The West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by league commissioner Rob Neyer, are the Cowlitz Black Bears’ Ben Zeigler (Yavapai College) and the Bellingham Bells’ Austyn Coleman (Cal State San Bernardino).
Zeigler had a blistering week at the plate, going 14 for 24 and scoring eight runs in six games for the Black Bears. The Hawaii native now has a nine-game hitting streak, and his .404 batting average ranks third in the WCL. As a freshman this spring at Yavapai College, he garnered All-Conference second team honors after hitting .386.
Sunday against Corvallis, Bellingham’s Coleman twirled a gem on the road against the Knights. A native of Fontana, California, Coleman earned the win after tossing 6.1 scoreless innings, while allowing just one hit and no walks in the rubber-match showdown between the teams with the top two records in the WCL. Coleman, who pitched in 18 games as a sophomore this spring for Cal State San Bernardino, now sports a 2.77 ERA in his five appearances with the Bells.
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 2021 draft included 42 WCL alumni, including 4 of the first 63 picks.