Point Loma Nazarene pitcher Zack Noll was voted the 2019 PacWest Pitcher of the Year by conference coaches, while also being named to the Division II All-West Region team.
Four teammates join Noll on the All-PacWest team. Micah Pries and John Balliet received first-team honors. Michael Palos was selected for the second team and Nathan Garkow for the third team.
Noll and Pries also earned first team all-region honors as part of the All-West Region team, while Balliet was named to the second team.
Noll was 10-2 with a 2.92 earned run average for the season. He had 102 strikeouts in 83.1 innings and was just the seventh pitcher in PacWest Conference history to achieve 100 strikeouts in a season. The junior left-hander was also named the PacWest Pitcher of the Year after ranking third in the league in earned run average, strikeouts, and wins.
Pries received first-team honors for the second straight year. The junior outfielder hit .326 with eight doubles, a triple, 18 home runs and 47 runs batted in. His 18 home runs are the third-most for PLNU in a single season, and his 35 career home runs rank second in school history.
Balliet, a left-handed reliever, had a 3.00 ERA with five saves out of the bullpen. At the plate, Balliet hit .279 with a home run and 23 runs batted in.
Palos is in his first year with the Sea Lions after transferring from UC San Diego. Garkow is a starting pitcher with a 3.38 ERA.
PLNU closed their season Saturday in La Jolla with a 7-5 loss to UC San Diego, which will go on to play in the NCAA West Super Regional in Azuza Friday. Their record was 32-21.
– Staff reports
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