The Pac-12 announced its all-conference honors today, and former Corvallis Knights infielder Nick Madrigal of #1-ranked Oregon State was selected as both the conference’s Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
Madrigal got his first taste of college baseball during the summer of 2015, where he earned first-team all-WCL honors and set a new league single season stolen bases mark with 40.
Future Victoria HarbourCat Andrew Vaughn of Cal was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
Several West Coast League alums were named first-team All-Pac 12 including:
– Bend’s Jack Anderson of OSU
– Walla Walla’s Sean Bouchard of UCLA
– Wenatchee’s Griffin Channing of UCLA
– Bellingham’s Dallas Carroll of Utah
– Bend’s Cadyn Grenier of OSU
– Corvallis’ K.J. Harrison of OSU
– Corvallis’ Nick Madrigal of OSU
– Joey Morgan of Washington
– Bellingham’s Jon Olsen of UCLA
– David Peterson of Oregon
– Bend’s Jake Thompson of OSU
– Cowlitz’s Kenyon Yovan of Oregon
The 2017 WCL season gets underway tonight in Port Angeles as Victoria visits the Lefties in the first ever WCL game at historic Civic Field.
ABOUT THE WEST COAST LEAGUE
The West Coast League is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 13-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest features pro prospects from major conferences across the nation and an unparalleled history out west of great fan and player experiences in addition to the best summer weather in North America. In 2016, 88 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB June draft, and more than 230 WCL alums appeared in affiliated professional baseball including 28 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore), 2015 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up Matt Duffy (Tampa Bay) and rising star pitchers Matt Andriese (Tampa Bay), Matt Boyd (Detroit) and James Paxton (Seattle). Overall member attendance was 379,611 this past season.