Nipomo Baseball Seek to Continue their 2019 Success in the New Year

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Nipomo finished 2019 as Ocean League champions and a game shy of the CIF Central Section Division 3 Championship.

 

It was the Titans second league title and first since 2011.

 

Nipomo seeks to continue their good fortune this season, looking for back-to-back league titles and another championship run.

 

The Titans 16-13-1 mark last season was the first season above .500 since 2012.

 

An 8-2 record in Ocean League play, was good enough for a share of the title with Mission Prep.

 

This season, Nipomo will welcome back senior right-handed hurler Anthony Campos who will serve as the club’s new ace, taking over for Ricardo Rodriguez.

 

Campos collected a 2019 season that earned him first-team All-Ocean League honors.

 

A 4-3 record, 2.59 ERA, 55 strikeouts, and two complete games in 48.2 innings would propel Nipomo to success.

 

Other returning seniors include Dominic De Los Santos who played only four games a year ago and Jacob Holm who hit .200 with three hits in 2019.

 

The Titans lost three seniors who were all awarded first-team All-Ocean League honors last year.

 

Ace Rodriguez compiled an amazing season with the Titans. He would lead the team with ten wins, 13 starts, and nine complete games.

 

A 1.15 ERA and 55 strikeouts would cement his way to Ocean League Pitcher of the Year.

 

Backstop Carmelo Hernandez won league MVP with his outstanding .462 average, 36 hits, 31 RBIs, and four home runs.

 

Infield anchor Ricky Iniguez hit .449, led the team with 44 hits, and three triples in 98 at-bats.

 

Other returning starters include Justin McKee. He hit a .282 average, with 20 hits, and nine RBIs.

 

Lucus Ortega slugged 19 hits in 90 at-bats and pitched a 3.42 ERA in six games.

 

Carter Stevens slashed a .246 average and leadoff man Wade Arkinson hit .253 in 29 games.

 

Nipomo opened up their season with a home doubleheader to Santa Ynez where they split.

 

The Titans lost the next three games to Righetti, Arroyo Grande, and San Luis Obispo.

 

Nipomo rebounded with a 4-2 win in game one of a road doubleheader against San Marcos.

 

The Royals took game two with a 2-1 final.

 

Nipomo will open up league action with a series against Orcutt Academy on March 31.