North and South head coaches Greg Goetz of Bellingham and Marcus McKimmy of Yakima Valley, respectively, announced their starting pitchers for tomorrow night’s West Coast League All-Star Game, presented by Target Zero, which starts at 7:05 pm at Yakima County Stadium.
Port Angeles Lefties right-hander Nick Bonniksen will start for the North. Bonniksen is a junior-to-be at Dixie State. Last spring, he pitched at Mesa CC where he went 6-1 with a 3.52 ERA over 16 appearances and 13 starts.
This summer, Bonniksen is 4-0 with a 3.08 ERA for the Lefties over 8 appearances and 5 starts.
Closer Connor White of All-Star Game host Yakima Valley gets the ball for the South. White is one of six relievers on the South staff. The junior-to-be at University of Portland has made 14 appearances this summer for the Pippins and recorded 6 saves while posting a 1.97 ERA and striking out 18 over 13.2 innings pitched. White played last spring for Columbia Basin College.
To check out the complete North and South All-Star Game rosters, please click here.
ABOUT THE WEST COAST LEAGUE
The West Coast League is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 13-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest features pro prospects from major conferences across the nation and an unparalleled history out west of great fan and player experiences in addition to the best summer weather in North America. 82 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB 2017 June draft. In 2016, more than 230 WCL alums appeared in affiliated professional baseball including 28 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore), 2015 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up Matt Duffy (Tampa Bay) and rising star pitchers Matt Andriese (Tampa Bay), Matt Boyd (Detroit) and James Paxton (Seattle); and outfielder Mitch Haniger (Arizona, now Seattle). Overall member attendance was 379,611 in 2016.