Thompson and Heimlich First Team All-Americans
Oregon State redshirt junior Jake Thompson and junior Luke Heimlich have been named First-Team All-Americans and sophomore Nick Madrigal has been named a Third-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, as announced by the publication on today.
The All-American honors are the first for all three. Heimlich, Thompson and Madrigal were also recognized by the Pac-12 as All-Academic selections on Tuesday. Thompson, an economics major, was named First-Team while Heimlich, a speech communication major, and Madrigal, a sociology major, were selected Honorable Mention.
Thompson is the nation’s leader with 12 victories, and holds a 1.31 ERA in 16 appearances, 15 of which were starts. The Florence, Ore., native tallied one complete-game shutout, struck out 96 in 103 innings and held opponents to a .183 average during the regular season. Thompson was selected as the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week twice this season.
Athletes of the Year Awarded
The crowd at last night’s Athlete of the Year honors feasted on sweets by Siuslaw High’s culinary arts program. The ceremony began with the Siuslaw Fight song and the audience was treated to a performance by the 2017/2018 Cheer Squad. Then came the awarding of the Athlete of the Year. Host Bob Sneddon began with announcing the of the men’s finalists. Jared Brandt, Trent Reavis, Brogan Cornish, Jack Pickell, Richard Huff, and in absentia, Mapleton’s Hunter Simington. The award went to 3 sport athlete and track and field standout Trent Reavis. After the ceremony Reavis reflected on his accomplishments on the field:
“It’s definitely something I can look back on and be proud of, but you know at the end of the day I still have another year to work and try to improve upon this.”
Reavis posted two new school records and missed the high school record in the Shot Put by ½ inch. A record that has stood since the 70’.
“A lot of people never thought I was going to do it. And so I did and now it’s going to be pretty cool if I get to break all three by the time I get out of here.”
On the Ladies side the finalists were Celie Mans, Destinie Tatum, Claire Waggoner, and Carissa Oliver. A list that includes 3 state champions. In the end it went to Track and Field Star Celie Mans whose prowess in the 1500, 3000 and the 4×100 relay and perseverance through injury was no doubt a determining factor. And lest we forget her graciousness:
“I feel like I would have been happy with any of these girls who I was standing up next to if they got it because they are all super deserving of it like we have 3 state champions and Claire she just plays with her heart and soul in everything she does”
It was an emotional moment as well for the evening’s host, Bob Sneddon as he spoke about the growth of these athletes that he has witnessed over the years. He was appreciative of his role with the program and will continue to broadcast High School football for KCST in the fall.
Ducks Finish #2
The Oregon Ducks finished #2 in their bid for a back to back National Championship in golf. In the end the Sooners of Oklahoma out drove, chipped and putted their way to National Champions.
Beavers Have One More Night
We have one more day to wait for the OSU Beavers to begin their trek to a National Championship. The Beavers take on Holy Cross tomorrow evening at home in Corvallis.