(Yakima, WA) Here are the Eli Sports Network Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty All-Tournament team. We have named 1 MVP, 5 infielders, 3 outfielders, 3 pitchers and 1 DH. Plus honorable mentions. ESN broadcast each game and we debated our top selections. This by no means is to take-away from anyone’s performance but rather to celebrate efforts that stuck out to us. So here we go and enjoy!
Tournament Most Valuable Player
Dustin Yates, Selah
Dustin was our pick for his pitching effort in the Championship game but more for his all around performance. He pitched the complete 5-inning game in the Title showdown against Cedarcrest giving up 3 runs all unearned, 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 5. He played 1st base in the Semi-final 5-1 win over Ellensburg and was 2-4 for the 2 games at the plate with 4 walks, 1 run scored and 4 RBI. Certainly numbers to back up an MVP award.
1st Team All-Touney
Infield Kyle Mozzone (Kmomo), Fife
The big man known as Kmomo was solid in the field defensively and had a strong effort at the plate hitting .500 with a double and an RBI. His leadership shined this season for the Trojans.
Infield Cody Banks, Cedarcrest
Not once did the word “Agent” ever come into our play-by-play but the word All-Star was and for good reason. Banks was 3-6 at the plate and scored 3 runs while playing tough at shortstop.
Infield Dac Archer, Selah
Dac was in our MVP discussions and certainly a case could be made for him at the plate he had 4 hits, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. He was also strong in the field handling the middle for the Vikings.
Infield Dan Legg, Selah
Dan was an anchor on the hot corner and his bat was equally hot going 3-6 with a walk plus he scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. Legg was another in consideration for the MVP choice and his numbers more than justify the discussion.
Infield Blaine Wagner, Cedarcrest
Blaine and Selah’s Carter Young battled it out for the final Infield slot and Blaine edged Young barely and did so with a strong catching performance and going 2-5 at the plate with a walk, 1 run scored and an RBI. That’s great offensive production from the catcher.
Outfield Wesley Nixon, Fife
Wesley had a good tourney offensively going 3-6 with a run scored but his cannon arm is a huge weapon for the Trojans and he slowed traffic on the bases each time the ball was hit his way.
Outfield Tyler Polacek, Ellensburg
Tyler was steady through the tournament and found ways several ways to help the Bulldogs with a solid effort in the field and getting a hit, scoring 2 runs with an RBI. He put the ball in play a lot and found ways to bet on base.
Outfield Waylon Pettijohn, Selah
Waylon actually had some MVP talk too with a double and triple in the Championship game finishing 3-7 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI and solid play in left field for the Vikings making his 1st team selection rather easy.
Designated Hitter Carter Chapman, Selah
Carter was what you hope to get out of a DH, he made tons of contact, got on, scored and drove in runs. He finished 1-5 but had 2 RBI and scored a run.
Pitcher Cort Dietrich, Selah
Another one in the discussion for MVP as he set the standard for pitchers on Day 1 going 7 innings a complete game, giving up 3 hits, 1 unearned run, walked 3 and struck-out 10. Plus he had a couple of hits at the plate and could have easily been named MVP.
Pitcher Taylor Smith, Ellensburg
Taylor pitched more than a complete game as he came in to relieve on Day 1 vs Selah and pitched 1.1 innings and then went the full 7 vs Fife and got the win for 3rd place. He gave up a total of 5 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk and 3 strike-outs. Plenty of numbers for a 1st team slot.
Pitcher Aaron Davenport, Cedarcrest
Aaron was the only one not on the Championship team considered for MVP. He was in control in the opener going 7 innings gave up 2 unearned runs on 6 hits with 3 walks nd 8 strike-outs. He was also effective at the plate 2-5 with a run scored.
Ben Lemery, Josh Goodrich
Xander Orejudos, Bryce Helgeson, Major Moffat
Jaden Hassell, Tanner Knapp
Carter Young, Riley Quincy