Oregon All-Star Series set for return to Corvallis June 19-20
The Richardson Oregon All-Star Series, which showcases the state's top senior Class 6A and 5A high school baseball players, unveiled their North and South rosters on Tuesday, June 1.
Announced by coordinators Jake Anders, John Arntson and Scot McDonald — coaches at Lake Oswego, Clackamas and Crescent Valley high schools — the two-game series returns from a one-year hiatus June 19-20 at Oregon State's Goss Stadium.
The North roster features four seniors from Metro League champion Westview (14-3), including Metro League Player of the Year shortstop Mason Guerra and Metro League Pitcher of the Year Braeden Munger. Guerra, an Oregon State commit, led Class 6A pitchers in on-base percentage (.701) and batting (.592) and hit six homers. Munger, who is headed to Lower Columbia College in the fall, went 5-1, posted a 0.44 ERA and struck out 46 batters in 32 innings this spring. The Wildcats are the most represented program in the Oregon All-Star Series.
PIL champion Grant, whose 17-1 mark was tops in 6A, is represented on the North roster by PIL Player of the Year shortstop Spencer Scott and PIL Pitcher of the Year Kaden Segel. Scott led 6A hitters in home runs with 10 and hit .466 with 35 RBIs while also playing stellar defense. Segel did not allow an earned run in his final three starts against Barlow, Clackamas and Sherwood, went 3-0 and posted a 1.75 ERA. Scott is committed to University of Portland and Segel to Linn-Benton CC.
Oregon All-Star Series
The first game of the series is slated for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at OSU's Goss Stadium. The series concludes at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 20. Both games will be nine-inning contests.
The North also features Lakeridge shortstop Cam Clayton who hit .553 (with a .638 OBP) and right-handed pitcher George Eisenhardt, as well as Mt. Hood Conference Player of the Year catcher Wilson Weber of Barlow, outfielder Jackson Dorn of Clackamas and hard-throwing righty Joey Gartrell of Canby. Clayton and Eisenhardt led the Pacers (15-2) to a Three Rivers League title; Clayton was named TRL Player of the Year while Eisenhardt posted a 1.73 ERA and struck out 50 over 32 innings pitched. Clayton is headed to University of Washington in the fall, and Eisenhardt to Xavier.
Oregon State commit Weber hit .532 with nine home runs, 30 RBIs and 15 stolen bases; Dorn hit .481 with 20 RBIs and led Clackamas (16-2) to a Mt. Hood Conference title; and Gartrell tossed two no-hitters (vs. Tigard and Scappoose). Over 10 combined innings against West Linn and Westview, Gartrell only allowed two runs while striking out 19. Gartrell is headed to University of Portland to pitch for the Pilots while Dorn is committed to Mt. Hood CC.
The South roster features Oregon Ducks commits infielder Crosby Albee of West Salem (16-3), pitcher Carson Lydon of Churchill and catcher Bennett Thompson of South Medford. Albee hit .473 with 5 homers, 27 RBIs and recorded an OPS of 1.564 for the Titans.
Mid-Willamette champion West Albany (14-3) is represented by ace Chase Reynolds and outfielder Luke Killinger. Reynolds went 6-1, posted a 2.59 ERA and struck out 52 over 29.2 innings. The right-hander is committed to Linn-Benton CC.
The South's most represented high school program is Churchill (10-3), with Lancer pitchers Carson Lydon and Isaac Evaniew and outfielder Jeff Squires being selected.
In memoriam, the South also added the late Ian Spalding of North Bend from the Midwestern League as an honorary all-star. Spalding, who died in an accident last year, was an extraordinary multi-sport athlete at North Bend, starting as a sophomore in both baseball and football in 2019. A servant, leader and role model, North Bend's coaches awarded Spalding with the Al Pierce Memorial Cup given to the school's most inspirational senior athlete. Spalding maintained a 3.96 GPA and planned to attend college and work towards an engineering degree. #1 will not be worn at this year's Oregon All-Star Series and will be issued to Spalding in his honor.
Coaching the North squad are Westview's Matt Bailie, Grant's Matt Kabza and Lakeridge's Ray Pearson. The South is led by skippers Taylor Blair of West Salem, Don Lien of West Albany and Kenny Niles of Churchill.
Pitchers: Brady Baltus, Beaverton, George Eisenhardt, Lakeridge; Kyle Field, Pendleton; Joey Gartrell, Canby; Logan Geiszler, Cleveland; Braeden Munger, Westview; Kaden Segel, Grant; Chance Wallace, Sunset
Catchers: Wilson Weber, Barlow
Infielders: Andrew Busche, Westview; Ty Beers, Pendleton; Cam Clayton, Lakeridge; Mason Guerra, Westview; Shawn Hunt, Tualatin; Jack Nehler, Gresham; Caden Parker, West Linn; Spencer Scott, Grant
Outfielders: Brandon Cabrera, Aloha; Jackson Dorn, Clackamas; Harrison Howell, Hood River Valley; Caden Rickman, Westview
Coaches: Matt Bailie, Westview; Matt Kabza, Grant; Ray Pearson, Lakeridge
Pitchers: Isaac Evaniew, Churchill; Connor Hale, Newberg; Carson Lydon, Churchill; Jackson Muth, Sprague; Jason Proudfit, North Eugene; Chase Reynolds, West Albany; Jackson Van Eyk, Crescent Valley
Catchers: Danny Alvarado, South Salem; Kaleb Karpstein, Bend; Ian Spalding, North Bend; Bennett Thompson, South Medford; Dane Woodcook, Willamette
Infielders: Crosby Albee, West Salem; Caden Davis, Sherwood; Jacob Fitch, Newberg; Drew Kaatz, Silverton; Tanner Windom, Thurston
Outfielders: Cory Borraggine, North Medford; Aidan Bray, South Eugene; Ryland Gustafson, Bend; Luke Killinger, West Albany; Jeff Squires, Churchill
Coaches: Taylor Blair, West Salem; Don Lien, West Albany; Kenny Niles, Churchill
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