East Champs Glendale Sweep Top Awards

East Champs Glendale Sweep Top Awards

The Western State Conference East Division Champs, Glendale College, swept the top awards for the conference. Sophomore catcher Michael Choi was named the divisions Player of the Year, while sophomore right hander Dexter Wilkerson was named the Pitcher of the Year. Too cap things off, first-year Head Coach Alex Kocol was named the East Division Coach of the Year.

In WSC East play, Choi hit .469 with a .493 on-base percentage. Choi scored 20 runs, clubbed seven doubles, and hit a pair of home runs on his way to 23 RBIs. On the season, he hit .380, with 32 runs, 36 RBIs, and four stolen bases.

For Wilkerson, the righty made seven appearances in WSC East play, going 5-1 with a 1.85 ERA. Wilkerson struck out 34 batters in 34 innings worth of work, and recorded a save. On the season, Wilkerson went 11-2 overall with a 3.13 ERA, averaging 10.20 punch outs per nine innings of work.

An assistant the previous eight seasons under Head Coach Chris Cicuto, Kocol took over the reigns of the Vaqueros in 2019. Kocol had Glendale pick up right where they left in 2018, as they went 26-14 with a 15-5 mark in WSC East play. The Vaqueros finished in first place, winning their 11th conference title overall and fourth in the last five years.

2019 All-Western State Conference Baseball East Division List