All-West Texas Baseball Team
Ryan Gully, Soph., P/SS, Wall
The first-team all-state pitcher and all-state tournament pitcher, Gully was 12-0 for the Hawks, who advanced to the state championship for the first time in school history. He had an ERA of 0.27 and averaged 12.6 strikeouts per game to finish with 138. He walked just 14. He tied a career-high 15 strikeouts in the 5-1 Class 3A state semifinal win over Georgetown Gateway. He also drove in 36 runs, had nine doubles, three triples and one home run.
Pitcher of the Year
Brandon Pfingsten, Sr., P, Central
The Most Valuable Pitcher in District 8-6A, Pfingsten helped fuel a worst-to-first season for the Bobcats, who were 23-12 overall and won a Class 6A playoff series. He finished 10-0 and gave up just 21 earned runs for an ERA of 1.43. He had 60 strikeouts, 13 walks and a WHIP of 0.995.
Hitter of the Year
Brock Martin, Sr., 2B, Central
The first-team all-state selection who missed his junior year to injury led the area with 55 hits. He batted .491 to help lead the Bobcats to the second round of the 6A playoffs. He had seven doubles, two triples, four home runs and drove in a team-high 40 runs. He had a .527 on-base percentage, a .696 slugging percentage and was perfect on nine stolen base attempts. He had four sacrifice hits and four sac flies.
Newcomer of the Year
Caleb Heuertz, Fresh., P/2B, Wall
The district co-Newcomer of the Year, he was second on the team in batting average (.439) and on-base percentage (.511) and led the team in slugging percentage (.707). He had 14 two-out RBIs. He was 6-4 on the mound and had an ERA of 3.22.
Coach of the Year
Jason Schniers, Wall
The Miles native led the Hawks to the first state tournament berth and first appearance in the state championship game. Wall finished 31-4-1 and had four players named to the all-state tournament team. Wall beat Georgetown Gateway 5-1 in the 3A state semis before falling to non-football playing Nacogdoches Central Heights, 10-0, in the title game.
Jackson Abbey, Sr., 3B/1B/P, Ozona
The first-team all-district selection batted .415 and drove in 30 runs while hitting 19 extra-base hits including one home run. He was 4-2 on the mound with an ERA of 3.13 and WHIP of 1.53 and helped lead the Lions to the third round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Alex Chavez, Jr., C/P, Reagan County
A three-year letterman, Chavez batted .495 for the season and .451 for the playoffs. He hit seven doubles, four triples and drove in 40 RBIs while scoring 35 runs. Behind the plate, he was recognized for his blocking skills and strong arm. On the mound, he struck out 50 and had an ERA of 1.32. The Owls (22-9) advanced to the regional semifinals, the farthest in school history.
L.J. DeLeon, Sr., SS, Reagan County
The four-year letterman and repeat AWT selection had a .992 fielding percentage. He batted .506 for the season and .595 in the playoffs. He drove in 36 runs, had 25 stolen bases and scored 25 runs while only striking out three times all season.
Tommy Fay, Sr., C/OF, Ozona
The senior averaged .412 and had an on-base percentage of .583. He drove in 15 runs and had 21 stolen bases. He had a .989 fielding average. He was honorable mention all-district, but he was the most valuable player for the Lions, who won two playoff series before falling in the third round.
Aiden Fierro, Sr., 3B/P, Ozona
The first-team all-district pitcher also averaged .486 at the plate with 25 RBIs and 17 extra-base hits – including one home run. He was 7-3 on the mound with a 3.83 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He struck out 53.
Johnny Gallegos, Sr., OF/P, Reagan County
A four-year letterman known for his speed, he had 45 stolen bases and scored 52 runs. He batted .532 for the season and .470 in the playoffs. He had five doubles and four triples for the season. On the mound, he struck out 20 and had a 0.91 ERA.
Caleb Galvan, Sr., P, Sonora
The district Pitcher of the Year — in a district that included Wall and Reagan County, which both made long playoff runs — Galvan was 3-3 on the mound with 63 strikeouts and an ERA of 0.90. At the plate, he averaged .388, had nine doubles, four triples, 31 RBIs, 22 runs, eight strikeouts and four stolen bases. He is a repeat AWT selection.
Clayton Hagey, Sr., 3B, Ballinger
The district Offensive co-MVP batted .487 and drove in 31 runs. He had 14 doubles, three triples, one home run and scored 21 runs for the Bearcats, who fell in a Class 3A first-round playoff series.
Vernon Hart, Sr., P/SS/CF, Lake View
The 5 foot-9, 145-pound Hart averaged .329 at the plate. The repeat AWT selection had five doubles, three triples and nine RBIs. He scored 13 runs, had a .389 on-base-percentage and 14 stolen bases. The Howard Payne signee had a 4.27 ERA in 42 innings pitched and struck out 33.
Ross Kalina, Sr., P, Miles
The district Defensive Player of the Year, he finished with a 10-1 record, closed out his only save opportunity, had 95 strikeouts and just 16 walks. He had an ERA of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.24. He batted .408 with 22 RBIs, scored 32 runs and had 11 doubles for the Bulldogs, who lost a Class 2A first-round playoff game.
Johnathon Limon, Jr., P, Central
Last year’s co-Newcomer of the Year along with Wall’s Gully, Limon had a 4-3 record on the mound for the Bobcats. He had an ERA of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.43. He struck out 65, gave up 44 hits, 28 walks and was a second-team all-district selection.
Damian Michalewicz, Sr., P/SS, Ballinger
The repeat AWT selection had a no-hitter on the mound for the Bearcats. He finished with a 4-3 record in 38 innings pitched. He struck out 41 and walked 15. The all-district infielder batted .407 and hit three, drove in 15 runs and scored 25. He was selected to the FCA all-star team.
Trey Ortiz, Jr., P, Reagan County
The two-year letterman compiled a 10-3 record on the mound. He had 45 strikeouts, walked 12 and had a 2.55 ERA. He was the Game 2 winner in both the bi-district series and the area-round series and won the one-game series in the regional quarterfinals.
Riley Pape, Sr., C/3B, Mason
The team’s offensive MVP, he batted .488, had nine doubles and one home run. He drew 17 walks, drove in 33 runs and crossed the plate 28 times. He was all-district at catcher but also played some at third. The Punchers advanced to the third round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Parker Plumley, Sr., SS/P, Junction
The repeat AWT selection and first-team all-district utility infielder, Plumley batted .441 for the season and .471 in district play. He drove in 21 runs, scored 20 runs and had four home runs for the Eagles.
Brock Rosenquist, Jr., LF/2B, Wall
An all-district selection at infield, he played the majority of the season in left field and was an all-state tournament selection. He had a team-high 29 stolen bases while being caught just three times. He batted .374 with an on-base percentage of .439. He drove in 21 runs, had three doubles, two triples, four sacrifice hits and one sac fly. He had 44 putouts with nine errors and nine double plays.
Garrett Sanford, Sr., CF, Wall
The 4-3A Defensive MVP and all-star game selection for the THSBCA, Sanford had the second-most hits for Hawks. He tied for the team lead in doubles (11), had one triple, two home runs and 37 RBIs. He batted .457 with an on-base percentage of .525 and slugging percentage of .638. He drove in 13 runs in two-out situations. He had 11 stolen bases. In the field, he had one error for a fielding percentage of .969.
Noah San Miguel, Sr., 2B, Sonora
The District 4-3A co-Offensive MVP averaged .406 at the plate, while hitting four doubles and seven triples. He drove in 20 runs, scored 27 runs, struck out just seven times and had 15 stolen bases. He was an AWT selection last year.
Grant Stockbridge, Sr., IF, Mason
The first-team all-district selection batted .500. He had 12 doubles, one triple and drove in 26 runs. He scored 29 runs, walked nine times and had nine strikeouts. The team’s defensive MVP, he had just five errors. He played at first, third and shortstop.
Dryden Virden, Jr., C, Wall
The first-team all-state and all-state tournament catcher, Virden led team in hits (50), RBIs (53) and home runs (6). He also had 11 doubles, two triples, scored 48 runs and struck out just eight times. He drove in 14 runs with two outs. He batted .424 with an on-base percentage of .477 and a slugging percentage of .703. He had 168 putouts with just eight errors for a .960 fielding percentage. He had 12 passed balls and allowed 16 stolen bases while throwing out five base runners.