Following a 13-9 win against California State San Bernardino (CSUSB) in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship Tournament conference title game, just hours before CSUSB forced a second game against California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), the Otters are announced the 2023 CCAA Baseball Tournament Champions.
This comes after another successful season for the Otter Baseball team led by head coach Walt White. White, in his 11th full season, was named this year’s CCAA Coach of the Year, marking his third time receiving the honors in four seasons. Now with four 30+ win seasons since 2018 under his belt, not including the 2020 and 2021 seasons, cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with White historic run, Brady Miguel (#8) earned his second CCAA MVP award, making him the first student-athlete to win the honors for a second consecutive year since the awards inception in 1985.
Miguel, accompanied by second baseman Drew Williams (#20), outfielder Chase Lindemann (#9), and Nico Hartojo (#8) were named to the All-CCAA List as 1st team, with pitcher Ryan Platero (#4) named to the 2nd Team and Catcher/Outfielder JJ Engman (#11), center fielder Kyle Guerra (#7), pitcher Nate Rohlicek (#15), and pitcher Chris Tonna (#18) as honorable mentions.
The Otters will continue their season in the NCAA West Regionals on May 18 at in the first round. For more information on upcoming baseball games, visit otterathletics.com.