Jacobs named to first-team all-state

By Observer Upload June 05, 2012 12:43 pm

Erik Jacobswas named to the Greater Oregon League first team this season.
Erik Jacobswas named to the Greater Oregon League first team this season.

The La Grande baseball team had 11 players receive postseason honors in the Greater Oregon League this year.

Outfielder Erik Jacobs was named to the first-team all-league team as well as receiving a first-team all-state nomination. 

He will take part in the 4A all-star game in Roseburg later this month.

The senior finished 2012 with a team-best .427 batting average while scoring 26 runs and driving in 18.

Jacobs also stole 19 bases this year for the Tigers.

Jordan Rogers was named to the GOL first team as a designated hitter.

Rogers hit .307 this season and drove in 20 runs with one home run.

Infielder Tyson Wicklander also was selected to the first-team GOL.

He hit .328 this season and scored 20 runs while swiping nine bags.

Buck Arnoldus earned second-team all-league honors as a catcher.

In 23 games he hit .268 with three RBIs and a home run.

Hayden Albrecht made the second team in the infield. The senior finished with a .321 batting average and 13 RBIs.

He also had two game-winning RBIs this season.

Jake Chamberlain (first base) and Brandon Hively (outfield) joined Arnoldus and Albrecht on the second team.

Chamberlain hit .364, scored nine runs and drove in eight this year. His six doubles were second on the team only to Jacobs’ 11.

Hively hit .222 in 15 games this year. He scored 10 runs, drove in six and stole four bases.

On the mound both Kaleb White and Garett Avila earned second-team honors.

White had a 4-3 record with a 3.85 ERA. He had 41 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings pitched.

Avila went 3-3 with a 5.54 ERA. In 30 1/3 innings pitched, Avila struck out 38 batters. 

He was also a factor at the plate,    hitting .204 and driving in 13 while scoring 15 runs.

Seth Madsen was an honorable    mention pitcher. 

He finished with a 4.34 ERA and struck out nine in 9 2/3 innings pitched. 

Madsen was two for two in save opportunities.

Infielder Derrick Peasley was also an honorable mention.

In 14 games Peasley hit .208 and scored eight runs. He finished with four RBIs and three stolen bases.

La Grande finished 15-10 overall this year and went 7-5 in the GOL.