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LCC baseball vs. Clark College, 3.1.14

LCC's Trevor Lane pitches in the early innings of the Red Devils home opener against Clark College.


Makaio Mobbs

RS So., OF, Kelso (2011)

Hit .194 with five RBIs in 31 at-bats last season. Named to the 3A All-State team three times while leading Kelso to three district championships.

Coach Smith: “He’ll get at-bats for us and play left field, as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter.”


Cooper Mickelson

So., SS/2B, Clackamas (2012)

A two-time Oregon 6A all-state selection. Played last season at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., where he hit .138 in 19 games.

Coach Smith: “Cooper will be in the infield for us everyday, and will be at the top of our batting lineup.”


Justin Jacobs

Fr., 2B/SS, Auburn-Riverside (2013)

A second-team 4A all-state selection. Will play for the Seattle Stars 18U team this summer.

Coach Smith: “Justin will be our regular shortstop who will hit in the middle of our lineup every day.”


Kane Ulrich

Fr., C/INF, Gonzaga Prep (2013)

Named to the Baseball Northwest Watch list for 2013, and was named the top underclassman at an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout.

Coach Smith: “Kane is Mr. Utility, and it’ll be hard to keep him out of the lineup.”


Trevor Lane

So., LHP/OF, Mount Si (2012)

Hit .279 with four doubles, two triples and 29 RBIs, and had a 3.63 earned-run average with 18 strikeouts in 17 innings last season at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. Named 2012 ESPN High School Washington Player of the Year sponsored by Gatorade. A two-time 3A all-state pick.

Coach Smith: “Trevor will be important for us on the mound, and will hit at the top of the lineup every day.”


Conner Kahle

Fr., INF, North Salem (2013)

A three-time all-Central Valley Conference infielder. Led North Salem to pair of Oregon 6A state tournament trips. Selected to play for Team USA in a youth tournament in Puerto Rico.

Coach Smith: “Conner is a reserve infielder who can play all three positions. When our regulars need a rest, he’s the guy we will call on.”


Josh Hagge

Fr., OF, Portland-Wilson (2013)

Named to Baseball Northwest watch list for 2013, selected the Portland Interscholastic League Sportsman of the Year, and earned all-state and all-PIL honors as an infielder/outfielder.

Coach Smith: “Josh is a switch-hitting outfielder who comes to work prepared every day.”


Conner Switzer

Fr., C, Belgrade (Mont.) (2013)

Earned all-state and all-conference honors.

Coach Smith: “Conner is our top catcher. He’s a plus runner, and has shown improvement and some pop with his bat.”


Michael Forgione

Fr., 3B, W.F. West (2013)

Led WFW to 2A state title in 2009 and ‘13 while earning first-team all-Evergreen 2A League and All-Area accolades.

Coach Smith: “He’s a real instinctive player who is good on the bases.”


Ethan Kalin

So., LHP, Issaquah (2012)

Was 1-1 with a save and a 2.80 earned-run average in 20 appearances last season. Struck out 23 batters in 26 innings. Helped American Legion team to third-place finish in the American Legion World Series and earned MVP honors at state and regional levels.

Coach Smith: “Ethan is a lefty starter, and if he throws strikes will get a lot of strikeouts for us.”


Zac Kolterman

RS fr., RHP/1B, Hazen (2012)

A non-participant last season at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Id. A two-time all-state pitcher ranked the 43rd-best prospect in Washington for Class of 2012 by Baseball Northwest.

Coach Smith: “When he throws strikes he’s very tough to hit, and as he fills up the zone he’ll get more opportunities.”


Mason Dunning

So., 1B, Rex Putnam (Ore.) (2012)

Hit .190 with a home run and seven RBIs in 42 at-bats last season. Named to the Oregon 5A all-state team as senior.

Coach Smith: “Mason is our first baseman who has some power in his bat.”


Dallas Peacock

Fr., LHP, Wahkiakum (2013)

Played one season of prep baseball. Led Mules’ basketball team to a third-place finish in Class 2B state tournament.

Coach Smith: “Dallas has been fighting injuries. If he gets healthy and throws strikes, he’ll have a chance to get innings.”


Seth Pedersen

RS so., RHP, Mark Morris (2012)

Was 2-5 with a save in 11 appearances, including eight starts, last season at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. Two-time all-state pick and two-time all-Greater St. Helens 2A League MVP. Named to the Under Armour Pre-Season All-American top-10 in 2012.

Coach Smith: “Seth has good stuff, and we’re hoping to count on him for solid innings on the mound.”


Christopher Armstead

RS fr., LHP, Kelso (2009)

Ranked the 10th-best prospect in Washington for Class of 2009 by Baseball Northwest. Earned Greater St. Helens 4A League MVP and all-state honors as a senior. Led Kelso to the 3A state title game in 2008.

Coach Smith: “Chris has been fighting injuries, and we hope to get him back for the season.”


Tyler Gulbransen

Fr., RHP, Hidden Valley (Grants Pass, Ore.) (2013)

A two-time all-Oregon Class 4A selection and two-time all-Skyline Conference first-teamer.

Coach Smith: “Tyler came in with a shoulder injury. His first time on the mound was on Feb. 25, and he showed some electric stuff.”


Gabe Ihrig

Fr., RHP, Puyallup (2013)

Led Puyallup to four South Puget Sound League South Division titles and a second-place state finish as junior. Was named to Baseball Northwest watch list as senior.

Coach Smith: “Gabe is a strike-throwing machine with a bulldog mentality.”


Ryan Smith

Fr., RHP/UT, Siuslaw (Florence, Ore.) (2013)

Four-time all-Far West League player who was named league MVP as senior. Two-time all-Oregon Class 4A first-team pick as pitcher and infielder.

Coach Smith: “When Ryan throws strikes he’s very tough to hit. He also offers depth coming off the bench as a utility guy with a right-handed bat.”


Tanner Marty

RS fr., OF, Cedarcrest (2012)

Named the 2012 Offensive MVP of the Palouse Summer Series as a member of the Seattle Stars summer team.

Coach Smith: “Tanner will be an everyday player in right field and will hit in the middle of our lineup.”


Peter Lecce

So., OF/RHP, Monterey (Seaside, Calif.) (2011)

Hit .293 with two home runs, 18 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as starting right fielder at Monterey Peninsula College in 2012. As a senior, named the Monterey Bay League Most Valuable Pitcher.

Coach Smith: “Peter is our starting center fielder who will hit in the middle of our lineup.”


Ansel Webster

RS Fr., C, Lakeridge (Lake Oswego, Ore.) (2012)

Earned Oregon all-state accolades as a senior.

Coach Smith: “Ansel has shown a lot of improvement. He’s one of our catchers who will also see time at designated hitter.”


Kyle Rossman

Fr., RHP, Emerald Ridge (2013)

Won school-record 21 games and was named to the Perfect Game USA honorable mention team for Class of 2013. Placed among top 20 in Washington in 2013 Pre-Draft rankings, and pitched complete game for Taylor Baseball in the 2013 USABF World Series.

Coach Smith: “Kyle has shown great stuff in the spring. He’s made some adjustments from the fall and wants the baseball.”


Shane Crowell

Fr., RHP, North Kitsap (2013)

A two-time all-state selection who played for ex-LCC star Jeff Weible. Named to the Baseball Northwest watch list as senior.

Coach Smith: “Shane was hurt all fall and is finally getting out on the mound. He’ll get a chance to compete every day.”


Chris Rogers

Fr., OF, Skyline (2013)

Named to Washington 18U wood bat baseball all-star team. Selected to play on Rijo Athletics scout team with the St. Louis Cardinals, and was invited to play in the USA Baseball 17U Championships.

Coach Smith: “Chris has shown a lot of improvement and will get a chance to play left field and designated hitter.”


Zach Torson

So., RHP, Mountain View (2012)

Was 0-6 with a 7.23 earned run average and 15 strikeouts in 23 innings at University of Portland last season. As a prep senior, he struck out 65 batters in 55 innings to earn Greater St. Helens 3A player of the year and second-team all-state accolades.

Coach Smith: “Zach has been injured since fall workouts, and his status is TBA for the spring.”


Jake Zielinski

Fr., RHP, Kentlake (2013)

Named to Baseball Northwest watch list as senior. Selected a Perfect Game 2013 Northwest Team Representative for 2013, and was member of Team Northwest in the Perfect Game 17U World Series.

Coach Smith: “Jake can throw strikes, and when he does he’s very effective.”


Tanner Olson

Fr., RHP, Lynden (2013)

Was 10-0 with a 0.76 earned-run average and 94 strikeouts in 74 innings as a senior. Earned first-team all-state and Whatcom County player of the year honors.

Coach Smith: “Tanner is a frontline arm if not our best arm this season.”


Dakota Clevidence

Fr., 1B/3B, Heritage (2013)

Hit .519 with five home runs, 15 doubles and 36 RBIs as senior to earn Greater St. Helens 4A League MVP and all-state accolades. Named MVP of the All-State game after going 3 for 3 with a double.

Coach Smith: “Dakota is a power hitter who will see time at first base and designated hitter.”


Chase Heslep

So., RHP, Meridian (2012)

Was 1-1 with 2.02 earned-run average and 13 strikeouts in 11 appearances spanning nine innings last season. Named all-state first team as prep senior.

Coach Smith: “Chase is 6-foot-8 and can throw nearly 90 miles per hour. When he’s in the zone he’s very effective.”


Hunter Wells

Fr., RHP, West Valley (Spokane) (2013)

All-state shortstop and MVP of the Great Northern League as a senior. He pitched a no-hitter and three one-hitters as a member of the West Valley AA American Legion team after junior season.

Coach Smith: “Hunter has very electric stuff. He’s committed to Gonzaga next year, and if he competes well he may have the best arm in the NWAACC.”


Jeremy Rabauliman

Fr., RHP, Kentridge (2013)

Went 6-1 with a 3.76 earned-run average and 57 strikeouts in 35 innings to earn all-state honors as senior. A native of Saipan, an island in the western Pacific Ocean, Rabauliman became the youngest participant in Micronesian Games history when he was selected as a 15-year-old in 2010.

Coach Smith: “Jeremy has made amazing strides on and off the field. He’s a 5-foot-9 frame who can touch 90 miles per hour.”


Jacob Cogar

Fr., LHP, Monroe (2013)

Named to Baseball Northwest watch list as senior. Was named all-WESCO first-team as a senior, and played on the USABF championship team last summer.

Coach Smith: “Jacob is a lefty who will pitch a lot if he throws strikes. When he gets a second pitch he’ll be very effective.”

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Rick McCorkle is a sports reporter for The Daily News. Reach him at 360-577-2529 or


Sports Reporter

Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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