By KERRY BENEFIELD
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Maria Carrillo grad Clayton Andrews and Petaluma grad Austin Gabbert have been named to the CBS MaxPreps California Medium Schools All-State Baseball Team.
Andrews, The Press Democrat’s Large School Player of the Year, was named to the first team as a pitcher, Gabbert to the second as an outfielder
Andrews struck out 77 batters in 48⅔ innings. The left-hander walked only 12 batters. At the plate, he was equally solid, hitting .396 in North Bay League play and was among league leaders in hits (36), runs batted in (22) and runs scored (25). His .516 slugging percentage was fourth highest in league play.
As a pitcher, Andrews lost only one game in 13 appearances, allowing just 4 earned runs in almost 50 innings.
The Pumas went 11-3 in the NBL and 18-8 overall.
Clayton plans to attend Cabrillo College near Santa Cruz.
Gabbert was a Press Democrat First Team All-Empire pick his senior year with the Trojans.
In his senior season, Gabbert hit a Sonoma County League-leading .450 with 35 RBIs, which was also tops in the SCL. He hit two home runs and had 26 runs scored. His .700 slugging percentage was unequaled in league play.
The Trojans were 11-1, tops in the SCL, and 18-9 overall.