By Aaron Valdez
Monrovia baseball’s trusty ace Josh Delgado was recognized with a Division 4 All-CIF Southern Section Baseball Team honor.
The senior was lights out this season, proving to be one of the Wildcats’ go-to options in critical situations. Along with fellow pitcher Julian Gomeztrejo, the tandem terrorized opposing batters while guiding Monrovia to an impressive 23-5-1 overall record and a Rio Hondo League title.
Delgado pitched a season total of 68.2 innings while earning 10 wins under his belt with a 1.22 ERA. The two-year varsity player also tallied 58 strikeouts during his senior campaign.
His best game this season was undeniably his 12-strikeout performance against La Canada during Rio Hondo League action. Delgado tossed an absolute gem as he went 6.2 innings while only surrendering two hits en route to a 3-0 victory over the Spartans.
Another notable performance came against South Pasadena in April when he dealt eight strikeouts to help lead the Wildcats to a 7-1 league victory over the Tigers.
In the playoffs, Delgado was just as masterful, getting the win in the opening round against Pacifica. He also played a big part in both of Monrovia’s comeback wins against Northview and Hemet that sent the team to the CIF-SS championship.