Irvine High School first baseman Bob Hamelin, who batted .514, hit 9 home runs and drove in 38 runs, was named the Player of the Year in the South Coast League in a vote of the league's coaches.
Irvine won its first league title in the school's 10-year history, and placed four players on the first team. The Vaqueros' top pitcher, Brian Snoody, was selected, along with outfielder Mike Moceri and freshman infielder Terry Rahmatulla.
The coaches' first team: Infield--Eric Brass (El Toro), Sr., .375; Jay Christenson (Laguna Hills), Sr., .400; Rahmatulla (Irvine), Fr., .429; Outfield--Tommy Adams (Capistrano Valley), Soph., .395; Nathan Call (Capistrano Valley), Sr., .406; Greg Erickson (Dana Hills), Jr., .377; Moceri (Irvine), Sr., .417; Pitchers--Jack Bailey (Mission Viejo), Jr., 5-3, 1.89; Wayne Helm (Laguna Hills), Sr., 4-2, .068; Snoody (Irvine), Sr., 6-2, 2.33, and Scott Stark (Capistrano Valley), Sr., 5-1, 1.91.
Second team: Infield--Bob Doran (Mission Viejo), Sr., .343; Dave Hori (Mission Viejo), Sr., .317; Bill Lasher (Dana Hills), Sr., .292; Dave Shetland (Laguna Hills), Sr., .361; Outfield--Brian Brocoff (Irvine), Jr., .395; Marcel Durand (Capistrano Valley), Jr., .302; Brian Young (El Toro), Sr., .406; Catchers--Steve Habermehl (Irvine), Sr., .293; Don Roberson (Mission Viejo), Sr., .257; Pitchers--Richard Faulks (El Toro), Sr., 2-5, 6.30, and Brett Snyder (Capistrano Valley), Jr., 4-1, 2.08.