Best players named in 2A Northern League
Special to the Sun
Eight players from the North Tahoe High School varsity baseball team were named among the best in the 2A Northern League for the 2017 season.
The Lakers finished their season 16-5 in league play and 23-8 overall. The following is the list of players who were honored for their achievements this season.
First Team All-League:
Trent Lingruen (senior). Starting pitcher, middle infielder and center fielder.
As part of the Lakers’ starting pitching rotation, Lingruen maintained an Earned Run Average (ERA) of 3.39, putting up six wins and a perfect game. Lingruen averaged .573 with 51 hits, 39 runs, slugging .764, had 2 home runs, and stole 29 bases.
Graham Payne (junior). Starting pitcher, catcher and third baseman. He tallied five wins, one no-hitter, had an .892 fielding percentage, batted .622 with 46 hits, 39 RBIs, 14 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, and slugged for .959.
Koby Mattson (sophomore). Starting pitcher, catcher, and center fielder. Mattson had an ERA of 3.34 with five wins and four complete games. He batted .603, slugged for .863, had an on base percentage (OBP) of .698 with 44 hits, 49 runs, 30 stolen bases, and a .932 fielding percentage.
Second Team All-League:
Thomas Mercogliano (sophomore). Second baseman, outfield, and catcher. He averaged .484 with 30 hits, an OBP of .588, and slugged for .516.
Joe Lanza (sophomore) Shortstop, left field, and relief pitching. Lanza batted .584 with an OBP of .653, had 45 hits, 26 RBIs, slugged for .688, and had 36 stolen bases. He also had an ERA of 3.36, and struck out 31 opponents.
Honorable Mention All-League:
Corwin Benskin (senior). Catcher, second baseman, and left field. He batted .431, slugged for .549, had an OBP of .565, and a .975 fielding percentage.
Xander Kristin (sophomore). Third baseman, shortstop, and pitcher. He had an OBP of .444 with 12 RBIs, and 17 runs scored.
Aidan Fenton (sophomore). First baseman, third baseman, and pitcher. He had a fielding percentage of .914, an OBP of .444, and slugged for .469.