On the eve of the MLB World Series between the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox – showcasing two alums of WCCBL clubs, Rockies’ starting pitcher Jeff Francis (Bellingham Bells) and Red Sox starting centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Bend Elks) – the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League announced its 2007 DeMarini All-Performance and Rawlings Gold Glove teams. The awards honor the league’s top hitters and fielders by position. This year’s teams featured four players who excelled both offensively and defensively and were named to both teams; Wenatchee third baseman Hawkins Gebbers (pictured) of Biola, Corvallis first baseman Jim Murphy of Washington State, Moses Lake outfielder Steve Tinoco of Long Beach State and Wenatchee outfielder Zach Mandelblatt of Pomona-Pitzer.
OF: Zach Mandelblatt (Pomona-Pitzer), Wenatchee AppleSox – .331
OF: Steve Tinoco (Long Beach State), Moses Lake Pirates – .331
OF: Zach Kim (San Francisco), Moses Lake Pirates – .327
1B: Jim Murphy (Washington State), Corvallis Knights – .319
2B: Curtis Van Wyck (Edmonds CC), Wentachee AppleSox – .352
SS: Derek Poppert (San Francisco), Bend Elks – .321
3B: Hawkins Gebbers (Biola), Wenatchee AppleSox – .328
C: Tyson Van Winkle (Gonzaga), Spokane RiverHawks – .336
DH: Drew George (Oregon State), Bend Elks – .326
DeMarini All-Performance selections are based on highest batting average at each position.
Rawlings Gold Gloves
OF: Zach Mandelblatt (Pomona-Pitzer), Wenatchee AppleSox – 1.000
OF: Ryan Davis (Vanderbilt), Wenatchee AppleSox – 1.000
OF: Steve Tinoco (Long Beach State), Moses Lake Pirates – 1.000
1B: Jim Murphy (Washington State), Corvallis Knights – 1.000
2B: Brandon Decker (San Diego State), Kitsap BlueJackets – .960
SS: Doug Cherry (Washington), Bellingham Bells – .948
3B: Hawkins Gebbers (Biola), Wenatchee AppleSox – .992
C: Kevin Coddington (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago), Moses Lake Pirates – .996
P: Mark Triolo (San Diego State), Bellingham Bells – 1.000
Gold Glove selections are based on fielding percentage (ties were broken by total chances).
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