Perfect Game released its Summer Collegiate All-America teams last week. Four WCL players made the list including two first team honorees, both pitchers – Bellingham’s Sam Hellinger of Gonzaga and Yakima Valley’s Zach Draper of College of Idaho.
Hellinger led the WCL in saves with 15 (regular and postseason combined) and Draper was the WCL’s Pitcher of the Year.
Southpaw Josh Mitchell of Victoria earned second team honors. The redshirt junior-to-be at Pittsburgh went 7-0 this summer. His summer teammate Austin Dondanville of Cal Poly was named to Perfect Game’s third team.
To check out Perfect Game’s Summer Collegiate All-Americans, click here.
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The West Coast League is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 12-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 have appeared in affiliated professional baseball this summer including 25 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 exceeded 400,000 in 2015.