2017 PAG METER/940 ESPN ALL VALLEY ALL STAR BASEBALL TEAM 1st TEAM
PAG METER 940 ESPN 1st TEAM ALL VALLEY ALL STARS
Connor Jorgensen, senior, Clovis Cougars
Thursday flash back
Valley Championship game
Clovis 2 Buchanan 1
Connor Jorgensen scores the winning run in the 6th on a beautiful slide! pic.twitter.com/wH9bA7LLnH
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) July 27, 2017
- Scored the biggest run in 20 years for the Cougars at Rawhide. In the valley championship game top of 6th, Connor leading off 3rd base, broke for home on a ball that rolled away from the plate on the pitch and his superman head first slide at home and game winner. WOW!
Will (Sophomore) and Sammy (Junior) Springer, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
- Have to put the brother combo on the Pag Meter All Star team and they both were a big part of the Golden Bears winning the section championship. On the hill, Will went 10-2 with a 1.17 ERA in 84 innings (120 K’s) and Sammy went 11-1 with a 1.72 ERA in 65 innings. I’m thinking the Golden Bears are the favorites to win it all again in 2018.
James (Trey) Harmon III, senior, Foothill Trojans
- He had one of the best years ever in Trojans history hitting .625 batting average (56 for 70) That’s a year!
Mason Grotto, senior, Clovis Cougars
- He came up with soooo many big hits for the valley champions. He played great at shortstop, hit .343 with 6 doubles, 3 triples and was outstanding on defense.
Jalen Smith, junior, Stockdale Mustangs
- Might just be the best defensive 2nd basemen in the valley. He hit .455 with 8 doubles and scored 37 runs and only made 1 error all year long.
Jacob Topete, junior, Fresno Warriors
- The NYL Player of the year came up big for the NYL Champions. He hit .432, 9 doubles, 3 triples and went 9-1 pitching with a 1.11 ERA. Jacob’s senior year should be off the charts!
Jace Chamberlin, senior, Redwood Rangers
- The WYL All Star can flat out swing it and had a tremendous career with the Rangers.
Chet Allison, senior, Clovis Cougars
- He did it all for the valley champions. Played great outfield, was a big time hitter at .379, with 13 doubles, 4 triples and he was outstanding pitching going 6-1 and 7 saves including the big save to win the valley.
Chase Morales, senior, Highland Scots
- The team leader behind the plate and helped the scots win their 1st section championship in school history. Chase was a tough out hitting .500 with 2 home runs and drove in 37 runs.
Holden Powell, senior, Mt Whitney Pioneers
- He fired a 3-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead the Pioneers to a 2-1 win over crosstown rival Redwood in the division 2 section championship. He went 10-3 record, with 97 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. Next stop will be UCLA.
Tyson Fraser, senior, Clovis Cougars
- One of the fastest and toughest outs in the valley who stole 17 bases and scored 26 runs for the valley champions. Tyson was also a Pag Meter All Star at wide receiver for the Cougars
Hunter Bryan, sophomore, Redwood Rangers
- This young Ranger has a tremendous career ahead of him. He was a tough out at the plate hitting .426, 7 doubles, 4 triples and 28 RBI’s. On the hill, the future Fresno State Bulldog had a 0.44 ERA.
Cade Sakamoto, junior, Highland Scots
- The SYL MVP did it all for Highland. He hit .505, 4 home runs and 35 RBIs and on the mound, he was 8-1 with a 3.43 ERA. He got the win in the section championship game and 1st title in school history. And by the way, Cade is only a junior.
Connor Paden, senior, Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
- Outstanding athlete and was a Pag Meter All Star in football. He hit .430, scored 27 runs. 8 doubles and had 11 stolen bases.
Quinten Selma, senior, Buchanan Bears
- He was the Fresno Grizzlies Hot stove league player of the year and had a tremendous career for the Bears. He hit .330 with 26 RBI’s and 5 HR’s. Next up for the outstanding defensive 3rd basemen will be with the Cal Bears.
Nick Falco, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
- The best pitcher in the valley in the 2nd half of the season. He shut out the valley champion Cougars and beat the Buchanan Bears. The future Fresno City Ram had a nice 1.45 ERA in 82 innings with 70 K’s. He also came up with some big clutch hits hitting .308 with 2 HR’s playing in the toughest league in the country.
Jacob King, sophomore, Buchanan Bears
- The Bears closer and will be the Bears ace in 2018. He finished with 11 saves and a 1.17 ERA
Alejandro Murillo, junior, Stockdale Mustangs
- The best-overlooked player in the valley. He had a 1.63 ERA with a 9-1 record and he will be a big part of the Mustangs Valley championship run in 2018.
Landn Kauk, senior, Highland Scots
- He hit .486 for the division 3 section champions, hit 2 home runs, 18 doubles and 37 RBIs. Also went 5-0 with a 2.44 ERA in 37-1/3 innings, striking out 48 batters.
Brian Lopez, senior, Firebaugh Eagles
- The Eagles ace went 6-1, with a 0.58 ERA. Brian will be missed because he was one of the best ever at Firebaugh.
Hector Ruvalcaba, senior, Tulare Western Mustangs
- The EYL Player of the Year hit .367, with 18 stolen bases. Hector was a tough out for the EYL champions.
Blake Sodersten, junior, Clovis Cougars
- Will be the Cougars ace in 2018 and boy is he good. His fastball is explosive along with a nice curve ball. His ERA was 2.05 and he pitched in some big games for the valley champions.
Jared Toothman, senior, Centennial Golden Hawks
- Every year the Golden Hawks have an outstanding player and this year it was Jared. He hit .435, 4 home runs, 29 RBIs with 15 bases.
Jamal O’Guinn, senior, Buchanan Bears
- Jamal was Mr steady for the Bears. He was voted TRAC Player of the year after hitting .323. Next stop the USC Trojans.
Outfield: Jared Hewes, senior, Liberty Patriots
- He was a hitting machine at .409, 2 home runs, 28 RBIs, 24 runs scored with 7 doubles.
Trenton Vanderveen, senior, Central Valley Christian; Cavaliers
- The Cavs ace had one heck of a year going 9-1 with a 0.37 ERA.
Mason Garispe, senior, El Diamante Miners
- Co-pitcher of the year in the WYL. He went 8-3, in 70 innings with a 1.78 ERA. Mason was the Miners ace and pitched in all the big games.
Jake Harrell, Sophomore, Sanger Apaches
- The hard throwing lefty can bring it and will be one of the best the next 2 years for the Apaches. The future Fresno State Bulldog went 7-4, with a 1.76 ERA, in 63 IP for the best team in school history.
Travis Turney, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
- The Pag Meter loves a 2 sport athlete but in this case, it cost Travis the possible player of the year because Travis played basketball and started the year 2 for 22 at the plate. Travis was the best player in the valley in the 2nd half of the year and he looked like a completely different player from the start of the season. The City-County All Star MVP hit .328, and next stop will be at Portland State.
Jared LOBO Villaobos, senior, Bullard Knights
- The crafty lefty was the CMAC pitcher of the year and turned into the Knights ace. He won some big games for the CMAC Champions.
Brock Jones, sophomore, Clovis North Broncos and now with Buchanan Bears
- Played for Clovis North and just transferred to Buchanan. He hit .338, with 3 HR’s. Brock already has 5 offers including Stanford. There have only been 5 valley players to play at Stanford in 60 years. Very impressive!
Lucas Dow, senior, Centennial Golden Hawks
- Led the Central Section with 9 home runs and had 7 doubles along with 2 triples. Batted .418 with 19 stolen bases and drove in 28 runs.
Sean Chambers, senior, Kerman Lions
- He was North Sequoia League MVP. The future Rutgers QB hit .393, 11 doubles, 2 triple, and threw out 18 of 21 base stealers.
Andrue Lackey, senior, Immanuel Eagles
- The big power hitter had a tremendous career for the Eagles and leaves with a section championship ring his junior year. Andrue is heading to Fresno Pacific after hitting .464, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 23 RBI’s and 3 home runs.
Easton McMurray, junior, Liberty Patriots
- If he doesn’t get hurt, Easton would have been the most dominated pitcher in the valley. He finished with a 0.52 ERA in 40 innings with a 6-1 record. At the plate, he batted .308 with 21 RBIs. He has verbally committed to play for the LSU Tigers.
Nick Martinez, senior, Madera Coyotes
- He was the CMAC Player of the year and was outstanding in his Coyotes career. He hit .356 and finished with a 2.95 ERA
Jake Hernandez, senior, Porterville Panthers
- Porterville could beat anybody when lefty Jake was pitching. He had an ERA of 1.51 and a 10-2 record. 100 strikeouts in 78 innings. He also hit .370 with 3 HR’s, 4 triples, 12 stolen bases and 5 doubles.
A.C. Mendoza, Senior, Sanger Apaches
- The CMAC All Star had a fantastic senior year in helping the Apaches win more game than any Sanger team (21) in school history. He went 8-1 with an amazing 0.90 ERA in 77 innings.
James Bell, sophomore, Clovis North Broncos
- One of the best young catchers in the valley. He hit .352 with 2 HR’s. New head coach Jeff Prieto is getting a good leader behind the plate for the Broncos.
Wyatt Gilbert, senior, Tulare Western Mustangs
- The Mustangs ace was the EYL Pitcher of the year going 9-1 with a 1.35 ERA for the EYL Champions
Isaiah Haddad, senior, Edison Tigers
- Mr steady that gets the job done with plenty of speed. He hit .415, 10 doubles, 3 triples and 20 stolen bases. Next stop will be Fresno State
Seth Guinn, senior, Exeter Monarchs
- On the hill Seth was tough to beat going 9-2 with a 1.73 ERA.
Miguel Ortiz, sophomore, Buchanan Bears
- By the time he graduates from Buchanan , he will be the most dangerous hitter in the state. This year he hit .341 playing in the tough TRAC with 2 home runs, 24 RBI’s, 5 triples, and 5 doubles. The over and under for home runs in his junior year is 6. Take the over!
Noey Garcia, senior, Firebaugh Eagles
- Noey had a tremendous career for the Eagles. This year he hit .377, with 40 RBI’s, 9 doubles, 3 HR’s and also did a nice job with a 2.24 ERA.
Lalo Barraza, senior, Wasco Tigers
- The Tigers’ ace went 11-2 with a 1.25 ERA for the Division 4 section champions. Also, hit .471, and had the biggest hit in Tigers history… in the top of the 7th inning of the championship game, Lalo ripped a 3-run double and the game-winner for Wasco, which won its first title in 27 years.