A standout on Central Valley's varsity baseball squad for the second straight season, Alex Solis accomplished a first this spring by earning Western Athletic Conference honors.
The sophomore shortstop/pitcher was selected to the WAC Second Team.
"It was clear to all of the coaches in league he was the best player on our team," Hawks' head coach Derrick Goblirsch said.
Solis split time at leadoff and in the No. 3 hole on offense.
Alex led Central Valley in batting average (.300), doubles (6), stolen bases (7) and on-base percentage (.451), and ranked second in RBIs (3), runs (7) and slugging percentage (.450) during conference play.
"He had a knack for getting hits when it mattered," Goblirsch said. "He played the most important position for us on defense. He also pitched for us. He's going to get better. He's a worker."
Alex totaled 21 strikeouts in 222/3 innings at pitcher.
"He threw strikes and battled on the mound," Goblirsch said.
Solis batted .233 with one double, two RBIs and five runs during his first season with the Hawks.
"He definitely grew as a baseball player," Goblirsch said. "The main thing he did better this year was being a leader on the field. It was easy for the other kids to follow him. He performed on the field. He needs to get a little stronger strength-wise. That will help him overall."
Central Valley placed last in the 2017 WAC standings (1-14).