The 19th Annual (after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic) returns tonight (June 24) to the Yakima Convention Center to honor athletes, teams, and coaches throughout the Yakima Valley and Central Washington in 21 different high school sports.
As the Yakima Valley Pippins continue to prepare for a shortened 2020 season amid uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, team officials are turning their attention to a vital operations element each year: securing host families for incoming players.
Tons of young men and women, as well as boys and girls, are getting a short thrift with the cancellation of school and organized sports for the foreseeable future.
That's why we would like to use this platform to help us spotlight the student-athlete in your life.
Note: The WIAA announced the cancellation of spring sports on April 6th. As a tribute to the 2020 baseball season, we will continue posting these team previews.
Davis Spencer P/OF - Spencer is one of the state’s top overall pitching prospects in the 2020 class...
Ben Kibbe P/SS - Kibbe is one of the top overall pitching prospects in Washington. He’s an intimidating presence on the mound at 6-foot-4, 200-pounds with a fastball in the low 90s. Last year he spun a 0.93 ERA with 87 Ks. Will play college ball at Utah...
Caleb Deaton P/SS - Deaton is one of the top overall talents in the SCAC. Last year he was phenomenal, hitting .493 with 32 RBI. He also had an absurdly low 0.97 ERA, and struck out 72 batters. He’s an early favorite to take home league MVP honors this season...