PERU – Junior first baseman Adam Cendejas (Chino Hills, Calif.) represents the Peru State baseball team as a Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) First Team selection. The all-conference team was announced following the conclusion of the Heart postseason tournament on Tuesday.
Joining Cendejas while earning all-conference honors were Bobcats Jesus Tavarez (Santo Domingo, D.R.), Alberto Rosario (Carolina, P.R.), Eddy Tavarez Cabrera (San Cristobel, D.R.), Sterling Rupp (Omaha), and Darren Hasch (Destin, Fla.). Tavarez, Rosario and Tavarez Cabrera were named to the second team while Rupp and Hasch gained honorable mention recognition.
Tavarez, a junior, was second team at shortstop while Rosario and Tavarez Cabrera, both seniors, were second team as pitchers. Rupp, a senior, played at third base and Hasch, a senior, was an outfield honoree.
Cendejas led the Heart with a .438 batting percentage. In addition, he was listed in the following Top 20 categories with all games considered: first in hits per game (1.43), second in on base percentage (0.516), tied for fourth in total runs batted in (41), fifth in total hits (60), sixth in runs batted in per game (0.98), eighth in double per game (0.31), tied for eighth in total doubles (13), tenth in total putouts (235), 12th in total chances (259), 13th in chances per game (6.17), 13th in putouts per game (5.60), 15th in slugging percentage (.547), 16h in total bases per game (1.79), and tied for 17th in total bases (75).
Tavarez was tied for fifth in hits per game (1.37), sixth in assists per game (2.24), ninth in at bats per game (3.68), tied for ninth in batting average (0.371), tenth in total assists (85), tied for tenth in total bases per game (1.92), tied for 14th in total hits (52), tied for 14th in steal attempts per game (0.32), and 19th in runs scored per game (0.79).
Rosario was tied for sixth in total innings pitched (74.2), tied for sixth in wins (7), eighth in batters struck out (75), tied for tenth in batters struck out per game (9.04), tied for 12th in saves (1), and 20th in innings pitched per game (4.98).
Tavarez Cabrera finished in the following Top 20 categories: first in opponent batting average (0.146), first in batters struck out per game (15.77), first in batters struck out (118), first in hits allowed per game (4.41), first in hits allowed (33), tied for ninth in wins (6), 18th in earned run average (4.68), sixth in innings pitched per game (5.61), and tenth in innings pitched (67.1).
Rupp finished the season with a .297 batting average which was seventh best on the team. He scored 18 runs, had 27 hits – 7 of which were doubles and three were home runs. He had 16 RBI and finished with a slugging percentage of .473.
Hasch was noted in several categories: tenth in stolen bases per game (0.29), 11th in stolen bases (12), tied for 12th in steal attempts per game (0.33), tied for 12th in steal attempts (14), tied for 13th in runs scored (35), tied for 13th in home runs (6), tied for 16th in home runs per game (0.14), tied for 17th in slugging percentage (0.541), 18th in runs batted in per game (0.76), and tied for 19th in runs batted in (32).
Banuelos and Rosario Earn Heart Gold Glove Awards
PERU – Seniors Joshua Banuelos (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Alberto Rosario (Carolina, P.R.) earned Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) Gold Glove recognition as announced at the conclusion of the postseason tournament.
The Gold Glove recognizes players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position.
Banuelos was the top second baseman while Rosario earned his honor on the pitching mound.
Banuelos finished with a .979 fielding percentage while playing in 42 games. He had 64 putouts, 74 assists, and only committed three errors in 141 chances. Banuelos also was a part of 14 double plays.
Rosario finished with a perfect fielding percentage as he did not commit any errors in his 17 attempts. He had three putouts and 14 assists