Monday, August 15, Corvallis, Ore. – The dynasty remains intact for another season. The Knights…
The WCL’s awards and all-league teams were announced this morning by commissioner Rob Neyer.
Corvallis ace Landen Bourassa (pictured) of University of San Francisco was named co-Pitcher of the Year and earned first-team all-West Coast League honors. Bourassa, a senior-to-be right-hander from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, posted the league’s lowest ERA at 1.95 and went 5-1 for the summer.
Senior-to-be outfielder Cody Hawken of University of Portland and sophomore-to-be catcher Cole Hamilton of Linn-Benton CC joined Bourassa on the first team. Hawken hit .331 with 12 stolen bases, 3 HR and 30 RBI in WCL regular-season action, while Hamilton hit .349 and posted a .985 fielding percentage.
Senior-to-be outfielder Chander Anderson of Utah and junior-to-be shortstop Beau Philip of Oregon State earned second-team all-WCL honors. Anderson led the WCL in total bases with 101, at bats with 220, doubles with 16 and hits with 72 while hitting .318 with 5 home runs, 22 stolen bases and 28 RBIs. Philip hit .293 with 20 walks, 9 doubles, 3 homers and 18 RBIs. Both Anderson and Philip played exceptional defense.
Eight Knights earned all-WCL honorable mention honors including first baseman Trace Tammaro (Portland), second baseman Chad Stevens (Portland), outfielder Austin Feist (St. Martin’s), catcher/infielder Zak Taylor (Oregon State), pitcher Connor Knutson (Portland), pitcher Connor Redmond (Cal Poly), pitcher Cameron Haskell (Arizona) and pitcher Eli Morse (Portland).
To review the complete West Coast League awards and all-WCL teams, click here.