Hertz, Brusokas notch accolades

Glendale News Press

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area college athletes.

Chris Hertz (St. Francis High, 2005) Cal Lutheran baseball senior: A banner season at the plate, in the field and on the bases didn't go unnoticed for the Glendale Community College transfer, as he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Assn. (ABCA)/Rawlings All-West Region Third Team on June 2.

The fleet-footed Hertz led the Kingsmen with 55 hits, 23 stolen bases and 19 walks, recording hits in 32 of 37 games.

Oddly enough, he wasn't selected to the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team of which four Kingsmen were picked, but was voted to the more prestigious all-region squad.

Hertz hit .410 for the 27-13 Kingsmen, adding 44 runs, 15 doubles, 34 runs batted in and 19 walks and made just two errors in the outfield.

Heather Brusokas (Glendale High, 2006) Davenport University softball junior: Proof enough to just how outstanding Brusokas' debut season with Davenport was could be seen in her statistical success, but it was further accentuated when she was named a first-team member of the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Assn.) 2010 Louisville Slugger NAIA All-Region Team in late-May.

Brusokas was one of three Davenport players named to the Great Lakes Region team along with Haley Stehouwer and Kristin Miedema.

Brusokas, having transferred from Lansing Community College, led the Panthers with a .405 batting average as well as in slugging percentage (.737), hits (77), on-base percentage (.469) and triples (four).

Brusokas was also a Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) first-team choice after the Panthers went 21-7 in conference play.

The Panthers advanced to the championship game of the WHAC tourney, losing to Madonna, 4-3, on May 10, and finishing with a 46-16 record in the program's second season.

Brusokas, a shortstop, was 0 for three in the game, but went five for nine with six runs scored, six runs batted in and two walks in three previous conference tournament games. In an earlier meeting with Madonna, she went two for three with five RBIs on two home runs.

She also finished the year with 58 starts in 59 games played, scoring 58 runs, hitting 13 doubles, notching 52 RBIs and swiping eight stolen bases.

Kevin Dultz (Glendale Community College, 2009) San Francisco State University baseball junior: Dultz, a former standout as a Vaquero, was San Francisco's second-best hitter in terms of average, finishing the season at a .331 (59 for 178) clip. His 59 hits led the team, as did his seven home runs, 41 runs scored, 27 walks and 12 times he was hit by a pitch.

Dultz, a catcher, also had 28 RBIs and 11 doubles and 10 stolen bases.

St. Francis High graduate Matt Quintero is also on the Gators roster. Quintero, a sophomore catcher, hit .205 (17 for 83) in 27 games, having started 25 of them. He had eight runs.

SF State finished the season at 22-32 and 15-25 in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn.

Yuki Ishida (Glendale Community College, 2009) Washington Adventist baseball junior: The Glendale college transfer turned in a stellar first season on the field and off as he was a member of the United States Corporate Athletic Assn. (USCAA) All-Academic team.

On a struggling squad that went just 9-22, Ishida more than carried his weight, tallying a .404 average with 23 hits in 57 at-bats.

He also had 21 RBIs, 17 runs scored and six home runs. His .493 on-base percentage was also impressive, bolstered by 10 walks.

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