Star Times | Baseball all-area team
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How the teams are selected: Star Times all-area teams are chosen after the regular season by Seattle Times reporters, freelancers and editors. Selections must be from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in Metro, WesCo or SPSL leagues.
Mountlake Terrace, P, Sr.
Theis, a Washington State recruit, had a 7-2 record with a 1.58 earned-run average. He also had one save for Hawks, WesCo South Division team that reached Class 4A state tournament. Theis threw complete game, one-hit shutout in midseason win over Kamiak.
Tahoma, OF, Jr.
Clutch hitter led SPSL 4A North with 484 batting average and also carried .839 slugging percentage. Rebounded from dislocated shoulder and went 3 for 4 in final game as Bears lost in regionals. Natural athlete known for strong arm and spectacular catches. Started as sophomore on a team that placed third in state.
Auburn, 1B, Sr.
The bigger the games, the better Olson played. He went 10 for 21 in postseason as Auburn fell just short of a third consecutive 3A Final Four. Overall, Washington State-bound Olson batted nearly .475 and hit 10 home runs with 33 runs batted in. Also had 9-2 pitching record.
Seattle Prep, 2B, Sr.
Washington Huskies recruit led Metro League championship team that advanced to 3A quarterfinals. All-Metro selection hit .500 this season for 18-7 team. Drove in 33 runs and hit six home runs. Played variety of infield positions.
Jackson, OF, Sr.
The California recruit, a prototypical leadoff hitter, batted .514 with a .622 on-base percentage, scored 25 runs, had 14 RBI and struck out only once. Also the team's closer, he had three wins and three saves. Led Timberwolves of Mill Creek to district playoffs all four years and was on 4A state title team in 2006.
Eastside Catholic, P, Jr.
Junior left-hander already has given verbal commitment to Oregon State. Record was 7-0, with 0.71 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 39-2/3 innings. Threw one one-hitter and two three-hitters. Plays first base when not pitching. Hit .429 with six home runs and five doubles. All-Metro as both pitcher and infielder.
Eastside Catholic, 3B, Sr.
Baylor recruit was member of 20-3 team that was ranked No. 1 most of the season. All-Metro selection hit .508, and 18 of his 30 hits were for extra bases, including seven home runs. Bats left, throws right. Committed only one error all season.
Mountlake Terrace, SS, Sr.
King's High School student plays for Mountlake Terrace and took Hawks to 4A state playoffs. Batted .438 with five HRs, 29 RBI and 30 runs scored. Stole 12 bases, too. A slick-fielding shortstop, he will play for Texas Tech next season.
Bothell, DH/Utility, Sr.
Selected to the All-KingCo 4A Conference first team after hitting .492 in the regular season with 11 doubles and two home runs. As a pitcher, he went 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA, striking out 32 batters in 28 innings.
Stanwood, C, Sr.
Florida International recruit batted .360 with six home runs and a .765 slugging percentage. Opposing runners learned the hard way not to run on him. Catcher threw out 9 of 12 runners attempting to steal, and back-picked eight runners. Helped Spartans to the district playoffs.
Issaquah, OF, Sr.
In the regular season, the sophomore led the KingCo 3A Conference in hitting, runs, RBI, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Hit .500, breaking a school record for Issaquah, which advanced to Class 3A's Final Four.
In only his third year as head coach, Evans led the Falcons to the semifinals for the first time. They were SPSL 4A North co-champions for only the second time in school history after finishing 7-12 the previous year. Kentlake ended up 21-5 and in second place.
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