Yarrow, Trebotich All-Sierra Nevada choices
South Tahoe High players covered the gamut of experience on the recently selected All-Sierra Nevada Baseball team. Recent graduate Stephen Yarrow and freshman Otto Trebotich were chosen by the Sierra Nevada Media Group.
Carter Amaral of Whittell was given honorable mention.
The selections were by media representatives of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, Carson City and Fallon newspapers.
Here’s a closer look at the players who made the team.
Stephen Yarrow, South Tahoe – He led the Sierra League in hitting with a .520 average. He led the league in walks with 19 and had four homers and 18 RBI in league play. He will continue his baseball career at the University of San Francisco. Yarrow was all-league first-team and an all-state second-team choices.
Otto TrebOtich, South Tahoe – He led the league in hits with 32 and hit .485, third best in the league. A first-team all-league choice.
Lyle Gardner, Fallon – An all-High Desert League first-team choice, Gardner led the league in innings pitched at 36 while posting a 4-2 record. He was 7-2 overall and third in the league in strikeouts.
Gardner developed three pitches this season and Fallon coach Brad Barton said he showed consistency with each. Gardner’s arsenal included the curveball, fastball and changeup. Barton said Fallon’s offense provided him more support this season. “He had an attitude of never getting flustered,” Barton said. “Lyle was always the same and enjoyed the game.”
Cory Yoder, Dayton – An All-Northern 3A first-team pick who helped Dayton win the Northern 3A title. In Northern 3A play, Yoder went 7-0 with a 2.39 ERA and struck out 43 in 41 innings. He hasn’t lost a game in the Northern 3A the past two seasons. He also hit .531 with one home run, 18 RBI and 19 runs in conference this past season.
Nate Whalin, Douglas – Whalin was second in the league in doubles (7), third in the league in slugging percentage (.776), fifth in walks (13) and third in runs scored (26). He hit eight home runs overall on the year to go with 10 doubles and two triples. He drove home 28 runs. On the mound, he had a record of 5-2 with 37 strikeouts in eight starts. He was a first-team All-Sierra League pick. He will play baseball at Western Nevada Community College.
Cory Eilers, Douglas – A first-team All-Sierra League selection who led the team with 32 RBI. He also hit eight doubles, four triples and three home runs. He batted .418 in league play and had a .657 slugging percentage.
Jordan Hadlock, Douglas – A first-team all-Sierra League, three-year starter at the varsity level. A solid defensive catcher with arguably the best arm in the Northern 4A. He hit four doubles, five triples and six home runs with 24 RBI from the leadoff position. He also served as the Tigers’ closer, recording a 2-0 record, two saves and 19 strikeouts in 11 appearances.
Willie Morgan, Douglas – Morgan was seventh in the league in batting average (.453) and had 25 RBI on the year with five doubles, two triples and a home run. He was a second-team All-Sierra League selection.
Tony Fagan, Carson – All all-Sierra League first-team pick, Fagan hit .450 with 36 hits, nine doubles, 10 homers and 35 RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage. As a pitcher, Fagan struck out 77 in 56.2 innings, posting a 6-2 record with a 2.59 earned run average.
Brooks Greenlee, Carson – An all-league first-team pick, Greenlee hit .429 in league with three home runs, 13 RBI and a .653 slugging percentage.
Jacob Anderson, Galena – An all-league first team selection, Anderson was a key two-way player for the Grizzlies who helped them to an NIAA 4A runner-up finish. He was one of the team’s top three pitchers along with Eric Maupin and Tony Thompson.
J.D. Peters, Galena – He was the High Desert League Player of the Year. He led the league in most offensive categories. Overall he hit .549 with 73 hits, 24 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and 41 RBI. An outstanding student-athlete, Peters will attend Vanderbilt.
Eric Maupin, Galena – He was the High Desert Pitcher of the Year and another two-way player. He was a 48th-round draft choice of the Seattle Mariners and is expected to sign with a major Division I program soon. He also was one of Northern Nevada’s top 10 student athletes.
Tony Thompson, Galena – Another talented two-way player who made first-team all-league. Along with Maupin and Anderson, was one of the team’s top three pitchers. He will play baseball at Kansas.
Allan Albisu, Fallon – An all-High Desert League first-team choice, he will attend Western Nevada Community College in the fall to play baseball. He hit 13 home runs (six in league) and had 27 RBI.
Honorable mention: Carter Amaral, Whittell; David Leid, Matt Rutledge, Paul Cagle, Carson; Phil Mannelly, Ryan Pruitt, Tyler May, Douglas; Jake Hess, Basim Azzam, Pete Lazzari, Galena.