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Vohs earns top baseball honors

Garrett Vohs did an extraordinary job for the Outlaws baseball squad this year and was rewarded for his performance. He was named first-team, all-league infield and second-team, all-league pitcher. In addition, he was named first-team, all-state infield.

Garrett has played baseball from the time he could walk. It all started with learning the game in the backyard with his dad, and his first team experience was T-ball in kindergarten. After T-ball Vohs played shortstop in Little League through the eighth grade.

Vohs was a varsity starter all four years in high school. He started at second base as a freshman and then played at shortstop his sophomore through senior year, and was also in the pitching rotation.

This year as a senior Garrett batted fourth all year and finished league with a .487 batting average. He only struck out three times in his 46 at-bats. He recorded two home runs and knocked in 23 RBIs. On the mound, Garret pitched 33 innings, recorded 49 strikeouts, and only walked two players. He finished with a 4-1 record and a 3.36 ERA (earned run average).

Coach Kramer Croisant said, “Garrett was really impressive this year. He’s a great player and a leader on and off the field. He was our No. 1 pitcher and played shortstop when he wasn’t on the mound. He threw tons of strikes, had a pretty good fastball, and could throw a curveball for a strike whenever he wanted. He hit with quite a bit of power and for good average. Garrett finished in third place for Player of the Year.

“Garrett had some really cool moments this year,” added Croisant. “At Newport we were down by two in the top of the seventh and he hit a three-run homer with two outs and two strikes. Against Sweet Home he pitched a complete shutout. He threw 82 pitches and 71 of them were strikes.”

Garrett shared with The Nugget his love of baseball.

“I love that baseball is an individual sport, but it takes nine players to make a team,” said Vohs. “It’s on you, but you need the other eight to help. I love the pressure situations, the close games, and the big at-bats. I love that the team can fail 50 percent of the time and still win.”

Vohs was selected by coaches around the state to play in the 4A All-Star Series which will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 19-20. There will be a nine-inning game on Saturday and on Sunday two seven-inning games. Garrett will play at shortstop and also pitch.

“I was surprised when I got the news about the All-Star game,” said Vohs. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to play with kids with similar skill levels and interests.”

Vohs was asked to play for Boss Sports Performance, a select 18U team in Bend. His first game was Friday, June 11, and he told The Nugget he will play 40 games through the end of summer at whatever position he’s needed.

Garret is currently in communication with Chemeketa Community College and Lane Community College about playing baseball for them next year. At this time Vohs has not made a commitment to either college.

Vohs expressed his thanks to everyone who made this past baseball season possible, and also wanted to thank his teammates who made the season fun and memorable.

 

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