James Unanimous All-WSC Selection

From left to right. Blake James, Warren Fishback, Jayson De La Pena, Marcos Martinez, and Ryan Ponder were all named All-WSC honorees.
From left to right. Blake James, Warren Fishback, Jayson De La Pena, Marcos Martinez, and Ryan Ponder were all named All-WSC honorees.

Glendora, CA -- The 2013 All-Western State Conference selections were announced on Tuesday evening, and Citrus College Sophomore Blake James was a unanimous selection to the 1st team. James, was one of five total Owls to dot the list, but the only one to be named 1st team.

James batted a team high .392 on the season, with a team high 12 doubles, and a team high 23 runs scored. James also drove in 22 RBI's, the second highest total on the team. James also led the team in total extra base hits with 14, and posted a .964 fielding percentage helping turn 14 double plays on the year.

Earning 2nd team All-WSC South honors was sophomore Warren Fishback. Fishback was second on the team in batting average (.383) and led the team in on-base percentage (.511). Fishback scored 20 runs for the Owls, and drove in 12 more. He stole three bases, and posted a .966 fielding percentage while playing 32 games for the Owls at third base.

Three Owls also earned All-WSC South Honorable Mention honors. All three Owls were freshman. Jayson De La Pena was a one of the three, getting rewarded for his play at first base for Citrus. De La Pena batted .288 on the year with nine runs scored and 11 RBI's. More impressively, De La Pena posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

Pitchers Marcos Martinez and Ryan Ponder were also honored. Martinez appeared in 13 games on the hill for the Owls with nine starts. Martinez posted just a 3-5 record, but led the Owls in innings pitched (66), posted a 4.50 ERA, and was second on the team with 36 K's. Ponder meanwhile, appeared in 20 games, starting five before making the switch to the bullpen late in the year. That's when he really began to excel. Ponder ended the year with a 3.78 ERA, 31 K's, and 50 innings of work.  

2013 All-WSC South List

Three Owls Commit
May 9, 2013 Three Owls Commit
Owls Upset Glendale
April 26, 2013 Owls Upset Glendale
April 24, 2013 Sacrifice
Canyons Crushes Citrus
April 13, 2013 Canyons Crushes Citrus
Just Shy Again
April 12, 2013 Just Shy Again
April 7, 2013 Leftovers
Hit and Miss
April 5, 2013 Hit and Miss
Owls Wallop West LA
April 4, 2013 Owls Wallop West LA
March 22, 2013 Stranded
Owls Lose at Valley
March 13, 2013 Owls Lose at Valley
Squeezed Out
March 6, 2013 Squeezed Out
Renegades Too Much For Owls
February 27, 2013 Renegades Too Much For Owls
Owls Blow Late Lead
February 25, 2013 Owls Blow Late Lead
Five Of a Kind
February 22, 2013 Five Of a Kind
Call and Response
February 16, 2013 Call and Response
Oscar’s No Slouch
February 10, 2013 Oscar’s No Slouch
February 9, 2013 Blanked
Owls Upended by Panthers
February 8, 2013 Owls Upended by Panthers
Down Goes Goliath
February 3, 2013 Down Goes Goliath
Off and Rowland
February 2, 2013 Off and Rowland
The Great Unknown
February 1, 2013 The Great Unknown