It was a big year in baseball in the Golden Circle, where seven of the eight teams reached the postseason, including Hubbard’s Jags who were the only team other than Corsicana to make it to the second round of the playoffs.
But no team had a season like Corsicana’s Tigers, whose magical run to Round Rock and the Class 5A state tournament was historic and inspiring.
They not only became the first Tiger team since 1958 to reach the state tournament, but they got there with one dramatic comeback after another
It’s no surprise that the Tigers dominated the 2019 All-Golden Circle team that was highlighted by Devan Lindsey and Micah Burke, who were named the 2019 Co-MVPS.
Tigers sophomore Kolby Kinkade is the Pitcher of the Year and Corsicana sophomore Hunter Autrey was the Co-Offensive Player of the Year along with Kerens senior Tate Engel, who made the Class 2A All-State first-team for the fourth year in a row..
Tigers freshman Miguel was a clear choice for the Defensive Player of the Year award after a dazzling season at second base.
Both Autrey and Luevano could have been Newcomers of the Year, but their performances, especially in the clutch in the playoffs, warranted so much more.
Tiger junior Cade Johnson, who emerged as a clutch hitter, was one of three Newcomers of the Year, joining Kerens freshman Dusty Spence and Mildred freshman Cody Hayes.
Corsicana sophomore Caydon Rash was the GC Catcher of the Year in his first season behind the plate for the Tigers.
Kerens senior Brady Blue, who was a first-team Class 2A All-State outfielder, was the GC’s Most Improved Player.
And there was no doubt about this year’s Coach of the Year, which went to Tigers head man Heath Autrey, who won his 300th game on the way to a 29-11 season that rewrote the Tigers history book with a team and a run that will go into Corsicana Lore.