KEIZER, Ore. — The Wenatchee AppleSox — despite finishing as the West Coast League runner-up — had only one player on the First-Team All-WCL Team that was announced Wednesday by the league.
First baseman Connor Spencer, of UC Irvine, was the lone Sox representative on the first-team. Andre Real and Brett Stephens made the second-team, while shortstop Joe Mello and starting pitcher Trevor Lubking — grandson of Gene and Mary Lubking of East Wenatchee — were honorable mentions.
Spencer was overlooked for league MVP, which was claimed by Bellingham’s Alex Calbick. Calbick won the batting title by hiting .384 while Spencer finished at .380. Calbick edged Spencer in home runs 5-3, while Spencer had more doubles and runs batted in despite having fewer at-bats.
Klamath’s Nick Sabo earned the WCL Pitcher of the Year award. Corvallis head coach Brooke Knight won Coach of the Year for the fourth time. Knight or Wenatchee skipper Ed Knaggs has won COY honors seven of the WCL’s nine years. Victoria’s GM Holly Jones won executive of the year and
The Bellingham Bells took the Jim Dietz Sportsmanship Award.