Josh Osich Named WCCBL Player Of The Week; Summer Ball Review
CORVALLIS, Ore. After helping lead the Corvallis Knights to their first league title, Oregon State sophomore Josh Osich has been named the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League’s Player of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
Osich went eight full innings in Monday night’s 4-1 championship-clinching win over Wenatchee. Osich, from Boise, Idaho, struck out six and walked just one in eight innings. He surrendered a run in the first inning and three hits overall before giving way to fellow OSU pitcher Taylor Starr, who closed out the game for his 10th save of the season.
Osich finished the 2008 summer ball season with a 5-0 record in 13 appearances, seven of which were starts. He struck out 52 in 46 innings of work and posted a 1.96 earned run average.
Joining Osich on the championship Knights squad were Starr, outfielder John Wallace and junior college signee Logan Lotti. Head coach of the club was Brooke Knight, who played for Oregon State from 1992-94.
Oregon State players on the Knights were just a few of the Beavers playing summer ball. Here’s a roundup of how the Beavers fared this summer.
Alex Besaw ... Appeared 13 times for Bellingham of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, starting three times ... Finished with a 1-4 record and 7.40 ERA after making three starts ... Struck out 23 in 30 innings of work.
Logan Boyd ... Appeared in 40 games for Spokane of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, starting 38 ... Batted .256 with seven doubles, five home runs and 23 RBI ... Walked 35 times and finished with 121 official at bats ... Made an appearance at the WCCBL All-Star Game.
Reed Brown ... Went 5-2 with a 1.13 ERA for the Humboldt Crabs ... Named the Horizon Air Summer Series Pitcher of the Year and named to the First Team.
Rob Folsom ... Made 39 appearances for Spokane of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, starting 36 times and batting .244 ... Hit three doubles, two triples and two home runs while driving in 13 in 123 official at bats.
Mark Grbavac ... Made 11 appearances for Green Bay of the Northwoods League, going 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA ... Started three times and limited opponents to a .234 batting average in 30 innings ... Struck out 25.
Stephen Hagen ... Batted .323 with six doubles, one triple and one home run in 35 games for Kelowna of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League ... Drove in 18 ... Made an appearance at the WCCBL All-Star Game ... Named the All-Star Game MVP.
Kevin Hammon ... Appeared eight games for Bend of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, including four starts, going 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA ... Struck out 29 in 25 innings.
Brandon Hayes ... Played in 23 games for Bend of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, starting 17 ... Batted .273 with eight doubles, one triple and two home runs ... Drove in 18 and finished with a .481 slugging percentage.
Koa Kahalehoe ... Played in five games for Bend of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League ... Batted .333 with two doubles and a home run in 18 at bats.
Brad Kidd ... Went 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 13 appearances for Bend of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League ... Made four starts, worked 35 1/3 innings and struck out 19.
Logan Lotti ... Appeared in 42 games for Corvallis of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, all starts ... Batted .340 with 12 doubles, three triples and five home runs ... Drove in 25 and posted a .556 slugging percentage, which led all Knights batters with 45 or more official at bats ... Made an appearance in WCCBL All-Star Game.
Michael Miller ... Appeared in 39 games for the Humboldt Crabs, starting 36 ... Batted .264 with four doubles and two triples while driving in 25.
James Nygren ... Played for the Klamath Falls Falcons ... Statistics not immediately available.
Ryan Ortiz ... Batted .278 with a home run and two RBI in eight games in a tryout for the USA Baseball National Team ... Joined Yarmouth-Dennis of the Cape Cod League and batted .274 with five doubles, a triple and a home run in 35 games ... Drove in 18 and walked 21 times ... Made an appearance in Cape Cod League All-Star Game.
Josh Osich ... Appeared in 13 games for Corvallis of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, making five starts, going 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA ... Struck out 52 in 46 innings while opponents hit just .219 against him.
Greg Peavey ... Went 2-3 with a 6.83 ERA in 13 games for Yarmouth-Dennis of the Cape Cod League ... Started once ... Struck out 18 in 29 innings.
Jorge Reyes ... Went 3-2 with a 4.66 ERA in eight appearances for Falmouth of the Cape Cod League ... Made five starts and struck out 29 in 36 2/3 innings.
Kevin Rhoderick ... Made the USA Baseball National Team but did not play due to injury ... Was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five appearances in tryouts for the team ... Allowed four hits and two walks while striking out nine in five innings.
Kraig Sitton ... Was 1-3 with a 4.41 ERA for Spokane of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League ... Made eight appearances, starting seven, and struck out 32 in 32 2/3 innings.
Dale Solomon ... Batted .226 with a double and a triple in 24 games for the Humboldt Crabs.
Taylor Starr ... Made 21 appearances for Corvallis of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, starting once ... Finished with 10 saves, a 1-2 record and 2.49 ERA ... Struck out 28 in 25 1/3 innings of work ... Made an appearance at the WCCBL All-Star Game ... Named the WCCBL’s Top Prospect at the All-Star Game.
Nick Stiltner ... Made eight appearances from the mound for Moses Lake of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, posting a 1.00 ERA and six saves ... Also finished with nine hits and three RBI.
John Tommasini ... Played primarily for Bend of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, appearing in 14 games, all starts ... Batted .229 with one double and five RBI.
John Wallace ... Played in 28 games for Corvallis of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, posting 23 starts ... Batted .194 with four doubles and a triple and drove in 11.
Joey Wong ... Appeared in 43 games for Falmouth of the Cape Cod League and batted .256 with five doubles and 15 RBI ... Posted 14 walks.