Postseason Honors Keep Rolling in for the Waves
Two Waves received major postseason awards on Wednesday.
West Coast Conference Player of the Year Jordan Qsar of the Pepperdine baseball team was named to Perfect Game’s All-America second team as well as to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings West Region second team, while Jonathan Pendergast was named to the ABCA/Rawlings West Region first team on Wednesday.
Qsar, who received the award as a utility player, had a career year in which he hit .271 overall, and .330 in West Coast Conference play. He had 13 home runs, 12 doubles and 63 RBI on the year while playing a mix of center and right field. On the mound, Qsar was the de facto closer for the Waves, racking up an ERA of 3.44 to go along with seven saves and nine strikeouts in 18.1 innings. This is the second All-America honor for Qsar this year. Qsar is the 37th All-American in program history and the first since A.J. Puckett in 2016.
Pendergast, who started the year as a reliever, stepped into a starting role as the Waves’ Saturday starter after Wil Jensen was sidelined due to injury. The junior righty had a 7-4 record on the year with a 2.69 ERA. During West Coast Conference play, he had a 2.38 ERA to go along with a 7-2 record, including winning six starts in a row. This is the first national award for the WCC Pitcher of the Year.