All three Old-Timers “Players of the Year” from the 2017 Old-Timers Baseball Association of Portland’s Annual Banquet are ready to get the 2019 season started. All three are juniors at their respective schools and ready to see if they can all improve on what were outstanding seasons in 2018.
The Oregon Ducks Kenyon Yovan, a 2016 graduate of Westview High School, is looking forward to the 2019 season. He is on the Golden Spikes Award Watch List, the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Second-Team All-America, D1 Baseball Preseason Second-Team All-America, and the Perfect Game Preseason Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year. For Yovan’s Biography and Honors, click here.
Oregon State’s Catcher/Infielder, Adley Rutschman, is a 2016 graduate of Sherwood High School. Rutschman was drafted in the 40th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners, but elected to play baseball at Oregon State. The 6’2” junior was the 2018 College World Series Most Valuable Player. Rutschman’s long list of awards and his biography can be found by clicking here.
Dutton Elske, a 2016 graduate of Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, is a junior at the University of Portland. The 6 foot, 200 pound Catcher bats and throws right-handed. He started 17 games in 2018 behind the plate. In two years at the University of Portland, Elske has amassed a .657 OPS. His biography can be found by clicking here.