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 infielder Easton Amundson (uncommitted) and Bellingham Bells right-hander Jack Erdman (Tennessee Tech).
Last week, Amundson knocked out six extra-base hits, including three home runs, while both driving in and scoring 10 runs for the AppleSox. Amundson also finished the week with a 12-game hitting streak and now leads the League in home runs (6) and RBI (17). The Idaho native from Nampa is uncommitted for the 2024 season after helping Lower Columbia College capture the NWAC title in May. His success at the plate is a carryover from the spring, when he also led the NWAC in home runs and RBI on his way to being named West Region MVP.
Last Tuesday night against the Kelowna Falcons, Bellingham’s Erdman was masterful on the mound, allowing only two hits with ten strikeouts in five shutout innings. A native of Kirkland, Washington, Erdman has now thrown the most scoreless innings (10.1) of any pitcher in the circuit this summer. He is set to transfer to Tennessee Tech after compiling a 2.85 ERA in 14 appearances for Bellevue College in the spring.
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.