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Domestically: Former Lake Metropolis, WSU baseball standout Kyle Manzardo impresses in Tampa Bay farm system – The Spokesman Evaluate

The Tampa Bay Rays might have tipped their hand again on Aug. 9 after they promoted Kyle Manzardo from Excessive A Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky, to AA Montgomery, Alabama.

Final week the American League crew named the previous Lake Metropolis Excessive Faculty and Washington State College baseball standout its Minor League Participant of the Yr.

“Our group evaluated Kyle as one of many extra superior hitters in his class after we drafted him” within the second spherical of the 2021 Main League Baseball draft, Carlos Rodriguez, Rays vp of baseball operations overseeing participant improvement, is quoted in a Baseball America story.

“And that actually helped him progress (to Double-A) as rapidly as he did.”

On the time of the announcement, the primary baseman led Rays minor leaguers in a number of classes, together with batting common (.327). He had 26 doubles, 22 dwelling runs, 81 RBIs and 59 walks in 93 video games. Ten of the doubles, 5 homers and 26 RBIs got here in 30 video games with Montgomery, which was eradicated from the Southern League playoffs within the semifinals Friday.

“His willingness to problem himself, be coachable and make changes give us confidence that he’ll preserve getting higher,” Rodriguez mentioned.

“He desires to be a whole participant and he has been dedicated to placing within the time to enhance his protection,” Rodriguez added. “Over the course of the season, we noticed significant features together with his arms, vary and mobility across the bag.”

Baseball America wrote, “the Rays suppose Manzardo, who signed for an under-slot $747,599, can do some extra. And so they can’t wait to see him present it.”

“He nonetheless has room to get stronger and extra explosive,” Rodriguez mentioned of the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder. “And that is one thing we really feel will proceed to raise his potential on each side of the ball.”

School scene

Gonzaga senior goalkeeper Lyza Bosselmann collected her third profession West Coast Convention soccer defensive participant of the week award on Sept. 19 after registering her third and fourth shutouts of the younger season in Bulldogs’ highway wins at Weber State and Idaho State.

Ricardo Chavez, Idaho’s junior kicker/punter who’s 6-for-6 in subject objectives this season, was named Massive Sky Convention soccer Particular Groups Participant of the week after he kicked 4 from 31, 25, 44 and 36 yards and two additional factors on Sept. 17 in a 42-14 dwelling win over Drake. He additionally averaged 37 yards on three punts, dropping one contained in the 20.

• Two Idaho freshmen obtained Massive Sky volleyball participant of the week awards on Sept. 19 for his or her performances the earlier week.

Kate Doorn was co-winner of offensive honors after she collected 108 assists within the Vandals’ 3-0 sweep by means of the UniWyo match, incomes MVP honors within the course of. Center hitter Madison Wilson was defensive participant of the week after she had 14 blocks, three solo.

Ashlee Bachman, a Lewis-Clark State junior volleyball participant from Lewiston, was named chairman of the Cascade Collegiate Convention Pupil-Athletes Advisory Committee.

Megan Billeter (Mt. Spokane) shot a 2-under-par 70 in Saturday’s second spherical of the 36-hole Saint Martin’s Bishop Invitational at The Residence Course in Dupont, Wash., to assist the Western Washington senior gather her first collegiate victory with a 1-under whole of 143.

Billeter had 4 birdies and an eagle on the second day as she posted a four-stroke win and led the Vikings’ cost from a nine-stroke deficit to a five-stroke crew victory.

• A 3-under-par spherical of 285 within the ultimate spherical enabled the Washington State males to vault from third place to the championship of the 2022 Husky Invitational golf match Sept. 20 at Gold Mountain Olympic Course in Bremerton, Washington, with a 4-over 868 for 54 holes.

Junior Jaden Cantafio, who shot 4-under 68 the ultimate spherical, tied for third at 213, and senior Pono Yanagi, off a ultimate spherical 71, was in a tie for fifth at 214.

• The largest information for space colleges within the USTFCCCA Division I cross nation coaches’ Week 2 polls is that the Gonzaga girls earned their highest rating in program historical past, climbing two spots to No. 21 within the nationwide rankings.

The GU males additionally climbed two spots, to No. 16 nationally, and are third within the West Area. Gonzaga’s girls are fourth within the West. The Washington State males remained tenth and the ladies twelfth within the West and the Idaho males remained fifteenth.

Washington leads the world women and men each nationally and regionally. The Huskies males are eighth and the ladies sixth nationally. Each are second within the West.

• Group Faculties of Spokane was ranked fourth within the NWAC girls’s soccer coaches’ Week 2 ballot on Sept. 20 and obtained votes within the United Soccer Coaches’ Week 3 nationwide ballot. North Idaho School dropped from sixth to seventh within the NWAC Week 2 ballot.

Within the NWAC volleyball coaches’ Sept. 20 ballot, NIC dropped from second in Week 1 to sixth.


Coaches Russell Grove of North Idaho School and Corey Prugh of Group Faculties of Spokane certified for the 2023 PGA Skilled Championship Could 18-21 in Pittsford, New York, with their performances within the 2022 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship final week at Manito Golf & Nation Membership in Spokane.

Grove figured in a five-way tie for fifth at 8-under-par 205 (69-67-69) for 54 holes, 4 strokes again of the 201 posted by winner Jeff Coston (Blaine, Wash.). Prugh was tenth at 207 (70-71-66). They’re amongst seven who certified for the 2023 PGA nationwide match.

Jeff Gove, the professional at The Idaho Membership in Sandpoint, additionally figured within the tie for fifth at 205 (69-66-70) and David Nuhn, coach on the College of Idaho, was eleventh at 208 (72-69-67).

Letter of intent

Idaho State males’s basketball: Kolton Mitchell, PG, Lake Metropolis.

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