Baseball: Ibarra, Nelson Selected to First Team All-OEC

Baseball: Ibarra, Nelson Selected to First Team All-OEC
The Golden West College baseball team had two first team All-Orange Empire Conference selections as selected by the conference head coaches. 
 
Sophomore, Josh Ibarra has been selected to the first team as a relief pitcher. Ibarra finished the regular season tied for the conference lead with eight saves, second in conference with a 1.90 earned run average, and third in conference in strikeouts with 68. Not only did he get it done in conference play but overall Ibarra finished with a 3-1 record to along with his eight saves. He led the Rustlers with 68 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched while only surrendering 13 runs, 11 that were earned. 
 
Freshman, Seth Nelson has also been selected to the first team as a designated hitter. Nelson has been crucial in the leadoff spot as a spark for the Rustlers, in conference play he batted .392 with seven doubles, two triples, and a homerun. He leads the team in doubles (13) and stolen bases (9), is second on the team in hits (44), triples (3), home runs (3), RBI's (28), and runs scored (30). 
 
Golden West also had three second team all conference selections in starting pitcher Eric Romo, shortstop Nelson Padilla, and utility player Justin Simpson
 
Sophomore hurler Eric Romo complied a 6-3 record with three saves in 62.1 innings pitched and finished the regular season with a 4.33 earned run average. Sophomore shortstop Padilla was as consistent vaccum in the field as he complied a .955 fielding percentage while committing only nine errors in a 198 chances. He was equally as good at the plate for the Rustlers as he finished with a .290 batting average while leading the team in hits with 47. Sophomore utility player Simpson shared time in the outfield and infield all season to be used where needed but primarily split time between centerfield and second base. Offensively he finished with a .333 batting average, seven doubles, one triple, 29 runs scored, and eight stolen bases. 
 
2019 ALL-ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE TEAM
 
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Davis Delorefice, Orange Coast (6'0, 185, So)
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Garrett Irvin (6'0, 180, So)
COACH OF THE YEAR: John Altobelli, Orange Coast
 
FIRST TEAM
 
STARTING PITCHERS
Alex Salazar Riverside 6'0 185 So
Cole Van Den Helder Orange Coast 6'1 210 So
Nathan Cachu Santa Ana 6'0 215 So
Adrian Chaidez Cypress 6'1 170 So
 
RELIEF PITCHER
Josh Ibarra Golden West 6'2 200 So
 
CATCHERS
Steve Ramirez Riverside 6'0 195 So
Tyler Lasch Orange Coast 5'9 180 So
 
FIRST BASEMAN
Tommy Williams Orange Coast 6'0 200 So
 
INFIELDERS
Murphy Stehly Orange Coast 5'10 190 So
Mariano Ricciardi Cypress 5'7 170 Fr
David Morgan Orange Coast 6'0 180 Fr
Ray Villanueva Santa Ana 6'1 175 So
 
OUTFIELDERS
Jesse Lopez Cypress 5'9 170 So
Ryan Thibert Saddleback 6'0 175 Fr
Frank Garcia Santa Ana 5'10 190 Fr
Kyle Dobson Irvine Valley 6'2 200 So
Ulises Caballero Riverside 6'0 190 So
 
DESIGNATED HITTER
Seth Nelson Golden West 6'0 210 So
 
UTILITY
Jacob Gentry Orange Coast 6'0 190 So
Riley Kasper Saddleback 6'1 180 So
 
SECOND TEAM
 
STARTING PITCHERS
Justin Dunham Irvine Valley 6'3 205 So
Eric Romo Golden West 6'0 175 So
Reid Sebby Cypress 6'1 180 So
Eric Chavarria Cypress 6'2 170 So
 
RELIEF PITCHERS
Lawrence Castaneda Riverside 5'9 165 Fr
 
CATCHER
Copper Hansen Santa Ana 6'0 195 Fr
Eric Bigani Cypress 6'0 185 So
 
FIRST BASEMAN
Drake Wood Santa Ana 6'4 205 So
Pu'ukani De Sa Irvine Valley 6'0 200 Fr
 
INFIELDERS
James Williams Santa Ana 5'8 165 Fr
Matt Happ Riverside 5'11 170 So
Demitri Colacchio Saddleback 6'0 165 So
Nelson Padilla Golden West 5'10 180 So
 
OUTFIELDERS
Hayden Winters Cypress 6'2 220 Fr
Skylar Limonchi Orange Coast 5'8 155 So
Reed Beverly Saddleback 6'0 190 Fr
Isaiah Stewart Cypress 5'8 185 So
 
DESIGNATED HITTER
Ryan Stephens Fullerton 5'11 200 So
 
UTILITY
Justin Simpson Golden West 5'7 165 So