Aug. 7, 2002
Washington baseball player Mike Wagner, a junior-to-be from Woodinville (Woodinville High) has been named the most valuable player of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, the league announced today.
Wagner, an outfielder/infielder who played for the North Adams (Mass.) SteepleCats over the summer, led the league in several offensive categories. His .342 average game him the league batting title and he also led the NECBL in slugging percentage (.582), on-base percentage (.445), hits (30), runs scored (39) and total bases (85). He played 38 games during the summer season.
The Huskies report in the middle of September to begin four weeks of fall practice. Washington opens its 2003 season Feb. 7 at a tournament in Malibu, Calif.