NEWPORT — League coaches recently tabbed Newport High School junior Kaden Bruns as the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference’s top hurler and backstop during this abbreviated OSAA prep baseball season.
In a poll of league coaches, Bruns was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year, and was also selected to the all-league first team both as a pitcher and catcher in leading the Cubs to a 7-5 record in conference and overall.
Newport junior Jon Fritz earned an all-league first-team selection, and senior infielder Mitchell Johnson, sophomore outfielder Markus Everitt and junior first baseman Tyler Quillian also earned selection to the second team.
4A-3 Oregon West Conference Baseball honors
Player of the Year: Danner Salisbury, sr., Stayton
Pitcher of the Year: Kaden Bruns, jr., Newport
Coach of the Year: Steve Salisbury, Stayton
Pitchers: Kaden Bruns, jr., Newport; Russell Holly, jr., Sweet Home, Cody Leming, so., Stayton.
Infielders: Danner Salisbury, sr., Stayton; Garrett Vohs, sr., Sisters; Caleb Boyles, jr., Cascade; Cameron Ordway, jr., Philomath.
Outfielders: Jon Fritz, jr., Newport; Adam Hernandez, sr., Philomath; Chance Tobiasson, sr., Cascade.
First base: Ty May, so., Philomath.
Catcher: Kaden Bruns, jr., Newport.
Utility: Dawson Armstrong, sr., Sweet Home.
Pitcher: Skylar Brolin, jr., Philomath.
Infielders: Adam Harper, sr., Sisters; Mitchell Johnson, sr., Newport; Grayson Reeder, sr., Newport; Conner Hollenbeck, jr., Stayton.
Outfielders: Markus Everitt, so., Newport; Alek Russell, jr., Philomath; Patrick Silva, so., Sisters
First base: Tyler Quillian, jr., Newport.
Catchers: David Kanoff, sr., Cascade; Eli Brown, so., Stayton.
Utility: Easton Moore, so., Sisters.
Infielders: Chase Beardsley, sr., Philomath; David Griffith, so., Philomath.
Outfielders: Nick Frith, jr., Stayton; Austin Loomis, jr., Newport; Brody Duey, so., Sisters; Kaiden Prien, sr., Stayton; Will Grace, sr., Sisters.
First base: Dillon Tucker, sr., Sisters; Wyatt Connelly, so., Stayton.
Utility: Connor Linn, sr., Sisters; Will Ramos, jr., Cascade; Jesse Baxley, sr., Woodburn.