KEIZER, OREGON – West Coast League President Dennis Koho announced the 2014 All-West Coast League teams and individual league awards as voted on by the league’s field managers. This year’s WCL Champions, the Bellingham Bells, placed three pitchers on the All-WCL first team and collected a number of honors including Pitcher of the Year, Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, and the Jim Dietz Sportsmanship Award. Bellingham beat WCL defending-champion Corvallis in the West Coast League Championship Series two games to one and posted the league’s top record at 37-17. Continue reading
The Knights won 8-7 on a wild pitch in the eighth. Corvallis had two homers, Bend one, in a power oriented showdown between two of the top teams in the West Coast League’s South Division. Continue reading
West Coast League president Dennis Koho announced the league’s All-Star Game rosters this morning. The North squad – made up of Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima – will be managed by Ed Knaggs, the skipper of the Wenatchee AppleSox. The South team – compromised of Kitsap, Cowlitz, Corvallis, Bend, Medford and host Klamath Falls – will be coached by Gems’ manager Mitch Karraker. Continue reading
Medford Rogues defeated the Corvallis Knights 8-6 on Wednesday night behind a 13-hit attack. Corvallis had the winning run on base – and the bases loaded – with one out in the eighth, but Jackson Soto hit into an inning ending doubleplay. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 17 on our countdown is Oregon State senior Ben Wentzler from Clackamas, Oregon where he attended Clackamas High School. He had a career high school record of 28-3 with five saves, 342 strikeouts, 53 walks, 25 earned runs and a 0.87 ERA in 201 1/3 innings pitched. He went 12-0 his senior year, finishing with four saves and a 0.32 ERA. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year and selected as the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year, was an All-American and participated in the Oregon 6A-5A All-Star series. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 73, UCLA pitcher Cody Poteet. In his freshman campaign with the Bruins, Poteet was slotted as a midweek starter making 29 appearances, including 11 starts. While on the bump for the Bruins, the right-hander went 4-6, compiling 56 strikeouts and posting a 4.84 ERA. With a tough Bruin’s schedule, Poteet found himself in many big spots, yet the freshman did not let that change his approach. In 70.2 IP the 6’1” pitcher only gave up 57 hits and allowed only .227 opposing batting average which was good for 7th in the Pac-12. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Playing on the Cape is still the goal for most collegiate players during their summer break.
Pro scouts flock to the league to look at prospects, but there’s a sense on the Left Coast that a summer in the West Coast League can prove a player’s ability to perform at the next level as well. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be counting down the players day-by-day until we reach number 1.
Number 68 in our Top 100 Countdown is Oregon junior RHP Jimmie Sherfy. The Camarillo, California native attended Newbury Park High School where he was a four year letterwinner. As a senior, he helped lead the team to a 19-10 overall record and 9-5 mark in the Marmonte League. He went 8-1 on the mound in 12 appearances tossing two complete games with a 2.25 ERA on the year.
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DURHAM, N.C.–The Southeastern Conference once again dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 20 college summer leagues and Team USA, which have been released at BaseballAmerica.com. The SEC leads all conferences with 31 players on the lists, followed by the Pacific-12 (24 players), the Atlantic Coast (16) and the Big 12 (13). The ACC leads all conferences with four players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues. Continue reading