South Salem's Aaron Zavala named 6A baseball Player of the Year
Westview's Willie Wiess was named the Class 6A Pitcher of the Year after leading the Wildcats to a state title, while South Salem catcher Aaron Zavala was named the 6A Player of the year.
Westview's Matt Bailie was recognized as the 6A Coach of the Year after his top-ranked Wildcats (28-3) defeated No. 2 Clackamas 8-4 in the state final.
Clackamas first baseman Greg Mehlhaff was named to the All-State first team for the second season in a row and was one of six players for the state runner-up Cavaliers to earn All-State recognition.
Third baseman Alex Claxton and outfielder Grant Schoen over the Cavaliers were named to the second team, while pitcher Tucker Grote catcher Jake Zehr received honorable mention.
Oregon City outfielder/designated hitter Kyle Roley also earned honorable mention after helping lead the Pioneers (13-14) to a berth in the Class 6A state playoffs.
2018 CLASS 6A BASEBALL ALL-STATE TEAMS
Player of the Year: Aaron Zavala, Sr., South Salem
Pitcher of the Year: Willie Weiss, Sr., Westview
Coach of the Year: Matt Bailie, Westview
Willie Weiss, Sr. Westview
Sam Matterazzo, Sr. Central Catholic
Zane Mills, Sr. Lincoln
Riley Aggson, Sr. Sherwood
Brandon Letendre, Sr. South Medford
Aaron Zavala, Sr. South Salem
Isaac Lovings, Sr. Sunset
Greg Mehlhaff, Sr. Clackamas
Mason Guerra, Jr. Westview
Monte Woods, Sr. Westview
Jake Dukart, Sr. Lake Oswego
Derek Maiben, Sr. Newberg
Jayce Lien, Sr. West Albany
Will Spitznagel, Jr. Jesuit
Matt Easton, Sr. Lincoln
Jacob Melton, Sr. South Medford
Christian Cooney, Jr. Central Catholic
Max Long, Sr. Sprague
Blake Arritola, Sr. West Salem
Nick Markantonatos, Sr. Grant
Kenji Lamdin, Jr. Grant
SECOND TEAM: Pitchers -- Curtis Zamora, Sr., West Albany; Dylan McCallum, Soph., Grant; Jacob Cox, Sr., Westview; Jaren Hunter, Soph., Barlow; Ricky Boortz, Jr., South Medford; Den Braukmann, Sr., Westview. Catchers -- Hayden Gilfert, Sr., Sherwood; Ezra Samperi, Sr., Gresham. First basemen -- C.J. Rivers, Jr., Tigard; Jonathan Stone, Jr., Roseburg. Infielders -- Alex Claxton, Jr., Clackamas; Bryce Boettcher, Soph., South Eugene; Jonathan Kelly, Jr., West Linn; Kyle Dernedde, Jr., Tualatin; Jaalen Owens, Sr., South Medford. Outfielders -- Ty Rund, Sr., Grants Pass; Grant Schoen, Jr., Clackamas; Zach Swartz, Jr., Lincoln; Micky Thompson, Jr., Century; Sean Alvarado, Jr., South Salem. Utility player -- Anthony Garrett, Jr., Sherwood.
HONORABLE MENTION: Pitchers -- Michael Bennett, Sr., Madison; Tucker Grote, Sr., Clackamas; Joey Campbell, Sr., West Linn; Jacob Biesterfeild, Sr., Gresham; Ryan Brown, Jr., South Salem; Zack Mandera, Jr., Roseburg. Catchers -- Micah Gibson, Sr., West Linn; Dillon McNeil, Sr., Central Catholic; Jake Zehr, Sr., Clackamas; Dylan Hansen, Sr., Sheldon. First baseman -- Patrick Muskat, Jr., Central Catholic. Infielderers -- Justin Herzog, Jr., Century; Rowan Ramsay, Sr., Central Catholic; Spencer Scott, Fr., Grant; Payton Calabro, Jr., Grants Pass; Sam Winter, Sr., Sunset; Colby Jackson, Sr., Tualatin. Outfielders -- Sam Haney, Sr., Lake Oswego; Nick Heinke, Sr., Tigard; Dezi Olivares, Sr., Wilson; Jaylin Parnell, Sr., South Medford; Michael Martinez, Sr., Liberty; Kyle Roley, Sr., Oregon City.
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