UHH SS Abreu Named to All-PWC 2nd Team in Baseball

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University of Hawai`i at Hilo shortstop was the only Vulcan receiving postseason recognition from the PacWest Conference. The senior was named to the All-PacWest Second Team Thursday to cap his two-year career at UH Hilo.

Abreu batted .322 with a home run and 13 runs batted in. He was the only member of head coach Joey Estrella’s squad to play in all 44 of the team’s games. The senior led the Vulcans with 48 hits and eight doubles.

Before his junior and senior seasons at UHH, Abreu bounced around by spending a year each at City College of San Francisco and Eastern Arizona College. He graduated from Mililani High School on Oahu.

California Baptist, Grand Canyon, and Hawai`i Pacific took home portions of the league’s big awards. Cal Baptist’s Zach Esquerra won the conference’s Player of the Year Award while teammate Jon Bengard won Pitcher of the Year.

HPU’s Marvin Campbell, a Division I transfer from Las Vegas, won the conference’s Newcomer of the Year award. Grand Canyon’s Andrew Naderer won Freshman of the Year while head coach Andy Stankiewicz won Coach of the Year. The Antelopes are leaving the conference to move up to Division I status.

2013 PacWest Baseball Awards


All-PacWest First Team

First Base – Kale Sumner, Hawai`i Pacific

Second Base – Colton Yack, Dixie State

Second Base – Brett Bishop, Fresno State

Shortstop – Ryan Cathers, California Baptist


Third Base – Blair Moore, California Baptist

Outfield – Marvin Campbell, Hawai`i Pacific

Outfield – Luke Esquerra, California Baptist

Outfield – Zach Esquerra, California Baptist

Catcher – Steven Swingle, Grand Canyon


Pitcher – Jon Bengard, California Baptist

Pitcher – Coley Bruns, Grand Canyon

Reliever – Garrett Levsen, Point Loma Nazarene

Designated Hitter – Garrett Jeffries, Grand Canyon

Second Team

First Base – Kevin Kline, Dixie State

Shortstop – John Abreu, Hawai`i Hilo

Third Base – Kale Sumner, Hawai`i Pacific

Outfield – Jordan Hanley, Dixie State

Outfield – Cedric Johnson, Dixie State

Outfield – Matt Kimmel, Azusa Pacific

Catcher – Mitch Manning, Dixie State

Pitcher – Andrew Naderer, Grand Canyon

Pitcher – Tyler Garkow, Point Loma Nazarene

Reliever – Josh Mooney, Dixie State

Designated Hitter – Kris Kaplan, Dixie State

Third Team

First Base – Matt Daugherty, California Baptist

Second Base – Russell Doi, Hawai`i Pacific

Shortstop – Steven Moon, Fresno Pacific

Third Base – Yuko Kata, Dixie State

Outfielder – Harlyn Griffiths, Grand Canyon

Outfielder – Kaohu Gaspar, Fresno Pacific

Outfielder – Trey Hunt III, Point Loma Nazarene

Catcher – Jordan Inamasu, Hawai`i Pacific

Pitcher – Sam Friend, Dixie State

Pitcher – David Herd, California Baptist

Reliever – Ryan Cheek, Fresno Pacific

Designated Hitter – Richie Brown, Azusa Pacific

Player of the Year – Zach Esquerra, California Baptist

Pitcher of the Year – Jon Bengard, California Baptist

Newcomer of the Year – Marvin Campbell, Hawai`i Pacific

Freshman of the Year – Andrew Naderer, Grand Canyon

Coach of the Year – Andy Stankiewicz, Grand Canyon

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