The Patriot Baseball staff has announced the addition of five more players to the SC roster. All five players are transfers from the west coast and all were named to their respective All Conference teams.
"We are getting better," noted Patriot skipper Luther Bramblett. "We have addressed our needs and have added depth with quality players. Coach Davis continues to bring in good players and we are both excited to see how these guys do."
These players join four other juco transfers, the latest Ty Broady from Rend Lake, Dominique Guevara from Oxnard and Victor Serna and Agustin Lopez, both from Southwestern. Signee Hector Montes from Southwestern was drafted in the 33rd round by Tampa Bay and has signed with the Rays. "We hated losing Montes, but it was the best decision for him and his family. It says however, that we are signing some pretty good talent!"
Nick Rosso - Cuesta C.C. - OF
Rosso is a projectable athlete. He runs well and has some pop at the plate. He struggled at the dish early in the spring, but still had 9 doubles and 17 RBI. Rosso hit .228 and stole 5 bags. He signed with DI St. Mary's out of high school and was a 49th round pick by Oakland as well in 2010. He was named Honorable Mention All-Western State Conference.
Steve Borkowski - San Diego Mesa - RHP
Borkowski tossed over 84 innings last year with a 4.46 ERA. He went 6-4 in 12 starts with one CG. He walked just 28 in those innings. He is a 3 pitch guy with good stuff. He'll be upper 80's and has shown the ability to throw strikes. He was named Honorable Mention All-Pacific Coast Conference.
Danny Jimenez - Orange Coast - INF
Jimenez hit .307 in the very strong Orange Empire Conference. He led the team with 14 extra base hits - 12 of those doubles. He had 24 RBI's. Jimenez is a middle of the lineup type of hitter and defends extremely well at first. He was named 1st Team All-Orange Empire Conference.
Alex Wick - San Diego City - OF
Wick hit .340 in the leadoff slot. He added a .419 OBP and had 6 doubles and 3 triples. He plays into our system extremely well and defends. He runs well and had 8 swipes last year. He was named 1st Team All-Pacific Coast Confernce.
Santiago Arce - Imperial Valley - RHP/OF
Arce led IV with a .398 average. He had 47 hits and just struck out 9 times in 120+ at bats. He had 5 doubles and 5 triples and knocked in 16. He also tossed 11.1 innings out of the pen with a 3.18 ERA and a save. Arce is a middle of the lineup guy and will be used out of the Patriot pen. He was named 1st Team All-Pacific Coast Conference.