Four Big Bend athletes earn NWAC East-Region All-Star nods

Tyson Yamane, Cody Banks, Trevor Luckey, and Kyle Tolf were all named to the 2018 East Region All-Star team by the Northwest Athletic Conference.
Tyson Yamane, Cody Banks, Trevor Luckey, and Kyle Tolf were all named to the 2018 East Region All-Star team by the Northwest Athletic Conference.

By the Big Bend Office of Communications

The Northwest Athletic Conference released its East Region All-Star selections this week and four Big Bend athletes were among the selections.

Leading the way was sophomore third baseman Cody Banks out of Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, WA. Banks earned the team's only first-team selection as well as the region's Gold Glove award for third basemen. He carried a .308 batting average in 172 at-bats with 53 hits with 13 doubles and 3 home runs. BAnks also drove in 39 runs and drew 34 walks and only struck out 3 times. 

On his way to earning the gold glove, Banks had a .945 fielding percentage committing just 6 errors in 74 attempts with 29 putouts.

Sophomore Tyson Yamane (Warden High School, Warden, WA) was the only Vikings pitcher to get an all-region nod (2nd team). Big Bend's most consistent pitcher finished the season with a 6-1 record and carried an ERA of 3.52 in 66.33 innings. Yamane struck out 43 hitters, issued just 9 walks while giving up a total of 26 earned runs.

Big Bend shortstop Kyle Tolf also earned a 2nd team all-region nod after boasting a .313 average during his sophomore season. The Burlington High School alum (Burlington, WA) had 45 hits this season in 144 trips to the plate including 7 doubles and 1 home run. He drove in 25 runs, scored 23 runs, stole 11 bases, and drew 15 walks. 

First baseman Trevor Luckey was the Vikings only freshman to earn all-region honors. The Coeur d'Alene native hit .341 on the regular season with 45 hits in 132 at-bats. Luckey ripped 9 doubles and 2 triples and had 2 home runs. He drove in 29 runs and scored 25 runs while drawing 9 walks and stealing a pair of bases.

 

 

  MVP                          
  Player Name School NO AVE AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
MVP John Sage YVC 32 0.406 170 69 53 22 2 5 67 43 18  
                             
  Utility                          
RANK Player Name School NO AVE AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
1st Team Dustin Durflinger BMCC 18 0.313 192 60 52 7 1   21 29 11  
2nd Team Christian Padilla CCS 3 0.274 117 32 30 2 1 5 25 14 16  
                             
                             
                             
                             
  Catcher                          
RANK Player Name School NO AVE AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
1st Team Nate Cantonwine BMCC 34 0.283 138 39 33 14 1 4 25 33 2  
2nd Team Brayden Olson CCS 33 0.345 113 39 17 3 0 0 17 13 0  
                             
  Infield                          
RANK Player Name School NO AVE AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
1st Team Kealen Martin WWCC 27 0.283 152 43 19 7 0 6 34 16 1  
1st Team Tanner Parker YVC 4 0.319 163 52 51 10 1 1 30 33 14  
1st Team Cody Banks BBCC 34 0.308 172 53 32 13 0 3 39 34 3  
1st Team Ben McKay WVC 7 0.328 195 64 53 13 9 2 35 25 12  
1st Team Alexander Orejudos CBC 3 0.363 168 61 42 13 3 3 55 21 14  
2nd Team Mitch Dean CCS 12 0.298 130 38 30 10 0 6 23 23 5  
2nd Team Kyle Harvey YVC 2 0.307 150 46 37 6 2 2 32 33 14  
2nd Team Kyle Tolf BBCC 4 0.313 144 45 23 7 0 1 25 15 11  
2nd Team Trevor Luckey BBCC 12 0.341 132 45 25 9 2 2 29 9 2  
2nd Team Jeremy Davila CBC 38 0.379 116 44 26 6 2 0 21 11 3  
                             
  Outfield                          
RANK Player Name School NO AVE AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
1st Team Cole Mckenzie YVC 6 0.365 170 62 68 16 6 3 38 33 18  
1st Team Dalton Harum WVC 19 0.378 164 62 47 9 2 11 54 37 18  
1st Team Austin Earl WVC 21 0.325 169 55 52 7 0 13 52 34 11  
1st Team Troy Simpkins CBC 5 0.386 171 66 41 8 5 0 31 15 22  
2nd Team Aaron Fritts CCS 9 0.333 159 53 42 9 4 4 35 30 14  
2nd Team Sean Coffey WWCC 10 0.335 164 55 33 9 2 1 14 25 3  
2nd Team Alex Salsman BMCC 28 0.309 149 46 23 18 0 3 37 18 6  
2nd Team Tyler Detloff YVC 13 0.356 135 48 41 5 6 1 37 16 8  
                             
  DH                          
RANK Player Name School NO AVE AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB  
1st Team Zach Inskeep YVC 29 0.399 163 65 37 15 1 4 48 29 4  
2nd Team Isaac Wersland CCS 18 0.306 85 26 20 5 1 8 28 11 2  
                             
  Pitcher                          
RANK Player Name School NO W L S ERA IP H R ER BB K  
1st Team Nick Flesher CCS 16 5 3 0 2.47 69 63 25 19 27 67  
1st Team Gerald Hein YVC 43 8 0 1 0.46 58 33 4 3 18 71  
1st Team Lucas Juarez YVC 31 6 2 0 2.14 58.2 61 22 14 10 59  
1st Team Tom Scheffler WVC 31 5 2 1 3.31 59.2 53 34 22 20 78  
2nd Team Marcus Cain CCS 28 6 1 0 2.02 44.1 33 14 10 17 42  
2nd Team Nychal Gritz BMCC 0 7 2 0 374 81.2 64 44 34 46 70  
2nd Team Matt Driver YVC 17 5 1 0 3.07 55.2 44 27 19 36 68  
2nd Team Tyson Yamane BBCC 18 6 1 0 3.52 66.33 58 28 26 9 43  
                             
  Relief Pitcher                          
RANK Player Name School NO W L S ERA IP H R ER BB K  
1st Team Reed Harrington CCS 13 2 1 8 1.18 30.1 17 9 4 9 24  
2nd Team Alec Gomez YVC 18 1 0 0 2.03 35.1 22 10 8 14 42  
                             
  Coach of the Year:    Bryan Winston CCS                    
                             
                             
Gold Glove                          
  Catcher                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Jake Kirchoff YVC 10 253 6 2 0.992              
                             
  First Base                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Jermaine Ducham CCS 42 325 17 4 0.988              
                             
  Second Base                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Tristan Newell WVC 1 92 84 4 0.978              
                             
  Third Base                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Cody Banks BBCC 34 29 74 6 0.945              
                             
  Shortstop                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Ben McKay WVC 7 57 128 6 0.969              
                             
  Outfield                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Jadan Vandervert CCS 5 62 2 0 1              
  Sean Coffey WWCC 10 133 5 0 1              
  Austin Earl WVC 21 113 2 1 0.991              
                             
  Pitcher                          
RANK Player Name School NO PO A E F%              
  Nick Flesher CCS 16 1 14 0 1