Prep Baseball & Softball

Whatcom County prep baseball stars shine at regional tournament

Six Whatcom County high school baseball players were honored at the Northwest Championship Tournament, held Aug. 11-14 in Centralia.

Ferndale catcher Matt James and right-handed pitcher Mason Shaw were selected to the 2017 All-Tournament team. Lynden right-hander Trevin Hope was selected to the 2018 All-Tournament team, while outfielder/right-hander James Marsh was selected a 2019 All-Tournament pitcher. Sehome right-hander James Meader also made the 2019 All-Tournament team, while Meridian right-hander Simon Burkett was on the 2018 All-Tournament team.

The tournament is billed as the largest of its kind in the Northwest region, drawing more than 600 of the region’s top athletes with teams from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming, Utah and British Columbia. The tournament is also known for drawing a large number of college recruiters and professional scouts.