Clark County lands 15 baseball players on all-state teams

Paul Valencia
Paul Valencia

The state champions are leading Clark County in all-state recognition, too.

Three high school baseball players and their coach from King’s Way Christian were honored, along with 12 other Clark County athletes, by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association (WSBCA).

Damon Casetta-Stubbs and Sam Lauderdale, both pitchers, along with Garrett Wellman, an outfielder, were voted to the Class 1A all-state team. Coach Ty Singleton was named the coach of the year for the classification.

King’s Way Christian won the Class 1A state baseball championship in May.

The WSBCA released the results of its voting for the best of the best earlier this week.

Battle Ground landed three players on the Class 4A all-state team: Isaiah Smith, now playing for the Kansas City Royals organization in the minor leagues, is an all-state outfielder. So, too, is Max Randle. Gunner Talkington is an all-state catcher.

Isaiah Smith was one of three Battle Ground players named to the Class 4A all-state baseball team. Photo by Mike Schultz
Isaiah Smith was one of three Battle Ground players named to the Class 4A all-state baseball team. Photo by Mike Schultz


Skyview, which took third place in the Class 4A tournament, had two all-state players: Brody Barnum and Daniel Copeland were both listed at pitcher/outfielder.

Evergreen, which had its best season in decades, has two all-state players: Tommy Snyder, a pitcher, and Trevor Swartz, at third base.

Prairie’s Greg Bernash made the 3A team as an outfielder, shortstop and pitcher.

The Ridgefield Spudders got two on the Class 2A team: Spencer Anderson was listed as a pitcher/outfielder, and Kevin Miser was on the team as an infielder.

Dakota Mason of Columbia River and Mitch Lines of Hockinson were both all-state pitchers.


About The Author

Paul Valencia joins after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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