7 Celtics named to MVC baseball first and second teams

The Mountain Valley Conference’s all-conference team has been announced, and seven McNary Celtics made the first and second teams, as selected by coaches’ votes. 

Infielder Trevor Ratliff, sophomore, and designated hitter/utility player Cooper Cripe, junior, both made first team. 

Ratliff batted .375, slugged .500 with nine RBIs and a home run. His .958 fielding percentage was second among infielders on the first team, only committing one error on the season. 

Cripe hit .429 on the season with a .643 slugging percentage, 11 RBIs and one home run.

The Celtics had five players made second team. First baseman Hayden Kaiser and infielders Eben Mayer and Gunner Smedema, all seniors, are joined by sophomore pitcher Jake Allen and freshman outfielder Jordan Araiza. Araiza is the only freshman on either team this season. 

Outfielders Zane Aicher, senior, and Anthony Cepeda, junior, were named honorable mentions.

MVC First Team:


Brody McMullen – West Salem

Nate Koehler – Bend

Alex Via – Summit

David Duvalle – Mountain View

Grant Strother – Sprague


Zach Justice – Summit

Declan Corigan – Mountain View


Blaine Causey – Mountain View


Cole Weiland – South Salem

Zach Reynolds – Summit

Trevor Ratliff – McNary

Nate Koehler – Bend

Chris Rogers – Sprague

Brandon Stinnett – Sprague


Aaron Platner – Mountain View

Will Hassoun – Sprague

Kaden Isola – Bend

Canon Reeder – Summit


Cooper Cripe – McNary

MVC Second Team


Jake Allen – McNary

Simon Lemke – Mountain View

Quinn Altman – Sprague


Chris Doke – Bend

Grant Strother -Sprague


Hayden Kaiser – McNary


Tyler Rock – West Salem

Caleb Mitchell – South Salem

Joe Schutz – Summit

Eben Mayer – McNary

Gunner Smedema – McNary

Bucky Larsen – Bend

Trenton Karpstein – Bend


Gavin Price – South Salem

Taylor Brenneman – Sprague

Luke Bents – Summit

Jordan Araiza – McNary

Jackson Bishop – Bend


Jack Clemans -Summit

MVC Honorable Mention


Carter Nelson – South Salem

Kemper Treu – Summit

Logan Malinowski – Bend

Fischer Barber – Bend


Braedy Vogt – South Salem

Hank Brundage – Summit

Hayden Laudette – Sprague

James Cecil – Bend

Brooks Ferguson – West Salem


Cal Pickhardt -Mountain View


Noah Scharer – South Salem

Zane Aicher – McNary

Dayton Walker – Sprague

Anthony Cepeda – McNary

Carsen Hobson – South Salem


Matt Craig – Mountain View

Zakeri Hazen – Bend

Eli Lowe – Sprague

MVC CO-Players of the year:

Canon Reeder – Summit

Declan Corrigan – Mountain View

MVC Pitcher of the year:

Grant Strother – Sprague

MVC Coach of the year:

Luke Buchelt – Sprague