3 EASTERN BASEBALL PLAYERS MAKE ALL-CCC
Eastern Oregon University senior catcher Tommy Porter was selected to the All-Cascade Collegiate Conference team.
Junior right fielder Brant Davis and senior pitcher Ryan Banks were honorable mention selections.
Porter finished the year batting .298 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs. Porter's memorable performance was at home April 14 against Albertson. Porter was 7-for-8, with three home runs and six RBIs. Eastern beat Albertson for the first time in six years.
Davis led the team in doubles with 11. Davis batted .316 for the second-best team average with 24 RBI.
Banks complied a 2-8 record with a 5.05 ERA. Banks came in for the last two outs in the thrilling 16-15 second game win over then-No. 6 NAIA ranked British Columbia to collect his only save.
Davis also had seven RBIs in that game. Eastern won the series from British Columbia.
Eastern ended the season 8-29 overall and 6-18 for sixth place in the NAIA Region I standings.
Conference champion Albertson had five selections, including the team's leader, Shawn Humberger, who was selected as coach of the year. Albertson's Chris Eggleston earned pitcher of the year after posting a 8-2 record with a region-best 1.31 ERA.
Concordia outfielder Chris Baird was selected player of the year after leading the conference with a .367 batting average.