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Lefties lead-off batter Nick Oakley hits for a single in the first inning on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.

WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties’ Nick Oakley named to WCL second team

Shortstop hit .290 with 5 HRs, 21 RBIs, 10 steals

PORTLAND, Ore. — Port Angeles Lefty Nick Oakley was named to the West Coast League’s second team Wednesday.

Oakley, who played shortstop for the Lefties much of the season and was a fan favorite, had an outstanding year. He largely hit leadoff, combining power with speed. He batted .290 with five home runs and four doubles in 37 games. He drove in 21 runs and scored 22 runs. He also had 10 stolen bases. He led the Lefties in hits (40) and runs.

Oakley is a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara.

Also making the All-WCL Honorable Mention team was Lefties pitcher Zach Thomas. Thomas was used primarily as a closer. He went 2-2 with an ERA of 2.27. He had five saves in 19 games, pitching 31.2 innings, striking out 29 and walking 11.

Thomas attends Dixie State in Utah.

Travis Bazzana of Oregon State was named the WCL’s MVP. Bazzana played for Corvallis. Bazzana hit .429 with 81 hits, 46 runs and 18 doubles for the Knights.

Eric Chavarria of Bellingham was named the WCL Pitcher of the Year. Chavarria, a Lewis-Clark State College student-athlete, had an ERA of 1.84 in 11 games and nine starts for the Bells. He beat the Lefties twice, with a shutout on June 15.

The Ridgefield Raptors led the all-WCL first team with four selections. Corvallis and Portland each had three players on the first team.

Full All-League selections:

First-Team All-WCL

C — Colin Wetterau (St. John’s, junior), Walla Walla Sweets; 1B — Coby Morales (Cypress College, soph), Ridgefield Raptors; 2B — Travis Bazzana (Oregon State, frosh), Corvallis Knights; 3B — Leo Mosby (UC Santa Barbara, soph), Portland Pickles; SS — John Peck (Pepperdine, soph), Ridgefield Raptors; OF — Nick Vogt (UC Santa Barbara, soph), Corvallis Knights; OF — Noah Williamson (*signed with Miami Marlins), Yakima Valley Pippins; OF — Sam Linscott (Lewis-Clark State, senior), Bend Elks; UTL — Adam Grob (South Carolina Upstate, junior), Wenatchee AppleSox; DH — Will Chambers (College of the Canyons, soph), Ridgefield Raptors; SP — Eric Chavarria (Lewis-Clark State, senior), Bellingham Bells; SP — Kelly Austin (UCLA, soph), Cowlitz Black Bears; SP — Alex Giroux (Clark College, soph), Portland Pickles; SP — Jaren Hunter (Oregon State, soph), Ridgefield Raptors; SP — Ty Uber (Stanford, frosh), Corvallis Knights; RP — Josh Mollerus (San Francisco, junior), Portland Pickles; RP — Caden Kaelber (Washington State, junior), Walla Walla Sweets.

Second-Team All-WCL

C — Gavin Logan (Oregon State, junior), Bend Elks; 1B — Willie Lajoie (Chico State, senior), Yakima Valley Pippins; 2B — Rikuu Nishida (Mt. Hood CC, soph), Cowlitz Black Bears; 3B — Julian Kodama (Seattle U, senior), Bend Elks; SS — Nick Oakley (UC Santa Barbara, soph), Port Angeles Lefties; OF — Caden Connor (Cal State Fullerton, soph), Ridgefield Raptors; OF — Robert Guardino (Wofford, junior), Portland Pickles; OF — Daniel Gernon (Lower Columbia College, soph), Bellingham Bells; UTL — Bennett Thompson (Oregon, freshman), Bend Elks; SP — Brad McVay (Georgia Gwinnett, junior), Portland Pickles; SP — Travis Craven (Whitman, senior), Walla Walla Sweets; SP — Seth Kuykendall (Western Oregon, senior), Yakima Valley Pippins; SP — Ryan Harvey (UC Santa Barbara, soph), Ridgefield Raptors; SP — Ethan Ross (San Jose State, soph), Corvallis Knights; RP — Keegan Wright (San Diego Christian, frosh), Cowlitz Black Bears; RP — Nathaniel Mendoza (Cal State San Bernadino, soph), Corvallis Knights.

Honorable Mention All-WCL

Bellingham: Hunter Alberini (Umpqua CC), Ryan Beitel (British Columbia), Emilio Corona (Washington), Malakhi Knight (UCLA), Bennett Lee (Tulane), Ty Saunders (Portland)

Bend: Greg Fuchs (Oregon State), Daniel Garcia (Grand Canyon), Dillon Holliday (Dixie State), Chase Matheny (South Carolina Upstate), Collin Montez (Washington State), Gavin Rork (Seattle U), Aidan Welch (Seattle U).

Corvallis: Kiko Romero (Central Arizona College), Tanner Smith (Oregon State).

Cowlitz: Carson Angeroth (Umpqua CC), Brock Bozett (Spokane Falls CC), Broc Mortensen (UC Santa Barbara).

Port Angeles: Zach Thomas (Dixie State).

Portland: Jacob Jablonski (Chico State), Matt Jew (Santa Clara), Jared Villalobos (Cuesta College).

Ridgefield: Kody Darcy (Nicholls State), Reece Hernandez (San Jose State), Nick Nygard (Portland).

Walla Walla: Paul Myro (Oregon State), Parker Price (Northwest Nazarene).

Wenatchee: Enzo Apodaca (Gonzaga), Skylar Hales (Santa Clara).

Yakima Valley: Dylan Bishop (Whitworth), Michael Carpentier Jr. (Cal Baptist), Kenny Johnson (Cal State Bakersfield), Owen Wild (Gonzaga).

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