Pima Community College sports

Canyon del Oro grad Andrew Stucky ACCAC Player of the Year

CDO graduate Andrew Stucky of Pima baseball (Pima photo)

Information from Pima’s media-relations department contributed to this report:

Pima College sophomore catcher Andrew Stucky, a Canyon del Oro High School graduate, was named ACCAC Player of the Year as well as first team All-ACCAC and first team All-Region on Monday.

He played in 49 games and had 156 at-bats. He batted .359 and led the Aztecs with 19 doubles, 28 walks and tied for the lead with 56 hits and five home runs. Stucky also had 37 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .480 and a slugging percentage of .603. He also posted a fielding percentage of .975 with 110 put-outs.

Sophomore infielder Gage Mestas was selected first-team All-ACCAC and first-team All-Region.

He played in 48 games with 169 at-bats. Mestas led the Aztecs with 49 runs and 26 steals. He also had 54 hits, nine doubles, three triples, 29 RBIs and 14 walks. Mestas produced a fielding percentage of 1.000 with 74 put-outs.

Sophomore left-handed pitcher Matt Cornelius was chosen second team All-ACCAC and second team All-Region I.

He made 14 appearances on the mound; 13 of them as a starter as he went 9-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 72.0 innings pitched. He gave up 24 earned runs with 25 walks and 73 strikeouts.

Sophomore catcher and designated hitter Hunter Faildo was named second team All-ACCAC.

He led the Aztecs with 53 games played, 184 at-bats and 39 RBIs. He tied with Stucky for the team-lead with 56 hits and five home runs. Faildo also batted .304 and had 25 runs, 10 doubles and 21 walks. He had a fielding percentage of .989 with 178 put-outs.

Sophomore infielder Rocco Gump, son of former Arizona player Chris Gump, was selected second-team All-ACCAC. He played in 47 games and had 42 hits in 126 at-bats. He averaged .333 with 32 runs, 28 RBIs, 14 walks, 12 stolen bases, four doubles and three triples. He posted a fielding percentage of .947 with 26 put-outs.

Freshman right-handed pitcher J.T. Drake was also selected second-team All-ACCAC.

Drake finished the regular season leading the NJCAA with 13 saves. He made 19 appearances on the hill, going 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 35 innings. He gave up nine earned runs with 14 walks and 26 strikeouts.

The No. 3 seeded Aztecs will play at No. 2 South Mountain Community College in the NJCAA Region I, Division I Semifinals. The first game of the best-of-3 series will be on Thursday starting at 2 p.m.

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