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Southern Region Announces Sportsmanship Team Award 2017-18

Sportsman Award Graphic

NWAC Southern Region Sportsmanship Team Award 2017-18

The Southern Region Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Awards recognize student-athletes who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

Clackamas
Male – Kwan Carter –  Men’s Track and Field
Female – Sierra Lowe –  Volleyball

Chemeketa
Male- Morgan Dugi – Baseball
Female – Mariah Hollenback –  Women’s Basketball, & Softball

Clark
Male – Isaiah sovereign –  Men’s Basketball
Female – Lulu Meksheneva –  Women’s XC & Track 

Lane
Male- Jimmy McDonald- Baseball
Female- Amber Lease- Women’s Basketball

Linn-Benton
Male-  Richard Mascarenas – Baseball
Female-  Sara Fanger – Volleyball 

Mt. Hood
Male – Conor Geiger – Men’s Basketball
Female – Erica Veltkamp – Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field

Portland
Men –  Juan Inzunza   – Men’s Soccer     
Female – Emily Turpin  – Women Basketball   

Rogue
Male – Norberto Estrada – Men’s Soccer
Female – Ashley Fontanelli – Women’s Soccer

Southwestern Oregon
Male- James Walljasper-Men’s Basketball
Female- Anna Petras-Softball

Umpqua
Male – Connor Shaw  –  Men’s Basketball
Female – Taylor Stricklin  – Women’s Basketball

NCAA Division I College World Series Begins Saturday With Strong NWAC Representation

College World Series Logo

The NCAA College World Series begins this week in Omaha, NE, and the NWAC has a record four players who will be on active rosters there.

Of the four, three are starters for their teams. Oregon State, the number three national seed, has two former NWAC players on their roster. Kyle Nobach, who began his career at Everett CC, is the Beavers’ designated hitter while  pitcher Dylan Pearce, from SW Oregon, has been a mainstay out of Oregon State’s bullpen with a 2-0 record and 3.62 ERA.

Making their first appearance ever in the College World Series, Washington features a duo from Bellevue College in hitters Joe Wainhouse and Mason Cerrillo.

Cerrillo led the Huskies this year in batting average was a second-team All-NWAC outfielder for the Bulldogs last year. Wainhouse, who hit 11 home runs earning first-team All-NWAC designated hitter honors at Bellevue, has already eclipsed that number by ripping 19 home runs batting cleanup for the Huskies this spring. 

The action begins this Saturday June 16 and can be followed here https://www.ncaa.com/championships/baseball/d1
and on ESPN.

Linn-Benton Catcher Cole Hamilton Selected in Major League Baseball Draft

MLB Draft Graphic

Linn-Benton’s Cole Hamilton, a freshman catcher out of Salem, OR, was the lone NWAC player selected in this month’s annual Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Hamilton was taken in the 23rd round by the Washington Nationals.

According to Linn-Benton Head Coach Ryan Gipson, “Although the Nationals made a worthy offer to sign Cole, as of now he plans on returning to Linn-Benton for his sophomore campaign.”

Although this year’s draft featured only one current NWAC player selected in the draft, several former NWAC players, who recently finished their four-year baseball careers, were selected as well, including:

Kris Jackson, Chemeketa, now at Corban College, 28th Round, Boston Red Sox

Gunnar Schubert, Pierce, now at Gonzaga, 28th Round, Miami Marlins

David Garza, Edmonds, now at Tennessee Tech, 38th Round, Arizona Diamondbacks

Cole Uvila, Pierce, now at Georgia-Gwinnett, 40th Round, Texas Rangers

A complete listing can be found here: https://www.mlb.com/draft/tracker

2018 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-America Teams announced

ABCA All-America Graphic

May 31, 2018 | View on ABCA Website

The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-America teams on Thursday. The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections , which were announced on Wednesday, were nominated for All-America honors. In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 20. The ABCA National Pitchers of the Year will be announced Monday, June 25 followed by ABCA National Position Players of the Year on Wednesday, June 27.

The selection process is led by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee, which is chaired by Paul Moore of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association and includes Mark Yoshino of Bellevue College in Washington and former coach Larry Quirico.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 9,600 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 75th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

About Rawlings
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

See Also: ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region Teams

2018-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
Pacific Association All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Dominic Campeau So. Cypress CA
1B AJ Curtis So. Ohlone CA
IF Beau Philip So. San Joaquin Delta CA
IF Brandon Lewis So. LA Pierce CA
IF Andrew Navigato So. Cuesta CA
OF Connor Blair So. Butte CA
OF Johnny Sage So. Yakima Valley WA
OF Eric De La Rosa So. Grossmont CA
P Tanner Brubaker So. Saddleback CA
P Chris Allen So. College of Marin CA
P Elliot Carney So. Edmonds WA
RP Derek Browne So. Clark WA
 
Pacific Association All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C JT Strickler So. Lower Columbia WA
1B Spencer Palmer Fr. El Camino CA
IF Collin Wolf So. Tacoma WA
IF Wyatt Tilley So. College of the Sequoias CA
IF Ramon Bramasco So. Cerritos CA
OF Elijah Greene Fr. Mt. SAC CA
OF John Mook So. Folsom Lake CA
OF Guthrie Morrison So. Edmonds WA
P Ethan Skuija So. Ohlone CA
P Jacob Lopez So. College of the Canyons CA
P Gerald Hein So. Yakima Valley WA
RP Zach Bromstead Fr. Mt. SAC CA
 
Pacific Association All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Joe Bath So. Feather River CA
1B Rylan Cratsenberg So. Pierce WA
IF Xander Orejudos Fr. Columbia Basin WA
IF Everett Lau So. College of San Mateo CA
IF Damon Peters So. Linn-Benton OR
OF Cooper Morrison So. Reedley CA
OF Cole McKenzie So. Yakima Valley WA
OF Jeremiah Vison So. Golden West CA
P Will Smith Fr. Edmonds WA
P Art Joven So. College of the Sequoias CA
P Andrew Nardi So. Moorpark CA
RP Nick Roth Fr. College of Marin CA

2018 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Div. All-Region Teams




ABCA Pacific Div All-Region Teams graphic

View on ABCA Website

May 30, 2018
Contact: Matt West (336) 821-3147

The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region teams have been announced in all three regions. The selection process is led by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee, which is chaired by Paul Moore of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association.

The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).
ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors, which will be released on Thursday, May 31. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winners in all divisions will be announced on June 20. The ABCA National Pitchers of the Year will be announced on June 25, followed by the ABCA National Position Players of the Year on June 27.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 9,600 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 75th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

About Rawlings
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

See Also: ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region Teams

2018 Northern California-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Pacific Association Northern California All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Joe Bath So. Feather River CA
1B AJ Curtis So. Ohlone CA
IF Beau Philip So. San Joaquin Delta CA
IF Wyatt Tilley So. College of the Sequoias CA
IF Everett Lau So. College of San Mateo CA
OF Connor Blair So. Butte CA
OF John Mook So. Folsom Lake CA
OF Cooper Morrison So. Reedley CA
DH Brandon Booz Fr. Modesto CA
P Chris Allen So. College of Marin CA
P Ethan Skuija So. Ohlone CA
P Art Joven So. College of the Sequoias CA
RP Nick Roth Fr. College of Marin CA
 
Pacific Association Northern California All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Jared Denning So. Solano CA
1B Ryan Frakes So. Merced CA
IF Dylan Smethurst So. Sierra CA
IF David Langer So. Chabot CA
IF Zack Mathis Fr. San Joaquin Delta CA
OF Wes Hebert Fr. Taft CA
OF Riley Cleary So. Los Medanos CA
OF Sean Prozell Fr. College of San Mateo CA
DH Ian Ross Fr. Fresno City CA
P Shane Gustafson So. Folsom Lake CA
P Tyler Gums So. Sierra CA
P Daiveyon Whittle Fr. Fresno City CA
P Ben Elder So. Butte CA
RP Stirling Strong So. Ohlone CA
 
No. California Position Player of the Year: Connor Blair, So., OF, Butte
No. California Pitcher of the Year: Chris Allen, So., College of Marin
 
2018 Southern California-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Pacific Association Southern California All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Dominic Campeau So. Cypress CA
1B Spencer Palmer Fr. El Camino CA
IF Andrew Navigato So. Cuesta CA
IF Ramon Bramasco So. Cerritos CA
IF Brandon Lewis So. LA Pierce CA
OF Eric De La Rosa So. Grossmont CA
OF Elijah Greene Fr. Mt. SAC CA
OF Jeremiah Vison So. Golden West CA
DH Cade Spurlin So. LA Mission CA
P Tanner Brubaker So. Saddleback CA
P Jacob Lopez So. Canyons CA
P Andrew Nardi So. Moorpark CA
RP Zach Bromstead Fr. Mt. SAC CA
 
Pacific Association Southern California All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Jose Ruiz Jr. So. El Camino CA
1B Willie Lajoie Fr. Saddleback CA
IF Reese Berberet So. Long Beach City CA
IF Anthony Walters So. Mt. SAC CA
IF Coby Kauhaahaa So. Orange Coast CA
OF Calvin Estrada So. Canyons CA
OF Eddie Zavala Fr. LA Harbor CA
OF Bryan Leef So. Santa Ana CA
DH Jake Shusterich Fr. Hancock CA
P Michael Giacone So. Orange Coast CA
P Paul Kosanovich Fr. East Los Angeles CA
P Kenneth Haus So. El Camino CA
RP Noah Bradford Fr. Irvine Valley CA
 
So. California Position Player of the Year: Eric De La Rosa, So., OF, Grossmont
So. California Pitcher of the Year: Tanner Brubaker, So., Saddleback
 
2018 Northwest-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Pacific Association Northwest All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C JT Strickler So. Lower Columbia WA
IF Rylan Cratsenberg So. Pierce WA
IF Collin Wolf So. Tacoma WA
IF Griffin McCormick Fr. Bellevue WA
IF Damon Peters So. Linn-Benton OR
IF Xander Orejudos Fr. Columbia Basin WA
OF Cole McKenzie So. Yakima Valley  WA
OF Troy Simpkins Fr. Columbia Basin WA
OF Johnny Sage So. Yakima Valley WA
OF Dalton Harum So. Wenatchee Valley WA
OF Guthrie Morrison So. Edmonds  WA
DH Zach Inskeep So. Yakima Valley WA
UT Robert Ahlstrom So. Chemeketa OR
P Brock Townsend Fr. Linn-Benton OR
P Gerald Hein So. Yakima Valley WA
P Elliot Carney So. Edmonds WA
P Will Smith Fr. Edmonds WA
P Kade Mechals So. Skagit Valley  WA
RP Derek Browne So. Clark WA
 
Pacific Association Northwest All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Matt Scheffler So. Pierce WA
IF Jackson Soto So. Lane OR
IF Cam MacIntosh Fr. Tacoma WA
IF Rich Mascarenas Fr. Linn-Benton OR
IF Tanner Parker So. Yakima Valley WA
IF Cody Banks So. Big Bend  WA
OF Cole Carder So. Linn-Benton OR
OF Kyle Sandstrom So. Lower Columbia WA
OF Justin van de Brake Fr. Tacoma WA
OF Trent Tinglestad So. Everett  WA
DH Sam Trend-Beacom So. Lower Columbia  WA
UT Chaz Lopez So. Clark WA
P Nick Flesher So. Spokane WA
P Alan Vasquez So. Pierce WA
P Mitch Lines Fr. Lower Columbia WA
P Kyle Stubbins So. Douglas  BC
RP Lucas Ford So. Edmonds  WA
 
Northwest Position Player of the Year: Johnny Sage, So., OF, Yakima Valley
Northwest Pitcher of the Year: Elliot Carney, So., Edmonds

Sage named 2018 Baden Baseball Player of the Year

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JOHNNY SAGE

YAKIMA VALLEY
• SOPHOMORE

Sage, the East Region MVP, turned in a .390 batting average (4th best in conference) and led the league in RBIs with 67. A dangerous hitter, opposing pitchers would pitch around him which allowed Sage to earn the most free bases in the conference as he walked 45 times. Sage was named the All-NWAC Baseball MVP and led his team to a second place finish at the 2018 Baseball Championship Tournament. He is considering several offers from four year programs for next season.

Lower Columbia College collects their 13th NWAC baseball Championship

LCC team hosting the trophy

Photos: Action | Awards | Bracket | Box Score

From the third through eight innings, Lower Columbia College pitcher Jared Akin was in a zone.

The sophomore right-hander from Hillsboro surrendered three hits during the span to earn Most Valuable Player accolades as the Red Devils held off Yakima Valley 7-5 in the title game of the NWAC Baseball Championships on Monday at David Story Field.

The title is the second straight for LCC (36-7), which finished the season winning its last 15 games. The Red Devils have claimed the title in three of the last four years, and have a conference-record 13 championship crowns.

“Winning the championship last year and repeating is really tough to do,” LCC coach Eric Lane said. “It shows how strong the sophomores are and all of the hard work they’ve put in the last two season. There’s not a lot of Red Devils who can say they repeated, and for these guys to do that is special.”

The last team to win consecutive titles was Edmonds during the 2002 and ’03 seasons. LCC won consecutive crowns in 1995, ’96, and ’97.

Things got a little dicey for the Devils in the ninth inning. A passed-ball third strike landed Yakima leadoff hitter and pinch-hitter Jashaun Simon at first off reliever Derek Downey, who then hit the next batter with a pitch. The usually reliable Downey then gave up a base hit to Tanner Parker, which loaded the bases.

Downey yielded to Justin Solt, who gave up an RBI single to Johnny Sage and a run-scoring sacrifice fly to Zach Inskeep before closing out the game with a pair of infield outs.

Yakima roughed up Akin for two runs in the first on four consecutive hits, including a double from Inskeep.

“Early on I wasn’t able to get my off-speed pitches over, so I was a one-pitch pitcher,” said Akin, who will play next season at Concordia University in Portland. “When I started getting two or three pitches over, I was missing barrels and the batters seemed to be a little more off-balance.”

The Yaks took a 3-0 lead in the second when they parlayed a hit, walk and hit batter into a run.

“My body was a little tired, but I relied on the mechanics which got me to college and where I am now,” Akin said. “I did what I did best by missing barrels, forcing weak contact, and not doing too much.”

While he regained command of his off-speed pitches, Akin retired 18 of the next 21 batters he faced before leaving after eight innings. After throwing 50 pitches in the first two innings, Akin needed only 76 through the next six frames. He allowed eight hits, struck out five, and walked two.

“We have trust in Jared, but every once in awhile he has an inning where he gives up a couple runs,” Lane said. “He finds a way to getting back to posting zeros to let our offense to get back in the game.”

The seemingly tense Red Devils had one hit in the first two innings off Yaks’ starter Matt Driver. In the third, they loosened up when DeShawn Johnson was hit by a pitch, Chase Hodkinson singled, and Kyle Sandstrom gained a bases-loaded walk.

JT Strickler hit a sacrifice fly which plated Johnson, Sam Trend-Beacom was hit by a pitch which reloaded the bases, and Ricky Muzzy added an RBI single which chased Driver for reliever Logan Chase. Noah Andrews greeted him with an RBI single, and Hunter Cook added an RBI single which gave the Devils’ a 5-3 advantage.

Five Yakima Valley pitchers combined to hit seven LCC batters, with Trend-Beacom and Muzzy getting hit twice apiece.

“Our energy was lacking a little in the first two innings when we got down 3-0,” Lane said. “We put together some good at-bats in the third inning, which got us back in the game.”

LCC added a run in the sixth on a towering home run from Trend-Beacom which landed on the left field party deck, and an insurance tally in the eighth when Srickler doubled and came home on a Yaks’ error.

“We have a good freshmen group along with a good system in place, so there’s no reason we can’t do it again,” Lane said. “For me, winning it the first time was a lot of hard work, but this group of sophomores we had were special.”

Lane was also quick to give praise to his current coaching staff of Ian Sanderson and Ryan Littlefield, along with former coaches Eddie Smith and Kurt Lupinski.

“Ian took over the pitchers this season, and pitching wins ballgames,” Lane said. “The job he did was amazing, and set the tone for us.”

The Devils finished with nine hits, with Trend-Beacom and Hunter Cook collecting two apiece. All-Tournament picks for LCC were middle infielders Cook and Muzzy, outfielders Sandstrom and Andrews, designated hitter Strickler, pitcher Yancy Bird, and relief pitcher Justin Solt.

Also named to the All-Tournament team were Yakima Valley infielders Bryce Beck and Tanner Parker, outfielders Cole McKenzie, Tyler Detloff, and pitcher Alec Gomez; Edmonds outfielder Guthrie Morrison and pitcher Will Smith; Spokane catcher Brayden Olson and pitcher Nick Flesher; and Lane utility player Bryce Mulcahy.

Team photo

MVP Jared Akin and Coach of the Year Eric LaneMVP Jared Akin and Coach of the Year Eric Lane

NWAC Announces 2018 Baseball All-NWAC and Gold Glove Teams





Baseball All-Region Graphic

VANCOUVER, WA. — The Northwest Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2018 Baseball All-NWAC and Gold Glove Teams.

Print Version: All-NWAC | ALL-NWAC GOLD GLOVE [PDF]

BASEBALL ALL-NWAC
Most Valuable Player: Johnny Sage, So.,  Yakima Valley
ABCA Pitcher of the Year: Elliot Carney, So., Edmonds
FIRST TEAM
INFIELDERS
Rylan Cratsenberg, So., Pierce
Collin Wolf, So., Tacoma
Griffin McCormick, Fr., Bellevue
Damon Peters, So.,  Linn-Benton
Xander Orejudos, Fr., Columbia Basin

OUTFIELDERS
Cole McKenzie, So., Yakima Valley
Troy Simpkins, Fr., Columbia Basin
Dalton Harum, So., Wenatchee Valley
Guthrie Morrison, So., Edmonds

PITCHERS
Brock Townsend, Fr., Linn-Benton
Gerald Hein, So., Yakima Valley
Will Smith, Fr., Edmonds
Kade Mechals, So., Skagit Valley

RELIEF PITCHER
Derek Browne, So., Clark

CATCHER
JT Strickler, So., Lower Columbia

DESIGNATED HITTER
Zach Inskeep, So., Yakima Valley

UTILITY
Robert Ahlstrom, So., Chemeketa

SECOND TEAM
INFIELDERS
Jackson Soto, So., Lane
Cam MacIntosh, Fr., Tacoma
Rich Mascarenas, Fr.,  Linn-Benton
Tanner Parker, So., Yakima Valley
Cody Banks, So., Big Bend

OUTFIELDERS
Cole Carder, So., Linn-Benton
Kyle Sandstrom, So., Lower Columbia
Justin van de Brake, Fr., Tacoma
Trent Tinglestad, So., Everett

PITCHERS
Nick Flesher, So., Spokane
Alan Vasquez, So., Pierce
Mitch Lines, Fr., Lower Columbia
Kyle Stubbins, So., Douglas

RELIEF PITCHER
Lucas Ford, So., Edmonds

CATCHER
Matt Scheffler, So., Pierce

DESIGNATED HITTER
Sam Trend-Beacom,  So., Lower Columbia

UTILITY
Chaz Lopez, So.,  Clark

ALL-NWAC GOLD GLOVE
Catcher
Nathaniel Sagdahl, So., Edmonds
Pitcher
Wyatt Stanley, Fr., Edmonds
First Base
Josh Congdon, So., Linn-Benton
Second Base
Tristan Newell, Fr., Wenatchee Valley
Shortstop
Ben McKay, Fr., Wenatchee Valley
Third Base
Cody Banks, So., Big Bend
Outfield
Sean Coffey, So., Walla Walla
Cole Carder, So., Linn-Benton
Guthrie Morrison, So., Edmonds

2018 Baseball All-Region and Region Gold Glove Teams





Baseball All-Region Graphic

VANCOUVER, WA. — The Northwest Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2018 Baseball All-Region and Region Gold Glove Teams.

Print Version: All-Region | Gold Glove [PDF]

NORTH REGION
Most Valuable Player: Eliot Carney, SO, Edmonds

Coach of the Year: Scott Kelly, Edmonds

FIRST TEAM

INFIELDERS
Brennen Hancock, SO, Bellevue
Griffin McCormick, Fr, Bellevue
Grant DeLappe, SO, Bellevue
Nic Sokol, Fr, Edmonds
Jeffrey Cochran, SO, Olympic
OUTFIELDERS
Ben Koler, Fr, Olympic
Trent Tingelstad, SO, Everett
Guthrie Morrison, SO, Edmonds
Ethan Smith, Fr, Bellevue
PITCHERS
Wyatt Stanley, Fr, Edmonds
Will Smith, Fr, Edmonds
Kade Mechals, SO, Skagit Valley
Kyle Stubbins, SO, Douglas
RELIEF PITCHER
Lucas Ford, SO, Edmonds
CATCHER
Nathaniel Sagdahl, SO, Edmonds
DESIGNATED HITTER
Cam McGrath, SO, Everett
UTILITY
Cameron Martin, SO, Shoreline

SECOND TEAM

INFIELDERS
Evan Hurn, SO, Edmonds
Yugo Hamakana, Fr, Edmonds
Nic Anderson, SO, Everett
Grant Okawa, SO, Douglas
Matteo Porcellato, Fr, Douglas
OUTFIELDERS
Jake MacDonald, SO, Douglas
Payton Harris, SO, Skagit Valley
Conner Sayles, SO, Edmonds
Daniel Head, SO, Everett
PITCHERS
Owen Leonard, SO, Everett
Eli Herrick, SO, Bellevue
Brendan Ecklebarger, SO, Bellevue
Barry Caine, SO, Douglas
RELIEF PITCHER
Gabe Smith, Fr, Everett
CATCHER
Kenny McCormick, Fr, Everett
DESIGNATED HITTER
Nic Roes, Fr, Skagit Valley
UTILITY
Carter Wallace, Fr, Bellevue

NORTH GOLD GLOVE

Catcher
Nathaniel Sagdahl, SO, Edmonds
Pitcher
Wyatt Stanley, Fr, Edmonds
Infielders
Austin Bayne, Fr, Olympic
Mitchell Dooley, SO, Shoreline
Grant Okawa, SO, Douglas
Leighton Moniz, Fr, Edmonds

Outfielders          
Guthrie Morrison, SO, Edmonds
Scott Gunther, Fr, Olympic
Payton Harris, SO, Skagit Valley
EAST REGION
Most Valuable Player: John Sage, SO, Yakima Valley
Coach of the Year: Bryan Winston, Spokane

FIRST TEAM

INFIELDERS
Cody Banks, SO, Big Bend
Kealen Martin, SO, Walla Walla
Tanner Parker, SO, Yakima Valley
Ben McKay, SO, Wenatchee Valley
Alexander Orejudos, Fr, Columbia Basin
OUTFIELDERS
Cole Mckenzie, SO, Yakima Valley
Dalton Harum, SO, Wenatchee Valley
Austin Earl, SO, Wenatchee Valley
Troy Simpkins, Fr, Columbia Basin
PITCHERS
Nick Flesher, SO, Spokane
Lucas Juarez, Fr, Yakima Valley
Gerald Hein, SO, Yakima Valley
Tom Scheffler, SO, Wenatchee Valley
RELIEF PITCHER
Reed Harrington, Fr, Spokane
CATCHER
Nate Cantonwine, SO, Blue Mountain
DESIGNATED HITTER
Zach Inskeep, SO, Yakima Valley
UTILITY
Dustin Durflinger, SO, Blue Mountain

SECOND TEAM

INFIELDERS
Mitch Dean, Fr, Spokane
Kyle Harvey, So, Yakima Valley
Kyle Tolf, SO, Big Bend
Trevor Luckey, Fr, Big Bend
Jeremy Davila, Fr, Columbia Basin
OUTFIELDERS
Aaron Fritts, SO, Spokane
Tyler Detloff, SO, Yakima Valley
Sean Coffey, SO, Walla Walla
Alex Salsman, Fr, Blue Mountain
PITCHERS
Nychal Gritz, Fr, Blue Mountain
Matt Driver, SO, Yakima Valley
Marcus Cain, Fr, Spokane
Tyson Yamane, SO, Big Bend
RELIEF PITCHER
Alec Gomez, Fr, Yakima Valley
CATCHER
Brayden Olson, SO, Spokane
DESIGNATED HITTER
Isaac Wersland, SO, Spokane
UTILITY
Christian Padilla, Fr, Spokane

EAST GOLD GLOVE

Catcher
Jake Kirchoff, SO, Yakima Valley
Pitcher
Nick Flesher, SO, Spokane
Infielders
Jermaine Ducham, Fr, Spokane
Tristan Newell, Fr, Wenatchee Valley
Cody Banks, SO, Big Bend
Ben McKay, Fr, Wenatchee Valley

Outfielders          
Jadan Vandervert, Fr, Spokane
Sean Coffey, SO, Walla Walla
Austin Earl, Fr, Wenatchee Valley
WEST REGION
Most Valuable Player: JT Strickler, SO, Lower Columbia

Coach of the Year: Eric Lane, Lower Columbia

FIRST TEAM

INFIELDERS
Cameron MacIntosh, SO, Tacoma
Elijah Johnson, SO, Tacoma
Collin Wolf, SO, Tacoma
Rylan Cratsenberg, SO, Pierce
Colton Titus, Fr, Centralia
OUTFIELDERS
Justin VanDeBrake, Fr, Tacoma
Hudson Byorick, SO, Pierce
Noah Andrews, Fr, Lower Columbia
Kyle Sandstrom, SO, Lower Columbia
PITCHERS
Alan Vasquez, SO, Pierce
Dominic Agron, Fr, Pierce
Mitch Lines, Fr, Lower Columbia
Josh Vitus, Fr, Tacoma
RELIEF PITCHER
Logan Gerling, Fr, Tacoma
CATCHER
Matt Scheffler, SO, Pierce
DESIGNATED HITTER
Sam Trend-Beacom, SO, Lower Columbia
UTILITY
Wes Kuzminsky, SO, Centralia

SECOND TEAM

INFIELDERS
Ricky Muzzy, SO, Lower Columbia
Hunter Cook, Fr, Lower Columbia
Jon Burghardt, SO, Tacoma
Jaryn Nakamoto, SO, Pierce
Taylor Mondina, SO, Centralia
OUTFIELDERS
Koby Millner, SO, Grays Harbor
Tim Adams, SO, Green River
RJ Green, Fr, Tacoma
Nainoa Paragoso, Fr, Pierce
PITCHERS
Justin Simanek, SO, Tacoma
Nate Packard, SO, Tacoma
Yancy Bird, Fr, Lower Columbia
Jared Akin, SO, Lower Columbia
RELIEF PITCHER
Derek Downey, SO, Lower Columbia
CATCHER
Brock Gagliardi, Fr, Tacoma
DESIGNATED HITTER
GJ Hurst, Fr, Lower Columbia
UTILITY
DeShawn Johnson, Fr, Lower Columbia

WEST GOLD GLOVE

Catcher
Chase Hodkinson, SO, Lower Columbia
Pitcher
Andrew Snyder, SO, Grays Harbor
Infielders
Rylan Crastenberg, SO, Pierce
Cameron MacIntosh, Fr, Tacoma
Jaryn Nakamoto, SO, Pierce
Colton Titus, Fr, Centralia

Outfielders          
RJ Green, Fr, Tacoma
Ty Swanson, SO, Pierce
Kolby Millner, SO, Grays Harbor
SOUTH REGION
Most Valuable Player: Robby Ahlstrom, Fr, Chemeketa
Coach of the Year: Ryan Gipson, Linn-Benton

FIRST TEAM

INFIELDERS
Jackson Soto, SO, Lane
Jayden Hanna, SO, Lane
Rich Mascarenas, Fr, Linn-Benton
Josh Congdon, SO, Linn-Benton
Damon Peters, SO, Linn-Benton
OUTFIELDERS
Brian Rice, Fr, Mt. Hood
Tyler Parker, SO, Clackamas
Cole Carder, SO, Linn-Benton
Tielar Murray, SO, Lane
PITCHERS
Kensaku Akiya, SO, Chemeketa
Sam Menegat, SO, Mt. Hood
Brock Townsend, Fr, Linn-Benton
Kevin Reilly, Fr, Linn-Benton
RELIEF PITCHER
Derek Browne, SO, Clark
CATCHER
Cole Hamilton, Fr, Linn-Benton
DESIGNATED HITTER
Thomas Rudinsky, SO, Lane
UTILITY
Chaz Lopez, SO, Clark

SECOND TEAM

INFIELDERS
Trevor Nannini, SO, Mt. Hood
Tate Cowden, SO, Linn-Benton
Ryan Merino, Fr, Southwestern Oregon
Brody Whittman, SO, Chemeketa
Junior Perez, SO, Chemeketa
OUTFIELDERS
Colton Sakamoto, SO, Lane
Chase Cosner, Fr, Linn-Benton
Andrew Ishii, Fr, Chemeketa
Dylan Morgan, SO, Chemeketa
PITCHERS
Will Shaw, SO, SW Oregon
Brennen Lauffenburger, SO, Linn-Benton
Jose Chavez, Fr, Linn-Benton
Nathaniel Brezner-Mendoza, SO, Clark
RELIEF PITCHER
Aaron Hutchinson, SO, Lane
CATCHER
Julito Fazzini, SO, Mt. Hood
DESIGNATED HITTER
Grant Horwitz, SO, Clackamas
UTILITY
Trace Hokkanen, Fr, Mt. Hood

SOUTH GOLD GLOVE

Catcher
Cole Hamilton, Fr, Linn-Benton
Pitcher
Nathaniel Brezner-Mendoza, SO, Clark
Infielders
Josh Congdon, SO, Linn-Benton
Jayden Hanna, SO, Lane
Rich Mascarenas, Fr, Linn-Benton
Damon Peters, SO, Linn-Benton

Outfielders          
Hank Forrest, SO, Lane
Cole Carder, SO, Linn-Benton
Brian Rice, Fr, Mt. Hood

Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 8

Tyler Parker Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

TYLER PARKER
SOPHOMORE • CENTER FIELDER

Tyler Parker, Liberty HS, Hillsboro, OR

Tyler slugged his way to player of the week with an impressive campaign at the plate. He mashed 6 extra base hits including 4 home runs and a triple while finishing the week going 9 for 16 (.563). The Sophomore outfielder finishes the season as Clackamas’ leading hitter at .301 with 9 home runs and 31 RBIs.

“Tyler is a treat in the middle of the line up with power to go deep at any time," said Cougar head coach Jim Hoppel. "
he is a great center fielder with lots of speed to cover the whole field.
It was always good to see Tyler at the plate and see what he was going to do, he is such a strong athlete and really dedicates himself to the game everyday”

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – May 116

Tyler Parker and Eli Herrick players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Eli Herrick, Puyallup HS, Puyallup, WA

Herrick turned in an outstanding performance against 7th ranked Everett going 7 innings and allowing only one hit. He struck out 12 batters on his way to a 9-1 victory. Among the top pitchers in the NWAC with a 0.63 ERA, Eli has not started very many games but when he’s in, he’s effective.

“As we get down to crunch time, we had to move Eli from his relief role, which he excelled at last year, into the starting rotation," said Bulldog head coach Mark Yoshino. "A one-hitter with 12 strikeouts against a ranked team is pretty impressive considering he hasn’t started since mid-March. Even though he has not been a starter, Eli’s numbers have shown that he is one of the top pitchers in the NWAC.”