Fresh off Menlo's first ever NAIA West Playoff Tournament Championship, the Oaks learned that two players landed a spot on the 2012 All-NAIA West Team, and three more took home 2012 NAIA West Gold Gloves.
Sophomore outfielder Collin Forgey and junior starting pitcher Joey Webb earned the All-Conference nods, while Forgey along with senior second baseman C.J. Dailey and senior catcher Ty Finely were awarded with the Gold Gloves.
Forgey had a 2012 campaign as good as any, capturing the Menlo triple crown with a .309 batting average, seven home runs, and a whopping 45 RBIs. The San Diego native was also the only Oak to have a slugging percentage above .500, checking in at a staggering .575.
Forgey delivered on the grandest of stages as well, leading off the 10th inning with a triple before coming around to score the winning run in the Championship of the 2012 NAIA West Playoff Tournament. From a defensive standpoint Forgey made just one error in 64 chances, and recorded five outfield assists to pick up his first career Gold Glove.
Joey Webb compiled a dominating 2012 season on the bump for the Oaks, leading the squad with seven wins and a miniscule 2.33 ERA. The Reno, Nevada native began the year coming out of the bullpen, where he recorded four saves, and throughout the course of the season opposing batters hit just .227 against Webb.
In the 2012 NAIA West Playoff Tournament championship, the 6'5" southpaw picked up two of Menlo's four victories including the program's first ever playoff "W," and came out of relief to earn the win in the Championship finale against College of Idaho.
C.J. Dailey and Ty Finley's Gold Glove selections should come as little surprise after the dynamic duo put together unbelievable defensive seasons in 2012. Dailey, a unanimous selection, did not make an error in 229 chances playing second base for the Oaks.
As far as Finley is concerned, the Menlo Park native made just one error as the Oaks backstop while controlling the running game all year long. Finley threw out an impressive 36% of would be base stealers, serving as a rock solid foundation in Menlo's championship run.
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