Courtesy of FPU Athletics
Former Madera Coyotes shortstop Tristen Alvarez was named to the All-West Region honorable mention team after completing a senior season with a career-high .324 batting average and a team-high 33 RBIs.
Former Madera Coyotes and Fresno Pacific University shortstop Tristen Alvarez has been named to the National Collegiate Writers Association (NCBWA) All-West Region Honorable Mention Team.
The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon.
“Tristen has been an incredible shortstop and leader for our team for four years, and he deserves to be recognized among the elite at his position,” head coach Oscar Hirschkorn said. “He routinely makes tough plays look easy, is one of the best defensive players in the history of our program, and will be difficult to replace on our infield.”
Alvarez, a senior, hit a career-best .324 with 13 doubles and a team-high 33 RBI, recording 16 multi-hit games and a 12-game hitting streak along the way. Defensively, Alvarez was among the best in the entire West Region, committing just six errors for the year and helping the Sunbirds turn 25 double plays in the middle of the diamond.
Alvarez took home PacWest Defender of the Year honors as a sophomore, and he was voted to the league’s second team earlier this spring.