Former Grizzly baseball player receives high honors from West Coast Conference
Quinton Perry is up to bat for the Santa Clara Broncos during a game against Saint Mary’s College of California on May 18. Perry is a former Lassen High School baseball player and recently wrapped up a phenomenal baseball season for the Broncos. Photo by Denis Concordel
June 20 — After graduating from Lassen High School in 2009, Quinton Perry moved on to play baseball at Santa Clara University where he just finished his senior year and was a 2014 West Coast Conference Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team selection.
Perry was one of 10 players from WCC teams to be selected for the championship all-tournament team. He was also one of six Santa Clara players to receive honors from the conference, as he was awarded 2014 Baseball All-Conference Honorable Mention, an award that was voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches.
This year, Perry led the Santa Clara Broncos in home runs for the second year in a row, racking up five during the regular season. He tied for the second highest batting average on the team with a .452 percentage and 16 extra-base hits, including nine doubles and two triples. He boasts 17 two-out RBIs, which is a team-best, and got three RBIs in five games during the 2014 season. Perry also led the team with four home runs and a .541 slugging percentage in 25 conference games, while getting the second-most walks on the team.
Given his success as a college-level ball player, its no surprise Perry was a dominant force on the Lassen Grizzlies baseball team in his high school days. He played three years on the varsity team and racked up 93 hits and 77 RBIs while achieving a .441 batting average.
Perry graduated from Santa Clara with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and is currently pursuing his California Accountant Certification. He expects to compete the accounting program before the end of this year.