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Squalicum’s Yake named All-NWC baseball Most Valuable Player

Squalicum shortstop Ernie Yake drives a ball during the 2015 Class 2A State Semifinals in Yakima. He was selected the 2016 All-Northwest Conference Most Valuable Player.
Squalicum shortstop Ernie Yake drives a ball during the 2015 Class 2A State Semifinals in Yakima. He was selected the 2016 All-Northwest Conference Most Valuable Player. alang@bhamherald.com

Squalicum senior shortstop Ernie Yake has been selected All-Northwest Conference Most Valuable Player by the league’s baseball coaches, according to a release Wednesday, May 25.

It marked the second straight year Yake has been selected to the first team. Yake hit .525 with nine doubles, three triples, a homer, 24 RBI and 16 stolen bases. He also committed only one error all year.

Joining him on the first team were Ferndale catcher junior Matt James and senior outfielder Kyle Sandstrom, Lynden senior shortstop Jordan Wittenberg and sophomore outfielder/pitcher Trevin Hope, Bellingham senior third baseman Austin Shenton, Blaine senior first baseman/pitcher Josh Fakkema, Sehome junior outfielder Felix Zavisubin and Burlington-Edison sophomore catcher Hunter Anderson and senior outfielder/pitcher Derek Cherryholmes.

Nooksack Valley senior Noah Rawls and Anacortes senior Joe Brennan were the first-team pitchers.

Whatcom County players on the second team included Blaine’s Brenden Riddle, Lynden Christian’s Tyson Cline, Meridian’s Brady Moore and Derek Campfield, Sehome’s Shane Jamison, Ferndale, Max Jeffery, Squalicum’s Connor Sage and Lynden’s Anthony Garcia.

Blaine’s Larry Hoffman and Burlington-Edison’s John Thurmond shared Coach of the Year honors.

All-Northwest Conference team

MVP: Ernie Yake (sr., SS, Squalicum)

FIRST TEAM

Player

Yr.

Pos.

School

Matt James

Jr.

C

Ferndale

Jordan Wittenberg

Sr.

SS

Lynden

Austin Shenton

Sr.

3B

Bellingham

Kyle Sandstrom

Sr.

OF

Ferndale

Hunter Anderson

So.

C

Burlington-Edison

Trevin Hope

So.

OF/P

Lynden

Derek Cherryholmes

Sr.

OF/P

Burlington-Edison

Josh Fakkema

Sr.

1B/P

Blaine

Felix Zavisubin

Jr.

OF

Sehome

Joe Brennan

Sr.

P/OF

Anacortes

Noah Rawls

Sr.

P/SS

Nooksack Valley

SECOND TEAM

Player

Yr.

Pos.

School

Brenden Riddle

Sr.

C

Blaine

Tyson Cline

Jr.

OF

Lynden Christian

Brady Moore

Sr.

2B

Meridian

Shane Jamison

So.

3B

Sehome

Max Jeffery

Jr.

SS

Ferndale

Connor Sage

Sr.

OF

Squalicum

Ryan Campbell

Jr.

OF

Anacortes

Chris Cook

Jr.

SS

Burlington-Edison

Anthony Garcia

Sr.

OF/P

Lynden

Jacob South

So.

1B

Anacortes

Derek Campfield

Sr.

P

Meridian

Sean Ferdig

Sr.

P/OF

Burlington-Edison

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