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05-20-2014, 12:47 PM
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Cawley Lamb, Wood And Bailey Named All-WCC First Team

SPOKANE, Wash. – The West Coast Conference announced its annual baseball awards Tuesday morning and Gonzaga University senior Payden Cawley Lamb, sophomore Caleb Wood and freshman Brandon Bailey were named All-WCC first team, and sophomore Jimmy Sinatro was recognized with All-WCC honorable mention honors.

Bailey was also tabbed to the All-WCC Freshman first team.

Lamb proved to be one of the top hitters in the WCC with his .434 batting average in league games. Over the 27 conference games, Lamb had a WCC-best 46 hits, 21 runs scored, 10 doubles and 14 RBI. The Buckely, Wash., native led the Zags offense this season in batting average (.372), hits (71), doubles (12), slugging percentage (.461) and on base percentage (.445). Lamb had the Zags two longest hitting streaks of the season of 14 games and 11 games, respectively. This is his first All-WCC accolade.

This is the second season Wood has been honored by the conference. As a freshman he was tabbed All-WCC honorable mention while being on the All-WCC Freshman first team. This year Wood hit .333 (30-for-117) in league with seven doubles and 16 RBI. The Surprise, Ariz., native was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts, which move his career total to 18-for-19.

Bailey had phenomenal efforts in league games this year. In nine WCC starts, Bailey tallied a 6-2 record with a 2.85 ERA in 66.1 innings. The Broomfield, Colo., native tossed two complete games and finished ninth in the league with 37 strikeouts. He finished the year 6-6 overall with a 3.53 ERA.

Sinatro finished league in the top 20 of batting average (.325), runs scored (20), on base percentage (.431) and RBI (23). The Sammamish, Wash., native had six multiple RBI games including a four RBI performance against Loyola Marymount University. Sinatro spent time as the designated hitter and catcher in his 24 league starts.

The WCC’s individual honors went to Pepperdine University’s Steve Rodriquez for Coach of the Year, University of San Diego’s Connor Joe for Player of the Year, Pepperdine’s Aaron Brown for Pitcher of the Year, Loyola Marymount’s Austin Miller for Freshman of the Year and LMU’s David Fletcher for Defensive Player of the Year.

The complete 2014 West Coast Conference Baseball All-Conference team follows:

Player of the Year: Connor Joe, San Diego
Pitcher of the Year: Aaron Brown, Pepperdine
Freshman of the Year: Austin Miller, Loyola Marymount
Defensive Player of the Year: David Fletcher, Loyola Marymount
Coach of the Year: Steve Rodriguez, Pepperdine...



Gonzaga Article Link incuding a complete listing of the WCC First team, the Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Teams (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=209500829)