PREP BASEBALL: Sequim’s Wright named All-State

By Lee Horton
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Honors keep rolling in for recent Sequim High School graduate Brett Wright.

Wright was named Tuesday to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association All-State Second Team.

Earlier this month, Wright played in the All-State Baseball Series in Yakima, where he was a member of the championship-winning St. Helens team.

Wright also was chosen by the Olympic League’s coaches as an all-league first-team outfielder.

“Brett is a rare athlete,” Sequim baseball coach and athletic director Dave Ditlefsen said.

“Center field, defensively, he just chases everything down. He’s not afraid to get dirty.”

Ditlefsen added Wright is as adept at hitting for power as he is laying down a bunt.

Wright led the Wolves with a .443 batting average and a .557 on-base percentage. He had the most hits on the team with 27 as well as stolen bases with 15 in 16 chances.

Wright also scored 16 runs, which ranked third on the team.

This is the second All-State recognition for Wright during his senior year.

After the football season, Wright was voted to The Associated Press All-State First Team as a kick returner/all-purpose player.

He also was chosen for the All-Olympic League second-team offense as a receiver and the second-team special teams as a returner by the league’s football coaches.

“Brett plays baseball like he plays football,” Ditlefsen, who also serves as Sequim’s offensive coordinator, said Tuesday afternoon during a break at the football team’s summer camp at Central Washington University.

“He’s gritty, a scrappy-type player.”

Wright is currently starting in the outfield for elite area team Wilder Baseball.

Ditlefsen said Wright was undecided when they talked a few weeks ago on his future and whether to continue playing sports or focusing on academics.

One option Wright is considering is playing baseball at Olympic College in Bremerton.

“He’s a good kid academically, so he’ll go to school somewhere,” Ditlefsen said.

Last modified: June 24. 2014 6:07PM
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