WENATCHEE – Michael Toglia, Evan Douglas, and Matt Young will each make their first West Coast League All Star appearances, League President Donnie Marbut announced, Monday, along with the rest of the North and South All Star rosters.
Toglia headlines the three AppleSox players selected. A freshman from UCLA, Toglia has hit for a league top-25 .283 batting average. The power hitter is tied with Jordan Rathbone, another AppleSox player, for most triples in the West Coast League, at four. Toglia is tied for third in home runs with three, and leads the WCL North division with 20 RBI. That number ranks second amongst all league hitters.
Douglas, a junior who will play at Lewis-Clark State, has continued to be a consistent hitter for the AppleSox. The team’s leading hitter for most of the first half, Douglas ranks second on the club in doubles with five. He is tied for third on the team with 26 hits.
Young, the only pitcher selected from Wenatchee and a junior headed to Nevada (Reno), holds the lowest ERA of all AppleSox starters in 2016. He trades starts with Ross Clevenger each week, and will be Wenatchee’s starting pitcher Monday night vs. Gresham. He holds a team-best strikeout to walk ratio at 3.6:1. He averages over 10 strikeouts per nine innings pitched, also a team-best mark. Over 24 1/3 innings, he has accumulated a 1-0 record and has allowed only 20 hits, the lowest of all starting pitchers.
The WCL's annual showcase is set for Tuesday, July 19 at David Story Field in Longview, Washington. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm. As in past years, a Home Run Derby will be held prior to the game. For the first time, an area high school player will join the field of WCL sluggers. Last night, the Black Bears held a qualifying Home Run Derby where they invited local area high school talent to slug it out for a coveted spot in the WCL All-Star Game HR Derby. Kelso High School's Zach Threlfall was the winner.
The North team will be managed by Bryan Donohue of Kelowna and the South by Cowlitz skipper Grady Tweit.
This year's North and South rosters feature 15 prospects from the Pac-12. Bellingham and Victoria each led the North with six players selected. Corvallis also had six players selected to lead the South division.
1B - Jake Veith of Gonzaga (Bellingham Bells)
2B - Griffin Andreychuk of Seattle (Victoria HarbourCats)
SS - Andru Cardenas of Chico State (Bellingham Bells)
3B - Danny Casals of Maine (Bellingham Bells)
C - Willie MacIver of Washington (Walla Walla Sweets)
C - Brendt Citta of San Jose City College (Kelowna Falcons)
UTL - Nick Nyquist of Gonzaga (Walla Walla Sweets)
UTL - Evan Douglas of Lewis-Clark State (Wenatchee AppleSox)
OF - Ben Polshuk of Cal Poly (Victoria HarbourCats)
OF - Jarron Silva of UCLA (Victoria HarbourCats)
OF - Shane Hanon of Edmonds CC (Bellingham Bells)
OF - Michael Toglia of UCLA (Wenatchee AppleSox)
P - Austin Dondanville of Cal Poly (Victoria HarbourCats)
P - Bobby Ay of Cal Poly (Walla Walla Sweets)
P - Jared Horn of Cal (Bellingham Bells)
P - Will McAffer of South Dakota State (Victoria HarbourCats)
P - Easton Lucas of Pepperdine (Walla Walla Sweets)
P - Joey Matulovich of Cal (Bellingham Bells)
P - Matt Young of Nevada-Reno (Wenatchee AppleSox)
P - Jared Morton of UC Riverside (Kelowna Falcons)
P - Josh Mitchell of Pittsburgh (Victoria HarbourCats)
1B - Tommy Lane of Marshall (Bend Elks)
2B - George Mendazona of Oregon State (Bend Elks)
SS - Andy Atwood of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)
3B - Kenyon Yovan of Oregon (Cowlitz Black Bears)
C - Chris Ceballos of Cal State Fullerton (Yakima Valley Pippins)
C - Louis Wolf of OIT (Bend Elks)
UTL - Mitchell Morimoto of Arizona (Yakima Valley Pippins)
UTL - Adley Rutschman of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)
OF - Jeffrey Mitchell, Jr. of Cal (Gresham GreyWolves)
OF - Kyle Nobach of Oregon State (Corvallis Knights)
OF - Ryan Smith of Southern Illinois (Gresham GreyWolves)
OF - Weston Hatten of Washington State (Cowlitz Black Bears)
P - Zach Draper of College of Idaho (Yakima Valley Pippins)
P - Cameron Bishop of UC Irvine (Corvallis Knights)
P - Ryley Widell of Central Arizona College (Corvallis Knights)
P - Sam Boone of Youngstown State (Bend Elks)
P - Riley Newman of Linfield (Bend Elks)
P - Chase Kaplan of Kansas (Corvallis Knights)
P - Trenton Dupre of Washington State (Corvallis Knights)
P - Parker McFadden of Washington State (Cowlitz Black Bears)
P - Jake Brewer of Concordia (Kitsap BlueJackets)