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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Fisher, DeMello named to first-team All-State baseball squad

Taft High’s Tyee Fisher hit two grand slams this season, but the senior outfielder has delivered a parting shot prior to his graduation next week by joining junior teammate Eli DeMello as a first-team all-state baseball player in 2019.

Taft senior infielder Cody Knott was named to the all-Oregon Class 3A second-team, while all three players were named Special District 2 first-team performers.

“It is really special to get recognized for something that we all love to do,” Fisher said. “I want to thank my coaches for everything. I wouldn’t be getting this award without them.”

“It means a lot to me,” DeMello said. “I have been playing baseball since I can remember, and before every game, I take a second for my cousin that passed away when I was 6. Every game since he passed I have written his name on my shoe and played every pitch and every out for him. I am very honored to get the award, but I did it for him.”

DeMello was a first-team all-league pick and honorable mention all-state selection last season as a sophomore catcher, while Fisher and Knott were second-team all-league as juniors in 2018.

Senior pitcher/first baseman Bleiz Kimbrough was honored along with junior Trenton Fisher on the 2019 all-league second team, while sophomore infielder Fco Ramos was an honorable mention selection.

Coach Matt Hilgers’ Tigers finished 17-10 overall and placed third in SD2 play this season at 11-4 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Baseball Championships.

Jim Fossum
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Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.

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