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Tracking the grads---baseball

By CASEY OLSON

The Mirror

Shea McFeely — The Federal Way High School graduate is playing his senior year for the Oregon State University baseball team. McFeely, a third baseman, is hitting .305 with 44 runs, five doubles, six triples, two home runs and 41 RBIs on the season. He has started all 51 Beaver games.

Oregon State clinched at least a share of a second straight Pacific-10 championship last weekend. The Beavers moved up two places to No. 8 in this week’s USA Today/ESPN baseball coaches poll. The Beavers (38-13 overall, 15-6 Pacific-10) swept a three-game series at Washington State over the weekend.

Oregon State finishes the regular season this weekend, playing host to second-place UCLA (30-22, 12-9) in a Pac-10 series in Corvallis. A win by the Beavers in any of the three games, and they would claim sole possession of the conference title. The Beavers played in the College World Series last year.

Ross Humes — The 2005 Decatur High School grad is playing baseball at Washington State. The left-handed pitcher is 1-0 with a 6.65 earned-run average in 12 appearances. Humes has thrown 23 innings and given up 34 hits.

The Cougars are 35-21 overall and 9-12 in the Pac-10 Conference.

Jamie Nilsen — The TJ grad is leading the Central Washington University baseball team with a .372 batting average. Nilsen, a shortstop, has 71 hits, 10 doubles, six triples, seven home runs and 39 RBIs. Central is currently 20-31 overall.

Kyle Nunley — The Thomas Jefferson grad was recently named to the NWAACC Western Region first-team as a pitcher. Nunley finished 6-1 with a 2.63 earned-run average for the Green River Community College Gators baseball team.

“He was our No. 1 starter and a real pleasant surprise,” said GRCC athletic director Bob Kickner.

Nunley was also named to the NWAACC’s All-Academic baseball team, meaning a grade-point average of over 3.5. He will play baseball next year at Benedictine College in Kansas.

Green River finished the season 24-19 overall and lost in the Western Division playoffs to Tacoma.

Tony Barnette — The TJ grad is rolling on the mound for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Barnette has won two-straight starts for the 33-19 Sun Devils, including a seven-inning, 10-strikeout win over Oregon State on May 12.

Barnette is 5-1 on the season with a 5.28 ERA in 18 appearances. He leads the Arizona State staff with 57 strikeouts.

Aaron Fulmer — The TJ grad is currently pitching at Pacific Lutheran University. Fulmer finished the season with a 6-4 record and a 6.89 ERA. PLU finished 23-17 overall.

Thomas Watts, Jon Flood, Andrew Conklin and Kyle Henselman — The Federal Way High School foursome are playing baseball at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. South Mountain finished the season 29-25 overall.

Watts, an outfielder, hit .239 with three doubles and three RBIs and Henselman, an outfielder, hit .244 with four doubles and 16 RBIs. Conklin, a right-handed pitcher, ended the season with a 7-3 record and a 2.74 ERA. Flood, also a right-handed pitcher, finished 2-5 with a 3.61 ERA.

BA Garner — The Decatur grad lead the NWAACC with 11 saves during the regular season for the Tacoma Community College Titans. Garner appeared in 21 games and had an ERA of 1.29. Tacoma finished the season with a record of 27-16.

Doug Lottes — The Federal Way grad finished 4-3 on the mound for TCC with a 3.17 ERA. Lottes appeared in 11 games.

Nick Hardy — The TJ grad hit .278 for the Gray’s Harbor College this season with 27 runs scored and 14 RBIs.

Tracking the Grads appears periodically in the Mirror. If we missed someone, email sports@fedwaymirror.com.

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