Siuslaw standout pitcher and Oregon State University’s star hurler, Jake Thompson, has been moved up the ranks in the Major League Baseball system. After a brief stint with the Lowell Spinners after last year’s draft, Thompson has been moved to single A ball in Salem Virginia with the Salem Red Sox. Today is opening day for the team they will take on Buis Creek Astros from North Carolina.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congraulate Elijah LaCosse as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Elijah finished the State Wrestling Championship in third place. After losing in the first round he went on to score 5 consecutive pins including a rematch against his first round opponent. He was one of only two wrestlers in the tournament to do that and scored 23 points in the 138 pound weight bracket.
Honorable mention goes to another Viking Wrestler, Hayden Muller who placed 4th in the 135 pound girls division.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.