Pacific West League Reports

Summer Collegiate : : Story
Allan Simpson        
Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Summer-league teams in California (particularly in the northern half of the state) are typically in a constant state of flux, and nothing may symbolize the steady transition of clubs from one league to another more than the Pacific West League.

The PWL began operations in 2012, pulling most of its 10-team membership from the rival Far West League, but it’s possible that league will be reduced to just four teams in 2013 after a turbulent inaugural season. The league’s most-successful club, Top Speed Baseball, has since aligned with the restructured and rapidly-improving Far West League, and as many as five other teams have spun off to form yet another proposed first-year league, the Golden State Collegiate League.

In its one season in the PWL, Petaluma-based Top Speed Baseball dominated in all phases by posting the best record overall (38-21), winning the league championship series and dominating the accompanying list of the league’s 10 best prospects, securing the top five positions.

FAST FACTS

Year League Established:
2012.
States Represented in League: California, Nevada.
No. of Teams in League: 10.
Regular-Season Champion: North—Top Speed Baseball (24-6; 38-21 overall). South—Atwater Aviators (23-7; 36-19 overall).
Post-Season Champion: Top Speed Baseball (Petaluma, Calif.).
Teams, PG CrossChecker Summer 50/Final Ranking: None.

Most Valuable Player:
Roger Fonseca, util, San Francisco Seagulls.
Pitcher of the Year: Adam Bray, rhp, Top Speed Baseball.

BATTING LEADERS (all games)

Batting Average:
Laz Vila, of, Fresno Cardinals (.417).
Home Runs: Steven Knudson, 1b, Top Speed Baseball (12).
RBIs: Joey Havrilak, of, Auburn Wildcats (48).
Stolen Bases: Quinn Bower, of, Top Speed Baseball (19).

PITCHING LEADERS (all games)

Wins:
Adam Bray, rhp, Top Speed Baseball (8).
ERA: Adam Bray, rhp, Top Speed Baseball (1.37).
Saves: 3 tied at 5.
Strikeouts: Adam Bray, rhp, Top Speed Baseball (62).

BEST TOOLS

Best Athlete:
Matt Pollock, of, Top Speed Baseball
Best Hitter: Roger Fonseca, util, San Francisco Seagulls
Best Power: Steven Knudson, of, Top Speed Baseball.
Fastest Base Runner: Quinn Bower, of, Top Speed Baseball
Best Defensive Player: Gordon Madej, ss, Atwater Aviators
Best Velocity: Grant McCoury, rhp, Top Speed Baseball
Best Breaking Ball: Adam Bray, rhp, Top Speed Baseball
Best Command: Adam Bray, rhp, Top Speed Baseball

TOP 10 PROSPECTS

1. MATT POLLOCK, of, Top Speed Baseball (Buffalo/SR in 2013)


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