet has so far to go. Aaron and Danny, as well as all of our players, know that individual awards are achieved through team success. With this philosophy in place and prospering, there really is no limit to what this program can achieve. We know our boys will continue to work and believe in each other so this program can reach it’s potential soon.
Because of the heavy rain we have experienced in the area, the series with Stanislaus has been pushed back. We will now host a doubleheader against the Warriors on Sunday starting at 12:00pm, and will travel to Turlock on Monday for a doubleheader beginning at 12:00pm. Make sure to come out and support your Otters as they continue the first ever playoff push for CSUMB. Next week is a buy week and then we travel to LA, so this will be your last shot to see the boys for awhile!!