COLFAX, Wash. – The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Baseball Team selections were announced earlier this week, and the list features a member from the Colfax Bulldogs.
Garrett Burke just graduated Colfax High School, and was named to the ALL-USA Baseball Second Team.
The Bulldogs went 25-2 overall this past season, including going undefeated in their district.
Burke, who played infielder and pitcher, was called one of the nicest kids by his coach, Michael Parrish.
“He’s a hard-working kid,” Parrish said. “He’s more than a baseball player, he’s truly a great kid.”
Burke went 10-1 as a pitcher in the 2014-15 season and was a four-year starter, his coach said.
“He’s a quiet leader, but you can’t replace him. He was one of our most valuable players,” Parrish said.
Parrish said Burke’s college plans do not include baseball. Instead, Burke will be going to school to become an electric lineman.
Parrish said he told Burke he could go anywhere and play baseball, but Burke told him he had a plan, and he was sticking to it.
“Most kids don’t have a clue what they want to do at that age,” Parrish said.
The Bulldogs season came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Adna in the 2B State Baseball Championships.
Also named to the second team was Riley Benedetti of East Valley High School in Spokane.
Benedetti was also selected as in infielder.
To see the complete list, click here.
Congratulations to Garrett and Riley!