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Trinity, SCCS receive all-league honors

Heritage Pitcher of the Year and MVP come from SCV schools; Softball, boys golf also receive awards

Posted: May 25, 2013 7:31 p.m.
Updated: May 25, 2013 7:31 p.m.

Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity were well represented when the Liberty, Heritage and Omega leagues released their all-league teams for the spring semester.

Led by Davis Muxlow, who was the Heritage League baseball Most Valuable Player, 16 SCCS athletes were honored between softball, baseball and boys golf.

For Trinity, Chris Buchanan was named the Pitcher of the Year in Heritage League baseball, leading a list of eight players honored in baseball and softball.

The senior Muxlow was the Cardinals top player this season, batting .444 with 16 RBIs and 24 runs scored to lead SCCS to the Heritage League title with a 12-8 overall, 7-2 in league record.

He was just as good on the pitcher’s mound, too.

Muxlow led the team with a 6-5 record, 2.79 ERA and three complete games in his 12 starts.

“He never lost it, he never got frustrated, or he never showed his frustration,” said SCCS head coach Garrick Moss of his captain. “Which I feel was crucial to our success. (The young players) already felt enough pressure performing, but if their captain pitcher is visibly showing frustration I think it would trickle down.

“All of that starts with Davis. He’s very calm and cool and never really loses it emotionally or mentally and that was huge. A big part of why he’s our league MVP.”

Joining Muxlow were All-Heritage first teamers Clint Ross (.386 average, 18 RBIs), Colton Huckabone (.306, 18 RBIs) and Tommy Curry (.311, 10 RBIs).

Caleb Peavy (.143, seven RBIs), Christian Broadbent (.286, eight RBIs) and Dayton Muxlow (.308, nine RBIs) were named to the second team.

In golf, the Omega League champion Cardinals were led by All-Omega first teamers London Taylor and David Kim.

Thomas Zeilinger and Sam Villapando were named to the second team.

In softball, Aubrey Robinson (.587 average, 34 RBIs), Shelby Boswell (.294, 11 RBIs) and Kim Curry (.409, 15 RBIs, three home runs) were named to the All-Liberty League First Team and Rachel Cantisano (.426, 16 RBIs) and Lauren Lockhart (.400, 17 RBIs) were second teamers.

For the Trinity Knights, Buchanan was 3-2 in six starts with a 2.62 ERA with 50 strikeouts. At the plate, the senior batted .449 with 16 RBIs on the season.

Injuries limited his time on the mound this season, but opposing coaches respected his character and ability enough to hand him Pitcher of the Year honors anyway.

Buchanan has had a stellar career at Trinity, earning the school’s first win, complete-game and no-hitter over his career.

This season, he pitched a one-hitter against SCCS and two-hitters against Lancaster Baptist and Liberty — facing just 23 batters in the Liberty game.

“To me that means a lot as a father,” said Trinity head coach and Chris’ father Mike Buchanan. “I’ve been coaching him since he was five and to see him get respect where he was due was just awesome.”

Dakota Prochnow (.481, 28 RBIs with two home runs through the regular season), Caleb Wilson (.408, 16 RBIs, 3.31 ERA and 5-1 record in 36 innings) and Eli Skorich (.396, 33 RBIs) were named to the Heritage League First Team.

Josh Mumper (.439, four RBIs and 1.91 ERA in 11 innings) and Nick Spinello (.270, two RBIs) made the second team.

In softball, Emily Kim (.482 average, 27 RBIs and four home runs) and Julia Howell (.464, 23 RBIs with three triples) received first team All-Liberty League honors.



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