Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 11, 2014

GC Baseball: Dawson dominates 11-1A All-District team

Trent Underwood named MVP

Corsicana — The Dawson Bulldogs topped off their incredible season and playoff run to the state tournament by dominating the Class 11-1A All-District baseball team.

Dawson ace, Trent Underwood, who allowed just one earned run in four playoff starts, was voted the district's MVP, and pitcher Brandon Cehand was named the Pitcher of the Year in 11-1A.

Dawson freshman Justin Gray, who was named to the UIL All-Tournament team, was the district's Newcomer of the Year, and Dawson's first-year coach Chris Sexton won the Co-Coach of the Year award with Hubbard's Roy Mozley.

Underwood finished the season with a 9-2 record with one save, and a 1.13 ERA. He struck out 83 batters in only 62 innings, and he hit .396 with five doubles, two triples and 28 RBIs.

Cehand went 4-3 with a save and had a 2.01 ERA. He struck out 58 in 38 innings, and he was a monster at the late, hitting .415 and driving in 16 runs. Gray hit .292 with 13 stolen bases and nine RBIs, and he was an exceptional second baseman in the field.

Dawson also had three players named to the first team: Dalton Long, who hit .349 and was a catcher and outfielder, Jared Gray, who hit .395 and was a vacuum at shortstop and Lane Dotson, who covered everything in center and hit .456 with 21 RBIs and 28 stolen bases, all were named to the first-team.

Dawson catcher Mason Burleson, third baseman Seth Lachney and outfielder Conner McEntire made the second team.

Hubbard catcher Hudson Alderman was named the district's Offensive Player of the Year. Alderman, a senior, hit .524 with a .601 on-base percentage and a .651 slugging percentage, and he drove in 23 runs for the Jaguars, who finished second in the district race behind Dawson and reached the area round of the playoffs, where they lost to defending region champ Trenton.

Hubbard ace Ty Graves, who went 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA and hit .360 made the first-team along with teammates Trey Henderson, who hit .467 with 22 RBIs, and Casen Martin, who hit. 450 with 23 RBIs.   Freshman Caydyn Gillham and Walker Love made the second team.

Wortham's Jordan Lansford, who hit. 389 with 15 RBIs, and Witty Busby, who hit .450 with 19 Bis, made the first-team, and Rudy Miller, Cole Jendel, Dalton Dunnahoe, Devin Sessions and Zack Jones made the second-team.

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