High school players picked for all-star baseball series
Cleveland High's Dillon Abate from the PIL and eight Metro League players are on the 21-man North roster for the annual North-South all-star baseball series.
The three-game series for Class 6A and 5A players will take place June 18-19 at Goss Stadium on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The teams will play one game at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 18 and begin a doubleheader at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.
The North contingent includes four players who are headed for Oregon or Oregon State. The future Beavers are pitchers Jace Fry, a left-hander from Southridge, and right-hander Riley Wilkerson of West Linn, and the Duck prospects are righty pitcher Sam Johnson of Westview and infielder Jordan Spencer of Beaverton.
The South team also has a couple of players from the metro area - Tualatin lefty pitcher Austin Richmond, who is bound for Washington State, and Tigard outfielder Kyler Garcia, who has hit .488 this season, with 33 RBIs, seven triples and 12 stolen bases.
The complete North roster, with season stats and other information:
Pitchers - Jace Fry, Southridge (10-0, 1.42 ERA, 92 strikeouts in 59 innings); Sam Johnson, Westview (6-3, 2.64, 75 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings), Jon Bjorklund, Sunset, 5-3, 0.86, 60 strikeouts in 49 innings; Riley Wilkerson, West Linn, 11-1, 1.37, 52 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings), Brock Pellow, 8-1, 1.61, 60 strikeouts in 59 innings), Wyatt Whitten, Pendleton, 12-0, 1.36, 79 strikeouts, 61 2/3 innings), Sean Eberhardt, Putnam, 7-0, 1.10, 51 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings; Jake Otness, Barlow, 7-1, 1.69, 56 strikeouts in 54 innings, headed for Pacific Lutheran).
Catchers - Jake Azevedo, Southridge (.493, 24 RBIs, five home runs, 12 doubles, eight stolen bases, bound for Columbia Basin College); Dakota Farmer, Reynolds (.392, 28 RBIs, four home runs).
Infielders - Jordan Spencer, Beaverton (.330, six home runs); Ryan Howard, Southridge (.400, will play for Seattle University); Adam Bell, Canby (.459, Pacific University); Cody Childs, Reynolds (.419, three home runs, 14 stolen bases); Dillon Abate, Cleveland High (.474, 21 RBIs, four home runs, 19 stolen bases); Brandon Carow, Forest Grove (.437, seven doubles, Pacific University); Mike Umscheid, Sunset (.341, 24 RBIs, 10 doubles).
Outfielders - Ike Van Pelt, Pendleton (.554, 35 RBIs, four home runs, eight doubles); Phil Belding, Westview (Northern Arizona); Parker Sherrell, Hood River Valley (.382, 22 RBIs, three home runs, Lane Community College); Taylor Hein, Canby (.405, five home runs, Linfield).
North squad alternates are Michael Grewe of Lincoln, Taylor Sanders of Lake Oswego and Donnie Bradley of Westview.
The all-star series is sponsored by the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association, Reser's Fine Foods and Nike Team Sports.