Monday, Commissioner Rob Neyer announced that the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week are Bend Elks outfielder Sam Linscott (Lewis-Clark State College) and Corvallis Knights left-hander Ethan Ross (Washington State University).
Linscott went 9 for 25 with eight runs batted in during Bend’s six games last week. The LCSC senior-to-be currently leads the league with his .486 batting average. This spring with the Warriors, he hit .295 in 36 games.
Ross posted two strong bullpen outings in a pair of closely fought Knights wins. In those two appearances, he tossed 4-1/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts. In Ross’s sophomore season for the Cougars this spring, he went 1-0 with a 5.12 ERA.
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.