USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Oregon Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Alan Embree, Summit (Bend)
A 17-year major league reliever, Embree has quickly shown an aptitude for closing down opponents even from the dugout. In just his third season at the helm, Embree guided the Storm to a 26-3 record and the Class 5A state championship – an astounding 10th state title (all sports combined) for Summit in the 2015-16 school year.
Player of the Year
Kenyon Yovan, P, Westview (Portland), 6-3/215, Sr.
The Seattle Mariners draftee was dominant on the mound and at the plate, leading the Wildcats to the state semifinals. The Class 6A Pitcher of the Year, Yovan struck out 104 in 53 innings, with an ERA of 0.79, while posting a .507 batting average, six home runs and 37 RBI.
Mitchell Verburg, P, Lake Oswego, 6-4/195, Sr.
Dylan Grogan, P, Stanfield-Echo, 6-3/185, Jr.
Cal Waterman, C, Summit (Bend), 6-2/205, Sr.
Tim Tawa, INF, West Linn, 6-0/175, Jr.
Chase Fernlund, INF, Henley (Klamath Falls), 5-11/160, Sr.
Adley Rutschman, INF, Sherwood, 6-2/205, Sr.
Joe Johnson, INF, St. Mary’s (Medford), 5-11/180, Jr.
Simran Dhote, OF, West Salem, 5-11/175, Sr.
Nico Tellache, OF, Canby, 6-0/185, Sr.
Kolby Somers, OF, Century (Hillsboro), 6-0/185, Jr.
Justin Lewellen, P, Burns, 6-0/160, Sr.
Justin Herbert, P, Sheldon (Eugene), 6-5/215, Sr.
Brock Townsend, P, Churchill (Eugene), 5-10/160, Jr.
Dutton Elske, C, Lakeridge (Lake Oswego), 5-10/170, Sr.
Andy Armstrong, INF, West Salem, 5-10/170, Sr.
Dru Draper, INF, Santiam Christian (Adair Village), 6-2/185, Sr.
Will Matthiessen, INF, West Linn, 6-5/200, Sr.
Chris Arpan, INF, Jesuit (Portland), 6-2/185, Sr.
Ben Wagner, OF, Barlow (Gresham), 6-0/175, Sr.
Blaise Sims, OF, Crescent Valley (Corvallis), 5-6/160, Jr.
Austin Gerding, OF, Philomath, 6-0/170, Jr.