Three Lake Oswego players honored on Class 6A all-state baseball
The hits just keep coming for Lake Oswego and Lakeridge's best baseball players.
In the 2019 Class 6A all-state voting, the Lakers saw three players honored while the Pacers had one.
For Lake Oswego, senior pitcher/first baseman Alex Giroux was named to the Class 6A all-state first team as a utility player, while senior catcher Gabe DeVille and senior center fielder Matt Sebolsky both won berths on the all-state second team.
For Lakeridge, sophomore shortstop Cam Clayton was named to the all-state honorable mention team.
Giroux — he'll play at the University of Washington next year — did it with his arm and his bat in 2019, hitting .427 with 24 RBIs, 17 runs scored, one triple, five doubles and eight steals. As a pitcher, he went just 5-5, but had a 2.84 ERA with 47 strikeouts and 24 walks in 39.2 innings pitched.
Sebolsky — he'll play at George Fox next year — earned his berth on the second team by batting .371 with 11 RBIs, 25 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples and six stolen bases. He also played an error-free league season, using his speed to track down balls across the outfield.
DeVille batted .419 this year with 16 RBIs, 14 runs scored, one homer, two triples and eight doubles. He also fielded at a .987 clip.
"All three guys are some of the hardest-working kids in the program and lead by example," said Lake Oswego coach Jake Anders. "They all put time in the offseason regardless of other sports. These are some of the cornerstones of our program."
As a group, the Lakers went 11-7 in Three Rivers League play to place third, went 10-3 down the stretch to finish 15-14 overall, then bowed out in the second round of the state playoffs.
Clayton, meanwhile, won his berth by batting .427, racking up an on-base percentage of .513 and finishing with 10 doubles and just six strikeouts in 113 trips to the plate. Defensively, he fielded .948 with 78 assists and just six errors in 30 games while also turning 14 double plays.
"Cam was at his best against the best pitchers in the biggest spots. He showed good power with a rare ability to define the strike zone and defend the entire strike zone late in the count," said Lakeridge coach D.J. Whittemore.
Clayton helped lead a Pacer resurgence that saw the team reach the state quarterfinals for the first time in more than a decade, finish fourth in the TRL race and post a 20-10 overall record after going 4-22 a year earlier.
Central Catholic senior Christian Cooney was named Class 6A Player of the Year, Jesuit junior Mick Abel was named Pitcher of the Year, and Jesuit's Colin Griffin was named Coach of the Year.
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