Monday, Commissioner Rob Neyer announced that the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week are Ridgefield Raptors infielder John Peck (Pepperdine) and Cowlitz Black Bears right-hander Myles Davis (CSU Bakersfield).
Peck played a crucial role in the Raptors’ sweep of the Port Angeles Lefties. The Pepperdine sophomore-to-be went 7 for 14 with two home runs and six runs batted in during Ridgefield’s three League games. As a freshman this spring, Peck batted .256 while starting all of the Waves’ 45 games.
Meanwhile, Saturday night Cowlitz’s Davis left the Yakima Valley Pippins feeling kind of blue. Through seven innings, Davis was cookin’ with a dozen strikeouts and a no-hitter. After the Pippins’ Alex Shanks led off the eighth with a clean single, Davis was played off the field by a standing ovation from the hearty Cowlitz crowd, and two Cowlitz relievers finished the team shutout with a pair of clean innings.
The California native is slated to join CSU Bakersfield this fall, after two seasons with Feather River Community College. At Feather River this spring, Davis was miles ahead of Golden Valley Conference hitters, going 5-1 with 52 strikeouts in 40 innings.
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.