Ex-Wenatchee star Marco Gonzales named co-WCC Player of the Year

Several ex-WCLers were named to 2011 All-Conference teams including Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga. The frosh southpaw and first baseman was named the West Coast Conference co-Player of the Year.

Gonzales went 11-2 this past spring and hit .291 for the Bulldogs.

Marco played for the Wenatchee AppleSox in the summer of 2010, where he earned All-WCL honors.

Another AppleSox earned one of the WCC’s top awards, senior third baseman Stephen Yarrow, who was named WCC Defensive Player of the Year.

Also, ex-Kelowna Falcons infielder Bo Cuthbertson of Southern Utah was named the Summit League Player of the Year.

WCL alums were well represented on the All-Pac-10 honorable mention list as 9 ex-WCLers were named including players from Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State, University of Washington and UCLA.

Four former WCLers were named All-Pac-10 including Taylor Ard (pictured) of Washington State who led the Pac-10 in RBIs and led the WCL in RBIs and batting average in 2009.

The League is proud to announce the below honorees:

All-Pac-10

* Tyler Anderson of University of Oregon (Corvallis Knights)
* Taylor Ard of Washington State (Corvallis Knights)
* Tony Bryant of Oregon State (Bellingham Bells)
* Sam Gaviglio of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)

All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention

* Mitchell Beacom of UCLA (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Carter Bell of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)
* Matt Boyd of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)
* Ryan Dunn of Oregon State (Bend Elks)
* Cody Keefer of UCLA (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Josh Osich of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)
* Joe Meggs of Washington (Bend Elks)
* Tyler Smith of Oregon State (Bend Elks)
* Andrew Susac of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)

First-Team All-Big West

* Bobby Crocker of Cal Poly (Bend Elks)
* Ronnie Shaeffer of University of California, Irvine (Wenatchee AppleSox)

Second-Team All-Big West

* DJ Crumlich of University of California, Irvine (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Matt Duffy of Long Beach State (Corvallis Knights)
* Ryan Goetz of University of California, Riverside (Kelowna Falcons)

All-Big West Honorable Mention

* David Andriese of University of California, Riverside (Corvallis Knights)
* Matt Andriese of University of California, Riverside (Corvallis Knights)
* Jordan Fox of University of California, Irvine (Cowlitz Black Bears)
* Eddie Orozco of University of California, Riverside (Corvallis Knights)
* Tony Nix of University of California, Riverside (Kelowna Falcons)

All-WCC

* Nik Balog of University of San Francisco (Spokane RiverHawks)
* Tyler Chism of Gonzaga (Kelowna Falcons)
* Cameron Edman of Gonzaga (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Peter Lavin of University of San Francisco (Bend Elks)
* Kyle Kraus of University of Portland (Corvallis Knights)
* Stephen Yarrow of University of San Francisco (Wenatchee AppleSox)

All-WCC Honorable Mention

* Chris Dennis of University of Portland (Cowlitz Black Bears)
* Brandon Kalfus of St. Mary’s (Bend Elks)
* Eric Lane of Gonzaga (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Matt Lujan of University of San Francisco (Moses Lake Pirates)

Honorable Mention All-Big 12

* Bo Altobelli of Texas Tech (Corvallis Knights)
* Davis Duren of Oklahoma State (Corvallis Knights)
* Brad Propst of Oklahoma State (Kitsap BlueJackets)

First-Team All-SEC

* Thomas McCarthy of Kentucky (Corvallis Knights)

First-Team All-Horizon League

* Corey Davis of Wright State (Corvallis Knights)

First-Team All-Summit League

* Bo Cuthbertson of Southern Utah (Kelowna Falcons)
* Trever Vermeulen of South Dakota State (Kelowna Falcons)

Second-Team All-Summit League

* Jesse Sawyer of South Dakota State (Kelowna Falcons)
* Cam Schiller of Oral Roberts (Wenatchee AppleSox)

Baseball America All-America Second Team

* Sam Gaviglio of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)

Louisville Slugger All-America Second Team

* Tyler Anderson of Oregon (Corvallis Knights)
* Sam Gaviglio of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)

Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team

* Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga (Wenatchee AppleSox)
* Bo Cuthbertson of Southern Utah (Kelowna Falcons)