The junior catcher was named the best defensive catcher in the country by the ABCA, earning a spot on the Gold Glove Team.
LBSU’s junior catcher added to his impressive list of postseason accolades with an All-America nod from the ABCA.
David Banuelos, Darren McCaughan and Dave Smith all picked up All-American recognition from Perfect Game on Wednesday.
Long Beach State had three players named to the ABCA West All-Region Team, led by David Banuelos on the first team.
The junior catcher was the first Dirtbags player off the board in the 2017 MLB Draft, going to the Seattle Mariners in Round 5.
(2015): Appeared in 18 games, making nine starts, as a true freshman behind the plate ... hit .118 on the year with five RBI ... caught of 8-of-18 runners trying to steal ... drove in three runs in his second start with a two-run double and sacrifice fly against LMU (3/3) ... hit a two-RBI single against George Washington to cap a six-run eighth inning (3/10) ... went 1-for-2 with a runs scored at San Diego State (4/6) ... singled in his only at bat against UC Riverside (4/18).
Damien High School: A three-time All-Sierra League selection at Damien High School ... he was also selected to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's All-Area first team ... hit .395 as a senior with 24 runs batted in and four home runs.
Personal: Son of Clemente and Andrea ... major is undecided.
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