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Bandits Dominate All City Selections

Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Rubio

Americas, senior.
Position: Centerfield.
Statistics: .351 BA, 10 RBI, 26 H, 40 R.
Notes: Was named the District 1-5A defensive player of the year; did not make an error all season; prevented runs.
First Team Pitcher:

Kyle Bumpas: Americas, senior.

Statistics: 8-3, 85 K, 3.68 ERA, 63.2 IP, 19 BB; .538 BA, 39 RBI, 4 HR, 12 -2B, 50 H, 36 R.
Notes: Was named District 1-5A co-MVP; opponents averaged .207 against him; will play for North Central Community College; 2007 newcomer of the year
First Team Catcher:

Joseph Gonzalez

Chapin, junior.
Statistics: .423 BA, 28 RBI, 47 R, 44 H, 7 -2B, 3 -3B, 3 HR, .541 OB, .635 SLG.
Notes: First team All-District 1-4A selection; batted leadoff for the Huskies; caught every game for the team. Only struck out one time in 134 plate appearances. Still uses “jab load” learned as a Bandit
First Team First Base:

Lance Gruber

Americas, senior.
Statistics: .465 B, 39 RBI, 10 HR, 40 H, 31 R, .907 SLG, .567 OB
Notes: Was a first team All-District 1-5A selection; signed with New Mexico Highlands.
First Team Second base:

Mike Bolaski

Hanks, senior.
Statistics: .506 BA, 44 R, 43 H, 40 RBI, 9 -2B, 4 -3B, 9 HR, .573 OB, 1.024 SLG.
Notes: Was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; was a first team All-District 1-5A selection.
First Team Third base:

Vince Centeno

Americas, senior.
Statistics: .385 BA, 42 RBI, 9 HR, 37 H, 29 R, .760 SLG, .486 OB.
Notes: Was named District 1-5A first team.
First Team Designated Hitter:

Brett David

Coronado, junior.
Statistics: .600 BA, 20 H, 27 R, 13 RBI, 4 HR, 8 SB.
Notes: Was named the All-District 1-5A offensive player of the year; led the Thunderbirds in batting average
Second Team Pitcher:

Brian Hebblethwaite

Americas High School Senior