Gotchall, Palau to compete in All-State Baseball Series

A pair of Central Kitsap School District athletes will compete in the All-State Baseball Series this weekend in Yakima.

From staff reports

A pair of Central Kitsap School District athletes will compete in the All-State Baseball Series this weekend in Yakima.

One of the squads, dubbed “Team Baker,” will feature Klahowya’s Jacob Gotchall, while Central Kitsap’s Colin Palau will compete for Team St. Helens. Both will play June 13-14 at County Stadium in Yakima.

All-league baseball selections

Class 3A Narrows

MVP: Collin Palau, Central Kitsap, sr.

MVP pitcher: Mack Larson, Wilson, jr.

Coach of the Year: Aaron Trolia, Lincoln

First team

Pitcher: Brent Smotherman, Shelton, jr.; Andrew Thoresen, Central Kitsap, sr.

Catcher: Dalton Hutson, Shelton, sr.

Middle infield: Mithcell Dooley, Capital, jr.; Mitchell Johnson, Shelton, sr.; Noah Murski, North Thurston, jr.

Corner infield: Noah Bennett-Chong, Capital, sr.; Mike Cole, North Thurston, sr.

Outfield: Kendal Yaegle, Central Kitsap, jr.; Ben Rood, North Thurston, jr.; Kevin Scott, Shelton, jr.; Aki Buckson, Central Kitsap, jr.

Designated hitter: Dan Cofield, North Thurston, sr.

Utility: Trevor Gregory, Shelton, jr.

Second team

Pitcher: Cody Jenkins, Capital, jr.; Hunter Nielsen, North Thurston, sr.

Catcher: Emilio Romero, North Thurston, sr.

Middle infielders: Mark Jones, Wilson, jr.; Griffin McCormick, Central Kitsap, jr.; Josh Congdon, North Thurston, jr.; Nick Roberts, Central Kitsap, jr.

Corner infielders: Daniel Peterson, Wilson, sr.; Drew York, Shelton, jr.

Outfield: Evan Slate, Central Kitsap, sr.; Thomas Reay, North Thurston, sr.

Designated hitter: Landon Mueller, Capital, sr.

Utility: Sam Aown, Foss, sr.

Honorable mention (Central Kitsap only)

Bryce Higgins, catcher, so.; Eric Halvorson, infield, jr.; Nolan Wiler, infield, jr.; Isaiah McGee, outfield, jr.

Olympic League

MVP—Andy Smith, North Kitsap

Coach of the year—Jeff Weible, North Kitsap

First team

1B: Danny Orr, Kingston, jr. 2B: Isaac Yamamoto, Sequim, so. 3B: Randy Button, North Mason, sr. SS: Kasey Bielec, North Mason, so. C: Curtis Wildung, Kingston, so. DH: Rueben Smith, Kingston, sr. Utility: Chris Campbell, Olympic, so. OF: Daniel Jewett, North Kitsap, jr.; Blake Johnson, Olympic, jr.; Eric Eley, Klahowya, sr. P: Tyler Sullivan, Kingston, sr.; Riley Crow, Olympic, jr.; Kurtis Pitcher, Klahowya, sr.

Second team

1B: Jordan Halstead, Olympic, sr. 2B: Keith Davis, Olympic, jr. 3B: Trevor Bennett, North Kitsap, jr. SS: Brandon Neet, Klahowya, jr. C: Zach Bird, Olympic, jr. DH: Jeremy Aske, North Kitsap, sr. Utility: Ryan Unbedacht, Port Townsend, jr. OF: Kyle Murray, Klahowya, sr.; Alex Smith, North Kitsap, so.; Skyler Jensen, North Mason, jr. P: Danny Romero, Port Angeles, sr.; Eric Eley, Klahowya, sr.; Alex Smith, North Kitsap, so.

Honorable mention (Klahowya and Olympic only)

Tyler Marshall, Olympic, sr.; Jeff Jaeckel, Klahowya, sr.; Patrick Middleton, Olympic, so.; Darell Newman, Klahowya, sr.; Joe Stevick, Olympic, so.; Elliott Thorsen, Olympic, sr.