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Pacific Baseball: Led By Hummel, Pacific Places Four On All-Tournament List

Mar 15, 2010
As he helped lead the team from the mound to a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame in the championship game of the 2010 Irish Baseball Classic, junior RHP Jake Hummel (Peoria, Ariz.) was named tournament MVP and headlined a list of four Tigers named to the all-tournament team on Monday, March 15.

Making the list were pitchers Hummel and junior RHP Marcus Pointer (Pacifica, Calif.). The Tiger field players who also landed on the all-tournament list were junior second baseman J.B. Brown (Alvin, Texas) and senior third baseman Mike Walker (Marysville, Calif.).

Hummel (1-0, 0.00 ERA in the tournament) gave Pacific a chance for the victory in the championship after tossing 8.0 innings in which he relinquished two unearned runs off six hits while fanning six batters. As the Tigers went on to rally for three runs behind Hummel, he secured his spot as tournament MVP.

Recording arguably his best performance of the year, Pointer (1-0, 1.00 ERA in the tournament) pitched a three-hit complete game in the tournament opener on Thursday, March 11. During that performance he tied a season-high six strikeouts and is now a perfect 4-0 in only four starts this season.

In the tournament, Brown finished with Pacific's third-best batting average after going 6-for-16 at the plate for a .375 average. Included in his performance was a rocket homerun in Thursday's contest to give Brown his first of 2010. In the field he turned two of Pacific's double plays and recorded only one error in 23 chances with 15 assists at second.

Walker led the team in RBIs last weekend with four, as he went 5-for-18 at the plate. He also tallied one double and his team-leading third homerun on the season, touching home plate twice. In the field the third baseman notched 10 assists and two putouts from the corner while also taking part in one of the weekend's two double plays.

Pacific next returns to action when they head to Sacramento State on Tuesday, March 16, for a 2 p.m. start.

2010 Irish Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team:
Pitcher - Jake Hummel, Pacific
Pitcher - Marcus Pointer, Pacific
Pitcher - Brian Dupra, Notre Dame
C - Kevin Sullivan, Bradley
1B - Casey Martin, Notre Dame
2B - J.B. Brown, Pacific
SS - Ernesto Ortiz, Gonzaga
3B - Mike Walker, Pacific
OF - David Mills, Notre Dame
OF - Brian Martin, Bradley
OF - Ryan Connolly, Notre Dame
DH/Utility - Billy Moon, Gonzaga
Tournament MVP - Jake Hummel, Pacific