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Almond and Shannon Named to Pioneer League Post Season All-Star Team

September 1, 2018 - Pioneer League (PL) - Missoula Osprey News Release

MISSOULA, MT - The Pioneer Baseball League announced their post season awards on Saturday and the Missoula Osprey have two players, Zac Almond and Zack Shannon, on the post season All-Star Team. Almond was named Catcher and Shannon the League's Designated Hitter. The Post Season All-Star Team is quite the honor as it rewards the top player in the Pioneer League at each position.

Almond and Shannon, known in Missoula as the Zac(k) Attack, have had impressive numbers and dot most of the Pioneer League league leading hitting categories. Entering play tonight, they are 2nd (Shannon .352) and 3 rd (Almond .351) in batting average, 1st (Shannon 14) and 2nd (Almond 13) in homeruns, 1st (Shannon .687) and 3rd (Almond .608) in slugging percentage, and Shannon is tied for 3rd in RBI with 55. Almond is right behind him with 53.

The Pioneer League Player of the Year was Grand Junction 2B Coco Montes and the Pitcher of the Year was Idaho Falls pitcher J.C. Cloney. The entire listing of Pioneer League Post Season Awards and the All-Star Team are attached.

The Osprey are in Helena for a 3-game series through the Labor Day weekend. Game time on Saturday night is 7:05pm. Fans can listen to the game on ESPN Missoula 102.9 FM. The Osprey return home for the final homestand of the season next week versus Helena Tuesday through Thursday. Tickets are on sale now at the MSO Hub in downtown Missoula or by visiting the Osprey at


Coco Montes, Grand Junction Rockies (Infielder)


J. C. Cloney, Idaho Falls Chukars


C Zachery Almond, Missoula Osprey

C David Fry, Helena Brewers

1B Grant Lavigne, Grand Junction Rockies

2B Coco Montes, Grand Junction Rockies

3B Nate Eaton, Idaho Falls Chukars

SS Ronny Brito, Ogden Raptors

OF Mariel Bautista, Billings Mustangs

OF Niko Decolati, Grand Junction Rockies

OF Logan Sowers, Great Falls Voyagers

DH Zack Shannon, Missoula Osprey

P J. C. Cloney, Idaho Falls Chukars

P Jared Solomon, Billings Mustangs

P Jose Chacin, Ogden Raptors

P Luis Alecis, Billings Mustangs

P Alexander Martinez, Grand Junction Rockies


Tim Esmay, Great Falls Voyagers Billings Mustangs--Jeff Limburg

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