MSUB’s Miller rakes in honors

POMONA, Calif. — Brody Miller continues to collect post season accolades as he has been named to the 2014 Daktronics Division II First Team All-West Region Baseball Team and the 2014 NCAA Division II National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-West Region First Team.

Miller, who is the first player in MSUB history to be named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year, led the GNAC in on-base percentage at .498, tied for the lead in doubles with 16, and was second in slugging percentage at .591.

The son of Butte natives Bill and Kriss (Piazzola) also led MSUB in 11statistical categories this season including, batting average, hits, doubles, slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs scored and RBIs.  Miller was top three in nine categories in the entire conference.

Miller has entrenched himself in the MSUB record books in several categories after his stellar season.  He now ranks in the All-Time record books in the following categories:  Number two batting average in a season (.392); No. one for hits in a season (67); No. two for hits in a career (179); No. three with 37 runs scored in a season; No. two with 92 runs scored in a career; No. five for at bats in a season (171) ; No. two for a bats in a career (521); No. one for hits in a season (67); No. two for hits in a career (179); No. one for doubles in a season (16); No. three for doubles in a career (29); No. three for home runs in a season (6); No. two for home runs in a career (11); No. four for RBIs in a season (34); No. two for RBIs in a career (99); No. two for total bases in a season (101); No. three for total bases in a career (243); No. three slugging percentage in a season (.591); No. three on base percentage in a season (.498); No. five for assists in a season (115) and No. three for assists in a career (328).

“Brody deserves this honor for his terrific season,” MSUB head coach Rob Bishop said.  “He has worked hard and is reaping the rewards.”

“I am thankful for this award,” Miller said.  “Credit goes to my coaches and teammates for putting me in this position.  Obviously the season didn’t go how we would have like it too, but I am looking forward to next year and building on what we did.”

With Miller having one more year of eligibility left, many of the single season records and career records at MSUB are set to fall should he return for his senior season.

— MSUB Sports Information

2014 Daktronics All-West Region
Starting Pitcher George Asmus Sr. Sonoma State Pleasanton, Calif.
Starting Pitcher Nick Baker Sr. Chico State La Quinta, Calif.
Starting Pitcher Brad Lohse So. Chico State Chico, Calif.
Starting Pitcher Trevor Oaks So. Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif.
Relief Pitcher Luke Barker Jr. Chico State Chico, Calif.
Catcher Chandler Tracy Jr. Saint Martin’s Newcastle, Wash.
First Base Tyler Blair Sr. Dixie State Las Vegas, Nev.
Second Base Erik Lewis Jr. UC San Diego Upland, Calif.
Third Base Ruben Padilla Sr. Chico State Reseda, Calif.
Shortstop Brody Miller Jr. Montana State Billings Missoula, Mont.
Outfield David Armendariz Sr. Cal Poly Pomona Granada Hills, Calif.
Outfield Andy Crowley Jr. Cal Baptist Highland, Calif.
Outfield Mark Hurley Sr. Cal State Monterey Bay Hollister, Calif.
Utility (Non-Pitcher) Eric Angerer Sr. Chico State Danville, Calif.
Utility (Pitcher) Troy Cruz So. UC San Diego Chula Vista, Calif.
Designated Hitter Nick La Face Sr. UC San Diego North Hollywood, Calif.

Starting Pitcher John Conquy Jr. Dixie State Las Vegas, Nev.
Starting Pitcher Justin Donatella So. UC San Diego Saugus, Calif.
Starting Pitcher Aaron Vaughn Sr. Northwest Nazarene Tucson, Ariz.
Starting Pitcher Brandon Williams Jr. Central Washington Auburn, Wash.
Relief Pitcher Cory Davis Jr. San Francisco State Chino Hills, Calif.
Catcher Marcus Mastrobuoni Jr. Cal State Stanislaus Livermore, Calif.
Catcher Peter Miller Jr. Chico State Santa Cruz, Calif.
First Base Kamran Young Jr. Cal State Dominguez Hills Santa Clarita, Calif.
Second Base Trevor Magno Sr. Cal Poly Pomona Anaheim, Calif.
Third Base Blair Moore Sr. Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif.
Shortstop Andrew Montoya Jr. Cal Baptist Colton, Calif.
Shortstop Cody Slader Jr. Chico State Castro Valley, Calif.
Outfield Joseph Eusebio Sr. Cal Poly Pomona Walnut, Calif.
Outfield Skippy Ferreria Jr. Cal State Stanislaus Fresno, Calif.
Outfield Kelly Starnes Jr. Cal State East Bay Pittsburg, Calif.
Utility (Non-Pitcher) Jason Fletcher Jr. Cal State East Bay Sacramento, Calif.
Utility (Pitcher) Croy Welch Jr. Central Washington Las Vegas, Nev.
Designated Hitter Kasey Bielec Jr. Central Washington Port Orchard, Wash

NCBWA All-West Region
NCBWA West Region Pitcher of the Year: Trevor Oaks, Cal Baptist
NCBWA West Region Player of the Year: David Armendariz, Cal Poly Pomona
NCBWA West Region Coach of the Year: Dave Taylor, Chico State

All-West Region First Team
Catcher: Chandler Tracy, Saint Martin’s
First Baseman: Tyler Blair, Dixie State
Second Baseman: Brody Miller, Montana State Billings
Third Baseman: Tyler Nordgren, Point Loma Nazarene
Shortstop: Cody Slader, Chico State
Infield/Outfield At-Large: Troy Cruz, UC San Diego
Outfielder: David Armendariz, Cal Poly Pomona
Outfielder: Andy Crowley, Cal Baptist
Outfielder: Ethan Sterkel, Central Washington
Designated Hitter: Nick La Face, UC San Diego
Starting Pitcher: Nick Baker, Chico State
Starting Pitcher: Trevor Oaks, Cal Baptist
Starting Pitcher: George Asmus, Sonoma State
Relief Pitcher: Luke Barker, Chico State

All-West Region Second Team
Catcher: Peter Miller, Chico State
First Baseman: Joshua Banuelos, Fresno Pacific
Second Baseman: Erik Lewis, UC San Diego
Third Baseman: Kasey Bielec, Central Washington
Shortstop: William Ouellette, Cal State San Bernardino
Infield/Outfield At-Large: Kelly Starnes, Cal State East Bay
Outfielder: Kaohu Gaspar, Fresno Pacific
Outfielder: Justin Rahn, UC San Diego
Outfielder: Mark Hurley, Cal State Monterey Bay
Designated Hitter: Kevin Kline, Dixie State
Starting Pitcher: Brad Lohse, Chico State
Starting Pitcher: Brandon Williams, Central Washington
Starting Pitcher: John Conquy, Dixie State
Relief Pitcher: Cory Welch, Central Washington

All-West Region Honorable Mention
Catcher: Cody Doyle, Cal State L.A.
First Baseman: Kamran Young, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Second Baseman: Eric Tinnell, Central Washington
Third Baseman: Colton Beatty, Cal State Stanislaus
Shortstop: Clinton Harwick, Point Loma Nazarene
Infield/Outfield At-Large: Eric Ehlow, Sonoma State
Outfielder: Daniel McNabb, Western Oregon
Outfielder: Joseph Eusebio, Cal Poly Pomona
Outfielder: Trey Kamachi, Dixie State
Designated Hitter: Travis Shaw, Saint Martin’s
Starting Pitcher: Wilson Ashford, Fresno Pacific
Starting Pitcher: Justin Donatella, UC San Diego
Starting Pitcher: Brennan Bernardino, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Relief Pitcher: Evan Parker, Dixie State

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