Seawolves baseball anticipate upcoming season

As the fall semester comes to end so does the winter sports. However, with winter sports ending spring sports are preparing and getting ready to begin their seasons, and take some wins home.

More specifically, the 2019 Sonoma State Baseball team.

Their 2018 season ended with the team finishing in 7th place.

Since their season ended last year the members of the baseball team had 10 Seawolves that were highlighted in the spring all-academic team. Being highlighted means; that the California Collegiate Athletic Association, CCAA rewards student-athletes for their work in the classroom, while being an athlete. These students have maintained a 3.3+ cumulative GPA while competing in a conference sponsored sport such as baseball.

From the 2018 baseball team; Michael Byerline, Tyson Canfield, Anthony Clyma, Alex Emerick, Noah Lyndall, Rayson Romero, Matt Stafford, Nicco Toni, Michael Warning, and Mitch West, were all recognized for their 3.3+ cumulative GPA. Some have had this honor in years past and a few even graduated Sonoma State this past spring.

Another exciting event that happened for the baseball team was their alum Scott Alexander being moved up to the 25 team roster for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the World Series. Although the Dodgers lost for the second year in a row, they are having the privilege of being on a world series team is a great honor.  

Alexander played with the Seawolves in the year 2010 for just one short season before being drafted to Kansas City.

Head Coach John Goelz said, “It is an inspiration to the players in our program and gives hope to those who have the same dream.” Many players on the Sonoma State team hope to follow in his footsteps on their way to becoming professional baseball players for any organization.

But as for this 2019 team preparing for this next season, they are eager and excited to get this season started. After finishing in 7th place during their 2018 season, this upcoming spring they are ready to bring the heat.

Senior, right-handed Pitcher Michael Byerline states; “I think overall we are preparing really well for this season. We have had 6 am weights twice a week for the last few months, and everyone is putting in extra work either after practice or on their own.”