Pictured from left to right: Butte College baseball players
Tevin Cadola, Justin McMurtrey, Jackson Murphy, Travis Anderson, Alec Barba,
with Butte baseball coach Anthony Ferro, signed scholarship offers to play baseball for different colleges.
Five Butte College baseball players: Travis Anderson, Tevin Cadola, Justin McMurtrey, Alec Barba, and Jackson Murphy signed to play baseball at five separate colleges this week:
Anderson followed up his outstanding freshman year with a sophomore campaign that earned him unanimous All-Golden Valley Conference honors. The captain of the Roadrunners, he hit .315 on the year including 9 doubles and 2 triples with an on base percentage of .386. His 4 home runs and 12 stolen bases were 2nd best in the conference and his 46 total hits and 29 RBI’s were the 3rd highest in the conference. He recorded 81 put outs and 2 assists without committing an error. His defensive play was recognized as the conference Gold Glove winner. Anderson was also selected to the Golden Valley Conference All-Academic Team for his efforts in the classroom. He has signed to play at Fresno Pacific University, an NCAA Division II school in the PacWest Conference.
Cadola compiled a 9-2 record, finishing the season with a 1.94 era allowing 20 earned runs while walking 24 hitters in 93.0 innings. His 5 complete games were the second most in the state and he tallied 92 strike outs good for third highest strike outs in the state. He was voted Co-MVP of the Golden Valley Conference. He also earned CCCBCA Pitcher of the Week. Cadola signed his National Letter of Intent for San Jose State University, an NCAA Division I school in the Mountain West Conference.
McMurtrey, a sophomore from Redding, earned a 9-2 record tying the conference lead in wins. He posted a 3.56 era allowing just 31 earned runs off 77 hits. McMurtrey walked only 7 batters in 78.1 innings and was named as a First Team All-Conference Pitcher. He was also selected to the Golden Valley Conference All-Academic Team for his efforts in the classroom. He has signed with Eastern Michigan University, an NCAA Division I school in the Mid-American Conference.
Barba served as a leader and mentor to a young Roadrunner team. The infielder posted a .911 fielding percentage and a .270 batting average over his career at Butte College. This includes a four hit day against College of the Siskiyous on April 7 where Alec was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI’s. He was also selected to the Golden Valley Conference All-Academic Team for his efforts in the classroom. Barba has signed with the University of Pikeville, a NAIA school in the Mid-South Conference.
Murphy was a staple in the front of the lineup, and hit .296 over 125 at bats including a conference best 14 doubles, 1 triple, and his 4 home runs were the second most in the conference. His .520 slugging percentages were the 3rd best in the conference. He was also selected as a unanimous First Team All-Conference Outfielder. He was also selected to the Golden Valley Conference All-Academic Team for his efforts in the classroom. He has signed to attend Academy of Art University, a NCAA DII school in the PacWest Conference.