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Bellevue Baseball alum Adrian Sampson made major league debut Saturday for Seattle

Former Bellevue College Pitcher Adrian Sampson, whose stock rose while pitching two years at Bellevue College and leading the Bulldogs to an NWAC title in 2011, made his major league debut for the Seattle Mariners at historic Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Adrian Sampson makes MLB debut, but Mariners can’t muster much support in loss to Red Sox

image of Adrian Sampson delivering a pitch
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Adrian Sampson pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) — MAMS (Mary Schwalm/AP)

Adrian Sampson gives a serviceable effort for nearly five innings in his major-league debut for Seattle in Fenway Park. But the Red Sox eventually pull away for a 6-2 win over the Mariners, who fall to 36-32 on the season.

BOSTON — Welcome to the big leagues, kid. You get to face the most potent offense in baseball in a park that has left many a pitcher emotionally scarred.

The odds certainly were against Adrian Sampson and the Mariners before he ever took the mound Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

In his big-league debut, the 24-year-old right-hander had the pleasure of trying to stymie a Red Sox offensive juggernaut that averages six runs per game in the venerable old yard.

In the end, the probabilities played out in a 6-2 defeat for the Mariners. With the setback, Seattle dropped to 36-32. The Mariners have lost 14 of their past 22 games.

But for almost five innings, Sampson was able to limit the damage of the Red Sox hitters, giving a serviceable effort. His teammates certainly didn’t help him out with run support, providing token offense and failing to produce with runners in scoring position.

"He hung in there," Seattle manager Scott Servais said. "He probably wasn’t as sharp as he normally is. But you know, it’s his major-league debut and there are going to be a lot of butterflies. I thought he hung in there and gave us a chance."

Continue reading the article at the Seattle Times

Read more on Sampson at MLB.com:
Despite loss, Sampson calls debut ‘awesome’

Chemeketa’s Kris Jackson and Linn-Benton’s Logan Hatley combine on West Coast League No-hitter

Bend Tosses Combined No-Hitter

Day two of the West Coast League season featured history in Bend, Oregon. At Vince Genna Stadium, right-hander Kris Jackson of Chemeketa CC and southpaw Logan Hatley of Linn-Benton CC combined on the Elks first WCL no-hitter in club history vs. long-time rvial Corvallis. Jackson tossed eight innings, walked two and struck out 6 while Hatley closed things out by striking out the side as Bend evened the series with a 6-0 win.

The combined no-no was the ninth no-hitter tossed in the West Coast League. The previous eight are detailed below:

* Clayton Mortensen (Gonzaga) and Quinn LeSage (Campbell) of the Wenatchee AppleSox combined on a no-hitter vs. Kelowna, the first no-no thrown in the WCL, on July 27, 2005 at Elks Stadium. Wenatchee won 11-2. Mortensen pitched 6.1 innings and gave up two earned runs (walked 4, struck out 5). LeSage pitched 2.2 innings.

* DJ Lidyard (Lower Columbia College) of the Wenatchee AppleSox tossed a no-hitter vs. Moses Lake at Larson Playfield on July 19, 2006. Wenatchee won 2-0.

* Nathan Pickett (Cal State LA) of the Kelowna Falcons threw a 5-inning no-hitter on August 8, 2008 at Elks Stadium vs. Moses Lake. Kelowna won 6-0 (game shortened due to rain).

* Tommy Elrod (Sacramento State) and Colton Farrar (Texas Tech) of the Kelowna Falcons combined to toss a no-hitter vs. Moses Lake at Larson Playfield on June 12, 2009. Kelowna won 1-0.  Elrod pitched 7 innings (walked 5, struck out 6) and Farrar 2 innings.

* Richie Mascheri (Western Illinois) of the Kitsap BlueJackets threw an 8-inning no-hitter vs. Bend on June 18, 2011 at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Kitsap won 3-0 (the game was shortened due to rain).

* Greg Mahle (UC Santa Barbara) of the Corvallis Knights tossed a no-hitter vs. Cowlitz at Goss Stadium on August 3, 2012. Corvallis won 14-0.

* Spenser Watkins (Western Oregon) of the Kitsap BlueJackets tossed a perfect game, the first and only WCL perfect game thrown in league history, vs. Victoria at Kitsap County Fairgrounds on July 26, 2013. Kitsap won 2-0.

* Kyle Molnar (incoming frosh, UCLA) of the Walla Walla Sweets twirled a no-hitter vs. Kitsap at Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 27, 2015. Walla Walla won 2-0.

ABOUT THE WEST COAST LEAGUE

The West Coast League is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi.  The 12-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest features pro prospects from major conferences across the nation and an unparalleled history out west of great fan and player experiences in addition to the best summer weather in North America. In 2015, 59 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB June draft, and more than 200 WCL alums appeared in affiliated professional baseball including 25 in the major leagues, such as home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore), NL Rookie of the Year runner-up Matt Duffy (San Francisco) and rising star pitchers Matt Andriese (Tampa Bay) and Josh Osich (San Francisco). Overall member attendance exceeded 400,000 in 2015. The 2016 54-game campaign opens tonight.

Job announcement – Head Baseball Coach – Grays Harbor College

Salary: $5,508
Opening: 06/06/2016
Closing:
Open until filled. First review is 06/15/16 11:59 PM

Grays Harbor College is accepting applications for a Head Baseball Coach. This position works with the Director of Athletics, NWAC athletic commissioners and campus departments to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules and regulations in areas including but not limited to: recruiting, eligibility, schedules and travel and preparing athletes for competition. This position is part-time and non-tenurable. The stipend for this coaching position is currently $5,508. Recruitment of student-athletes and other duties continue throughout the year.

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ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. All-America & Gold Glove Teams Announced

2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. Div. All-Region teams announced

June 3, 2016
Contact: Jon Litchfield (336) 848-1918

The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-America teams and ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team on Friday afternoon. Sophomore infielder Dillon Persinger of Golden West College won the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award as National Player of the Year.
The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges in the the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

In 47 games this season, Persinger hit .417 with a .523 on-base percentage and hit six homers. He batted in 39 runs and scored 44 for Golden West College, which went 32-16 and made it to the state championship game.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now features nine divisions. The first ABCA Pacific Association Divsion All-America team was recognized in 2009 and is voted on by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee, which is led by Paul Moore of the California Community Colleges Baseball Coaches Association.

The first ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were recognized in 2007, making this the 10th year the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards have been presented in the collegiate and high school ranks.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 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 73rd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

SEE ALSO: 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region Teams

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.

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2016 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award – Player of the Year
Dillon Persinger, So., IF, Golden West College
 
2016-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
Pacific Association Division All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Anthony Lepre Fr. College of the Canyons CA
1B Jake Vieth So. Tacoma Community College WA
IF Jake Scheiner So. Santa Rosa Junior College CA
IF Dillon Persinger So. Golden West College CA
IF Kevin Riley So. Chaffey College CA
OF Clayton Andrews So. Cabrillo College CA
OF Logan Roberts So. Lane College OR
OF Tanner Perry So. Grossmont College CA
P Joe Wills So. Rio Hondo College CA
P Alec Rennard So. Santa Rosa Junior College CA
P Tevin Cadola So. Butte College CA
RP Austin Schiber So. Sacramento City College CA
 
Pacific Association Division All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Alan Crowley So. Reedley College CA
1B Andy Garretson So. Monterey Peninsula College CA
IF Devin Pettengill So. Cosumnes River College CA
IF Ryan Schlach So. College of Marin CA
IF Chase Teter So. Treasure Valley Community College OR
OF Michael Echavia So. Chabot College CA
OF Bryce Steckler Fr. Everett Community College WA
OF Dustin Miller So. Cuesta College CA
P Louis Raymond So. Cuesta College CA
P Isaiah Ramos So. Allan Hancock College CA
P Alex Gray So. Everett Community College WA
RP Dan Endsley Fr. Saddleback College CA
 
Pacific Association Division All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Cory Meyer Fr. Spokane Community College WA
1B Blake Billinger Fr. Mission College CA
IF Colton Burns So. College of the Canyons CA
IF Harrison Bragg So. Tacoma Community College WA
IF Brendan McClary So. Columbia Basin College WA
OF Jonathan Allen Fr. Los Medanos College CA
OF Jared Akins So. Glendale College CA
OF Bryce Peterson So. Everett Community College WA
P John Breidenthal So. Cabrillo College CA
P Tai Tiedemann So. Long Beach City College CA
P Tanner Simpson So. Columbia Basin College WA
RP Max Tilton So. Lower Columbia College WA

 

2016-ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team
Pacific Association Division Gold Glove Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
P Joe Wills So. Rio Hondo College CA
C Mike Benson Fr. Palomar College CA
1B Connor Anderson So. Yakima Valley College WA
2B Mikey Rita So. Feather River College CA
3B Michael Fuchs So. Golden West College CA
SS Tyler Depreta So. Golden West College CA
OF Clayton Andrews Fr. Cabrillo College CA
OF Dustin Miller So. Cuesta College CA
OF Shane Hanon Fr. Edmonds Community College WA

2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. Div. All-Region Teams Announced

2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. Div. All-Region teams announced

Presented by Rawlings.

Jun 01, 2016

The 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region teams have been announced in all eight regions. The selection process is led by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans and Gold Glove winners for the Pacific Association Division will be announced on Friday, June 3.

The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

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 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 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 73rd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

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.

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2016 Northern California-Pacific Association ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Northern California All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Allen Crowley Fr. Reedley CA
1B Blake Billinger Fr. Mission CA
INF Jake Scheiner So. Santa Rosa CA
INF Devin Pettingill So. Cosumnes River CA
INF Ryan Schlach So. College of Marin CA
OF Clayton Andrews Fr. Cabrillo CA
OF Michael Echavia So. Chabot CA
OF John Allen So. Los Medanos CA
1B/OF Andy Garretson So. Monterey Peninsula CA
P Alec Rennard So. Santa Rosa CA
P Tevin Cadola So. Butte CA
P John Breidenthal So. Cabrillo College CA
RP Austin Schiber So. Sacramento City CA
Northern California All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Juan Gonzales So. College of San Mateo CA
1B Nick Schumacher So. Folsom Lake CA
INF Scott Akrop So. Cabrillo CA
INF Logan Poisall So. Fresno City CA
INF Carlos Moseley So. San Joaquin Delta CA
OF Bryce Nagata So. Santa Rosa CA
OF Tyler Stover So. Solano CA
OF Matt Hearn So. Mission CA
P Justin Heskett So. Fresno City CA
P Mike Alexander So. Los Medanos CA
P Matt Stafford So. Cosumnes River CA
RP Josh Calmerin So. Ohlone CA
Region Player of the Year: Jake Scheiner, Santa Rosa
2016 Southern California-Pacific Association ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Southern California All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Anthony Lepre Fr. College of the Canyons CA
1B Dalton Duarte So. Moorpark CA
INF Dillion Persinger So. Golden West CA
INF Kevin Riley So. Chaffey CA
INF Colton Burns So. College of the Canyons CA
OF Tanner Perry So. Grossmont CA
OF Dustin Miller So. Cuesta CA
OF Jared Akins So. Glendale CA
OF/P Tai Tiedemann So. Long Beach City CA
P Joe Wills So. Rio Hondo CA
P Louis Raymond So. Cuesta CA
P Isaiah Ramos So. Allan Hancock CA
RP Dan Endsley Fr. Saddleback CA
Southern California All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Mike Benson Fr. Palomar CA
1B Nico Holm So. Palomar CA
INF Justin Row So. Fullerton CA
INF Luke Jarvis So. Saddleback CA
INF Gerardo Torreblanca Fr. San Bernardino Valley CA
OF Chad Bible Fr. College of the Canyons CA
OF Shane Carrier So. Fullerton CA
OF Colby Barrick So. Allan Hancock CA
P Dominque Key So. Saddleback CA
P Steve Romo So. East Los Angeles CA
P Tyler Megill So. Cypress CA
RP Calvin Christianson Fr. Glendale CA
Region Player of the Year: Dillion Persinger, Golden West
2016 Northwest-Pacific Association ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Northwest All-Region First Team
Pos. Player School State
C Cory Meyer Spokane WA
INF Brandon McClary Columbia Basin WA
INF Gunnar Schubert Pierce WA
INF Harrison Bragg Tacoma WA
INF Jacob Prater Everett WA
INF Chase Teter Treasure Valley OR
OF Bryce Steckler Everett WA
OF Logan Roberts Lane OR
OF Bryce Peterson Everett WA
OF Shane Hanon Edmonds WA
DH Joe Wainhouse Bellevue WA
UT Kade Kryzsko Lower Columbia WA
P Tanner Simpson Columbia Basin WA
P Dominic DeMiero Bellevue WA
P Alex Gray Everett WA
P Leif Strom Pierce WA
RP Max Tilton Lower Columbia WA
Pacific Association Northwest All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player School State
C Austin Pinorini Bellevue WA
INF Evan Douglas Spokane WA
INF Blake Macdonald Walla Walla WA
INF Conner Anderson Yakima Valley WA
INF Andrew Ivelia Everett WA
INF JT Williams Mt. Hood OR
OF Cameron Campbell Lower Columbia WA
OF Colton Kelly Columbia Basin WA
OF Isaac Benard Mt. Hood OR
OF Jack Bauer Linn-Benton OR
DH Lorin Archibald Lower Columbia WA
UT David Bellamy Lane OR
P Sam Wong Treasure Valley OR
P David Stealy Skagit Valley WA
P Chris Petrosie Yakima Valley WA
P Kris Jackson Chemeketa OR
RP Dakota Weindell Yakima Valley WA
Player of the Year: Jake Vieth, Tacoma

 

Yakima Valley wins 21st Baseball Title


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YAKIMA VALLEY 5   EVERETT 2  Stats | Bracket | Photos

By Tracy Swisher & Spencer Roland , NWAC Sports Information

LONGVIEW— On the final day, 2 region champions squared off to decide the 2016 championship. Yakima Valley Yaks entering the contest at 33-17 (3-1 tournament) and the Everett Trojans coming in at 39-12 (4-1 tournament).

The Trojans elected to start Nick Hoskins who only had 3 non-conference starts on the year while Yakima decided to hand the ball to Chris Petrosie who closed for Isaac Mitchum against Everett in their first meeting on Friday.

Both pitchers looked sharp allowing no runs through the first 3 innings. Both teams would threaten in the 2nd with runners on first and second but could not produce.

In the top of the 4th, Parker Depasquale laced a double by right fielder Bryce Peterson who could not get to it in time to score Kyler Brudwick to make it 1-0 Yakima.

In the top of the 5th, Trojan reliever Christian Jarnigan would get into some trouble loading the bases forcing Levi Lacy to hand the ball to Taylor Shea who started day 2 for EVCC. Connor Anderson connected on a Shea fastball and sent it into left to score Tanner Parker.

Shea rebounded by striking out Karsten Sherman but Brudwick found outfield grass bringing around 2 runs to pad the Yaks’ lead to 4-0. Shea quickly stopped the bleeding with a Depasquale fly out to center.

Everett loaded the bases in the 6th with one and benefited on a balk call that plated Andrew Ivelia to cut the lead to 4-1 after 6.

Two runners reached base immediately in the Yaks’ 7th and were bunted over into scoring position by pinch hitter Ryan Maley.

Everett went to the pen again bringing in Ryan Monson to face Depasquale who singled in Alec Chaney making it 5-1. Yakima brought in Dakota Weindell to relieve Petrosie and he immediately recorded 2 outs before allowing Jacob Prater to reach on an error and then be driven in by an Andrew Ivelia double down the line in left.

Windell would load the bases after hitting Tanner Arrington in the back but would retire Josh McIntyre on a soft liner to short. 5-2 Yakima Valley.

Monson allowed 2 Yaks batters to reach but was able to get pinch hitter Colin Cinkovich to ground out to 3rd ending the threat. In the bottom of the 8th, Everett would go down in order on 3 fly outs.

In the 9th, Monson used a line drive double play to first to eliminate the only runner to reach base leaving Everett with 3 outs to make a 3-run comeback.

Weindell retired Bryce Steckler for out number 1 on a ground ball to third.

On the very next pitch, Prater would ground out to short. Andrew Ivelia drew a 2 out walk leading to a Bryce Peterson single to left. But Weindell got Arrington to fly out to center giving the Yaks the win and their first championship in the last 33 years with the final score 5-2.

The NWAC Championship trophy was named in honor Bill Faller, the legendary head coach of the Yakima Valley Yaks (then known as the Indians) in 1988. Faller had won 11 titles at Yakima between 1962 ad 1983.

The 2016 Yaks are the first Yakima team to add their name to the trophy since it was named for the NWAC Hall of Famer Bill Faller. The title is the 21st in Yakima’s History dating back to 1947, the first year of the Washington State Junior College Athletic Conference (WSJCAC).

NWAC Hall of Famer Chuck "Bo Bo" Brayton also won nine titles as head coach of Yakima Valley.

YVCC head coach Kyle Krustangel, a former star player for Big Bend CC and in his first year at Yakima, was named NWAC Baseball Coach of the Year while sophomore pitcher Chris Petrosie was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Petrosie turned in a dazzling tournament performance with an ERA of 0.69 allowing just one run in 13 innings pitched.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
MVP – Chris Petrosie, Yakima Valley
Catcher
Matt Thompson, Pierce
Infielders
Lorin Archibald, Lower Columbia
Tanner Parker, Yakima Valley
Gunner Schubert, Pierce
Brandon Smith, Yakima Valley
Tanner Arrington, Everett
Outfield
Bryce Steckler, Everett
Cody Dykstra, Treasure Valley
Alec Chaney, Yakima Valley
Kasey Bailey, Yakima Valley
Pitchers
Colten Barnes, Pierce
Alex Gray, Everett
Hunter Boyd, Yakima Valley
Kade Kryzsko, Lower Columbia
Isaac Mitchum, Yakima Valley
Relief Pitcher
Dakota Weindell, Yakima Valley
DH
Joe Wainhouse, Bellevue
Utility
Tate Budnick, Everett




Coach of the Year Kyle Krustangel with Tournament MVP Chris Petrosie of Yakima Valley.

Everett advances to championship game with 3-2 win over Pierce

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EVERETT 3   PIERCE 2 stats

LONGVIEW— On a very sunny Memorial Day, both teams were in high spirits about their chances at a championship. Both pitching staffs hit the reset button and sent their day one starters out to try and secure a birth to the final game.

In the 3rd inning, Matt Thompson singled home Gunnar Schubert to give Pierce a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the 4th, Everett retook the lead on a double from Tanner Arrington and a single by Peyton Cordova-Smith to make it 2-1 Everett.

Both Alex Gray and Colten Barnes pitched strongly into the 7th inning but the Trojans added an insurance run off of Barnes on a called balk that brought Tate Budnick home.

Pierce came close in the 9th with a bases loaded balk from Gray but he coaxed Jacob Winn into a pop up to right to end the ball game.

Gray recorded his second complete game of the tournament throwing 9 innings while giving up just the 2 runs on 12 hits and striking out 8.

Everett advances to the championship game to face Yakima Valley at 3:00pm. The winner of that game will be crowned 2016 NWAC champion.

Pierce team with thuird place trophy

2016 Baseball All-NWAC and NWAC Gold Glove Teams announced

The NWAC is pleased to announce the 2016 All-NWAC Baseball and NWAC Gold Glove Teams.

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2016 ALL-NWAC BASEBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

INFIELDERS
Brandon McClary, Columbia Basin
Gunnar Schubert, Pierce
Harrison Bragg, Tacoma
Jacob Prater, Everett
Chase Teter, Treasure Valley

OUTFIELDERS
Bryce Steckler, Everett
Logan Roberts, Lane
Bryce Peterson, Everett
Shane Hanon, Edmonds

PITCHERS
Tanner Simpson, Columbia Basin
Dominic DeMiero, Bellevue
Alex Gray, Everett
Leif Strom, Pierce

RELIEF PITCHER
Max Tilton, Lower Columbia

CATCHER
Cory Meyer, Spokane

DESIGNATED HITTER
Joe Wainhouse, Bellevue

UTILITY
Kade Kryzsko, Lower Columbia

INFIELDERS
Evan Douglas, Spokane
Blake Macdonald, Walla Walla
Conner Anderson, Yakima Valley
Andrew Ivelia, Everett
JT Williams, Mt. Hood

OUTFIELDERS
Cameron Campbell, Lower Columbia
Colton Kelly, Columbia Basin
Isaac Benard, Mt. Hood
Jack Bauer, Linn-Benton

PITCHERS
Sam Wong, Treasure Valley
David Stealy, Skagit Valley
Chris Petrosie, Yakima Valley
Kris Jackson, Chemeketa

RELIEF PITCHER
Dakota Weindell, Yakima Valley

CATCHER
Austin Pinorini, Bellevue

DESIGNATED HITTER
Lorin Archibald, Lower Columbia

UTILITY
David Bellamy, Lane

Most Valuable Player
Jake Vieth, Tacoma

2016 NWAC BASEBALL GOLD GLOVE TEAM

 

1B Connor Anderson, Yakima Valley
2B Zach Wulf, Big Bend
SS Gunnar Schubert, Pierce
3B Cody Reilly, Big Bend
OF Shane Hanon, Edmonds
OF Steven Sordahl, Walla Walla
OF Bryce Steckler, Everett
C Alex Kiel, Edmonds
P Tanner Simpson, Columbia Basin

Pierce stays alive with 7-2 win over Yakima Valley


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PIERCE 7  YAKIMA VALLEY 2 stats

LONGVIEW—Yakima entered the day as the only undefeated team left in the tournament but was given all they could handle and more from Pierce.

Riding a 27-inning scoreless streak (NWAC record), the Yak pitching staff had high hopes for a repeat performance but those hopes would be dashed in the first.

The Raiders came out swinging scoring 6 runs in the frame lead by Matt Thompson who doubled in 2 runs and Rayven Kahana who hit a towering home run to left.

Carter Johnson finished the hit parade off with another double that brought 2 more runs across.

The Yaks were able to scratch 2 in the 6th on a couple of Pierce miscues but it was not enough as Pierce tallied 1 more in the 6th on a Kahana fielder’s choice.

Mac McCarty recorded the complete game for the Raiders allowing only the 2 runs while striking out 8.

Yakima Valley, who suffered their first loss of the tournemanet, advances to the championship to face the winner of Pierce/Everett. Both games will take place on Monday at 12:05pm and 3:00pm respectively.

Baseball Championship – Everett advances with 6-1 win over defending NWAC champions

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EVERETT 6   LOWER COLUMBIA 1 stats

LONGVIEW— It’s Sunday which means we’ve reached the Final Four of the tournament.

In the morning game, two region champions met to see who will advance to the final day to take on either Yakima or Pierce.

Neither Alex Torson or Tate Budnick allowed a run in the first 2 innings. In the 3rd, Lower Columbia scored first on a sac fly from Benny Kaleiwahea to make it 1-0 but Everett scored 2 off of a mammoth home run from Bryce Steckler.

Everett continued their strong hitting with 1 more run in the 6th off of an RBI double from Jacob Prater to make it 3-1.

In the 7th, Branson Barnecut and Connor OBrien both had RBI singles and Steckler added an RBI double.

Budnick continued deep into the game for the Trojans recording the complete game. He scattered 11 hits only giving up the 1 run and striking out 4.

Torson takes the loss for Lower Columbia who finishes the tournament either tied for 3rd or 4th place depending on result of the Yakima Valley/Pierce game.

Everett will advance to Monday and play at 12:05pm against either Yakima Valley or Pierce.

Related: See Connor O’Brien’s Foul Ball Catch – possible Sports Center Top 10 plays of the day.