2014 All-PacWest Baseball Team
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The 2014 All-PacWest teams and awards were released Thursday by the league office. Dixie State and California Baptist each earned nine All-PacWest honors, and they split the individual awards. Seven of the nine PacWest baseball programs had players on the first team.
California Baptist outfielder Andy Crowley was named PacWest Player of the Year. Crowley won the PacWest batting title with a .406 average, led the conference in hits (86) and triples (4), ranked second in runs (47) and fifth in doubles (17), on-base percentage (.443) and slugging percentage (.538). Crowley had multiple hits in 32 of CBU's 50 games, including 10 three-hit games and a 4-for-6 performance against Azusa Pacific. He had a 13-game hitting streak in February and currently has an eight-game streak heading into the NCAA Regionals.
Crowley joins Hawai'i Hilo's Keoni Manago as the only players to earn PacWest Freshman and Player of the Year awards in their careers.
CBU pitcher Trevor Oaks was named PacWest Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year, becoming the first player in conference history to win both in the same season. The Biola transfer made quite an impact in his first season, posting a 10-0 record and a 1.56 ERA. He led the PacWest in wins, ERA, shutouts (2) and strikeouts (102). A two-time PacWest Pitcher of the Week, Oaks struck out at least eight in seven of his 14 starts.
Since joining the conference in 2012, California Baptist has won three-consecutive PacWest Player and Pitcher of the Year awards.
Dixie State outfielder Trey Kamachi was named PacWest Freshman of the Year, the first in program history. Kamachi batted .354 (52-147) with eight doubles, 46 runs scored and 32 RBI. His .450 on-base percentage was the third-best in the conference. He earned back-to-back PacWest Newcomer of the Week awards after a 12-game span in which he collected 18 hits, 17 runs and 12 RBI.
Dixie State's Chris Pfatenhauer was named PacWest Coach of the Year in just his second year at the helm of the Red Storm program. He improved on his first year as a head coach by guiding Dixie State to a 35-15 record, a school record 26 conference wins, the program's third PacWest Championship and a third-consecutive trip to the NCAA Regionals. Dixie State led the conference in runs (331) and home runs (37). Pfatenhauer is the second Dixie State coach to earn the conference award, joining his predecessor, Mike Littlewood, who won in 2011 and 2009.
Aside from CBU and Dixie State's nine honors, Azusa Pacific, Fresno Pacific and Hawai'i Pacific collected five All-PacWest members apiece. Point Loma earned four members, including first-team honors for the left side of its infield, shortstop Clinton Hardwick and third baseman Tyler Nordgren.