Monday, Commissioner Rob Neyer announced that the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week are Yakima Valley Pippins infielder Chaz Myers (Pacific) and Wenatchee AppleSox right-hander Hunter Salinas (Colorado State University Pueblo).
Myers went 11 for 21 with six doubles in five games for Yakima Valley last week. Nine of his 11 hits have come in his three most recent games. The Pacific sophomore-to-be has helped lead the Pippins to a 10-5 start to the season. This spring he played in 21 games as a Tigers freshman, starting 11 of them.
Salinas picked up the win in Wenatchee’s road victory over Cowlitz on Thursday. He allowed only one hit and one walk in six scoreless innings of work against the Black Bears. The sophomore-to-be for CSU Pueblo has posted a 2-1 record with a league-best 0.58 ERA in four outings for the AppleSox so far this season.
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 ballparks and 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. Also in 2019, 317 WCL alumni were active in affiliated professional baseball, including 45 in the major leagues, while overall attendance in the West Coast League increased to nearly half a million fans.