July 5, 2021
Monday, Commissioner Rob Neyer announced that the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week are Bellingham Bells outfielder Emilio Corona (Washington) and Corvallis Knights right-hander Ty Uber (Stanford).
Corona went 9 for 20 with two home runs and eight runs batted in during Bellingham’s six games last week. He had an especially big performance at the plate Friday with three doubles and a home run in a win over Port Angeles. The sophomore-to-be appeared in 20 games with 4 starts as a freshman this spring for the Huskies.
Uber earned the win for Corvallis on Friday after allowing only three hits and one unearned run in seven innings of work against Ridgefield. The victory locked up the first-half South Division title for the Knights and earned the team home-field advantage in the divisional round of the playoffs. The incoming Cardinal pitcher has a 2-0 record this summer with the WCL’s fifth-best ERA at 1.95.
About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the league features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic ballparks and dramatic scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles. Also in 2019, 317 WCL alumni were active in affiliated professional baseball, including 45 in the major leagues, while overall attendance in the West Coast League increased to nearly half a million fans.