Aug. 27, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - Left-handed pitcher Adam Conley was named the 2009 Top Prospect in the New England Collegiate Baseball League highlighting awards garnered by Washington State student-athletes over the summer.
Pitching for the Keene (N.H.) Swamp Bats Conley was also named Rookie of the Year, Top Pitcher and all-league first team in the NECBL. He recorded 37 strikeouts while allowing 14 hits, 11 walks and one unearned run in 34 and one-third innings. He was 2-0 with a save in eight games, including four starts.
Southpaw Rusty Shellhorn was a first team selection and the Pitcher of the Year in the Prospect League while playing for the North Coast Knights in Lorain, Ohio. He led the league with eight wins and 89 strikeouts and was fourth with a 1.45 earned run average.
In the West Coast League, outfielder Kyle Johnson was named first team all-league, right-handed pitcher Seth Harvey earned second team honors, and catcher Kyle Buchanan, left-handed pitcher Spencer Jackson, infielder Tommy Richards and left-handed pitcher Paris Shewey received honorable mention.
Johnson led the Wenatchee AppleSox to a league title by batting .340 with 25 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Shewey was 3-1 with four saves and 39 strikeouts in 30 innings for Wenatchee. Harvey notched 11 saves and fanned 32 in 27 and one-third innings for the Bellingham Bells. Richards batted .289 with 10 extra-base hits and 19 RBI, Buchanan hit .261 with two home runs and 13 RBI, and Jackson was 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA for the Bend Elks.