Great West League Awards

Matt Monohan, Tim Brokop, and Jay Vincent all received league awards. Monohan from St. Xavier University hit .365, 10 doubles, 4 triples, and 4 Home runs in league play this summer. Offensively and defensively was considered by many managers as one the best players overall in the GWL. Tim Brokop pitched 48 innings this summer with a 5.00 ERA and was second overall in strikeouts with 64 in the GWL. Tim saw innings out of the pen and in the bullpen early in the season but settled in as the Seals ace this summer. Jay Vincent finished the season tied for the team leader in Home Runs with 5 and also had 9 doubles with a .316 average. Jay also brought home the award as champion of the Home Run Derby in the 2018 GWL All-Star game in Klamath Falls this summer. We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them and all our 2018 Seals the best of luck for this upcoming Fall and Spring Season.

AUGUST 20, 2018 – PORTLAND, OR:  The 2018 All-Great West League team has been announced by league commissioner Ken Wilson. The voting was conducted by the league managers.

Thirteen players from the 2018 GWL Champion Chico Heat were selected to either the first or second team All-GWL.  The Lincoln Potters had seven selections.

Thirteen players received votes from every manager, though not a single player received a number one vote at his position from each manager.  “Seeing so many players receiving votes speaks well for the depth of talent in the league this season,” noted Wilson.

The GWL Player of the Year, the GWL Pitcher of the Year and the GWL Manager of the Year will be announced tomorrow.

All-GWL First Team:
Catcher – Parke Phillips – Chico Heat (Brown University)
First Baseman – Mike Hicks – Klamath Falls Gems (University of Portland)
Second Baseman – Will Law – Lincoln Potters (William Jessup University)
Third Baseman – Matt Monahan – San Francisco Seals (St. Xavier University)
Shortstop – Riley Kasper – Medford Rogues (Saddleback College)
Outfield – Cole Carder – Medford Rogues (University of Antelope Valley)
Outfield – Brian Morley – Lincoln Potters (Old Dominion)
Outfield – Cole Lemmel – Chico Heat (Cal Berkeley)
Designated Hitter – Joe Starich – Lincoln Potters (William Jessup University)
Starting Pitcher – Justin Sterner – Chico Heat (Brigham Young)
Starting Pitcher – Shane Gustafson – Chico Heat (Nevada – Reno)
Starting Pitcher – Blake Hannah – Chico Heat (UC – Davis)
Starting Pitcher – Ryan Sanchez – Chico Heat (Hawaii Pacific)
Relief Pitcher – Wesley Clawson – Chico Heat (San Jose State)
Relief Pitcher – Reid McLaughlin – Chico Heat (Brigham Young)

ALL-GWL Second Team:
Catcher – Jacob Terao – Yuba Sutter Gold Sox (University of Portland)
First Baseman – Joe Debaca – Chico Heat (UC – San Diego)
Second Baseman – Andrew Meggs – Chico Heat (Creighton)
Third Baseman – Wyatt Branch – Chico Heat (Dixie State)
Shortstop – (tie) – Larry Fonseca – Lincoln Potters (Cal State – Northridge) and Brice Foster – Klamath Falls Gems (Menlo College)
Outfield – Charles Middleton – Lincoln Potters (Sierra College)
Outfield – Brandon Stewart – Chico Heat (UC – San Diego)
Outfield – Brody Clifford – Yuba Sutter Gold Sox (Dixie State)
Designated Hitter – (tie) Tanner Cantwell – Medford Rogues (Montana State – Billings) and Mitchell Neunborn – Medford Rogues (North Iowa Area CC)
Starting Pitcher – Tanner Simpson – Medford Rogues (Lewis-Clark State)
Starting Pitcher – Jakob Frederick – Lincoln Potters (San Joaquin Delta)
Starting Pitcher – Bobby Voortmeyer – Medford Rogues (Columbia Basin)
Starting Pitcher – Tim Brokop – San Francisco Seals (St. Xavier University)
Relief Pitcher – Brayden Bonner – Chico Heat (Dixie State)
Relief Pitcher – Tyler Cochran – Lincoln Potters (Folsom Lake College)

Chico Heat – Alex Crouch (Cosumnes River College), Tim Firth (Texas A&M – Arkana), Cole Galvagno (Folsom Lake College), Matt Kimura (Chico State), Dalton Smith (Chico State), Klamath Falls Gems – Kyle Yamada (Hawaii – Hilo),  Lincoln Potters – Austen Swift (William Jessup University) ,  Medford Rogues – Tommy Ahlstrom (Simpson University), Blake Baumgartner (UC – San Diego),  Kolby Button (Shasta College), Cole Elvis (Cal Berkeley), Gabe Smith (Everett CC), San Francisco Seals – Jay Vincent (University of Pikeville)

The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.

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