Grant Magnuson, Gabby Bucio win Bronco MVP awards

Coast Union baseball, softball standouts were honored Monday

Special to The CambrianMay 13, 2013 

Spring sports awards were given out Monday night, May 13, at Coast Union High School.

The baseball coaches gave the Most Valuable Award to junior Grant Magnuson. Magnuson hit .389 and drove in 17 runs in the regular season.

Magnuson had seven doubles and a home run for the Broncos. On the mound, Magnuson had a 4-2 won-loss record with 32 strike-outs and a 2.30 earned run average (ERA). He threw 133 pitches in a nine-inning complete game victory against Orcutt Academy in May.

Quinten Raethke was given the Most Outstanding Offensive Player award. Raethke had a team-high .444 batting average with 18 runs batted in and 18 runs scored. Raethke stole 20 bases and, on the mound, he had a 3-3 record with a 3.22 ERA. Raethke had some clutch hits for the Broncos in key games and his daring base running helped Coast win some close games.

Emmany Godinez was given the Outstanding Defensive Player award for his dependable fielding at the shortstop position. Godinez led the team with 28 stolen bases in 29 attempts. At the plate Godinez hit .380 with a team-high 29 runs scored.

Softball

The softball coaches gave the Most Valuable Player award to senior first baseman Gabby Bucio. Bucio hit .379, scored 30 runs, drove in 31 runs and stole 18 bases.

Sophomore Patty Bucio, Gabby’s sister, won Outstanding Offensive player. Patty hit .462, scored 38 runs, knocked in 15 runs and stole 20 bases. She struck out only four times in 52 at-bats. Patty had a .606 on base percentage.

Junior catcher Cristina Plasencia was given the Outstanding Defensive Player award. Cristina had a 1.000 fielding percentage (no errors) and hit .407 with 32 runs scored and 27 RBI. Cristina stole 12 bases and had a .500 on-base percentage.

Freshman Ellie Magnuson, who handled most of the pitching chores for Coast Union, was given the Kim Kinney Award. Magnuson pitched 89 innings, giving up 32 earned runs and had a 3.24 ERA. She walked 21 and struck out 125. Opposing batters had a .221 average against Magnuson. At the plate she hit .392 with 20 RBI and 19 runs scored.

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