Diamond named Honorable Mention by TSWA

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor

July 7, 2007 - Brittan Diamond made an impact with the Sulphur Springs Wildcats and on District 11-4A during the past baseball season.

He also made an impression across the state.

Diamond, a junior pitcher/infielder, was named Honorable Mention All-State at second base by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

Diamond, who was named the team's Most Valuable Player and the district's MVP, led the team in most offensive categories including hits (34), at-bats (98), runs (24), doubles (10), triples (2) and extra-base hits (13). He batted .347, tops among all SSHS full-time players with 17 RBI, seven walks and two stolen bases.

On the mound, Diamond went 8-3 with a 1.47 ERA. He struck out 94 batters in 86 innings, allowing 61 hits and 19 walks.

Below is the full team as selected by the TSWA.

CLASS 4A

FIRST TEAM

Pitchers - Marc Gomez, CC Moody, jr.; Marcus Limon, Lubbock Estacado, sr.;

Teddy Nowell, Mesquite Poteet, jr.

Catcher - Josiah Rodriguez, CC Moody, sr.

First baseman - Nico Taylor, McKinney North, jr.

Second baseman - Jose Mendoza, CC Moody, sr.

Shortstop - Justin Medeiros, Fossil Ridge, sr.

Third baseman - Ronnie Flores, CC Moody, sr.

Outfielders - Nick Fleece, Boswell, sr.; Christian Gallegos, CC Moody, soph.;

Clay West, Frenship, sr.

DH - P.J. Dean, New Caney, jr.

Player of the Year - Marc Gomez, CC Moody, jr.

Coach of the Year - Corky Gallegos, Corpus Christi Moody.

SECOND TEAM

Pitchers - Walker Kelly, FW Arlington Heights, jr.; Tyler McClary, Canyon

Randall, sr.; (tie) Brooks Raley, Uvalde, sr.; Bobby Stone, Montgomery, jr.

and Brandol Tellkamp, San Antonio Alamo Heights, sr.

Catcher - Jake Powell, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, sr.

First baseman - Bill Tom Milburn, Canyon Randall, sr.

Second baseman - Craig Herrmann, Fossil Ridge, sr.

Shortstop - Tim Hernandez, Robstown, sr.

Third baseman - Ricky Mendez, Robstown, sr.

Outfielders - Trey Whaley, Frenship, jr.; J.P. Ramirez, New Braunfels Canyon,

sr.; and (tie) Chase Wier, Nacogdoches, sr.; Cohl Walla, Lake Travis, soph.

DH - Jeremy Flores, Plainview, sr.

THIRD TEAM

Pitchers - Chance Ruffin, Lake Travis, sr.; Trent Appleby, North McKinney,

sr.; Trenton Irwin, New Braunfels Canyon, sr.

Catcher - Cameron Campbell, Barbers Hill, sr.

First baseman - Ross Hales, Barbers Hill, jr.

Second baseman - Martin Adams, Lubbock Estacado, sr.

Shortstop - J.C. Oliva, Houston SFA, jr.

Third baseman - Nathan Pirnie, Canyon Randall, sr.

Outfielders - Joseph Paylor, Dallas Hillcrest, sr.; Kyle Mangan, Brenham,

jr.; Colby Townley, Barbers Hill, sr.

DH - Walter Murrell, Dallas Kimball, sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Pitchers

Nick Fleece, Boswell, sr.; Tim Hernandez, Robstown, sr.; Curtis Petersen,

Denton Ryan, jr.; Jordan Prisse, Brenham, sr.; Russ Hales, Barbers Hill, jr.;

Esteban Raygoza, San Antonio Burbank, jr.; Michael Rocha, Hays Consolidated,

sr.; Kendall Thamm, Barbers Hill, jr.

Catchers

Caleb Curtis, New Braunfels, sr.; Hilario Vargas, North Dallas, jr.; Zach

Wieczyk, Lake Travis, sr.

First basemen

Kyler Crenshaw, Brenham, jr.; Roland Salazar, San Antonio Kennedy, sr.

Second basemen

Cameron Alexander, Beaumont Central, jr.; Brittan Diamond, Sulphur Springs,

jr.; Bryant Lopez, Copperas Cove, sr.; Preston Owen, Lake Travis, sr.

Shortstops

Ignacio Celedon, South San, sr.; Lawton Langford, Uvalde, soph.; Marcus Limon,

Lubbock Estacado, sr.; Isaac Nuti, Brenham, jr.; Brad Propst, Canyon Randall,

sr.; Esteban Raygoza, San Antonio Burbank, jr.

Third basemen

Kenny Allison, Beaumont Central, jr.; Max Garner, Lake Travis, jr.; Isodoro

Reyna, Lubbock Estacado, jr.

Outfielders

Stuart Boyd, Wichita Falls Rider, jr.; Josh Flores, Dallas Hillcrest, jr.;

Marcus Flores, Lubbock Estacado, jr.; Drew Harrison, Waxahachie, soph.; Kurtis

Kostan, New Braunfels, sr.; Tyler McClary, Canyon Randall, sr.; Dallas Figol,

New Baunfels Canyon, sr.; David Neal, Lake Travis, sr.; Nathan Wolf,

Midlothian, sr.

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