Plenty of encouraging signs for Beacons in inaugural year

MIKE EYSTER / CHRONICLE PHOTOS - Jeff Fripp Jr., hitting one of his home runs in April, started the Beacons’ home season with a homer and ultimately earned all-conference honors.

While the Bushnell Beacons fell short of reaching the postseason in their inaugural Cascade Collegiate Conference campaign, the season was still very successful on some levels. 

“Making the playoffs was obviously a big goal for us, but setting the correct foundation and program culture was also incredibly important,” assistant coach Jamie Womack said. “This group of kids was able to do that well . . .