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All-League baseball, softball | Steven Baker voted Most Valuable Player

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Sylas Wright / Sierra SunTruckee senior Steven Baker fires a ball across the diamond from his shortstop position against Whittell during the regular season. Baker was named MVP of the Mount Rose League.
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Truckee senior pitcher and shortstop Steven Baker was named MVP in Mount Rose League All-Conference voting while his coach, Mike Ellis, was voted Coach of the Year.

A total of 12 Wolverines made All-Conference in the 2A-3A-mixed league, while seven North Tahoe baseball players were selected. The awards are voted on by the league’s coaches.

For Truckee, senior Aaron Pado made the first team as an infielder, senior Trevor Auldridge was selected to the first team as an outfielder, senior Jackson Rohlf as a utility player/designated hitter, and senior Tony Buranzon as a pitcher.

Senior catcher Luke Theis was named to the second team, as did senior Ryan Smith and Chris Towle as infielders, junior Andy McKechnie as an outfielder, and senior Stein Retzlaff as a pitcher. Brooks Hudson and Erik Holmer both received honorable mention recognition.

For the Lakers, senior Brendon Arnold and junior Colin Spencer each were honored on the first team, Arnold as an infielder and Spencer as an outfielder.

North Tahoe freshman Mitchell Myers made the second team as an outfielder, while Connor Altick, Alex Tyler, Shane Christian and Wildon DesLauriers all received honorable mention.

In softball voting, Incline senior Grace Dolan was voted league MVP while Truckee’s Jeremy Weber was voted Coach of the Year.

Truckee softball landed a total of seven players on the All-Conference team, and North Tahoe had six players.

Truckee seniors Krysta Murphy and Kaite Churchman were selected to the first team as infielders, senior Jessie Jensen made the first team at utility/DH, and sophomore Breanna Weber as a pitcher.

Senior Cheyenne Acevedo made the second team for the Wolverines as an infielder and senior Claire DePew as an outfielder, while Jackie Bolton received honorable mention.

North Tahoe junior Megan Grijalva was selected to the All-Conference first team as an outfielder, while junior teammate Brittany Zeddies made the second team as an outfielder and senior Kylie Henderson as a pitcher.

Samantha Jeffers, Tannyr Pasvantis and Heidi Jimenez all were recognized with honorable mention.


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