By MICHAEL COIT
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Placing four players on the all-conference first team, Sonoma State baseball has momentum heading into the CCAA tournament this weekend.
Garrett Gooselaw, Jackson Stogner, Devon Zenn and Thomas Lee made the California Collegiate Athletic Association first team.
Sonoma State tied for the league lead with four.
Earning honorable mention were Steven Filippi and Joel Thys.
Stogner, from Analy, is a .312 hitter who leads the Seawolves with 14 doubles and 37 runs, and is second with nine stolen bases.
Leading the Seawolves in home runs with eight is Gooselaw, from Canyon Lake. He also is tied for the team lead with 16 multihit games.
Hitting a team high .377, Zenn has played several positions and ended the regular season on an eight-game hitting streak.
The only senior among Sonoma State’s all-conference players, Lee has a 7-2 record and a 2.59 ERA, and his 81 strikeouts are just one shy of the CCAA lead. Lee twice has been conference Pitcher of the Week.
Filippi, from Sonoma Valley High, has been an anchor in the Sonoma State lineup. He finished the regular season with a .292 average, two home runs, 24 RBIs and a team-high 10 stolen bases. Filippi is also a defensive standout, having started at all three outfield positions.
Sonoma State’s No. 1 catcher, Thys, from Auburn, is hitting .326 with seven doubles and 19 RBIs.
The Seawolves, 25-23 on the season, are among the four teams qualifying for the conference tournament. Sonoma State opens against host UC San Diego at 7 p.m. Friday.