Prep notes: Skyview’s Hamilton picked 4A state baseball player of year

Coaches association announces its all-state teams

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor



Skyview senior Ian Hamilton has been voted the Class 4A baseball player of the year by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association.

Hamilton went 8-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 60 innings for the Storm this season. He also batted .417 in the month of May as the Storm marched to the first state championship in school history.

He pitched five shutout innings in a state semifinal win over Kentridge, then went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored in the 8-5 win over South Kitsap in the championship game.

Hamilton will play baseball for Washington State.

Skyview’s coach Eric Estes was selected the co-coach of the year along with Todd McDougall of Olympia.

Also earning spots on the Class 4A all-state first team were Skyview’s Braydon Maney and Heritage’s Dakota Clevidence. Union’s Seaver Whalen, Battle Ground’s Ian Humphrey and Heritage’s Alex Smith made the second team.

Columbia River’s Michael McCann and Mountain View’s J.T. Kaul made the Class 3A first team. Mountain View’s Dakody Clemmer and River’s Oscar Golberg were on the second team.

Ridgefield’s Joe Siegal was on the 2A all-state second team. Woodland’s Hunter Huddleston made the 1A second team.

Six locals make all-state soccer first teams — Skyview forward Carter Johnson and Union goalkeeper Pasha Hashemi were selected to the Class 4A all-state boys soccer first team in a vote by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association.

Hashemi helped lead Union to the Class 4A state championship match, where the Titans lost to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson’s Isidro Prado-Huerta was selected the all-state MVP. Union’s Kelcey Burris was the 4A coach of the year.

Union had three players make the second team — forward Mitch Wheelon, midfielder Nathaniel Cheney and defender Tyler Shadix.

Mountain View midfielder Rylan Berriman was the lone Clark County player on the 3A all-state team, making onto the first team.

Ridgefield forward Jared Williams and midfielder Tanner Konkright made the 2A all-state first team. Hockinson forward Mitchell Pinney was on the second team, and Hockinson midfielder Shawn Marion earned honorable mention.

Seton Catholic’s Erik Powell made the 1A all-state first team as a forward. Seton midfielder John Polen made the second team.