COACH OF THE YEAR
Ryan Starwalt, Crescent Valley (Corvallis)
Although they came up one game shy of reaching the Class 5A state title game, the Raiders dominated the Mid-Willamette Conference this season and then the first two rounds of the state playoffs, beating their opponents by a combined score of 34-4.
OF Elliott Cary (PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Clackamas, Sr.
Both a draft choice of the Nationals (32nd round) and an Oregon State commit, this 6-3 lefty hit .512 and drove in 22 runs in addition to stealing 25 bases.
P Jacob Bennett, Tualatin, Jr.
In addition to setting school records for innings pitched (80) and ERA (0.35) the 6-4 righty went 9-1, struck out 101 batters and allowed opponents to hit just .150 against him.
P Chase Kaplan, Hillsboro, Sr.
Although he tossed two no-hitters in the span of two weeks late in the regular season, the 6-6 lefty (8-2, 1.03 ERA) somehow saved his best stuff for the playoffs, winning three of his four starts, striking out 34 in 27 innings, and giving up just 18 hits.
C Joey Morgan, Sisters, Sr.
A rare talent who excelled both on the mound (11-1) and behind the plate, this Oregon commit hit .460 with 33 RBI and propelled the Outlaws to the Class 4A state finals with four RBI in a postseason win over North Marion.
1B Christian Martinek, Jesuit (Portland), Sr.
A tremendous left-hander on the mound (7-2, 1.14 ERA, 68 strikeouts in 49 innings), this Oregon State commit was brilliant at the plate as well, hitting .403 and driving in 16 runs.
2B Micah Brown, North Medford, Sr.
One of the catalysts for the 6A state champion Black Tornado, Brown hit .462, scored 36 runs, drove in 31 runs and stole 14 bases.
SS Trace Loehr, Putnam (Milwaukie), Sr.
As reliable a defender as there was in the Beaver State, this sixth-round draft choice (A’s) was even more impressive at the plate, hitting .528, scoring 44 runs, clubbing 24 extra-base hits, driving in 26 runs and going 28-for-28 in stolen base attempts.
3B Jackson Soto, West Albany, Sr.
An ideal cleanup hitter who only struck out 10 times during his three years as a starter, Soto hit .518 with eight homers and 34 RBI and had a four-game stretch this season in which he went 13-for-18 with seven extra-base hits and 13 RBI.
OF Zachary Rhoads, McMinnville, Jr.
A fine defensive center fielder and the prototypical leadoff hitter, Rhoads led the Grizzlies with 42 hits, 27 runs scored, eight stolen bases and a .427 average.
OF Cooper Brunner, Tualatin, Sr.
The 6A semifinalist’s versatile outfielder hit .433, drove in 30 runs, bashed 14 extra-base hits and stole 17 bases.
P Colton Westfall, North Medford, Jr.
PTaylor Stinson, Clackamas, Sr.
C Brady Rediger, West Salem, Sr.
1B Mitch Herbert, Sheldon (Eugene), Sr.
2B Harrison Reece, Lake Oswego, Sr.
SS Bruin Campbell, Tigard, Sr.
3B Evan Haberle, Jesuit (Portland), Sr.
OF Andrew Walker, Southridge (Beaverton), Sr.
OF Aaron Clift, Thurston (Springfield), Sr.
OF Jared Bell, Clackamas, Sr.