Monday, Commissioner Rob Neyer announced that the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week are Port Angeles Lefties infielder Nick Oakley (UC Santa Barbara) and Walla Walla Sweets left-hander Travis Craven (Whitman).
Oakley went 9 for 23 with three home runs and eight runs batted in for the Lefties last week. The California native is hitting .312 in 22 games so far this summer with Port Angeles. As a freshman this spring he played in 17 games with a .273 batting average for the Gauchos.
Craven twirled a gem against the Wenatchee AppleSox on Thursday, allowing only three hits with 14 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings of work. Over his last three outings he has compiled 18 strikeouts in 11 shutout innings. His 2.73 ERA is currently the sixth-best in the WCL.
The rising senior southpaw earned second-team all-Northwest Conference honors this spring, posting a 4-2 record with a complete game for the Blues.
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.