The 2010 PacWest Player of the Year honor will be shared by University of Hawaii-Hilo junior outfielder Keoni Manago and Dixie State senior OF Brett Adams, after a tie in voting.
According to a PacWest Conference news release:
Manago earned his third straight top award after claiming Player of the Year honors in 2009 and Freshman of the Year accolades in 2008. He also has made the All-PacWest First Team for the second straight season.
The junior outfielder is currently ranked sixth in hitting with a .403 average after going 60 for 149 at the plate. He has scored 29 runs, doubled seven times, ripped a triple and homered five times. He owns a .564 slugging rate, a .467 on-base mark, 16 walks, 12 steals and 36 RBI.
Meanwhile, Vulcan Ronel Trias earned a repeat first-team all-PacWest selection. The University reports that Trias “batted .340 in 44 games with team highs of 44 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. He collected five doubles, a triple and 16 RBI. He walked 29 times and struck out just nine times. In the field, he committed just two errors in 69 opportunities.”
First baseman Cody Barrett and shortstop Shane Kessel were voted to second team honors, and third baseman Joshua Wong earned co-Freshman of the Year honors.
The PacWest also announced that Hawaii Pacific cleaned up in the annual awards.
“For winning the Pacific West Conference title and earning a berth in the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament, Hawaii Pacific has been rewarded with eight All-PacWest First Team selections and a quartet of top awards doled out by the conference,” noted the release.