By Bill Wilford
The 3A/4A North Puget Sound League recently announced the 2021 season all-league team honors for boys baseball.
Players from all four Federal Way high schools were selected for top league honors by a vote of the coaches within the league.
Players from the four high schools in the Federal Way district selected for all-league baseball honors include:
4A NPSL Division
Pitcher: Decatur junior Aiden Mandia
Utility: Federal Way sophomore Joseph Krahner
Pitcher: Decatur junior R’Mani Adams
Shortstop: Federal Way sophomore Isaiah Afework
Outfield: Decatur senior Cole Jackson
Pitcher: Decatur senior Keegan Adams
Pitcher: Federal Way sophomore Austin Crawford
Catcher: Decatur senior Ben Adams
First Base: Decatur junior Luke Dalrymple
Second Base: Decatur junior Tyler Harries
Shortstop: Decatur senior Daniel Goon
Third Base: Decatur senior Travis Hurn
3A NPSL Division
Pitcher: Thomas Jefferson senior Cody Gaerttner
Catcher: Thomas Jefferson senior Austin Null
Catcher: Todd Beamer junior James Turner
First base: Thomas Jefferson junior Drew DeLaCruz
Outfielder: Thomas Jefferson senior Jaden Herwick
First Base: Todd Beamer junior Jacob Luft
Outfield: Thomas Jefferson junior Wybrand Barron
Designated Hitter: Thomas Jefferson senior Jet Higa
Utility: Todd Beamer senior Isi Mojica
The 14 teams in the North Puget Sound League were split in half into 3A and 4A conferences. Todd Beamer and Thomas Jefferson were put into a 3A conference with the three Auburn high schools, along with Kentlake and Kent Meridian.
Federal Way and Decatur joined a 4A conference with Tahoma, Kennedy Catholic, Kentridge, Kentwood and Mt Rainier located in Des Moines.
This year, each NPSL school played 14 regular season baseball games from April 20 to May 21, which included two games against an inter-conference city rival; 4A Federal Way played 3A Beamer and 4A Decatur played 3A Thomas Jefferson.
The season ended with each team playing a single conference crossover game on May 22 and no statewide playoffs this year.
Last year, high school players lost their entire baseball season due to statewide closures.