Three members of the Bend Elks have received All-West Coast League honors for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season.
Zach Needham, a third baseman, and Coen Wynne, a pitcher, represent the Elks on the All-WCL second team. Another Elks pitcher, Ryan Kaser, received honorable mention when league honors were announced Monday.
Needham, from Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho, played in 48 games this summer and ranked sixth in the league in batting average at .331 and seventh in hits with 59. He tied for the league lead in doubles with 18. His six home runs were tops for the Elks, and he tied for the team lead in RBIs with 25.
Wynne, a right-hander from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, appeared in 13 games, all in relief. He posted a 1-1 record and a 2.20 earned run average with 23 strikeouts and just two walks in 161⁄3 innings, and his seven saves ranked second in the league.
Kaser, a right-hander from Lewis-Clark State, ranked third in the WCL in strikeouts with 60 in 52 innings pitched. He finished with a 4-3 record and a 4.67 ERA.
The league champion Corvallis Knights landed eight players on the all-league first team, including outfielder Briley Knight, the league MVP; Tevita Gerber, the WCL pitcher of the year; and shortstop Brooks Lee, who was voted the league’s top prospect. Corvallis’ Brooke Knight was named WCL coach of the year.
— Bulletin staff report