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Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:28 PM

Baseball players selected All-SEYL; Nine THS players named among league elite

Mountain Baseball finished the league season as Southeast Yosemite League champions, becoming the first men's team in THS history to win an outright Yosemite League title.

It was a season of highs and lows for Tehachapi (15-12; 9-1 SEYL), with the lows coming with the temporary loss of their coach, Chris Olofson, to a head injury in the playoffs and a 17-5 loss to North in the first half of the regular season. But there were plenty of highs, with the Warriors winning a title with a pair of wins over league rival Garces 5-1 and 2-1 and coming back to defeat North, 29-5 at home.

But the highest of the highs was reuniting with their coach at the conclusion of the playoff semifinals, with Olofson congratulating his players on the great season that was on the THS baseball diamond.

At the end of the year, Tehachapi was rewarded with individual accolades, with David Carter, Reid Feeley, Tyler Huebner, Davin Domingo and Justin Amparan making first team All-SEYL.

Earning second team all-league was Nathan Hedberg and Michael Cole. Honorable mention went to Eric Johnson and Nash Franko.

Hedberg, a junior, finished the season with a .385 batting average, registering 10 doubles and 19 RBIs. Cole, a senior catcher, had a .383 batting average with 21 runs scored and led the team in putouts with 104 and stolen bases with 13. Johnson, a senior, had a .290 batting average with four doubles. Franko, a sophomore, had a .303 batting average with 16 RBIs and seven doubles.

Below is a breakdown of all first team honorees for Tehachapi.

Justin Amparan, Senior

The talented right fielder had a standout year for the Warriors, batting an impressive .347 with 18 RBIs, two homeruns, two doubles, a triple, two homeruns and 18 RBIs. Amparan saved some of his best performances for critical league match-ups, including going 2-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs in a key league victory over Highland. Amparan is a first time honoree to the all-league team.

David Carter, Senior

The senior standout emerged as the Warriors clutch performer by season's end and was the winning pitcher in a pair of big time league victories over Garces. For his efforts, Carter was named the SEYL's most valuable player. During the season, he recorded 48 strikeouts in 42 total innings. He was also a force in the lineup with a .397 batting average with 22 runs scored, 19 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples and a homerun.

Davin Domingo, Senior

The senior shortstop was among the best in the entire central section, finishing with a .368 average with 23 runs scored, 11 RBIs, six doubles and a homerun, along with six stolen bases and 25 putouts on the year. Domingo is a three-time honoree to the league elite, having been named honorable mention his junior and sophomore seasons.

Reid Feeley, Senior

Feeley closed his season in impressive fashion by finishing with a .339 batting average, 19 runs scored, 24 RBIs, six doubles and a team leading four homeruns. He also was second on the team in putouts with 90, and lead the team in strikeouts pitching with 54 recorded in just over 46 total innings. Feeley was also second team All-SEYL his junior year.

Tyler Huebner, Senior

Huebner was among the offensive leaders in the SEYL, finishing his season with a .414 batting average and 19 runs scored, 12 RBIs, eight doubles, a triple and a homerun. He also had four stolen bases and 23 putouts. Huebner is a two-time all-league selection, having been named second team All-SEYL during his junior season.

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