HPU's Winters, UHH's Simao named final PacWest Player, Pitcher of Week for 2012
PHOENIX, AZ - Hawai‘i Pacific junior IF Justin Winters (Cave Creek, AZ/Pinnacle) and Hawai‘i Hilo senior Tyler Simao (Makakilo, HI/Hanalani) have been named the PacWest Player, Pitcher of the Week.
(May 7, 2012) - Player of the Week (April 30-May 6)...Justin Winters - Hawai‘i Pacific (Jr., 6-0, 195, IF, R/R, Cave Creek, AZ/Pinnacle)...led Sea Warriors to a 4-0 week by hitting .714 in four starts...went 10 for 14 with five runs, three doubles, a triple, four walks and 10 RBI...posted a 1.071 slugging rate and a .778 on-base mark.
(May 7, 2012) - Pitcher of the Week (April 30-May 6)...Tyler Simao - Hawai‘i Hilo (Sr., 6-1, 180, Makakilo, HI/Hanalani)...tossed nine-inning, complete-game, six-hit shutout vs. Art U on May 1...Vulcans won game 4-0...opponents hit .188...struck out eight, walked three and allowed no extra-base hits.
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John Albert - Hawai‘i Pacific (Fr., 6-2, 195, P, R/R, Bellingham, WA/Home Schooled)...tossed a complete-game, 5-2 win vs. Art U on May 4...struck out seven, allowed one earned run and permitted four hits over seven innings of action...allowed a .167 batting average...did not yield a walk nor an extra-base hit...had a 1.29 ERA.
Blake Amaral - Hawai‘i Pacific (Sr., 6-1, 220, IF, R/R, Hilo, HI/Kamehameha-Big Island)...hit .538 in four starts during a 4-0 series sweep of Art U...was 7 for 13 with five runs, a double, a triple and a home run...drove in six runs and walked three times...stole two bases and had a sacrifice fly...registered a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .588 on-base rate.
Joe Andrade - Dixie State (Sr., 5-11, 175, C, L/R, Yuma, AZ/San Luis)...led Red Storm to a 3-1 series win vs. Cal State Los Angeles during the week...started all four games...hit. 500 by going 7 for 14 at the plate with four runs, a homer, two RBI and two walks...posted a .714 slugging rate and a .563 on-base mark.
Keanu Kapana - Hawai‘i Pacific (So., 6-2, 215, C, R/R, Ewa Beach, HI/Campbell)...led Sea Warriors to a 4-0 series sweep of Art U by hitting .556 in three starts...went 5 for 9 with six runs, two doubles, a triple, two RBI and three walks...stole a base...posted a 1.000 slugging rate and a .667 on-base mark.
Yuto Kata - Dixie State (Fr., 5-8, 165, IF, S/R, Chiba, Japan/Juan Diego)...led Red Storm to a 3-1 series win vs. Cal State Los Angeles...started all four games...hit .714 by going 5 for 7 at the plate with five runs, six walks and a sacrifice bunt...turned in a .714 slugging rate and an .846 on-base mark.
Kale Sumner - Hawai‘i Pacific (Jr., 6-0, 210, IF, R/R, Kailua, HI/Kailua)...led Sea Warriors to a 4-0 series sweep of Art U by hitting .750 in four starts...went 9 for 12 with nine runs scored, two doubles, one triple and five RBI...walked five times...had a 1.083 slugging rate and an .824 on-base average.
Wade Tamaru - Hawai‘i Pacific (Jr., 5-7, 180, IF, R/R, Aiea, HI/Mid Pacific Institute)...led Sea Warriors to a 4-0 series sweep of Art U by hitting .625 in three starts...went 5 for 8 with two runs, one double, one RBI and three walks...posted a .750 slugging rate and a .727 on-base mark.
Seamus Yoneshige - Hawai‘i Hilo (So., 5-9, 150, P, Kaneohe, HI/Castle)...earned an 11-0 win over Art U on April 30...struck out five over six innings...permitted two hits, a .111 batting average and two walks without yielding a run.
Cory Yuh - Hawai‘i Pacific (Jr., 6-1, 190, P, L/L, Waipahu, HI/Pearl City)...earned victory vs. Art U on May 5 as Sea Warriors won 17-0...scattered four hits, struck out eight and walked three while allowing no runs over 8.0 innings of wrok...opponents hit .160.
Daniel Zapata - Dixie State (Sr., 5-10, 175, OF, R/R, Mesa, AZ/Westwood)...recorded two saves in final two games of the season for the Red Storm...struck out two batters over 2.0 innings of work...recorded a save in 8-7 win vs. Cal State Los Angeles on May 5...earned another in 5-4 win vs. CSLA on May 6.