Central Washington’s Kyle Sani and Kramer Ferrell were among the top award winners announced Tuesday regarding GNAC baseball.
Sani was named the conference’s player of the year while Ferrell was tabbed as freshman of the year.
Sani, a senior catcher from Kennewick’s Southridge High School and Walla Walla Community College, set school and GNAC records with 18 home runs while hitting .347. His 58 runs batted in also led the conference and set a school record.
Ferrell, from Ellensburg, became a fixture in the outfield for CWU. He had planned to play football as a walk-on at Oregon State after graduating from EHS in 2011, but returned to Ellensburg to start the current academic year. His cousin and former Ellensburg teammate, Ethan Sterkel, received honorable mention as an outfielder.
Other Wildcat honorees were junior pitcher Skye Adams, all-conference first team; senior first baseman Justin Peterson, all-conference first team; senior third baseman Marc Garza, all-conference first team; junior pitcher Stuart Fewel, all-conference second team; sophomore second baseman Kasey Bielec, all-conference second team; junior shortstop Joel Johnson, all-conference second team; and junior pitcher Joe Arlt, honorable mention.
Central finished 30-24, its first winning season in five years.