Fifteen county players selected to coaches’ baseball all-state teams
Led by Columbian All-Region player of the year Brody Barnum, 15 Clark County players were honored by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Assocation by being placed on its 2017 all-state teams.
Players of the year were not selected, nor were teams divided into first or second teams.
There were 43 players on the Class 4A all-state team, including five from Clark County — Barnum, Skyview’s Daniel Copeland and three players from Battle Ground: OF Max Randle, OF Isaiah Smith and C Gunner Talkington. Former Battle Ground P/IF Michael Spellacy, who played for Puyallup, also was selected.
There were 51 players on the 3A team, including three from Clark County — OF/SS/P Greg Bernash of Prairie, 3B Trevor Swartz of Evergreen, P Tommy Snyder of Evergreen
Of the 43 players on the 2A team, four were from Clark County — P/OF Spencer Andersen of Ridgefield, P Mitch Lines of Hockinson, P Dakota Mason of Columbia River, IF Kevin Miser of ridgefield.
Of the 35 players on the 1A team, three were from Clark County, all from King’s Way Christian: P Damon Casetta-Stubbs, P Sam Lauderdale and OF Garrett Wellman. William Gross of Columbia-White Salmon was also selected. King’s Way Christian’s Ty Singleton was selected coach of the year.