Diamond 'Dogs move on to university
Published: Monday, October 17, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 19:10
CSM sent 14 players to play baseball next season to universities this fall following their time as Bulldogs.
"It's nice to see hard work pay off," said manager Doug Williams. "Not only did they perform well on the field, but in the classroom."
CSM coming off a championship season in 2010, winning Northern California Regionals, and going 25-10 last season, the Bulldogs developed players that are now heading to universities all over the country.
"I wouldn't be where I'm at if it were not for CSM," said outfielder Justin Maffei. " I learned so much about the game and more importantly more about myself as a player while I was there."
Justin Maffei of Serra High is headed to University of San Francisco. Maffei led the team with hits, runs scored, homeruns, and third on the team with a batting average of .324.
"While I was at CSM I was surrounded by some of the best junior college coaches in California," said Maffei. "Doug Williams is a great coach and a great guy to play for. Mike Sansoe, who just recently left was one of the best coaches I've ever had, if it werent for him I wouldn't be where I'm at as a player today."
Maffei is attending the University of San Francisco after accepting a baseball scholarship and will join the Dons of USF with fellow teammate Greg Boyson.
"Now at USF, I have surrounded myself with another group of great coaches, which has made the transition much easier,"said Maffei.
"I'm just going to bring my strong points as a player to the field everyday to help USF defend the WCC title and hopefully get back to a regional this year with a lot of hard work, determination, and focus," said Maffei.
Devin Bradley, a right handed pitcher for the Bulldogs, who posted a 5-2 record throughout the season. Recording an E.R.A. of 1.57 and 63 innings pitched, Bradley will pitch for Coastal Carolina University. A former pitcher at Carlmont High School, Bradley went 5-2 with a 1.57 ERA in 10 starts for CSM.
On the list of other transfers, closing pitcher, Josh Frendall, will join the pitching staff of University of Washington. Going 3-0 and having an E.R.A. of .25, the Huskies will enjoy his arm. In 36 innings, Frendall recorded 33 strikeouts.