Griffins’ Perry is PCAC Player of Year, Abshier top coach
- Updated: May 31, 2016
2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE BASEBALL
2016 ALL-PACIFIC COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM
By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com
EL CAJON (5-31-16) — Grossmont College dominated the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference in 2016 as TANNER PERRY was named Player of the Year and coach RANDY ABSHIER selected Coach of the Year.
The Griffins concluded the season 31-12 and 19-5 in PCAC play and finished as one of the final eight teams in the state to be playing baseball on the Junior College level. That 19-5 record in PCAC play garnered them a Conference Championship.
The Griffins soared to the Southern California semifinals before succumbing to Cypress.
There was no stopping Perry who hit better than .400 during the campaign.
Pitching was the strength for Grossmont College, anchored by ALAN STRONG, DONAVON McCRYSTAL and ANDREW SCHULTZ.
Other all-leaguers included freshman outfielder ROBERT BOSTEDT.
Player of the Year: TANNER PERRY, Grossmont
Coach of the Year: RANDY ABSHIER, Grossmont
Taylor Turski, So., Palomar
ALAN STRONG, So., Grossmont
DONAVON MCCRYSTAL, Fr, Grossmont
ANDREW SCHULTZ, So, Grossmont
Mike Benson, Fr, Palomar
Jake Palcheon, So, Mt. San Jacinto
Niko Holm, So, Palomar
Dylan Breault, So., Palomar
Mitch Gallagher, So, Palomar
Codie Simmons, So, Southwestern
Casey Henderson, So, Palomar
Angel Estrada, Fr, Southwestern
Zack Mann, Fr, San Diego Mesa
TANNER PERRY, So., Grossmont
Chase Grant, So, Palomar
Nick Alcoser, Fr, Southwestern
ROBERT BOSTEDT, Fr, Grossmont
JT Brown, So, Mt. San Jacinto
Alex Emerick, So, San Diego Mesa
Tyler Flores, So, San Diego City College
Josh Minder, So, Mt. San Jacinto
Frank Lopez, Fr, San Diego City College
Grossmont – ANDRES RIOS, INF, So; JUSTIN MITCHELL, 1B, Fr; TREVOR BEARD, C, Fr; NOAH STROHL, DH, Fr; JUSTIN BURKEY, INF, Fr; MICHAEL DIFFLEY, INF, Fr; CABOT VAUTIL, OF, Fr; AARON CROSS, P, So; CRAIG GRUBBE, P, So
Palomar – Carter Johnson, P, So; Mitch Hayes, P, Fr; Troy Lamparello, P, So; Sam Casinelli, OF, So; Nashea Diggs, OF, So
Mt. San Jacinto – Zevon Benoit, P, So
San Diego Mesa – Nate Mann, INF, So; Caleb Harmond, OF, Fr; Jacob Vermillion, P, Fr; Joey Portugal, P, So; Alex Eliopulos, DH, Fr; Jake Rico, C, So
Southwestern – Steven Sherwood, INF, So
San Diego City College – Scott Martinez, OF, So; Johnny Salda, 1B, So; Anthony Warnake, INF, Fr; Garrett Yocum, P, Fr; Ethan Payson, P, Fr
Imperial Valley – Steven Panela, INF, So; Gilbert Cano, P, So; Hector Mellos, INF, So; Alex Arreola, C, So; Marco Morales, P, Fr