Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Five Danville Dans earned All-WCC (West Coast Conference) honors this season. Junior outfielder, James Meador (Univ of San Diego - Danville Dans 2007)has been named Conference Player of the Year where he led the league in batting (.438) hits (39), and total bases (60) during conference play. He was very consistent for San Diego as he recorded multiple hits in 15 of 21 league games.

Denny Duron, (Pepperdine University – Dans 2006),was named WCC Defensive Player of the year. He led the Waves with 115 assists. His strength as a defender was taking away hits up the middle and through the hole on the left side as he routinely displayed great range and a strong arm.

Joining Meador and Duron on the All-conference team were A.J.Griffin (University of San Diego – Dans 2007) and Zach Walters (Dans 2008). The 6’5” Griffin entered the season as the all-time leader in career saves, which now stands at 28, before having to move into a starting role for the Toreros, due to injuries on the USD pitching staff. Zach Walters, a 6’3” sophomore, had a break out season. In league games, Walters hit .383 with 31 hits, 6 doubles, 3 triples and 1 home run. Overall, he led the team with a .377 batting average and 24 RBI.

Rounding out those honored is Matt Bywater (Dans 2008), who registered a perfect 4-0 record against conference opponents through 5 starts. He struck out 33 and limited opposing hitters to a .205 batting average.

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