The Awards continue for the 2019 Western State Conference champion Pirate baseball team as TJ Foreman and Gabe Baldovino were each recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association on the ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region team for Southern California. Both Foreman and Baldovino were awarded second-team all-region honors. The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).
Foreman rewrote the Pirates' stolen base records with 30 thefts this season and 49 for his career at VC. He also led the team with a .390 batting average with 70 hits, 44 runs and four triples. He was also the gold glove winner in centerfield and was named one of four gold glove winners of the division with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Meanwhile, Baldovino led the team with 15 doubles while batting .329 /.401 /.459. He earned the Gold Glove award at shortstop, and was also named a gold glove winner of the division.
The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.