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Competition Floroed: Buhach Colony's senior hurler unanimous CCC MVP

SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES
Buhach Pitcher Dylan Floro
in game against Merced
April 24th, 2009
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES Buhach Pitcher Dylan Floro in game against Merced April 24th, 2009 Merced Sun-Star

There wasn't much debate. There wasn't any campaigning.

The Central California Conference most valuable player award was a one-man race.

Dylan Floro did it all for the Buhach Colony baseball team.

The senior right-hander was 5-0 with two saves and a 0.41 ERA during conference play.

Floro also hit .524 with 3 home runs and 18 RBIs to help BC win a third straight CCC title.

That's why he was an easy choice for MVP.

"As soon as he was nominated, we voted," Golden Valley coach Scott Solis said. "It was a pretty easy choice."

Floro struck out 60 hitters and gave up just 11 hits in 34 1/3 innings pitched against CCC teams.

"He just goes out and competes," said BC coach Wayne Fitzgerald, who was named the CCC coach of the year.

"He's gifted. He has a plus fastball, a plus breaking ball and a changeup. Even if he didn't have all those tools, he'd still be out there competing and doing well."

The pitching numbers were expected.

It was Floro's hitting that was a pleasant surprise.

"He got hot for us early and he got hot for us late," Fitzgerald said. "He led our team in RBIs and came up with some pretty big hits down the stretch."

Buhach Colony also landed three players on the all-CCC first team in pitcher Garrett Adams, utility man Connor Oldcorn and outfielder Daniel Bolsar.

Joining them on the first team was the Golden Valley duo of outfielder Dom Johnson and second baseman Stefan Arnsberg.

Merced outfielder Tyrone Bowie and Los Banos third baseman Jake Barcellos were also first-team selections.

Ralf Vasquez (GV), Alex Fletcher (GV), Tynan Pedretti (Merced), Peter Sandino (GV), Steven Lowe (LB), Ian Gurden (Atwater) and Colton Beatty were all named to the second team.

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