PORTLAND, Ore. — Mitchell Gunsolus’ record-breaking season for the West Coast League champion Wenatchee AppleSox was rewarded with a Most Valuable Player award.
Gunsolus, the AppleSox third baseman who set WCL single-season marks in hits, runs scored, at-bats and RBI also functioned as the leader of the Wenatchee team that won its fifth championship in 2012.
Gunsolus was joined by relief pitcher Tyler Kane on the WCL All-League first team. Kane set yet another league record this summer, notching 13 saves.
All postseason awards were released by WCL president Ken Wilson on Saturday.
Sox manager Ed Knaggs captured Coach of the Year honors, and Cashmere native Nick Caples was the Executive of the Year as general manager of the Bellingham Bells.
Other AppleSox receiving postseason honors included second-teamers Taylor Sparks (utility), Stephen Ventimilia (second base), Derek Callahan (starting pitcher) and honorable mention pick Beau Kerns (starting pitcher).
Wenatchee beat the Corvallis Knights 2-1 to win its first WCL title since capturing consecutive crowns in 2009 and 2010.