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Cordova honored as Daktronics second teamer

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CSU-Pueblo junior outfielder Thomas Cordova was recognized on Wednesday as a member of the Daktronics Division II All-West Region second team.

Cordova, who led the ThunderWolves in most major offensive categories, including home runs (11), RBI (62), and slugging percentage (.673), finished third on the team in hitting with a .393 batting average. Cordova was also among the national leaders in doubles, recording 24 two-baggers in 2008, the 24th most in the country.

Overall, Cordova’s 2008 season was one the most productive offensively in CSU-Pueblo history. His 62 RBI makes him just one of 20 players in school history to drive in 60 or more runs in a season. He is the first ThunderWolf to reach the plateau since 2006.

2008 DAKTRONICS DIVISION II BASEBALL ALL-WEST REGION TEAMS

Player of the Year: Jamie Nilsen, Sr., Central Washington
Pitcher of the Year: Marquis Fleming, Sr., Cal State Stanislaus

FIRST TEAM
Catcher: *Reece Gorman, Metro State (Sr., Parker, Colo.). First Base: Curtis Englehart, Mesa State (Sr., Delta, Colo.). Second Base: Garrett Imeson, UC San Diego (Jr., Stockton, Calif.). Third Base: Kyle Hogue, Mesa State (Sr., Loveland, Colo.). Shortstop: Jamie Nilsen, Central Washington (Sr., Federal Way, Wash.). Outfield: Dylan Bruck, Western Oregon (Sr., Wilsonville, Ore.); Kyle Gerhart, New Mexico Highlands (Sr., Gustine, Calif.); Jake Palmer, Metro State (Sr., Montrose, Calif.). Designated Hitter: Dan Kozloski, Regis (Sr., Littleton, Colo.). Utility: Ian Bridges, Sonoma State (Jr., Valencia, Calif.). Starting Pitchers: Marquis Fleming, Cal State Stanislaus (Sr., Oakland, Calif.); Kaimi Mead, Hawai’i Pacific (Sr., Honolulu, Hawai’i); Matt Means, Sonoma State (Sr., Mountain View, Calif.); #Isaac Morales, Cal State L.A. (Jr., South Gate, Calif.). Relief Pitcher: Keith Noe, UC San Diego (Sr., San Diego, Calif.).

SECOND TEAM
Catcher: Zach Aakhus, Northwest Nazarene (Sr., Bakersfield, Calif.). First Base: Jason Klug, Cal State San Bernardino (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.). Second Base: David Adler, Sonoma State (Sr., Thousand Oaks, Calif.). Third Base: Shane Schoeneberg, Saint Martin’s (Sr., Kennewick, Wash.). Shortstop: Mike Provencher, Mesa State (Jr., El Paso, Texas). Outfield: Thomas Cordova, Colorado State-Pueblo (Jr., Whittier, Calif.); Travon Jackson, New Mexico Highlands (Sr., Apple Valley, Calif.); Kyle Loretelli, Cal State Stanislaus (Jr., Modesto, Calif.). Designated Hitter: Matt Miller, Mesa State (Sr., Orange, Calif.). Utility: Evan Kehoe, UC San Diego (Fr., San Diego, Calif.). Starting Pitchers: Kevin Asselin, Sonoma State (Sr., Redwood City, Calif.); #Tyler Levin, Central Washington (Sr., Everett, Wash.); Matt Long, Cal State San Bernardino (Sr., Woodland, Calif.); Mike Robbins, Chico State (Jr., Sylmar, Calif.). Relief Pitcher: Tim Shibuya, UC San Diego (Fr., San Diego, Calif.).