P2P CCS Boys Baseball Honors
Menlo's Griff McGarry is the CCS Senior of the Year.

CCS Senior of the Year

Another standout season for Virginia-bound Griff McGarry culminated in a Central Coast Section title for the Knights, with McGarry once again getting it done in the 1-0 win over Burlingame in the championship game.

McGarry allowed just two hits over 6 2/3 innings in the title game victory, only leaving the mound after reaching the CIF-imposed single game pitch limit. It was a fitting finish for the senior, who went 8-1 in 12 starts this year, with a 1.14 ERA. His dominance was illustrated by his 96 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched, despite missing some time with an injury.

The future Cavalier was also one of the most feared hitters, batting .446 for the year with 11 stolen bases and 20 runs scored.

His title game performance was preceded by a near-equally dominant performance in the section quarterfinals against Half Moon Bay. In that game, McGarry struck out nine and scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings, as the Knights prevailed 2-1 over their PAL rivals. It was not the first time McGarry had shut down the Cougars, having also done so in a regular-season 3-1 victory, in which he struck out 12 batters and allowed just three hits and a single unearned run.

In the first round of the playoffs, McGarry’s three-hit, two-RBI performance supported a strong outing on the mound from Chandler Yu, as Menlo cruised past El Camino. One game earlier, in the regular season finale, McGarry had a short but dominant stint on the mound, recording all six outs in a two-inning stint against Harker by strikeout, and also slugged a double to generate momentum for Menlo’s post-season run.

Other players considered for this award include Carlmont’s Sean Prozell, Bellarmine’s Connor Mack, and Leigh’s Kyle Johnson.

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS baseball.