Locals Playing College Basebal ReduxMarch 26th, 2012 by terrybenish
Below is a list of young men playing college baseball this spring.
1. Andy Smith Liberty University
2. Tyler Baumgartner Bellevue CC
3. Kyle Doucette Olympic Community College (OCC)
4. Josh Kreifels OCC
5. Allen Hewey OCC
6. Spencer Hansen OCC
7. Ian Hollis OCC
8. Chris Uzell OCC
9. Josh Herrera OCC
10. Jordan Halstead OCC
11. Josh DeVaughn OCC
12. Brandon Bancroft OCC
13. Chris Harrel OCC OCC
14. T. J. Reitan Shoreline CC
15. Zane Minder Lower Columbia CC
16. Steffen Jeffcoat Pierce CC
17. Danny Orr Everett CC
18. Joe Stevic Linfield
19. Curtis Wildung PLU
20. Nick Benish GFU
21. Dan Jewette Truman
22. Zak Smit Grandview
23. Caleb Brown Washington
24. Brett Bielec Central Washington
25. Casey Bielec Central Washington
26. Ryan Skoubo Tacoma CC
27. Randy Button Central Washington
28. Rico Lemay SWOCC
29. Brad Fairweather Hawaii-Hilo
30. Casey Bohlman Hawaii-Hilo
31. Nate Roberts Seattle U
32. Brian Gustafson Tacoma CC
33. Joe Valley – Klahowya Yakima Valley CC
With lots of help from the loyal thirty nine readers, the list is updated. If I still missed someone, please pick me up.
I may have missed somebody, but it was not intentional. There are three levels of baseball that those 19 young men are playing in the list above. Division I baseball, Division III baseball and Community College baseball. All of them are great to watch. Without a doubt it is great baseball to follow.
As an interesting note there are more kids from this county playing college baseball than any other sport. Olympic College as a program has been getting better and better the past few years. The 1981 team led by George Minder of North Kitsap and his .370 average made a great run at a state championship. On that team were other North Kitsap players John Valley, Cody Carlsen, Jeff Elldridge, and Dennis Williams of Central Kitsap and Alan Muyskens of South Kitsap. It has been done before and there is talent to do it again. Go out and watch the current squad.
All of these young men play for teams that if you go and watch will bring you a great value and a high quality of baseball.
Its worthy of your time.