Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 24, 2014

GC Baseball: Dawson, Kerens ranked in Top 20 preseason baseball poll

Corsicana — Two Golden Circle baseball teams have earned a preseason Top 20 ranking.

Dawson’s Bulldogs, who won 20 games and reached the state regional semifinal a year ago, and Kerens’ Bobcats, who won 18 games and made it to the Area round of the playoffs, are both ranked in the Top 20 in the Class 1A state baseball poll. The website has Dawson ranked No. 7 in Texas and has Kerens ranked No. 16.

Here’s a rundown of the preseason state poll.

1. Douglass Indians – 8 starters from 24-5 Regional Final Team. Sr P/IF Matthew Wallace (21-1A MVP/5-2,1.98), Sr C Brandon Stanfield (Defensive MVP/.483)

2. Price Carlisle Indians – 5 starters from 29-1 State Championship Team. Sr SS Caleb Colley (20-1A Defensive MVP/2nd Team All-State), Sr OF/RHP Zach Brightwell (20-1A Offensive MVP/2nd Team All-State)

3. Bosqueville Bulldogs – 5 starters from 29-6-1 Regional Semifinal Team. Jr SS/P Carl Collins (.495/1.53, 86 Ks) Jr P/1B Bret Mathis (.366/0.74, 145 Ks)

4. Anson Tigers – 7 starters from 26-6 Regional Final Team. Sr P/1B Matt Villanueva (.451, 7 HRs, 48 RBIs/13-2, 0.58, 150 Ks), Sr C Stetson Meek (.462, 2 HRs, 31 RBIs)

5. Flatonia Bulldogs – 6 starters from 24-13 Regional Final Team. Sr C Will Bruns (28-1A Defensive MVP/.337, 48 Runs), Jr P/1B Marcus Mica (10-2, 1.86, 83 Ks)

6. Ira Bulldogs – 7 starters from 17-4 Regional Semifinal Team. Sr P/3B Jared Goodwin (.394, 22 RBIs/9-0, 0.93), Sr P/SS Tyler Goodwin (1st Team All-District Pitcher)

7. Dawson Bulldogs – 7 starters from 20-9-1 Regional Semifinal Team. Sr P Trent Underwood (6-2, 3.07, 40 Ks), Jr IF Jared Gray (.373, 10 2Bs, 16 RBIs)

8. Center Point Pirates – 5 starters from 22-9 Regional Semifinal Team. Jr P/SS Kolby Kitchens (30-1A Co-MVP/12-5), So 2B Alan Zendejo (1st Team All-District 2B)

9. West Sabine Tigers – 8 starters from 23-10 Regional Semifinal Team. Sr SS/P Rickel Thomas (23-1A Offensive MVP), Jr P/DH Garrett Brown (1st Team All-District Pitcher)

10. Weimar Wildcats – 5 starters from 21-15-1 State Semifinalist Team. Sr SS Seth Helmcamp (26-1A Offensive MVP/.403), Jr P/2B John Blaha (8-2/.313)

11. Stamford Bulldogs – 5 starters from 26-3 State Runner Up Team. Jr SS/P Gus West (.304, 18 RBis/ 8-1, 2.46, 43 Ks), So Ligon West (.301, 18 RBIs/6-0, 0.80)

12. Trenton Tigers – 5 starters from 29-8 State Semifinalist. Sr RHP Bailey Burks (16-1A MVP/.464/11-4), Sr OF/P Billy Pilkinton (.357)

13. Cushing Bearkats – 6 starters from 25-6 Regional Quarterfinal Team.

14. Colmesneil Bulldogs – 8 starters from 23-6 Area Round Team. Sr 1B/3B Dylan Falcon (23-1A MVP), Sr P Cole Lowery (23-1A Pitcher MVP)

15. Simms Bowie Pirates – 7 starters from 19-8 Regional Quarterfinal Team. Sr Rhett Wilkerson (18-1A Offensive MVP), So Kolby Clark (1st Team All-District Pitcher)

16. Kerens Bobcats – 5 starters from 18-6 Area Round Team. Sr P/OF Brett Anderson (.603, 32 RBIs/6-2, 1.58/ 77 Ks) Sr SS Sheldon Sayles (.325)

17. Windthorst Trojans – 4 starters from 29-16 Regional Finalist Team. S

18. Bremond Tigers – 6 starters from 19-9-1 Area Round Team.

19. Harleton Owls – 6 starters from 24-6 Regional Semifinal Team. Sr P/IF Taylor Henson (7-3, 69 Ks), Sr OF Ty Howeth (.464, 20 RBIs)

20. Falls City Beavers – 5 starters back from 6-8 team.


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