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Buchanan, Travis make first-team chosen by Northwest Oregon Conference coaches

COURTESY PHOTO: SCAPPOOSE BASEBALL - Jordan Buchanan, a senior at Scappoose High, made the all-Northwest Oregon Conference first team this year as a senior infielder.Two Scappoose Indians have been chosen for the all-Northwest Oregon Conference first team in baseball.

Senior infielder Jordan Buchanan and junior outfielder Logan Travis made the squad by vote of coaches in the Class 5A league.

Travis also was chosen for honorable mention as a pitcher.

St. Helens had two players picked for the all-NWOC second team: senior outfielder Chris Beatty and senior pitcher Jacob Klein.

Scappoose had one second-teamer: senior Breeler Mann, as an outfielder.

Mann also was one of five Indians earning honorable mention in six spots. Along with Mann and pitcher Travis, the Scappoose HM selections were senior Quincy Cleveland (utility), senior Gavin Larson (first base) and junior Ben Anicker (infield and pitcher).

St. Helens had three players on the honorable mention list. Sophomore catcher Jacobi Allen made it, as did junior infielder Garrett Harris and senior first baseman Justin Olson.

Both NWOC first-teamers from Scappoose led by example and in preparation for the season, as well as in the classroom, pulling down GPAs over 3.5, notes Scappoose coach Cameron Webb.

Buchanan, a three-sport athlete throughout his high school career (cross country and basketball as well) "was one of the first kids that would hit me up to go in the cage and work on his swing after I got the job," Webb says.

Buchanan played second base and gave the Indians consistently hard hitting.

"He has naturally fast hands, which is why he has explosive line-drive ability," Webb says.

Buchanan finished the year with 26 hits, about one per game, and opened the year with a big home run to help lift the Indians to a win against South Albany.

"He was our most consistent hitter throughout the season," Webb says. "We could count on him to hit the ball hard and hit a couple of line drives every game.

"And he was a very good teammate — the first guy to encourage somebody else when they were down."

Travis showed plenty of self-motivation and self-discipline, Webb says, as he came off the shelf and became a force at the plate, in the outfield and on the mound during league play.

"In January, he organized our long-toss and conditioning program and got guys out there, totally led all of that," Webb says.

While pitching is "probably his highest potential, hitting is where he earned his real accolades," Webb says. "If there's an optional practice, he's always in there and focused on every detail of his swing. He hit for a lot of power this season, hit one long home run to the street in left-center at home. Even with two strikes he found a way to hit a ball hard."

  • All-Northwest Oregon Conference

    baseball

    First team

    Catcher

    Kane Kiaunis, Hillsboro, junior

    KJ Ruffo, Putnam, junior

    Infield

    Kammeron Mecham, Hillsboro, senior

    Isaac Kersey-Bronec, La Salle Prep, senior

    Kaden Middleton, Milwaukie, senior

    Jordan Buchanan, Scappoose, senior

    Trevor Antonson, Wilsonville, senior

    Cole Hubka, Wilsonville, freshman

    First base

    Gavin Gately, La Salle Prep, senior

    Outfield

    Nolan Grogan, La Salle Prep, senior

    Logan Travis, Scappoose, junior

    Nolan Thebiay, Wilsonville, senior

    Cole Kleckner, Wilsonville, junior

    Designated hitter

    Kyle Meyer, Hillsboro, freshman

    Utility

    Josh O'Neal, Hillsboro, senior

    Pitchers

    Kammeron Mecham, Hillsboro, senior

    Matt Evans, La Salle Prep, senior

    Gavin Gately, La Salle Prep, senior

    Nick Geertsen, Putnam, junior

    Nolan Thebiay, Wilsonville, senior

    Second team

    Catcher

    Cade Edmondson, Wilsonville, senior

    Infield

    Matt Evans, La Salle Prep, senior

    Nick Geertsen, Putnam, junior

    First base

    Keegan Shivers, Wilsonville, junior

    Outfield

    Logan Killian, Milwaukie, sophomore

    Breeler Mann, Scappoose, senior

    Chris Beatty, St. Helens, senior

    Jack Kimball, Wilsonville, sophomore

    Designated hitter

    Kyle Meyer, Hillsboro, freshman

    Pat Raschio, La Salle Prep, sophomore

    Utility

    Vinny Salvione, Putnam, freshman

    Pitchers

    Kane Kiaunis, Hillsboro, junior

    Jayden Junta, Putnam, sophomore

    Jacob Klein, St. Helens, senior

    Braden Woodworth, Wilsonville, junior

    Honorable mention

    Catcher

    Sean MacNeela, La Salle Prep, junior

    Jacobi Allen, St. Helens, sophomore

    Infield

    Nick Cooper, Milwaukie, junior

    Garrett Harris, St. Helens, junior

    Liam Gwynn, La Salle Prep, sophomore

    Ben Anicker, Scappoose, junior

    First base

    Gavin Larson, Scappoose, senior

    Justin Olson, St. Helens, senior

    Outfield

    Spencer Paugh, La Salle Prep, senior

    Jarrod Seibel, Wilsonville, junior

    Utility

    Jackson Price, Hillsboro, freshman

    Peter Foulke, Milwaukie, junior

    Quincy Cleveland, Scappoose, senior

    Pitchers

    Josh O'Neal, Hillsboro, senior

    Perry Collman, La Salle Prep, senior

    David Jensen, La Salle Prep, sophomore

    Tanner Drog, Putnam, junior

    Austin Hayes, Putnam, sophomore

    Breeler Mann, Scappoose, senior

    Logan Travis, Scappoose, junior

    Ben Anicker, Scappoose, junior

    Kaleb Edwards, St. Helens, sophomore

    Andrew Classen, Wilsonville, junior

    Pitcher of the Year

    Matt Evans, La Salle Prep, senior

    Player of the Year

    Trevor Antonson, Wilsonville, senior

    Coach of the Year

    Nate Fogle, La Salle Prep


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