Evans, Stout to play college baseball

Oak Harbor High School seniors Josh Evans and Jay Stout have been offered letters of intent and partial scholarships to play college baseball next school year.

Evans expects to sign soon with Edmonds Community College, joining high-school teammate Yale Rosen who signed with the Tritons several weeks ago. Stout will sign with Skagit Valley Community College.

Evans, a right-handed pitcher, chose Edmonds because he liked the campus and coach and because it has "a good baseball program."

He added, "They transfer a lot of kids (to four-year schools), about 10 a year."

Evans hopes to play for a four-year school after his stint at Edmonds.

Stout, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, said he met Skagit coach Ben Silva at a camp at Central Washington University and Silva began recruiting him from that point.

Stout said, "They are a well-rounded group of guys, nice guys, from my perspective."

Stout also played for the Skagit fall ball team and enjoyed his experience there. He, like Evans, hopes to continue his career at a four-year school: "I want to play as long as I can."

Stout is a two-time, all-Wesco first-team selection.

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