He was the king of the strikeout in this part of the state, and one of the leading hitters in Class 1A baseball in Texas.
So it was no surprise that Kerens senior Brett Anderson was named the District 19-1A MVP.
Last year he was the Offensive Player of the Year,
Anderson led the Bobcats to the district title on the mound and at the plate and leads a parade of Kerens players who were named to the 19-1A All-District team
Brent Warren was named the Defensive Player of the Year and five Bobcats made the first-team.
Anderson went 6-2 on the mound with a 1.34 ERA.
He struck out 107 batters in just 54 innings, averaging almost two strikeouts an inning.
He was just as dominant at the plate, where he batted .592 and scored 32 runs. He also drove in 14 runs and was the team leader for one of the best teams in Kerens history.
Warren had an amazing season as well. He hit .476, scored 28 runs and drove in 12 runs.
Kerens dominated the first-team selections.
Dustin Jock, who went 5-3 and struck out 49 batters in just 34 innings, was named a pitcher on the first team and senior shortstop Shelton Sayles was an easy choice as a first-team infielder. Sayles hit .291, scored 24 runs and drove home 16.
Jeremy Gould and freshman Mitchell Solis were named to the first-team as outfielders. Gould hit .396, scored 14 runs and drove in 17 runs. Solis hit .342 with a homer, scored 18 runs and drove in 21 runs.
Aaron Foxworth made the first-team as a designated hitter. He hit. 327, scored 13 runs and drove in 12 runs.
Freshman Noah Solis was named to the second team as an infielder.
District 19-1A All-District Baseball Team
MVP: Brett Anderson, Sr., Kerens
Offensive Player of Year: Tyler Johnson, Fr.
Cross Roads / Jason Johnson, Jr., Cayuga
Defensive Player of Year: Brent Warren, Sr., Kerens
Pitcher of Year: Nick Cobb, Sr, Cross Roads
Newcomer: Chase Main, So, Neches / Payton Garner, Fr., Martin’s Mill
Coach of Year: Chris Curran Cross Roads
Dustin Jock Sr,, Kerens
Andrew Flowers Sr., Neches
Drew Ingram Jr., Martin’s Mill
Raleigh Scheilheimer Sr., Cross Roads
Shelton Sayles Sr., Kerens
Ryan Gray So., Neches
Bayley Moon So., Martin’s Mill
Payton Wallace Sr., Cayuga
Andrew Wilkey Sr., LaPoynor
Jeremy Gould Jr., Kerens
Mitchell Solis Fr., Kerens
Austin Jones Sr., Neches
Kyler Miller So., Martin’s Mill
Mason Motel Sr., LaPoynor
Trey Hazelip Jr., Cross Roads
Catcher: Kegan Holliman Jr., Cayuga
Utility Player: Marshall Davis Fr., Martin’s Mill
Designated Hitter: Aaron Foxworth Sr., Kerens / Ethan Blackman So., Neches