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Mirror's 2009 All-City Baseball Team

The list

MVP: Brian Corliss, Beamer

C: Kramer Stuth, Decatur

IF: Jarred Lee, Federal Way

IF: Ryan Kim, Decatur

IF: Kenny Johnson, Beamer

IF: TJ Horsfall, Federal Way

IF: Nick Tanielu, Federal Way

OF: Drew Cratsenberg, Fed Way

OF: Travis Crumb, Beamer

OF: Harold Adams, Jefferson

Util: Kelvin Ketchum, Beamer

DH: Andrew Jones, Jefferson

P: Carson Wolbert, Beamer

P: Jeff Brigham, Jefferson

P: Drew Staples, Jefferson

P: Greg Bull, Decatur

The players

• Catcher: Kramer Stuth, Decatur. The senior had a solid season behind the plate for the Gators, who finished fifth in the SPSL South with a 7-9 record. Stuth finished with a .356 average with one home run, eight RBIs and four doubles.

• Infield: Jarred Lee, Federal Way. The Eagle senior was a huge run producer during the season. The first baseman set a single-season Federal Way record with 28 RBIs during the 16-game SPSL North season. He also hit .432, scored 16 runs and hit four home runs. Lee slugged .750 and led the Eagles to a 6-10 record in the North. Lee, a first-team, All-SPSL North selection, is set to walk-on at Gonzaga University in the fall.

• Infield: Ryan Kim, Decatur. The senior had an impressive season for the Gators. Kim finished 10th in the SPSL South with a .408 average, which led Decatur. He also led the Gators with 15 RBIs and 11 stolen bases and led the South with two triples. Kim also had three doubles and scored nine runs.

• Infield: Kenny Johnson, Beamer. The junior was a defensive stalwart for the Titans during the season, but was also solid with the bat. Johnson, a second baseman, hit .378 with 16 runs, two home runs and 11 RBIs for Beamer. He also had three doubles and slugged .578.

• Infield: TJ Horsfall, Federal Way. The Eagle junior was solid at second base all year long. Horsfall hit .375 with 19 RBIs, two triples and three home runs. He was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection.

• Infield: Nick Tanielu, Federal Way. The sophomore had a monster season for the Eagles. Tanielu moved to Federal Way from Alabama last year as a freshman and has made an immediate impact for the Eagles. He started at shortstop as a freshman and led the Federal Way football team into the state playoffs earlier this school year. On the baseball field, Tanielu finished with a .488 batting average and led the SPSL North with seven home runs. He also had an unbelievable slugging percentage of 1.070, which led the SPSL, and was second in the league with 25 RBIs. Tanielu also scored 26 runs, stole seven bases in seven attempts and was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection.

• Outfield: Drew Cratsenberg, Federal Way. The sophomore finished eighth in the North Division with a .479 average for the Eagles. Cratsenberg also scored 26 runs, drove in 12 and had six doubles and one home run. He also stole seven bases for Federal Way and was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection by the league’s coaches.

• Outfield: Travis Crumb, Beamer. The junior hit .396 during the SPSL South regular season and was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection. Crumb finished with three doubles, two triples, 13 runs and 14 RBIs during the season. He was also 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts and was ninth in the league with 19 hits.

• Outfield: Harold Adams, Jefferson. The TJ junior was solid all season long and led the Raiders into the West Central District Tournament with a 13-10 record. Adams finished the SPSL North regular season with a .422 batting average and had two home runs and eight RBIs. He also contributed two doubles and scored 12 runs and three stolen bases. Adams also struck out only three times in 15 games and was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection.

• Utility: Kelvin Ketchum, Beamer. The Beamer senior was a double threat for the Titans. As a hitter, Ketchum hit .395 with 16 runs scored and 13 RBIs. He also had two doubles, one triple and one home run. As a pitcher, Ketchum finished 1-0 with a 4.44 earned-run average in six appearances. He was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection as a designated hitter.

• Designated Hitter: Andrew Jones, Jefferson. The Jefferson senior led the Raiders with 19 RBIs and scored 14 runs. Jones finished with a .339 average and had one home run, five doubles and two triples. Jones played mostly first base and was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection.

• Pitcher: Jeff Brigham, Jefferson. The junior turned into the ace of the Raiders’ staff after finishing 3-1 with two saves, including a five-inning no-hitter against Kentwood. Brigham had a 2.94 ERA, struck out 47 in 35 innings and gave up only 5.18 hits per seven innings. He also hit .333 with seven RBIs and 12 runs. He was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection.

• Pitcher: Carson Wolbert, Beamer. The Beamer senior makes his second appearance on the All-City Team after finishing the season with a 3-1 record. Wolbert had a 2.65 ERA, struck out 28 and threw one complete game. He was also a first-team, All-SPSL South selection as a pitcher for the second year in a row.

• Pitcher: Greg Bull, Decatur. The senior finished the season 3-2 on the season with a 3.41 ERA for the Gators. Bull struck out 22 batters in 37 innings of work and threw two complete games.

• Pitcher: Drew Staples, Jefferson. The TJ senior finished the season with a 5-2 record and a 3.87 ERA. Staples led the Raiders with 49 strikeouts in 34 innings.

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