Kerens outfielder Brett Anderson, a junior who was also a pitcher, was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association's Class A state first team when the team was announced on Monday.
Anderson was the Daily Sun’s Golden Circle Pitcher of the Year. He went 6-2 with a 1.58 ERA with 77 strikeouts.
He was the District 19-1A Offensive Player of the Year after batting .603 with 12 extra base hits. He drove in 32 runs.
Frost pitcher Jacob Stroder was named to the all-state third team and five other Golden Circle players made the honorable mention list, including four from Dawson.
Stroder was a Golden Circle first-team player and the District 14-1A Player of the Year. He went 5-2 with a 1.80 ERA and had 80 strikeouts in just 37 innings.
Dawson’s Trent Underwood, a junior pitcher, catcher Mark Martinez, a senior, Jared Gray, a sophomore shortstop, and Louis Lachney, a senior third baseman, were all named to the honorable mention list. Kerens’ D.J. Kamp, a junior second baseman who was the Golden Circle Defensive Player of the Year, also made the honorable mention list.
Here’s a look at the entire team
Pitchers - Gunner Baker, Price Carlisle, sr.; Tyler Pate, Port Aransas, sr.; and Kyle Barnett, Stamford, sr.
Catcher - Jake Roberts, Port Aransas, jr.
First baseman - Matt Villanueva, Anson, jr.
Second baseman - Steven Crump, Harlton, sr.
Shortstop - Caleb Colley, Price Carlisle, jr.
Third baseman - Chantz Holland, Cayuga, sr.
Outfielders - Nick Maxham, Port Aransas, jr.; Zach Brightwell, Price Carlisle, jr.; Brett Anderson, Kerens, jr.
Designated hitter - Hagen Hutchinson, Stamford, sr.
Player of the year – Gunner Baker, Price Carlisle, sr.
Coach of the Year - Wesley Colley, Price Carlisle
Pitchers - Slater Stone, Trenton, sr.; Kellen Green, Windthorst, sr.; Lane Hobbs, Thrall, sr.
Catcher - Dawson Reid, Archer City, sr.
First baseman - Caleb Vaught, Sundown, sr.