Capping off tremendous school-record breaking freshmen seasons for both players, Pasadena City College baseball's Gabriel Arellano and Marco Martinez were seleced ABCA Pacific Association Division All-Americans.
The two Lancers were chosen to the Third Team after each earned recently All-State honors. Arellano (Monrovia High) was the South Coast Conference North Division Co-MVP and PCC's Men's Athlete of the Year for 2018-19. A centerfielder, he set three school records for most hits (75, which led the state), runs scored (46) and total at bats while hitting .395. He added 13 doubles, 10 stolen bases and 31 RBI. Arellano led the state in total hits and started the year with a 19-game hitting streak. He hit safely in 36 of 40 games and had an impressive 28 multiple hit performances, including twice in the postseason. Eight times, the right-handed batter had 3-hit games and two times he banged out four hits. He scored at least three runs in seven games.
Martinez (Maranatha High), who was an All-SCC First Team selection and finished 10th in the state in on-base percentage (.492) while batting .338. He led the team in home runs with five and RBI with 37. He shattered the PCC record for walks drawn in a season at 36 (previous best was 29) and his .524 slugging percentage led the squad. His 40 runs scored is the third highest total in PCC history while his RBI total was sixth highest. Few players have had a season in which they virtually averaged a hit, a run, a walk and a RBI a game, something Martinez performed in 39 games played.
The two Lancers are expected to return to head coach Pat McGee's roster in 2020.
|2019 Pacific Association Division-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams|
|Pacific Association All-America First Team|
|IF||Zack Mathis||So.||San Joaquin Delta||CA|
|IF||Murphy Stehly||So.||Orange Coast||CA|
|OF||Davis Delorefice||So.||Orange Coast||CA|
|DH||Nick Henry||So.||College of the Canyons||CA|
|UT||Dawson Day||So.||Mt. Hood||OR|
|P||Robert Gasser||So.||San Joaquin Delta||CA|
|P||Ian Churchill||So.||Santa Barbara City||CA|
|RP||Devin Kirby||So.||Santa Rosa||CA|
|Pacific Association All-America Second Team|
|IF||Trace Hokkanen||So.||Mt. Hood||OR|
|OF||Chet Allison||So.||Fresno City||CA|
|OF||Vinny Bologna||So.||San Joaquin Delta||CA|
|DH||Tyson Banks||So.||Cerro Coso||CA|
|UT||Johnathan Lavallee||So.||LA Pierce||CA|
|P||Garrett Irvin||So.||Riverside City||CA|
|P||Alec Gomez||So.||Yakima Valley||WA|
|P||Noah Rennard||Fr.||Santa Rosa||CA|
|RP||Josh Ibarra||So.||Golden West||CA|
|Pacific Association All-America Third Team|
|C||Matt James||So.||Yakima Valley||WA|
|1B||Luke White||Fr.||Yakima Valley||WA|
|IF||Marco Martinez||Fr.||Pasadena City||CA|
|IF||Connor Kiffer||So.||Columbia Basin||WA|
|OF||Gabriel Arellano||Fr.||Pasadena City||CA|
|DH||Lane Hailey||Fr.||Walla Walla||WA|
|P||Garrett Rennie||So.||Long Beach City||CA|