All-Sierra Nevada baseball team named
The All-Sierra Nevada teams consist of players from schools covered on a regular basis by newspapers in the Sierra Nevada Media Group: The Nevada Appeal, Fallon’s Lahontan Valley News, the Record-Courier, the Tahoe Daily Tribune, the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Truckee-North Tahoe’s Sierra Sun.
– Scott Decker, Truckee: Besides being solid behind the plate, during the regular season, Decker led the team in RBI (22), doubles (7) and walks (10). The senior hit .448, stole 15 bases and had a slugging percentage was .673. He scored 20 runs on 22 hits in 49 at-bats.
– Jason Chapman, Truckee: The senior was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 44th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Chapman broke the NIAA record with a 34-game hit streak (every game from start to finish). In 31 league and non-league games (excluding the three games of playoffs), Chapman hit .693. He had 14 home runs as a leadoff hitter, 13 doubles, six triples and a slugging percentage of 1.397. He knocked in 39 runs and scored 55 while striking out seven times and walking 11.
In 16 games in league, he hit .595 and had a slugging percentage of 1.276. He struck out twice and walked six times in 47 at-bats. And he led the team in stolen bases with 19 and runs with 31.
– Erik Simpson, Fernley: All-state second team. He had a 7-3 record with a 3.03 E.R.A. with 104 strikeouts in 62.3 innings. He also hit .361 with 30 doubles, three homers and 19 RBI.
– Travis McCurry, Fernley: All-state first team. He hit .418 with 10 doubles and 10 RBI.
– Logan Parsley, Carson: Sierra League Player of the Year. In league, Parsley hit .472 with five home runs, 25 RBI, six doubles, two triples, 29 runs, a .943 slugging percentage and a .606 on base percentage. Parsley finished the season with six home runs.
– Brooks Greenlee, Carson: Despite putting up monster offensive stats, just earned all-league second team honors. In league, Greenlee hit .473 with 24 runs, three home runs, 18 RBI, six doubles, two triples, an .818 slugging percentage and a .542 on base percentage.
– Josh Caron, Carson: All-league first team. Caron was 5-2 with a 1.71 E.R.A. and 4-1 with a 1.69 E.R.A. in league. In the regular season, Caron also hit .303 with two homers, 10 RBI and two doubles.
– Tony Fagan, Carson: All-league first team. In league, Fagan hit .419 with three home runs, 21 RBI, four doubles, a triple and a .661 slugging percentage. During the regular season as a pitcher, Fagan went 1-1 with a 3.20 earned run average with 16 strikeouts in 15.1 innings. His win was a big one. He beat Northern 4A runner-up McQueen 2-1 in a complete game effort.
– Ryan Laing, Douglas: Led the league in homers, hits, RBI and broke the state record for homers (4) and RBI (10) in a game this season. All-league first team. He finished with eight homers, six doubles, 28 runs, a .419 average and a .903 slugging percentage.
– D.J. Brady, Douglas: Threw two no hitters, had an earned run average of 2.16 and was second to Reno’s Garrett Luippold in the league in strikeouts. Solid centerfielder, but a better pitcher. All-league first team. He had 50 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 35.2 innings. He went 7-5 and 6-2 in league.
– Roman Davis, Douglas: Was one of the best defensive catchers in the state. Will play for WNCC next year. Tied for the league lead in triples with two.
– Nate Whalin, Douglas: Four homers and 22 RBI placed him among league’s top five. All-league first team. He hit .330 with a .617 slugging percentage and also had a 4-4 record on the mound.
– Tony Thompson, Galena: High Desert League Pitcher of the Year. As a pitcher, he was 7-3 with a 2.19 earned run average overall on the year and had an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio of more than 11-1 (56-5).
He also put up monster offensive stats: .458, 16 home runs, 53 RBI, 18 doubles, 1 triple. Should receive major Division I attention next year.
– Basim Azzam, Galena: All-league first team. He hit .457 with three home runs, 31 RBI, 14 doubles and one triple.
– Jacob Anderson, Galena: All-league first team. He went 9-0 with a 2.10 E.R.A. with 64 strikeouts and 17 walks.
– J.D. Peters, Galena: All-league first team. He hit .341 with 2 home runs, 17 RBI, four doubles and a triple.
– Jeff Young, Whittell: In 10 Northern 2A games, he hit .529 with two home runs, nine RBI and 10 stolen bases. He also gave Lovelock its first league loss with a 140-pitch, 16-strikeout, complete game effort over 10 innings. Northern 2A Co-Player of the Year.
– Jeff Delaski, Dayton: All 3A State first team. In Northern 3A play Delaski hit .509 with 18 RBI.
– Cory Yoder, Dayton: All 3A State first team. In Northern 3A play, Yoder hit .531 with one home run and 18 RBI. He was also 7-0 with a 2.39 E.R.A. with 43 strikeouts and 11 walks in 41 innings.
– Honorable mention: Franklin Orlando, North Tahoe. John Hooper, Ben Tonon, Keven Sahlberg, Truckee; Tyler May, Douglas; Royal Good, Kevin Schlange, Kyle Mandoki, Carson; Eric Maupin, Justin Norvik, Pete Lazzari, Craig Tanaka, Jake Hess, Galena; Rick Cornu, Fallon.
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