PACIFIC 2B LEAGUE BASEBALL:Forks’ Gunner Rogers named league MVP

By Pierre LaBossiere

Olympic Peninsula

News Group

FORKS — After a dominant season both on the mound and at the plate, Forks baseball pitcher Gunner Rogers was named the Pacific 2B League Most Valuable Player.

Rogers helped lead the Spartans to a 14-6 record and a berth in the postseason.

He was 9-3 with one save, starting 12 games. He had an ERA of 2.38 and struck out 64 batters in 53 innings while walking just 18 batters. He pitched 6-1/3 shutout innings in a postseason win over Kalama.

As a batter, Rogers hit .370 with six doubles and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of .975. He drove in 25 runs in 20 games and scored 14 runs.

Making the first team was Spartans’ freshman Bubba Hernandez. He hit .491 with 18 RBIs. His OPS was 1.305.

The Spartans have four players on the second team — Landen Olson, Landin Davis, Aiden Salazar and Dylan Micheau.

Full Pacific 2B League baseball team

MVP — Gunner Rogers, Forks

Coach of the Year — Ilwaco staff

Sportsmanship Award — Raymond/South Bend

First team — Bubba Hernandez, Forks; Boston Caron, Ilwaco; Derric Cutting, Ilwaco; Kaemon Sawa, Ilwaco; Jacob Rogers, Ilwaco; Andrew Martin, Ocosta; Conner Keeton, PWV; Liam Smacarz, PWV; Nolen Miller, RSB.

Second team — Landen Olson, Forks; Landin Davis, Forks; Aiden Salazar, Forks; Dylan Micheau, Forks; Cannon Johnson, Ilwaco; Ethan Hopkins, Ilwaco; Branson Williams, RSB; Lucas Lusk, PWV; Torence Bonina, Ocosta.

Honorable Mention — Brayden Ruddell, PWV; Blake Howard, PWV; Mark Sevilla, Ocosta; Jayden Lindberg, RSB; Jordan Demaray, RSB; Dylan Pelas, Ilwaco.