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Beesley, Dollard Earn First-Team All-West Coast League Honors

Beesley, Dollard Earn First-Team All-West Coast League Honors

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Two Cal Poly baseball players who spent their summer with the Yakima Valley Pippins have been named to the 2017 All-West Coast League first team.

Sophomore second baseman Bradlee Beesley and incoming freshman right-handed pitcher Taylor Dollard were honored in an announcement by WCL president Brian Sloan.

Connor Redmond of the Corvallis Knights, who will be a sophomore right-hander at Cal Poly next spring, drew honorable mention praise.

Beesley went 5-for-12 in the playoffs for Yakima Valley with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and two RBI. Dollard made one playoff start and tossed 5 2/3 innings for a win over Corvallis.

Beesley finished the regular season with a .300 average (45 of 150), compiling seven doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 28 RBI. He was eight-for-10 in stolen bases and notched 12 multiple-hit contests, going 4-for-6 against Corvallis on July 23.

Beesley had an eight-game hitting streak snapped in late July by Port Angeles and went 16-for-32 (.500) during the run with a triple, home run and seven RBI.

During the regular season, Dollard earned West Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance against the Cowlitz Bears two weeks ago. He tossed eight scoreless innings with nine strikeouts for the win as Yakima Valley earned a 1-0 victory on August 1. Dollard allowed just two hits and did not walk a batter.

The Crespi Carmelite High School graduate finished the regular season with a 6-0 record and 1.92 ERA this summer, striking out 24 batters and walking just five over 32 2/3 innings.

Redmond helped Corvallis capture the West Coast League baseball championship last week.

Redmond made one start on the mound and pitched five innings, allowing one run and five hits with two walks and one strikeout, to lead Corvallis to a 3-2 win over Yakima Valley in a South Division semifinal on August 10.

The Knights defeated Yakima Valley in the semifinals and the Victoria HarbourCats in the championship finals.