Arroyo Grande High dominates PAC 7 awards

Eagles standouts Whittle, Martin, Empey, Brown named league MVPs in spring sports

sports@thetribunenews.comJune 3, 2013 

Three Arroyo Grande High athletes have been named PAC 7 Most Valuable Player in their respective spring sports.

Senior Eli Whittle earned league MVP honors in boys tennis, senior Mitch Martin took the award in boys golf, and junior Jack Empey was named league MVP in boys volleyball.

In addition, Eagles left-hander Kyle Brown was named MVP Pitcher in PAC 7 baseball.

Whittle led his team to an undefeated PAC 7 crown and a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship this season. He went undefeated in singles matches at 24-0. In his four-year league career, Whittle’s record was 100-1.

Whittle has committed to play college tennis at Brown.

Martin led his team to its first PAC 7 title since 1995 and a CIF-Southern Section Central Coast championship. He shot a 69 in his team’s section championship tournament round, and the Eagles won out over 14 opponents.

Martin has signed to play college golf at Cal Poly.

Empey was the setter on a team that went 8-0 in league and 24-7 overall, leading his team in assists, including 45 in the Eagles’ first-round CIF-Southern Section playoff loss to Dos Pueblos.

Brown posted a 7-3 record and a 1.61 ERA to lead the Eagles to a co-title in PAC 7 baseball.

Brown led the league with four home runs and tied for tops on his squad with 21 RBI to go along with a .295 batting average.

Brown struck out eight and pitched a complete game, giving up only one run, in the Eagles’ first-round CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoff win over Burbank.

The Eagles lost in the second round to Temecula Valley.

Brown is playing summer collegiate baseball with the North County Indians.

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