Pirate baseball sophomores Harrison Crawford and and Tyler Watson continue to rack up post-season awards. Crawford was honored on the All-State team (formerly the All-American team) at third base and was selected third-team All-Pacific Association, a regional award within the states of California, Oregon and Washington. Watson, meanwhile was named All-Southern California for his efforts as a pitcher and at first base. This is the third time in the past four seasons that the Pirates have placed team members on the All-State and All-Southern California teams as selected by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association. Additionally, it is the second straight year a Pirate has earned the All-Pacific Association honor.
Crawford is coming off a standout sophomore season that saw him elected as a unanimous first team All-Western State Conference selection, a WSC North Gold Glove winner and a the WSC Big Stick Award winner (offensive player of the year). He added yet another set of honors with his selection to the All-State team (formerly All-American team) as a third basemen and his third-team All-Pacific Association honors. Crawford has signed a scholarship with NCAA Division I Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
Watson finished his sophomore season at Ventura College as one of the most decorated Pirate baseball players in school history. He was named a unanimous All-WSC selection for the second consecutive year, earning the nod as a utility player for his work at first base and as the No. 3 starter in the rotation. He was named All-Southern California utility player this year backing up his All-American honor last year at first base. Watson is committed to Azusa Pacific University next season passing up several Division I offers for the opportunity to continue to hit and pitch next year for the NCAA Division II power.