May 22, 2012
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.-- In the wake of the Mustangs successful 2012 campaign, the NCCAA recognized four members of The Master’s College baseball team with prestigious postseason awards.
Senior pitcher Charlie Gillies (Castaic, CA), who was recently named GSAC Pitcher of the Year, inherited the NCCAA Pitcher of the Year award and earned a spot on the First Team 2012 All-American roster by posting an 8-5 record. Gillies lead the conference in innings pitched (92.2), earned-run average (1.94), opposing batting average (.180), and strikeouts (108).
Joining Gillies in post-season recognition was the Mustangs' starting catcher and recent TMC graduate Bryan Lucas (Newhall, CA). Lucas, who was listed on the NCCAA’s 2012 All-American Second Team, capped his season by hitting .297, belting a team-high tying eight homeruns, and drove in 33 runs. More importantly, he anchored the nation’s top defense (.979 fielding percentage) by gunning down a conference-high tying 26 baserunners, committing only five errors, and mentoring a pitching staff that produced a GSAC-best 3.32 ERA.
In addition, the pitching duo of AJ Work and Tommy Kister joined fellow Mustangs Bryan Lucas and Charlie Gillies on the NCCAA West All Region Baseball Team.
The Mustangs finished their 2012 season with a 4-7 loss to conference rival Westmont in the 3rd round of the 2012 GSAC Baseball Tournament. The loss knocked Coach Monte Brooks and his squad out of the tournament and concluded the Mustangs' 34-21, 16-16 GSAC record.
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