All-WCL Teams Announced

Thursday morning, the 2022 All-West Coast League teams were announced by West Coast League Commissioner Rob Neyer.

“It’s a true pleasure to watch the West Coast League’s tremendous players all summer,” Neyer said, “and I certainly don’t envy our coaches who somehow winnowed down all that talent to just the players on these all-league teams.”

Wednesday, the MVP and Pitcher of the Year Awards were unveiled, as Wenatchee AppleSox second baseman Joichiro Oyama (UC Irvine) and Ridgefield Raptors outfielder/catcher Jacob Sharp (UNLV) were selected by WCL coaches and executives as co-MVPs, while Bellingham hurler Trevin Hope captured pitching honors.

On the All-WCL first team, the Bend Elks lead the way with three selections, followed by the Bellingham Bells, Corvallis Knights, Cowlitz Black Bears, Portland Pickles, and Ridgefield Raptors with two each.

Awards on deck for Friday: Coach of the Year, Top Prospect, Executive of the Year, and the highly competitive and coveted Team Sportsmanship Award, all announced by Commissioner Neyer to close out the West Coast League’s awards season.

First-Team All-WCL

C – Beau Sylvester (Oklahoma State, frosh), Bend Elks
1B – Evan Scavotto (Portland, junior), Bend Elks
2B – Joichiro Oyama (UC Irvine, junior), Wenatchee AppleSox
3B – Tim Holyk (Cumberland, junior), Nanaimo NightOwls
SS – Elijah Jackson (Chico State, junior), Bend Elks
OF – Jacob Sharp (UNLV, soph), Ridgefield Raptors
OF – Calyn Halvorson (Utah Valley, junior), Cowlitz Black Bears
OF – Clay Loranger (Stephen F. Austin, senior), Edmonton Riverhawks
UTL – Travis Welker (Fresno State, senior), Ridgefield Raptors

SP – Trevin Hope (Lewis-Clark State, senior), Bellingham Bells
SP – Tyler Frieders (MidAmerica Nazarene, junior), Yakima Valley Pippins
SP – Ryan Beitel (British Columbia, junior), Bellingham Bells
SP – Kaden Segel (Linn-Benton CC, soph), Corvallis Knights
SP – Jon Mocherman (Riverside CC, soph), Cowlitz Black Bears
RP – Sean Wiese (Hawaii, junior), Corvallis Knights
RP – Nathan Shinn (San Francisco State, soph), Portland Pickles
RP – Evan Tomlinson (Cal Poly, soph), Portland Pickles

Second-Team All-WCL

C – Michael Campagna (San Francisco, senior), Portland Pickles
1B – Kiko Romero (Arizona, soph), Corvallis Knights
2B – Jake Tsukada (Portland, junior), Ridgefield Raptors
3B – Nick Hovland (Washington, senior), Cowlitz Black Bears
SS – Aiva Arquette (Washington, frosh), Wenatchee AppleSox
OF –Trent Prokes (Modest JC, soph), Ridgefield Raptors
OF – Joseph Redfield (Sam Houston State, soph), Victoria HarbourCats
OF – Felix Chenier-Rondeau (Oklahoma City U, junior), Kamloops NorthPaws
UTL – Elijah Hainline (Washington State, soph), Bellingham Bells

SP – Josh Laukkanen (Niagara, senior), Nanaimo NightOwls
SP – Sean Heppner (British Columbia, soph), Kamloops NorthPaws
SP – Jesse Barron (San Francisco, junior), Corvallis Knights
SP – Cooper Rons (UC Santa Barbara, soph), Ridgefield Raptors
SP – Raul Herrada (Hope International, senior), Cowlitz Black Bears
RP – Jake Green (Lewis-Clark State, junior), Bend Elks
RP – Andrew Hauck (Utah Valley, junior), Port Angeles Lefties
RP – Kolby Lukinchuk (Thompson Rivers U, soph), Kamloops NorthPaws

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Honorable Mention All-WCL

Bellingham: Cameron Dayton (Seattle U), Christopher Foster (Montevallo)

Bend: Decker Stedman (Linn-Benton CC)

Corvallis: Jonah Advincula (Washington State), Temo Becerra (Stanford), Zander Darby (UC Santa Barbara), Nathan DeSchryver (Gonzaga), Neil Feist (El Camino College), Joey Gartrell (Portland), Mason Le (Cal State Northridge)

Cowlitz: Alec Arnone (San Diego Christian), Ben Zeigler (Hawaii)

Edmonton: Aren Alvarez (UC San Diego), Riley Barrett (Arizona State), KJ Ward (Oklahoma Panhandle St)

Kamloops: Zack Beatty (Kansas Wesleyan), Tommy Green (Oakland), Ben Polack (San Jose State)

Kelowna: Jasper Nelson (Sacramento State), Nick Woodcock (Yavapai College)

Nanaimo: Garrett Goodall (Embry-Riddle)

Port Angeles: B.Y. Choi (New Mexico Military Institute), Trey Maeker (Fordham), Liam Paddack (Spokane Falls CC), Riley Parker (Cal State San Bernadino), John Pfeffer (Cal State San Bernadino)

Portland: Jason Doktorczyk (Sonoma State), Jacob Jablonski (Chico State), Kolby Kmetko (Washington State), Eddie Saldivar Jr. (Long Beach State), Kyler Stancato (Cal State Bakersfield)

Ridgefield: Doyle Kane (UC San Diego), Mikey Kane (Oregon State), Riley McCarthy (Portland), Jeter Schuerman (Cal State Bakersfield), Safea Villaruz-Mauai (BYU)

Springfield: Theo Millas (Central Arizona)

Victoria: Grady Morgan (Chico State), Flynn Ridley (Panola JC), Jack Seward (San Jacinto College), Russell Young (Johnson County CC)

Walla Walla: Nick Wilson (Southern)

Wenatchee: Matt Halbach (UC San Diego), Grant Sherrod (South Carolina Upstate)

Yakima Valley: Connor Coballes (Gonzaga), Jackson Reed (Seattle U), Spencer Shipman (Yakima Valley College), Michael Splaine (UC Santa Barbara)

About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the league features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and state-of-the-art ballparks, all backdropped by dramatic scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the recently completed 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.