The West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by Commissioner Rob Neyer, are Wenatchee AppleSox catcher Carson Ohland (University of Washington) and Edmonton Riverhawks right-hander Dallin Harrison (University of San Diego).
In six games with the AppleSox last week, Ohland scored nine runs, knocked home six, and reached base 14 times. A native of Maple Valley, Washington who’s heading to UW this fall, Ohland propelled Wenatchee to a perfect 6-0 week as the AppleSox grabbed a two-game lead in the North Division’s second-half standings. For Player of the Week honors, Ohland just edged Corvallis infielder Ethan Hedges (USC), who helped stretch the Knights’ winning streak to an astounding dozen games as they took a commanding lead in the South’s second-half standings.
Entering Sunday’s action, Walla Walla’s Zachary Hangas seemed to have wrapped up Pitcher of the Week laurels with his 2-1, complete-game victory over Springfield last Wednesday night. But Sunday afternoon in Edmonton, Dallison Harrison did Hangas one better. Facing the red-hot Cowlitz Black Bears, Harrison needed just 105 pitches for his three-hit shutout, with eight strikeouts and no walks. Harrison had pitched effectively for the Riverhawks this summer but suffered poor luck, and so his first shutout – and just third in the WCL this season – also marked his first West Coast League win.
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 modern ballparks, all backdropped by the sport’s most stunning 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 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.