North Idaho and Columbia Basin claim Golf Championships

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YAKIMA, WA — The Columbia Basin Women and North Idaho Men won the 2018 NWAC Golf Championship at The Apple Tree Golf Resort in Yakima, WA. today.

The Lady Hawks, who finished second in the regular season behind Spokane, trailed by a single stroke to the Sasquatch in the first round Sunday, but improved in the second round to win by a single stroke, 489 to 500.

North Idaho was third with a score of 502 while SW Oregon finished fourth with a score of 516.

North Idaho was led by Medalist Madi Brown who turned in a best individual score of 159, two better than two-time Player of the Year Brianna Esvelt who turned in a 161 score.

Esvelt’s teammate Breanna Watts was huge in helping to lead the Hawks to the team championship with a third place performance score of 162.

The title is Columbia Basin’s sixth dating back to 1993, their first title and the first since 2014. CBC head coach Dan Clifford logs his third women’s championship.

On the Men’s side, regular season champs North Idaho claimed their second consecutive team championship since joining the conference during the 2014-15 season.

The Cardinals trailed the Bellevue Bulldogs by 4 strokes after the first round Sunday, but improved their score by eight strokes on Monday to end the day tied with the Bulldogs 580 to 580. NIC won the tie breaker to claim the championship.

Spokane, who took 5th in the regular season, finished third (597) while Grays Harbor, 6th in regular season, turned in a fourth place finish (601).

North Idaho’s Sean Langham was the men’s medalist, winning by two stokes (140) over Grays Harbor’s Justin Cox.

Bellevue’s Kevin Simmons and North Idaho’s Brady Nelson tied for third with scores of 143.

NWAC Golf All-League Teams Announced




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VANCOUVER, WA. — The NWAC is pleased to announce the 2018 Men’s & Women’s Golf All-League Teams. These players will be in action next week at the 2018 Golf Championships at The Appletree Golf Resort in Yakima, WA.
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2018 NWAC WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-LEAGUE
FIRST TEAM
Brianna Esvelt, Columbia Basin
Madi Brown, North Idaho
Shelby Baum, Spokane
Kelci Parker, Spokane
Katie Bogert, SW Oregon
Lauren Hamm, Skagit Valley
SECOND TEAM
Emma Raymond, Skagit Valley
Breanna Watts, Columbia Basin
Emily Ngonvolalath, Bellevue
Abby Dixon, SW Oregon
Brooke Cramer, Walla Walla
Mikal Jerman, North Idaho
2018 NWAC MEN’S GOLF ALL-LEAGUE
FIRST TEAM
Kobie Lockwood, SW Oregon
Sean Langham North Idaho
Gerry Snyder ,SW Oregon
Todd Henderson, North Idaho
Jonny Larson, Skagit Valley
Kevin Simmons, Bellevue
SECOND TEAM
Chase Mitchell, Spokane
Jake Larson, Spokane
Joel Snyder, SW Oregon
Brady Nelson, North Idaho
Curtis Koltermann, Bellevue
Ben Harvey, North Idaho
Brett Ball, Skagit Valley

NFCA Announces 2018 NWAC Softball All-Americans





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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Twelve student-athletes have been named to the NFCA’s Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-America team. Additionally, Douglas College’s Rachel Warburton and Treasure Valley Community College’s Jordan Henley were named recipients of the New Balance / NFCA Golden Shoe and Diamond Sports / NFCA Catcher of the Year awards.

Leading the way with three overall selections is North Idaho College and Walla Walla Community College. Edmonds Community College had two honorees with four other programs earning one accolade.

NWAC All-Americans

Pacing No. 1 North Idaho are infielder Kylee Curtan, pitcher Madi Mott and utility player Megan Carver. Curtan tops the NWAC with a .603 average, 108 hits, 32 doubles, 95 runs and a .635 on-base percentage, while adding 11 home runs, 62 RBI and the second-best slugging percentage at 1.011. Mott is a league-best 24-1, owns a NWAC-low 1.65 ERA and 179 strikeouts to just 22 walks in 128.2 innings, while holding her opponents to a .159 batting average. Additionally, Mott hits .445 with 11 doubles, 14 home runs, 65 RBI and 66 runs scored. Carver is third in the conference with a .522 batting average and is second with 22 doubles. She also recorded 83 hits, four triples, 12 homers, 66 RBI and 69 runs.

Walla Walla, who finished second in the East Division and is the No. 4 tournament seed, is led by infielder Kylee Hill, outfielder Hailey Danly and utility Brandi Schoessler. Hill ranks second in the NWAC with a .539 average, 89 hits and a.586 on-base percentage, while launching 14 long balls, driving in 59 runs and scoring 71 times. Danly is hitting .438 with 67 hits, 16 doubles, four triples, 14 round trippers, 57 RBI and 59 runs. Schoessler is hitting .371 with seven doubles, 11 long balls, 48 RBI and 54 runs scored.

Hurler Lesieli Aholelei and infielder Chantelle Shimabukuro keyed Edmonds to a 29-3 record, a North Division title and the third overall seed at the NWAC Tournament. Aholelei, the lone returning All-American, is tied with Mott with 24 wins (24-3) to go along with a conference-best 217 strikeouts and four saves. Shimabukuro is hitting .488 with 20 doubles, 52 RBI, 72 runs scored and a .550 on-base percentage.

New Balance Golden Shoe recipient Warburton was selected an All-American at the outfield spot. She leads the NWAC with 44 stolen bases and helped Douglas to a 27-5 overall mark and the No. 2 seed in the NWAC tournament. Additionally, Warburton is hitting .482 with 67 hits, 48 runs scored and 27 RBI.

Treasure Valley’s Henley, named the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year, earned her first NFCA All-America nod. She is hitting .420 with 12 doubles, a NWAC-best 18 home runs, 52 RBI and 47 runs scored.

Rounding out the 2018 All-Americans is Everett Community College infielder Megan Dedrick and Mt. Hood Community College outfielder Makiah Johnson. Dedrick is hitting .487 with 76 hits, 12 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs 46 RBI and 56 runs scored. Johnson bats .474 with 13 doubles, three triples, 51 runs scored and 23 stolen bases.

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2018 NFCA NWAC ALL-AMERICANS
New Balance Golden Shoe Award:Rachel Warburton, Douglas
Diamond Catcher Award:      Jordan Henley, Treasure Valley
Coaching Staff of the Year:   
Head Coach Don Don Williams
Assistant Coach Shay Fuson
Assistant Coach Laura Fierro
Assistant Coach Dan Silva
NAME
Madi Mott       
Lesieli Aholelei
Jordan Henley 
Megan Dedrick
Kayla Curtan    
Kylee Hill
Chantelle Shimabukuro
Makiah Johnson
Hailey Danly
Rachel Warburton           
Megan Carver
Brandi Schoessler
POSITION
Pitcher
Pitcher
Catcher
Infielder
Infielder
Infielder
Infielder
Outfielder
Outfielder
Outfielder
Utility
Utility
SCHOOL
North Idaho
Edmonds
Treasure Valley
Everett
North Idaho
Walla Walla
Edmonds
Mt. Hood
Walla Walla
Douglas
North Idaho
Walla Walla

2018 Softball All-Stars





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VANCOUVER, WA — The Northwest Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2018 Softball All-Region Teams.

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NORTH REGION

Coaching Staff of the Year: Sheryl Gilmore, Edmonds
Most Valuable Player: Megan Dedrick, Fr, Everett
Pitcher of the Year: Seli Aholelei, SO, Edmonds

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher
Jessica Fasolino, Fr, Douglas
Infield
Megan Marino, Fr, Bellevue
Tatum Dow, Fr, Bellevue
Tamia Hirano, SO, Edmonds
Chantelle Shimabukuro, Fr, Edmonds
Kylie Tasaki, Fr, Olympic
Outfield
Jolene House, SO, Bellevue
Rachel Warburton, SO, Douglas
Cassa Courtney, SO, Douglas
Kamalei Labasan, Fr, Edmonds
Michaela Hougland, Fr, Pierce
Catcher
Nashoni Boyd, Fr, Bellevue
Whitney Harris, SO, Everett
Utility
Madison Martinez, SO, Bellevue
Shelby Kwak, Fr, Douglas
Sydney Taggart, SO, Everett
DH/DP
Angel Prewitt, Fr, Bellevue
Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, Fr, Edmonds
Mechelle Nisbet, Fr, Olympic

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher
Kimber Tutt, SO, Bellevue
Jessica Podskanly, Fr, Douglas
Infield
Maddy Trout, Fr, Bellevue
Kimberley Anderson, SO, Douglas
Hannah Menard, Fr, Douglas
Chasity Stalcup, SO, Edmonds
Kacey Hvitved, Fr, Shoreline
Lauren Edmiston, Fr, Skagit Valley
Outfield
Justi Johnson, SO, Bellevue
Lindsey Cowdell, Fr, Douglas
Brooke Keli’iho’omalu, Fr, Edmonds
Oliva Berkan, SO, Everett
Jacy Ammons, Fr, Skagit Valley
Catcher
Mckinlee Kaulbach, Fr, Douglas
Utility
Kelby Smith, SO, Pierce
Claire Vila, Fr, Skagit Valley
DH/DP
Emily Morrison, Fr, Douglas

Maddie Spatig, Fr, Shoreline

EAST REGION

Coaching Staff of the Year: Don Don Williams, North Idaho
Most Valuable Player: Kayla Curtan, SO, North Idaho
Pitcher of the Year: Madi Mott, Fr, North Idaho      

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher
Brandi Schoessler, SO, Walla Walla
Aaliyah Enriquez, SO, Wenatchee Valley
Infield
Ivey Uppinghouse, SO, Columbia Basin
Kalyna Korok, SO, North Idaho
Kennedy Anderson, SO, North Idaho
Hannah Springs, SO, Spokane
Kylee Hill, Fr, Walla Walla
Outfield
Diamond Franco, SO, Columbia Basin
Ashlyn Winn, Fr, North Idaho
Jori Kerr, Fr, North Idaho
Makenzi Howard, SO, Wenatchee Valley
Catcher
Jordan Henley, SO, Treasure Valley
Utility
Megan Carver, SO, North Idaho
DH/DP
Madi Mott, Fr, North Idaho

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher
Rachel Collins, SO, Walla Walla
Infield
Lynsey Valverde, Fr, Big Bend
Mikayla Kopacz, Fr, Columbia Basin
Rachael Ringer, Fr, Treasure Valley
Amanda Smith, Fr, Walla Walla
Carlie Durgeloh, SO, Wenatchee Valley
Outfield
Bailee Nickelson, SO, Big Bend
Macie Smith, SO, Treasure Valley
Hailey Danly, SO, Walla Walla
Kira Haskell, Fr, Walla Walla
Catcher
Katelyn Sage, SO, Spokane
Utility
Suzy Lubanski, SO, Columbia Basin
DH/DP
Sierra Brown, Fr, Wenatchee Valley

SOUTH REGION

Coaching Staff of the Year: Traci Fuller, Lower Columbia
Most Valuable Player: Dakota Brooks, Fr, Centralia
Pitcher of the Year: Nizhoni Wheeler, Fr, Lower Columbia

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher
Mckenzie Pierce, Fr, Mt. Hood
Dakota Brooks, Fr, Centralia
Nizhoni Wheeler, Fr, Lower Columbia
Infield
Tau Williams, SO, Chemeketa
Karley Yoshioka, SO, Clark
Kennedy Jantzi, Fr, Mt. Hood
Bri Harvill, SO, Lower Columbia
Alyssa Martinez, SO, SW Oregon
Mercedes Rothwell, SO, SW Oregon
Outfield

Cheyenne Gilbertson, SO, Lower Columbia
Marisa Peters, SO, SW Oregon
Makiah Johnson, SO, Mt. Hood
Britzy Hockett, Fr, Centralia
Catcher
Brittany Hays, Fr, Clackamas
Arielle Burnett, SO, Lower Columbia
Utility
Ulalia Soa, SO, Grays Harbor
Raven Laine, Fr, Mt. Hood
DH/DP
Natalie Munson, Fr, Clackamas

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher
Christine Robbins, SO, Lower Columbia
Brittany Ensley, SO, Chemeketa
Infield
Kayla Clayton, Fr, Mt. Hood
Tavian Taketa, SO, Mt. Hood
Shelby Levang, FR, Centralia
Shanay Dotson, SO, Lower Columbia
Allyssa Gustafson, Fr, Lower Columbia
Emily Greenwood, SO, SW Oregon
Shaz Nakoa-Chung, SO, Clark
Outfield
Aisha Ensley, SO, Clackamas
Jayden Benson, FR, Centralia
Luzy Yazzolino, SO, Clark
Samaiya Montgomery, SO, Grays Harbor
Kendell Clauson, Fr, Lower Columbia
Catcher
Anissa Vega, Fr, SW Oregon
Utility
Madison Soper, SO, Clackamas
Grace Helyer, SO, Mt. Hood
DH/DP
Jesse Blanton, Fr, SW Oregon

2018 Baseball All-Region and Region Gold Glove Teams





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

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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

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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

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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.”

Jakobe Ford will go for NWAC Jumps Triple Crown

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The Freshman out of Shadle Park HS in Spokane, WA will be going after something this weekend that has never been accomplished in the history of NWAC Men’s Track and Field.  The Triple Crown.  Currently Ford sits atop the NWAC marks this season in the High Jump (7’0 1/4″) the Long Jump (24′ 4 1/2″) and the Triple Jump (49′ 8 1/4″). 

Earlier this season Jakobe broke the Everett Community College All-Time High Jump record with his 7’0 1/4″ mark.  But that is not even his personal record.  This winter he competed unnattached at an indoor track meet and jumped 7’4″.  That is currently in the top 3 in the nation out of all collegiate jumpers including NCAA Division I.  

His triple jump mark of 49′ 8 1/4″ is currently 2nd all time at EvCC and his long jump mark of 24’4 1/2″ is behind only EvCC legend Terry Metcalf’s mark of 25’10” which just so happens to be the All Time NWAC record.

The NWAC Championships will be this May 21-22 at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR. 

A few of the most elite athletes in the history of the NWAC have won two of the three jumping events, but never all three.  The last to win two was back in 2009, and the last Everett Community College Athlete to win two was Terry Metcalf winning the high jump and triple jump in 1970 and 1971.    

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