Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Placing three players on all-conference teams, Sonoma State’s baseball squad had something to cheer about Wednesday following a tough season.
The Seawolves top two hitters, Kyle Jones and Max Shupe, were named to the California Collegiate Athletic Association second team. Pitcher Scott Alexander earned honorable mention recognition.
Earning second team honors a second consecutive season, Jones batted .351, leading Sonoma State with 65 hits and finishing second in both home runs — 11 — and runs batted in – 45. A junior from Thousand Oaks, the outfielder now ranks fifth all-time at Sonoma State in games played (149), home runs (23) and RBI (111). He also ranks fourth in doubles (36) and games started (142).
Shupe, a senior from Alameda, also batted .351 and led the Seawolves with 14 homers and 49 runs batted in, as well as 16 doubles. His home run mark tied for second in the conference and fifth all-time in a season at Sonoma State. Shupe’s .695 slugging total also ranks fifth all-time for a season at Sonoma State.
In posting a 3-6 record, Alexander finished with a 4.50 earned run average. The junior out of Cardinal Newman High School struck out 70 batters and walked 40 in 68 innings pitched. Opponents only hit 2.09 against Alexander, fourth all-time in a season for Sonoma State.
The Seawolves finished 24-28 overall and 17-23 in the conference.