The AquaSox’s Trent Tingelstad, a Marysville Pilchuck alum, high-fives a group of kids before a game at Funko Field in Everett. (Shari Sommerfeld / Everett AquaSox).

The AquaSox’s Trent Tingelstad, a Marysville Pilchuck alum, high-fives a group of kids before a game at Funko Field in Everett. (Shari Sommerfeld / Everett AquaSox).

Community roundup: MP grad Tingelstad recognized by Mariners

The AquaSox outfielder received the Dan Wilson Minor League Community Service Award handed out by the Seattle organization.

Trent Tingelstad has been recognized by the Seattle Mariners for his service to the community.

The Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate, who was an outfielder with the Everett AquaSox the past season, received the Dan Wilson Minor League Community Service Award when the Mariners announced their minor-league awards last Thursday.

Tingelstad teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County for their Badges for Baseball clinic, which took place during the summer. The camp created safe opportunities for youth in need to develop valuable life skills, build character and learn how to make productive choices for their future. He also was active in the AquaSox’s Hit a Home Run with Reading program, which encourages independent reading as a foundation for life-long learning.

Tingelstad batted .209 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 87 games with the Sox this season.

Two other players who spent a portion of the season with Everett received awards. First baseman Robert Perez Jr. received the Ken Griffey Jr. Minor League Hitter of the Year Award for his efforts with Low-A Modesto and the High-A Sox. In 35 games with Everett he batted .342 with seven homers and 27 RBI. Meanwhile, right-hander Isaiah Campbell received the Dominate the Zone Pitcher Award for his ability to limit walks while also inducing strikeouts during his time in Everett and Double-A Arkansas. In 33.0 innings with the Sox he walked 10 and struck out 35 en route to going 10-for-10 in saves.

Johnston achieves receiving benchmark

Snohomish High School graduate Josh Johnston, now a senior receiver on the Colorado School of Mines football team, hit a benchmark when he passed 2,000 career receiving yards during the Orediggers’ 45-9 victory over Chadron State on Saturday in Chadron, Nebraska.

Johnston caught five passes for 156 yards and a touchdown, giving him 2,080 receiving yards over the course of four seasons. He is the 11th player in school history to surpass 2,000 career receiving yards.

Johnston has helped the Orediggers to a 3-0 record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferece, a 3-2 record overall and a No. 8 ranking in D2football.com’s NCAA Division II poll.

Defiance locals come up just short of final

Snohomish County products Sota Kitahara and Hal Uderitz came up just short of reaching the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro Cup as the Tacoma Defiance lost 2-1 to St. Louis CITY2 in Sunday’s Western Conference Final in St. Louis.

Kitahara, a midfielder who’s a graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School, played the whole game. Uderitz, a defender who’s a graduate of Snohomish High School, came on as an 84th-minute substitute.

Uderitz finished the season having appeared in 19 of Tacoma’s 26 games, including 11 starts. He scored two goals. Kitahara finished with 17 appearances and 14 starts, tallying a goal and two assists.

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