This past week the Islanders Baseball team held its annual end of the season banquet. For the Islanders, it was another successful season. Despite a slow start to the season, which can be attributed to the Islanders losing several close games of Division I and other top-ranked teams in the county, the Islanders still rallied to post a 9-6 record in Eastern League play and earned a playoff berth for the CIF Division II playoffs. Even in their opening-round loss in playoffs, the Islanders still battled extremely hard and were just one hit away from advancing to the next round.
For their efforts in Eastern League play a number of Islanders would be named to all-league teams. Shortstop and the University of Arizona commit Ryan Ward received first team all Eastern League Honors. Ward was a force in the Islanders lineup, batting out of the leadoff spot Ward posted an OPS north of .900, constantly drawing walks and hitting for power to all parts of the field. Ward was an extremely talented defender along with his ability at the plate, as he made the most difficult plays routine. Ward will without question be a huge part of the Islander’s upcoming 2022 spring season.
But Ward was not the only Islander to receive all-league honors. Senior Tobey Brown was given second team all Eastern League honors. Brown often anchored the Islanders lineup, batting out of the four-hole nearly every game this season. Brown leads the team in both home runs and RBI’s and also posted an OPS north of .850. Brown was also a constant vocal for the leader for Coronado, as many could see him regularly picking up teammates.
Senior Brady Roulier was also awarded second team all Eastern League honors. Roulier started every game behind the plate for the Islanders this season, providing the Islanders with great defensive play behind the dish. Along with his extremely steady glove, Roulier also provided some punch at the top of the Islanders line-up as well. Roulier batted mainly out of the one or two-hole this season, continually giving the Islanders quality at bat’s thanks to having one of the best eyes on the team.