Four Tigers earn all-state honors
Four La Grande High School baseball players were honored for their contributions over the past season, as Tyson Wicklander, Jared Rogers, Jake Chamberlain and Tanner Stremcha earned OSAA 4A all-state honors.
Wicklander was named a second team all-state infielder after batting a team-high .438 as the leadoff hitter. After playing catcher for every inning last season, Rogers was named as an honorable mention catcher along with first baseman Chamberlain as an infielder and Stremcha as a utility player.
The La Grande baseball squad finished with a 17-12 record with a 9-3 mark in the Greater Oregon League. After beating Tillamook to end a run of three consecutive losses in the OSAA 4A state play-in game, the Tigers were the No. 12 team heading into the state tournament. The Tigers opened the state tournament with a thrilling 4-3 win over Scappoose May 29. The following day, the Tigers fell in the state quarterfinals to No. 4 North Marion by a 12-3 margin.
Rogers,who will be a senior, is the lone returning Tiger to earn all-state honors, as Wicklander, Stremcha and Chamberlain all graduated from La Grande High School.
In May, Wicklander was named a first team all-GOL selection as an infielder, while Stremcha was the first team utility selection. Drew Hively was named an all-GOL first team outfielder, while fellow returnee to next year’s baseball squaerd Eli Wisdom was named a second team outfielder.
In addition, Trenton Powers was named an all-GOL second team pitcher, while Brandon Cederholm was named a second team infielder.