RED-HOT DE LA ROSA

RED-HOT DE LA ROSA
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
March 21, 2018

PCAC Athlete of the week honors go to G-House's red-hot De La Rosa, COD's Follett.

Eric De La Rosa, who helped Grossmont College to the 2017 CCCAA state baseball title with an extra game championship-game victory over Santa Rosa and is dominating during a career 2018 season, and College of the Desert's Nick Follett have been named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week.

De La Rosa, the G-House's 6-foot-4 sophomore center fielder from Mount Miguel High School and a transfer from San Jose State where he red-shirted two years ago, entered the current week hitting .488 with a .556 on-base percentage and a 1.049 slugging average.

De La to Rosa's other numbers less than a month into the season: 10 doubles, 6 triples, 8 home runs, 31 and 31 RBIs.

He started last week by going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a 5-2 win over San Bernardino Valley to begin a three-game sweep of the Wolverines.

De La Rosa went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored, a walk and a stolen base as the Griffins won 11-9 in game 2 of the series.

And he singled to drive in a run in game 3 as Grossmont finished off the sweep 11-7.

Follett, a sophomore third baseman from Toronto Bishop Allen Academy, led COD to two straight victories over Southwestern which enabled the Roadrunners to come back from a first-game loss to win the teams' three-game series with back-to-back one-run wins.

In game 2, Follett went 3-for-4 with a sacrifice-fly RBI and a run scored as COD took home a 5-4 victory.

And the Roadrunners also won the third game 7-6 with Follett going 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs, a run scored and a steal.

With COD trailing 6-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning and the score now 6-5, he stole second and scored the winning run on Jonathan Mejia's walk-off 2-run single into the left-centerfield gap.

HONORABLE MENTION

Michael Galvin, Baseball, Palomar: Galvin, a freshman third baseman from Menifee's Paloma Valley High School, went 2-for4 and drove in 2 runs in a 7-2 win over Imperial Valley.

Then, in the second game of the series in a rain-shortened two-game week, he went 5-for-6 with 3 doubles 4 RBIs and 5 runs scored in a 26-0 win over the Arabs as the Comets went to 7-0 in the PCAC race.

Galvin raised his batting average to .453 with 10 doubles, a triple, 22 RBIs and 15 runs scored. For conference games, he upped his batting average to .560 with a .598 on-base percentage and an .846 slugging average.

Nathan Soriano, Baseball, Palomar: The sophomore from Canyon Del Oro High School in Tucson and transfer from Central Arizona Community College hit for the cycle in the Comets' 26-0 victory over IVC as they belted out 33 hits.

The single, double, triple and home run came in his first four at-bats. For the game he was 5-for-7 with 5 RBIS and 4 runs scored. Soriano ended the week with a .377 batting average.

Steve Silvas, Baseball, Mt. San Jacinto: The freshman right-hander from Hemet West Valley High School defeated Mesa, the conference's second-place team 2-1, pitching 6 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run and striking out 5 batters.