Suttles earns All-League second-team nod

Winfield High School junior Traiton Suttles was named to the all-league second team in voting by AV-CTL D-III baseball coaches in 2017.

Winfield High School junior Traiton Suttles was named to the second-team all-league at pitcher in voting by Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III baseball coaches.

Suttles also earned honorable mention at shortstop.

Suttles batted .300 with one home run and nine RBI, scoring 14 runs.

He compiled a 3-3 record with a 3.23 earned-run average, striking out 39 batters in 39 innings.

Three other Vikings earned honorable mention, two of them freshmen.

Senior catcher Steele Sarnacki batted .350 with one home run and 12 RBI. He scored 14 runs.

Freshman second baseman KC Crandall hit .265 with one home run. He scored 15 runs and drove in eight.

Freshman Steele Morin earned honorable mention as a utility player. He hit .288 and scored 10 runs while driving in 14 for the Vikings (5-15, 1-9 AV-CTL D-III).


Season ends for Tigers

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The No. 6-ranked Cowley College baseball team fell behind early Thursday against eighth-ranked San Jacinto-North (Texas) and was never able to recover in a 14-3 season-ending loss at the JUCO World Series.

The Tigers finished third in the nation with a 45-18 record.

Cowley gave the ball to sophomore Matt Krutsch (4-3), who recorded only four outs before leaving with the Tigers facing a 5-0 deficit. Two of San Jacinto’s three runs in the first inning came on a pair of Cowley errors before Sergio Macias chased Krutsch from the game with a two-run homer off the right-field scoreboard with one out in the top of the second.

The Tigers got on the board in the bottom of the second. Kea’von Edwards singled, moved to third on a double by Ross Messina and scored on a groundout by Payne McCutcheon. Messina scored Cowley’s second run on a wild pitch by pitcher MacGregor Hines.

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