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College Update:

Casey captures conference Gold Glove award

Concordia University Irvine junior third baseman garners major defensive honor for playoff-bound Eagles.

May 10, 2010|By Gabriel Rizk

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.

Danny Casey (Glendale Community College, 2009) junior, Concordia University Irvine baseball: Casey was awarded for his slick glove work at third base this season by being named to the 2010 Golden State Athletic Conference Gold Glove team on Thursday.

While helping the Eagles (27-22), who are seeded sixth for the first round of the GSAC tournament at California Baptist University on Monday, post their highest win total since 2007, Casey made eight errors in 103 chances, started four double plays and enters the postseason with 64 assists.

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Casey also contributed at the plate this season, batting .346 with five home runs, 42 runs batted in and 45 runs scored.

The Eagles have the third-best team fielding percentage in conference at .968.

Zack Torres (Crescenta Valley High, 2009) freshman, UCLA men’s track and field: The reigning News-Press Male Athlete of the Year scored some valuable points for the Bruins in a Pacific-10 Conference dual meet against archrival USC on May 1.

Torres finished second in the 5,000 meter race in 14 minutes 50.50 seconds behind teammate Marco Anzures.

The Bruins, however, would go on to lose the meet, 96-67.

Garrett Salzman (St. Francis High, 2008) sophomore, Macalester College baseball: The Scots dropped both games of a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader to St. Olaf College on Wednesday, but Salzman made the most of his opportunities at the dish.

After going two for four with a run and an RBI in the opening 12-6 loss, Salzman homered in the nightcap, going one for three with an RBI and two runs scored.

Macalester looked to be on the way to a split after going up, 8-1, in the second contest.

But St. Olaf rallied for a 9-8 walkoff win that dropped the Scots to 20-17-1 and 6-12 in conference.

As of Saturday, Salzman was sporting a .314 batting average with three home runs, 17 RBIs and 18 runs scored.


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