Rogues' Hogan chosen manager of year
Josh Hogan of the Medford Rogues was named Great West League manager of the year, and the league champions shared the distinction of having the most players on the all-star teams.
Team and individual awards were announced Tuesday by commissioner Ken Wilson. The voting for the honors was conducted by the league managers.
Hogan led the Rogues to the best regular-season record for the second straight season, and they capped the year by adding the league championship to their cache.
Medford finished GWL play with a 40-20 record, then dispatched Portland and Chico in the playoffs. The Rogues ended up 44-21 and placed seven players on the all-league teams, the same as Lincoln.
First-team choices for Medford were starting pitcher Dylan Pearce, relief pitcher Taylor Frost, catcher Alex Isola and third baseman Davis Delorfice,
Second-team selections were starting pitcher Jaiden France, shortstop Clay Valenzuela-Reece and outfielder Johnny De La Cruz.
Rogues players receiving honorable mention were Peyton Fuller, Dante Gutierrez, Jayden Hanna, Jake Hellweg and Scotty Wright.
Portland outfielder Zander Clarke was the player of the year. He led the league in home runs (14), while finishing second in hitting (.430) and second in RBIs (56). Clarke earned honorable mention in 2016.
Portland left-hander Josh Hendrickson was the pitcher of the year. He went 8-1 in 11 starts, with a 2.84 ERA. He led the league in wins, and worked 66 2/3 innings, allowing 57 hits and striking out 84.