CHS pitcher

1A Trico League baseball coaches selected Columbia High pitcher/infielder Davis Koester as their co-Most Valuable Player for the 2019 season. Koester posted a 4-1 record against the league with a 0.894 ERA in 31.1 innings. He also batted .405 and has a 1.068 OPS.

1A TRICO LEAGUE

BASEBALL AWARDS

Trico Coaches Award: Jordan Trout, sr., Columbia.

Coach of the Year: John Hallead, Columbia. (The Bruins won the Trico League championship outright in 2019 with a 10-2 record after finishing in a 3-way tie for first in 2018.)

Co-Most Valuable Players: Davis Koester, jr., Columbia, and Brandon Connell, sr., Stevenson. (Koester had a 4-1 record in league play with 0.894 ERA in 31.1 innings. He slugged .568 and batted .405 with a .500 OBP, 5 extra-base hits, 11 runs, and 9 RBI. He did not strike out once in 37 at-bats.)

FIRST TEAM

Pitchers: Ethan Perdue, sr., Castle Rock; Irving Alvarez, soph., La Center; Michael Goode, soph., La Center.

Infield: Payden Webster, jr., Columbia; Cole Sheretz, sr., King’s Way; Erik Titus, sr., Castle Rock; Bryce Dodge, soph., King’s Way. (Webster batted .323 in league play with a .512 OBP and a team-leading 17 runs.)

Outfield: Trenton Howard, sr., Columbia; Sean McMahon, sr., Columbia; Tom Lambert, soph., La Center. (Howard hit .258 with a .521 OBP and 14 runs. McMahon batted .459 with a team-best 17 hits, 11 runs, and 10 RBI.)

Catcher: Collin Newberry, jr., La Center.

Utility: Ty Mairs, soph., King’s Way.

Designated Hitter: Trevor Cooper, sr., Columbia. (Cooper batted .333 with 12 runs and a team-high 12 RBI.)

SECOND TEAM

Pitchers: Dominic Raether, sr., Columbia; Isaiah McLeod, soph., King’s Way. (Raether had 1 win and 2 saves in nine appearances totaling 18.2 innings. His ERA was 1.50.)

Infield: Garrett Hogberg, soph., Columbia; Cole Hooper, jr., Castle Rock; Ethan Skinner, soph., La Center; Beau Castleberry, jr., La Center. (Hogberg batted .290 with 11 RBI.)

Outfield: Connor Blair, sr., Stevenson; Skyler King, sr., Castle Rock; Ethan Erickson, sr., Castle Rock.

Catcher: Austin Charters, soph., Columbia. (Charters hit .324 with 11 runs.)

Utility: Tayler Shega, jr., King’s Way.

HONORABLE MENTION

Columbia: Jordan Trout. (Trout hit .226 with 11 runs.)

Stevenson: Garrett Mathany, soph.; Alec Van Pelt, sr.; Carter Bennett, soph.

Castle Rock: Austin McQuilliams, soph.

King’s Way: Brett Filuk, sr.; Aidan Pisarczyk, soph.

La Center: Jack Saban, soph.; Tristan York, jr.

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