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Coach of the Year

Posted by Pacific Shore League at Aug 11, 2021 8:00PM PDT
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The 2021 season has officially concluded, but we want to take a moment and recognize the Coach of the Year winner from the San Diego Invaders, Marek Miller. Coach Miller, in his first season as the Invaders coach, did a brilliant job of balancing a lineup of international and domestic players, a number of injuries to his pitching staff, and one of the younger teams in the league. The Invaders finished 8-19 on the season, playing a very competitive non-league schedule, and though the team had a losing record, the players demonstrated marked improvement from the first day of spring training, and rallied around their manager up until the final day of their postseason. It was clear this team responded to the coaching of Marek, and the other coaches in the league agreed, voting him as 2021 Coach of the Year.

Championship Series MVP

Posted by Pacific Shore League at Jul 31, 2021 9:39PM PDT
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AND Congratulations to Championship Series MVP
Zak Farris OF – Grind
.333 AVG .400 OBP 2 R 1 HR 7 RBI

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An extra congratulations to the Pacific Shore League…

Player of the Year
Jake Borst C – Grind
55 AB 4 HR 18 RBI .436 AVG

Pitcher of the Year
Joowon Jeon LHP – Invaders
48 1/3 IP 69 K 1.12 ERA

Special thanks to Spark Bats, the official bat sponsor for the Pacific Shore League which provided the bats used to make end of season awards. Each bat is specially engraved with the league logo and type of award. A beautiful trophy for players and coaches to keep forever!

2021 Season Awards

Posted by Pacific Shore League at Jul 31, 2021 9:02PM PDT
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Award winners for the 2021 Season

First Team All-League
C – Jake Borst (Grind)
1B – Andrai Wright (Force)
2B – Brandon Cosio (Force)
3B – JD Schaeffer (Force)
SS – Michael Davinni (Force)
OF – Eligha Lewis (Force)
OF – Micah Wiggs (Grind)
OF – Zak Farris (Grind)

First Team All-League Starting Pitchers
Joowon Jeon (Invaders)
Chase Martinez (Force)
Jacob Kokeny (Force)

Reliever
Carter Stoddard (Invaders)

Second Team All-League
C – Alec Arnone (Force)
1B – Ricardo Yaquioa (Grind)
2B – Kohei Yamada (Invaders)
3B – Gavin Mestas (Grind)
SS – Reyen Maldonado (Jays)
OF – Hector Carreon (Force)
OF – Nate Jakobs (Invaders)
OF – Jr. Hinojosa (Grind)

Second Team All-League Starting Pitchers
Austin Correia (Grind)
Yuto Mimura (Invaders)
Adam Gacek (Force)

Reliever
Steven Raussa (Force)

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Saturday afternoon the San Diego Force forced a deciding game three to see who would take home the 2021 PSL 1st place trophy. The Force got out to a hot start game three, scoring six runs in the first three innings. Three in the first inning thanks to a 2 RBI double by Gabe Jones and an RBI single by Taylor Meaux. They scored another three runs in the third inning off of a 2 run homerun by Caleb Harmond and an RBI single by Alec Arnone. The bats cooled down for the Force after that. The Grind slowly made their way back into the game. They scored one in the fourth inning (RBI single by Andres Contreras), two in the sixth (RBI double by Jake Borst and an E4), and one in the seventh (RBI single by Micah Wiggs). The Force answered with one of their own in the bottom of the seventh off of a wild pitch by Robert Carrillo. Going into the ninth inning the Grind were down 7 to 4. The Grind definitely lived up to their name this game. Conner Bell had a RBI single to score Victor Arreola. Then they grinded to get bases loaded for Zak Farris to hit a 3 RBI single to centerfield. Grind pitcher Rocco Gurrola was able to close the door in the bottom of the ninth. The Grind take the championship series with a final score of Grind 8, Force 7. Zak Farris would win MVP for the champ series. Congratulations to both teams for an awesome season!