CdM's Ford, Morrow first-team picks

Corona del Mar High senior Brian Ford joined the baseball team after just two days of practice. Ford, coming off a stellar boys' soccer season, got on track right away.

Ford went on to earn first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors as a center fielder after batting .444 with 12 runs batted in and a team-best 10 doubles.

Teammate Will Morrow, a right fielder, also made the first team after leading CdM with a .500 average and producing 17 RBIs.

Ford covered a lot of ground in the outfield with his speed, committing only one error.

Morrow had one of the best arms in the outfield.

Ford, a leadoff hitter, scored 28 runs, swiped 15 bases in 17 tries, and had a .505 on-base percentage. Ford, a first-team all-league selection in soccer, is headed to UC Davis to play soccer.

Morrow led the Sea Kings in slugging percentage (.650) and on-base percentage (.554). He homered twice, scored 23 runs and was five for five in stolen-base attempts.

Junior pitcher Andrew McCormack and junior left fielder Brett Lawson were second-team picks for Coach John Emme's Sea Kings (13-11, 7-8 in league).

McCormack finished with a 6-3 record and a 2.91 earned-run average. He threw three complete games and struck out 49 in 551/3 innings.

Lawson led CdM in home runs (four) and RBIs (22). He batted .382 with nine doubles.

Woodbridge's Brandon Horth was league MVP and Beckman's James Kaprielian was the league's Pitcher of the Year.

— From staff reports

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