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08.17.09 -


August 17, 2009, California - The Horizon Air Summer Series entered its fifth year never having had a repeat champion. That is no longer the case as the Seattle Studs won their second consecutive McCullough Division Championship with a 32-8 record.

In their first year in the Series, the Lodi Baseball Club won the Engelken Division with a 15-9 division record and the Novato Knicks took the Buzzie Bavasi Division with a 19-5 record.

Individual honors were split between three clubs.

Lodi outfielder, Alex Ring from Azusa Pacific University, was awarded the Player of the Year Award. Ring batted .377 with seven doubles, 3 home runs and 30 RBI’s.

For second year in a row, a Humboldt Crabs pitcher captured the HASS Pitcher of the Year award. California State Northridge sophomore pitcher Chris DePoo was 9-0 with a .60 ERA for the Crabs this season.

McCullough Division winner Seattle Studs manager Barry Aden was selected Manager of the Year. Aden’s club was 32-8 as they captured their second consecutive McCullough Division Title.

The Horizon Air Summer series is a unique eleven-week long competition among elite college summer wood bat baseball clubs from the Western United States. Fulfilling a mission of keen competition, the Horizon Air Summer Series crosses collegiate league boundaries to form a "league of leagues".



Player of the Year: Alex Ring, Lodi Baseball Club
Pitcher of the Year: Chris DePoo, Humboldt Crabs
Manager of the Year: Barry Aden, Seattle Studs
First Team Club Pos College
CJ Cron San Luis Obispo C U. of Utah
Brandon Hayes Humboldt 1st Oregon State
Devan Braden Yuba-Sutter 2nd Chico State
Tanner Moore Lodi 3rd Lee University
Stephen Malcolm Lodi SS UC Irvine
Alex Ring Lodi OF Azusa Pacific
Peter Lavin Bend OF U. San Francisco
Dustin Brooks Redding OF So. Ill-Edwardsville
Mark Rockey Seattle DH U. Pudget Sound
Matt Chavez Folsom UTL U. San Francisco
Trent Events Yuba-Sutter P New Mexico Highlands
Taylor Hubbell San Luis Obispo P Louisiana-Lafayette
Kenny Cook Novato P Sonoma State
Chris DeBoo Humboldt P CS Northridge
Jeff Fisher-Gasper Yuba-Sutter RP Nevada-Reno
Second Team Club Pos College
Michael Wiseman Yuba-Sutter C Wayne State
Jordan Leyland Bend


UC Irvine
Alex Anicich Sac. Scorch 2nd CS East Bay
Alex Guthrie San Jose 3rd Loyola Mary
Kurt Lee Redding SS Iowa
Nick Melino Humboldt OF Nevada-Reno
Ryan Enos Fairbanks-AIA OF Dallas Baptist
Tommy Pavesi Humboldt OF Emory Riddle
Jason Brooks San Luis Obispo DH Dartmouth
Tim Steggall Seattle UTL U. Texas-Arlington
Richard Barrett Redding P Concordia
Chris Rogers Yuba-Sutter P College of the Mines
David Benson Seattle P Centenary College
Ryan Millard Fairbanks-AIA P Dallas Baptist
Eric Draxton San Luis Obispo RP CS Bakersfield

Honorable Mention: Sac. Legends: Mark Laugenour; Yuba-Sutter: Dan Brown, Mickey Raudenbush; Nevada: Eric Maupin; Lodi: Matt Fusion, Justin Cooper; Nor Cal: Tyger Pederson; San Jose: Dan Pelligrino; Humboldt: Bobby Ethel; Redding: Alex Lyons, Tony Bongiovanni; San Luis Obispo: Kelley Fick; Cory Hall; Folsom: Sam Montgomery; Fairbanks-AIA: R Gebhart; Bend: Tommy Richards; Corey Valine; Novato: Joey Parigi; San Jose: Dan Pelligrino

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