Barons Season Recap

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Updated: August 2, 2016

The Academy Barons finished the 2016 season with a 29-15 (24-11 league) record, won the CCL South division, had six players named California Collegiate League (CCL) All-Stars, and earned a playoff berth for the first time in team history.

Led by manager Kenny Landreaux, the Barons closed the regular season with the league’s best record, a feat they held for a majority of the season, and which included a six-game winning streak. Offensively, the Barons finished in the top-five of the league in multiple team offensive categories. The Academy was first in triples with 30, third in runs scored with 289, and fifth in home runs with 23.

Individually, the Barons were equally successful. Outfielder Ernie De La Trinidad finished second in batting average (.388, 57×147), second in hits (57), and first in triples (7). Third baseman Martin Teague led the league with 51 RBI.

The Barons had two pitchers and four position players named to the CCL South All-Star team. Pitchers Henry Omana and Reece Buska were joined on the field by first baseman Aaron Cisneros, third baseman Martin Teague, and outfielders Ernie De La Trinidad and Cody Den Beste. Additionally, Landreaux led the CCL South team as head coach.

With the top record in the league, the Barons clinched the number one overall playoff spot. The Barons lost two consecutive playoff games to the Conejo Oaks and the Neptune Beach Pearl respectively to end their season. Outfielders Keyon Allen and De La Trinidad earned honors on the 2016 CCL All-Playoff Team.

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