Summers lands spot on All-State first team
June 13, 2008 · Updated 3:09 PM
By CASEY OLSON
The honors keep rolling in for Thomas Jefferson High School senior Jason Summers.
The catcher was named to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Associations Class 4A first-team All State Team on Monday.
Summers, who has already signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Washington in the fall, was the lone catcher on the all-state, first-team.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder hit a South Puget Sound League South Division-leading .540 and blasted five home runs, scored 28 runs and drove in 19 runs. He also had an impressive .694 on-base percentage and slugged .900. And he also proved to be one of the best defensive catchers in the SPSL South.
Summers was also named The Mirrors All-City Baseball Team Player of the Year and All-SPSL South for the third season in a row.
The Raiders finished up in third place in the SPSL South with a 13-7 record and earned the schools third straight postseason appearance. Jefferson eventually lost to Auburn in the West Central/Southwest District Tournament.
Summers teammate, Jarett Jackson, was named second-team all-state as a third baseman after a solid senior season. Jackson, who has already signed with Washington State University, finished the year with a .440 batting average, three home runs, 20 runs scored and 20 RBIs for the Raiders.
Jackson was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 33rd round of last weeks Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Todd Beamer High School junior shortstop/pitcher Matt Hart earned honorable mention after one of the best all-around seasons in the SPSL South this season. Hart hit .443 with 21 runs scored, 18 RBIs and 12 stolen bases and also finished with a 4-3 record on the mound with a 2.30 ERA and 43 strikeouts.
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