The WCL’s other Co-MVP, Oyama (UC Irvine), played in all 54 of Wenatchee’s regular-season and postseason games, batted .339 while leading the WCL in runs, walks, and triples. Oyama also set a league record with 42 stolen bases.
WCL Commissioner Rob Neyer remarked earlier this season that Oyama is “the most dynamic player I’ve seen during my four seasons with (the WCL).”
Both Wenatchee and Ridgefield swept their WCL Divisional Series opponents to reach the Division Championship games. Wenatchee then lost to Bellingham and Ridgefield was defeated by Corvallis. The Knights went on to capture their sixth straight WCL title in a 5-0 win over Bellingham on Monday.
Bellingham’s Trevin Hope (Lewis-Clark State) was named the WCL Pitcher of the Year. The 6-foot-6 right-handed pitcher had a league-best 2.24 ERA with a 4-1 record in nine outings. His only loss came July 14 against the Raptors.
Following Wednesday’s announcements, the All-WCL teams will be released on Thursday, followed by an announcement of the League’s Top Prospect, Coach of the Year Executive of the Year and Team Sportsmanship Award on Friday.