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Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 4

Dalton Harum Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

DALTON HARUM
SOPHOMORE • OUTFIELDER

Dalton Harum , Wenatchee HS / Wenatchee, WA.,had 11 hits in 24 at bats with 6 home runs, 15 RBIs and 8 runs. He also reached base another 6 times on walks/HBP.

Harum leads the league in RBIs with 37, is second in homers with 9 and has the third best batting average with a .402 mark.

"The week Dalton put together was scary," said Knights head coach Zach Clanton. "Every single time he came up you had a feeling he was going to do something special. Some guys will never hit 6 home runs in a season, let alone in a week. His approach is much improved and the confidence he is going to the plate with is on another level."

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – APRIL 18

Dalton Harum and Bryce Mulcahy players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Bryce Mulcahy, St. Helens HS / St. Helens, OR.,

"Bryce was electric on Friday vs Clark as he struck out 11 and walked 2 over 6.0 innings," said Titan head coach Josh Blunt. "8 of the 11 K’s were swinging. Mulcahy gave up 1 hit and that runner was thrown out stealing. He had command of good breaking ball and established his fastball early."

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding an personalized engraved bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Under Armour Baseball Coaches Poll – April 11

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

UNDER ARMOUR BASEBALL COACHES POLL
APRIL 11, 2018
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Edmonds 3-0, 22-2 75 (7) 1
2. Yakima Valley 9-1, 27-5 54 2
3. Linn-Benton 9-1, 20-2 53 (1) 4
4. Tacoma 5-0, 19-2 45 5
5. Everett 5-1, 17-6 29 3
6. Lower Columbia 4-1, 13-5 26 6
7. Spokane 9-1, 22-6 19 7
8. Big Bend 5-5, 17-11 3 NR
Also receiving votes: Clark 2, Lane 2, Shoreline 2, Columbia Basin 1, Olympic 1

Next Poll: April 25

Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 3

Cole Mckenzie Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

COLE MCKENZIE YAKIMA VALLEY
SOPHOMORE CENTER FIELDER

Cole Mckenzie, Billings HS / Billings, MT., went 7 for 11 at the plate with 3 doubles, a triple, a homer, 7 RBIs, 7 walks and 10 runs to lead the 2nd-ranked Yaks to a four game sweep of Treasure Valley and Wenatchee Valley.

“Cole had a big week for us in all phases of the game, Cole is the reigning NWAC East MVP and does a great job setting the tone batting leadoff for us! Any time you can have that kind of production from the leadoff spot it is going to be a good week for the team!”

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – APRIL 11

Cole Mckenzie and Brock Townsend players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Brock Townsend, Churchill HS / Eugene, OR., pitched only 2 batters over the minimum (29) allowing 3 hits, 0 walks and striking out 5. Townsend was able to go all 9 innings on a grand total of 90 pitches. Townsend’s 1.64 ERA is 12th best in the conference.

"Brock was extremely efficient against Chemeketa on Friday," said Roadrunner head coach Ryan Gibson. "To throw 9 complete without walking any and doing so with 90 pitches shows how consistent of a strike thrower he is. In a weekend where our staff had multiple quality outings, Brock’s stood out! 

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding an personalized engraved bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 2

Thomas Scheffler Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

THOMAS SCHEFFLER WENATCHEE VALLEY
SOPHOMORE PITCHER

Thomas Scheffler, Lake Washington HS / Kirkland, WA., pitched a gem against Blue Mountain last week to improve his record to 3-0 on the season. The 6’6" right hander tossed a three hit shutout with 16 strikeouts while issuing zero walks. Scheffler is now tied for the league’s top mark in strikeouts with 41.

"We had to win and our ace threw the best game I have ever seen in this league," said Knights head coach Zach Clanton. "From pitch 1 to 117 the fastball was electric and he commanded the breaking ball for strikes. The tempo and the intensity that he pitched at was fun to watch. Not going to be a ton of arms better than this guy on a weekly basis."

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – APRIL 4

Johnny Sage and Thomas Scheffler players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Johnny Sage, West Valley, HS / Spokane, WA., reached base 13 times on 7 hits including 3 doubles and 1 home run to go with 6 walks while avoiding any strikeouts. He accounted for 6 runs and 4 RBIs while accumulating a .636 batting average over 4 games for the 2nd-ranked Yaks.

“Sage is a Northern Colorado commit with a next level approach," said YVC head coach Kyle Krustangel. "He was on base 13 out of 18 plate appearances. Johnny is off to a great start and has lead the way to the Yaks’ great start.”

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding a bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Umpqua names Jeremiah Robbins to lead new Riverhawk Baseball Program

image of Jeremiah Robbins hitting balls during fielding practice

ROSEBERG — The Umpqua Community College Department of Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Jeremiah Robbins as the Head Coach for the RiverHawk baseball program. Coach Robbins comes to Umpqua from Lewis and Clark State, in Lewiston, Idaho, a national baseball powerhouse.

Robbins has an overall record of 256-63 at Lewis and Clark State. He has led the Warriors to the NAIA championship game in each of his previous five seasons, winning the national title the in 2015, ’16 and ’17. LCSC’s 2017 victory was the Warriors 19th in program history.

Prior to LCSC, Robbins coached at Western Oregon from 2006-12. While at Western Oregon, he compiled a 252-109 record, including a 170-34 record in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (NCAA D-II).

Robbins has been named ABCA National Coach of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, along with NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016. In all, Robbins has received 25 different Coach of the Year Awards from various recognizing bodies.

A native of Winston, Ore., Robbins played baseball at Douglas High School and then a year at College of the Redwoods. He played the next season at Southwestern Oregon Community College, and spent his final two seasons playing at Western Oregon. He earned all-conference honors as a catcher with the Wolves in 1998.

He started his coaching career at Southwestern Oregon CC and spent two seasons in Coos Bay. He then spent two years at Douglas High School, where his teams won back-to-back Far West League championships. From Douglas, Coach Robbins began his tenure at Western Oregon University.

Robbins, who earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon University, will also be Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities for UCC, to go along with his coaching duties.  

Umpqua Director of Athletics, Craig Jackson, had this to say about the hiring of Coach Robbins,” We are obviously thrilled to welcome Coach Robbins to Umpqua Community College. His coaching success is almost unparalleled and he has excelled at all levels of baseball.  We are beyond fortunate to have him leave one of the top NAIA baseball programs in the country to join the RiverHawks. His penchant for excellence and his long standing ties to Douglas County will help in spreading the vision of Umpqua Athletics. He is an outstanding person as well as a coach, and we are excited to see the impact he and his family have on UCC and our community.”

ABCA – Junior College Pacific Associations Division Baseball Poll – March 27

2018
ABCA – Junior College Pacific Associations Division
March 27 Poll

RANK SCHOOL REGION
1 Saddleback SoCal
2 San Joaquin Delta NorCal
3 Edmonds NWAC
4 Mt. SAC SoCal
5 Sierra NorCal
6 Palomar SoCal
7 Yakima Valley NWAC
8 Cerritos SoCal
9 Santa Rosa NorCal
10 Riverside SoCal
11 Everett NWAC
12 Ohlone NorCal
13 Orange Coast SoCal
14 Sacramento NorCal
15 Linn-Benton NWAC
16 Glendale SoCal
17 Merced NorCal
18 Cypress SoCal
19 Tacoma NWAC
20 Marin NorCal
21 Moorpark SoCal
22 Sequoias NorCal
23 Lower Columbia NWAC
24 Fullerton SoCal
25 San Mateo NorCal

Other’s recieving votes:  
NWAC
–Spokane,  Lane.
SoCal – El Camino,  Canyons,  Citrus.                 
NorCal – Folsom Lake,  Fresno City,  Feather River.

2018 Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 1

Tucker Stroup Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

TUCKER STROUP
PIERCE FRESHMAN PITCHER

Tucker Stroup, Timberline HS / Lacey, WA., pitched a three hit, nine strikeout shutout of third-ranked Everett helping the Raiders to a 7-0 win. Stroup is now 2-1 on the season with a 2.00 ERA.

"Over the past few months, Tucker has started to grow into the potential  that we saw when we recruited him to Pierce," said Raider head coach Kevin Davis. "He’s become one of the leaders of our young pitching staff, and we’re looking forward to even more growth as the season progresses."

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – MARCH 29

Elijah Johnson and Tucker Stroup players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Elijah Johnson (Chehalis, WA / W.F. West HS) helped lead fifth-ranked Tacoma to four wins over Skagit Valley and Big Bend. Johnson had 6 hits in 12 at bats for a .500 batting average. He reached base a total of 18 times in the four games and blasted a pair of home runs including a grand slam. He also collected 6 runs and 10 RBI’s to go with 2 stolen bases. Johnson is now batting .392 (16th in the NWAC) with 17 RBIs (16th)

"Elijah has really made a jump this year," said Titan head coach Ryan Mummert. "He was one of the guys I thought could breakout in his 2nd year and he has done just that and maybe even more. He is a tremendous worker and is a big key for our success this Spring."

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding a bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Under Armour Baseball Coaches Poll – March 28

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

UNDER ARMOUR BASEBALL COACHES POLL
MARCH 28, 2018
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Edmonds 0-0, 15-2 58 (3)
2. Yakima Valley 0-0, 18-4 55 (2)
3. Everett 0-0, 12-5 46 (1)
4. Linn-Benton 0-0, 11-1 45 (1)
5. Tacoma 0-0, 14-2 43
6. Lower Columbia 0-0, 9-4 37 (1)
7. Spokane 0-0, 13-5 12
8. Lane 0-0, 6-6 5
Also receiving votes: Big Bend 4, Columbia Basin 3, Wenatchee Valley 2, Clark 1, Shoreline 1

Next Poll: April 11

Job Announcement: Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities – Head Baseball Coach – Umpqua Community College

Opening Date/Time:   Mon. 02/12/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:   Sat. 02/24/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Full Time
Location: UCC Campus, Roseburg, Oregon
Department: Athletics

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To coordinate, assist and complete all maintenance, up-keep and repair of all athletic and HHP equipment, playing fields and facilities, both indoor and outdoor, as well as coaching competitive intercollegiate baseball.

View full job description and application information

Bellevue Baseball Hall of Fame to Induct Terry Agnew and Ray Washburn

photos of Terry Agnew and Ray Washburn Terry Agnew (left) and Ray Washburn will be inducted into the Bellevue College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bellevue College baseball will honor the past and present by inducting Ray Washburn and Terry Agnew into the Bellevue College Baseball Hall of Fame. They will join former Bulldog and Major Leaguer Jason Ellison who was inducted in 2013.  Following the presentation and words from both inductees, the evening will also serve as a pre-season dinner for the current 2018 club. Introductions of each member of this year’s club and an pre-season talk by the coaching staff will be featured at the event.

Washburn, the former longtime Coach and then Athletic Director at Bellevue, has been an iconic baseball figure both on the local scene with his NWAC Champion 1979 club that he coached, but also on the national scene as a holder of two MLB World Series rings as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Agnew, the NWAC batting champion in 1972, led his Bellevue squad to the NWAC title in that same year before a long and successful career as the Coach and Athletic Director at Woodinville HS.  The ’72 and ’79 titles were the lone baseball championships captured by Bellevue before the 28 year drought was ended in 2007.

This year’s club looks to follow that legacy with six returning starters in the field for a team that is ranked #3 in the NWAC pre-season poll.  All former alumni, friends and acquaintances of Washburn and Agnew, former players (of Washburn at Bellevue, of Agnew at Woodinville HS) are encouraged to attend to honor these two deserving individuals. Here are the event specifics:

Date: Saturday February 10
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Site: Rainier Golf and Country Club (weblink here for address)
Cost: $45 for general public
Food and Beverage: buffet dinner with dessert. A no-host bar will be available
Attire: Business Casual. men: no jeans, collared shirt required, tie recommended. women: skirt, dress, pants, open collar shirt, knit shirt, or sweater)

Reservations: mark.yoshino@bellevuecollege.edu  
425-564-2356. RSVP by Tuesday January 31.