Trent Tinglestad warmed up for his first year of NCAA Division I baseball by taking home some hardware.
The Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate, who’s heading to the University of Louisiana Monroe, earned the West Coast League’s highest individual honor by being named the collegiate summer league’s Most Valuable Player.
Tinglestad, who starred at Everett Community College the past two years, played this summer for the WCL’s Kelowna (B.C.) Falcons. In 44 games the outfielder batted .350 with nine home runs and 40 RBI. He led the league in homers and finished second in both batting average and RBI as he led the Falcons to the WCL championships series, where Kelowna fell to the Corvallis Knights.
Two other players with Snohomish County ties were named to All-WCL teams. Pitcher Curtis Bafus, a member of the Wenatchee AppleSox who played at Everett CC, was named to the first team after going 4-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 10 starts. Third baseman Zach Needham, a member of the Bellingham Bells who played at Edmonds CC, made the second team after batting .267 with six homers and 21 RBI in 36 games.
Three locals qualify for U.S. Mid-Amateur
Three of the four sectional berths to the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament were filled by players with local ties.
Everett resident Jacob Rohde and Everett High School graduate Jake Koppenberg tied for medalist honors at sectional qualifying held last Thursday at Tumble Creek Club in Cle Elum. Rohde and Koppenberg both shot even-par 71s. Everett’s Mark Strickland placed third after shooting a 2-over 73 to also claim a berth.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which is for players aged 25 or older, is Sept. 22-27 at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club.
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