The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Nick Gentili (St. Francis High, 2009) junior, Pomona-Pitzer baseball: Gentili put himself in the conversation as one of the best offensive players in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this year, as he cracked the league's leader board in several statistics.
Gentili was named to the All-West Region second team by the American Baseball Coaches Assn. on June 4 after he posted a team-high .401 batting average (59 for 147) to go along with seven homers, 41 runs batted in and 55 runs scored.
It's the latest accolade in a season filled with them for the former Golden Knight, who was named to the conference's first team and Capital One Academic All-American's third team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Gentili's runs scored and on-base percentage (.514) were conference highs this year. He placed second in slugging percentage (.707), doubles (16) and total bases (104) and was a standout in home runs (third), RBI (fourth), batting average (fourth) and hits (third, 59).