Kerens ace Tate Engel

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Kerens senior Tate Engel made his fourth All-State baseball team to top off a brilliant career for the Bobcats.

The Kerens Bobcats topped off another successful baseball season by picking up postseason awards on the District 20-2A All-District team.

Kerens senior leader Tate Engel, who has been a three-time all-state player, was named the District 20-2A MVP and freshman Dusty Spence earned the conference’s Newcomer of the Year award.

Three Bobcats made the All-District first-team and three were named to the second-team.

Engel, who has been a huge part of Kerens’ dominance on the diamond over the past four seasons, has been a star for the Bobcats and one of the top players in the district since he was a freshman.

He had a remarkable season as a senior, leading Kerens on and off the field and on the mound and at the plate.

Engel hit .553 and had an on-base percentage of .714 while slugging 1.078 with a 1.793 OPS.

He had 21 hits in just 38 at-bats, and 12 of those hits went for extra bases, including four triples and two home runs.

He drove in 31 runs in 22 games and was the team’s ace on the mound, where he went 4-2 with a 0.85 ERA.     Engel struck out 72 batters in just 41 innings.

Spence had a breakthrough season as a freshman and was an easy choice as the district’s Newcomer of the Year.

 He hit .383 and drove in 11 runs, and was a star on the mound, where he went 6-2 with a 3.43 ERA. He struck out 62 batters in 47 innings.

Four Bobcats made the first-team as senior outfielder Brady Blue. junior outfielder Anders Sundquist made the first-team in the outfield, and Ino Garcia. a senior who played everywhere, was a the district’s utility player on the first-team, and sophomore Cody Crawford was a first-team infielder.

Corey Davis, a junior infielder, TK Davis, a senior outfielder, and Addison Carter, a senior outfielder, were named to the second-team.