Leary, Turbin reap All-GSAC honors

Westmont’s seniors Tim Leary of Coronado and J.J. Turbin of Hayden, Idaho have been named to the 2012 Baseball All-Golden State Athletic Conference Team.

Leary received the recognition as a designated hitter while Turbin was honored as an outfielder.

Turbin was further honored as a 2012 Baseball Golden State Athletic Conference Gold Glove recipient as a center fielder.

Leary has a batting average of .356 this season, a slugging percentage of .707 and an on base percentage of.465. He has driven in 63 runs and has pounded out 16 home runs.

At Westmont, Leary established himself as the Warriors’ career leader in home runs (41), runs batted in (152), slugging percentage (.661), total bases (326) and most times hit by pitch (35). He is also in the top ten in career batting average (.341), runs scored (95), hits (168) and doubles (33).

Leary also served as a starting pitcher for the Warriors, posting a season ERA of 2.91 overall and 2.14 in conference play.

Turbin led the Warriors with a .402 batting average and recorded 76 hits including six doubles, two triples and a home run. Turbin drove in 27 runs and had a slugging percentage of .471. His on base percentage was best on the team at .449. Turbin ranks fifth in the Warrior record books with a career batting average of .356.

As an outfielder, Turbin committed just one error on the season and was credited with 108 putouts and six assists. Turbin dazzled Warrior fans with several memorable catches. One came against Azusa Pacific when Brent Warren hit a long fly ball to right center field. Turbin climbed the outfield fence and robbed Warren of a home run, then threw to first to force out Sammy Soyring before he could return to the base pad.

Leary, Turbin and the rest of the Warriors begin play on Tuesday in the GSAC Tournament. Westmont
will take on top-seeded Azusa Pacific in the first game, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Azusa. The Warriors
will play again on Wednesday in the double-elimination tournament against an opponent to be