The Sulphur Springs Wildcats had six representatives named to the District 14-4A baseball honor team which was released recently.
Coaches unanimously named Jenner Jackson, senior, right-hander as the Pitcher of the Year.
Jackson had a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 2.07. He struck out 71 batters in 64.1 innings.
“Jenner got the superlative as the top pitcher. He earned it with his play on the field,” said Jerrod Hammack, Wildcats head baseball coach. “He was 5-0 on the mound and helped us make the playoffs for the ninth straight year.”
Also named to the first team was shortstop Cole Hill. Hill, also a senior, hit .348 with 5doubles and 20 RBIs; Jordan Jackson, outfielder, led the team with a .483 average. He had 32 RBIs, 8 doubles, 4 triples.
Junior second baseman Alex Burney was named to the second team. Burney had a .321 average, 14 RBIs.
Named honorable mention - Cabo Sanvig and Kason Matthews. Sanvig, a catcher, had a .247 average with 8 RBIs, 3 doubles; Matthews, first base, hit .308 with 17 RBIs.
“We had a great year and it had a lot to do with not only our seniors, but all of our players,” Hammack said.
Most Valuable Player —
Connor Reich, junior, Hallsville
Offensive MVP — Ronnie Gideon, senior, Hallsville
Defensive MVP — Jake Oden, senior, Pine Tree
Co-Newcomers of the Year — Austin Blakeley, sophomore, Hallsville; Jordan Raney, junior, Mount Pleasant
Sophomore of the Year — Jacob Walker, Hallsville
Freshman of the Year — Colton Oberthier, Hallsville
Co-Coaches of the Year — Scott Mitchell, Hallsville; Lance Standley and Pine Tree staff.
The following is a list of the remainder of the all-district team, not including Sulphur Springs players.
Pitchers — Michael Kopech, junior, Ryan Kelley, junior, Mount Pleasant; Coby Weaver, sophomore, Hallsville; Landon Brune, senior, Marshall; Chandler Minze, junior, Pine Tree.
Catcher — Riley Greenlee, junior, Mount Pleasant (unanimous)
First base— Logan Bailey, sophomre, Hallsville (unanimous)
Infield — Luke Hill, Tehron Rogers, seniors, Mount Pleasant; Chris Chadwick, junior, Pine Tree
Outfield — Monty James, senior, Mount Pleasant; Brandon Bilnoski, junior, Marshall; Mason Liu, Sr., Pine Tree.
Designated hitter — Spencer Anderson, senior, Pine Tree.
Utility — Zach Ervin, senior, Mount Pleasant (unanimous)
Pitchers — John Cravey, Andrew Lee, juniors, Pine Tree; Ryan Fant, junior, Texas High
Catcher — Blake Adams, junior, Pine Tree
First base — Bradley Clayton, senior, Pine Tree; Jackie Allen, senior, Texas High.
Infield — Cole Anderson, senior, Hallsville; Trevor Thomas, senior, Pine Tree
Outfield — Kahlen Simpson, senior, Clete Norton, junior, Texas High; Caailyn Wilder, junior, Hallsville; Mason Hayes, sophomore, Pine Tree; Designated hitter — Andy Guinea, senior, Hallsville.
Utility — Justus Fulton, junior, Hallsville.
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