Corsicana’s Tigers topped off their incredible season this week when the District 14-5A All-District team was finally announced.
All-District teams can’t be published as long as a team in the district is still playing, and of course the Tigers postponed the release of the all-district team by marching to the 5A state tournament, where they lost 2-1 to the state champs from Colleyville Heritage.
Devan Lindsey, who played right field and pitched, was named the District 14-5A Most Valuable Player and five Tigers earned first-team honors.
Lindsey hit .367 with a .550 slugging percentage and a .958 OPS for the year and was even better in the postseason, where he hit .405 with a .676 slugging percentage and a 1.081 OPS and hit two homers and drove in drove in 10 runs.
He hit three home runs, drove in 24 runs and scored 21 runs for the year.
He also went 5-1 with three saves with a 2.10 ERA on the mound this year.
Micah Burke and Kolby Kinkade were both named to the first-team as pitchers.
Burke went 7-2 with a 1.37 ERA for the season, and hit .366 with a .946 OPS. He was remarkable in the playoffs, hitting .500 with a .667 slugging percentage and a 1.217 OPS. He drove in 18 runs and scored 27 runs for the year.
Kinkade was 6-2 for the season with a 2.43 ERA and then became one of the best clutch pitchers in the state in the postseason, going 2-1 with a save with a 2.91 ERA.
Hunter Autrey, who is only a sophomore, had a sensational year and was the first-team DH. Autrey led the Tigers in production, driving in a team-high 28 runs while hitting .363 for the year. He hit .393 and drove in eight runs in the playoffs.
Blake Hoffman and Cade Johnson were first-team outfielders. Hoffman, who joined the team last year as a junior after not playing baseball since junior high, had another big year, and Johnson, the only junior who started for the Tigers, emerged as a tremendous clutch hitter (.385) and base stealer and was the only Tiger named to the state tournament all-tournament team.
Ty Nolen, a four-year starter at first base who had another big year at the plate and on defense, was named to the 14-5A second-team along with freshman Miguel Luevano, who had an immediate impact in his first year on the team.
Luevano hit .318 for the season, drove in 17 runs and scored a team-high 30 runs. He also pitched and was invaluable in the playoffs, where he went 2-0 with a save with a 0.87 ERA. He is also an incredible infielder at second base and it’s mind-boggling that the coaches in 14-5A did not name him as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Tigers third baseman Landon Pritchett, shortstop Lane Fuentes and sophomore catcher Caydon Rash were all on the All-District Honorable Mention list.