Baseball: Area trio named all-state

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Three local baseball players were recognized for their achievements last season when the Texas Sports Writers Association released its Class 3A all-state team.

Krum pitcher Ty Damron, Argyle pitcher Drew Gooch and Sanger first baseman Ted Wisdom were honored by the TSWA after leading their respective teams in 2013.

Damron was a first-team selection as a pitcher after a tremendous season. He finished his senior season with the Bobcats with a record of 8-2, a 1.00 earned run average and 138 strikeouts. Damron, the District 9-3A MVP and headed to Texas Tech, also earned honorable mention as a designated hitter.

As a junior, Gooch was the ace of Argyle’s pitching staff. The lefty who has committed to TCU went 10-2 last season en route to the District 10-3A MVP award. He tallied 118 strikeouts and 20 walks and had a 1.23 ERA.

Wisdom batted .450 for Sanger, drove in 19 runs and scored 25 runs. Wisdom, a first-team All-District 9-3A selection, stole 25 bases last season.

TSWA Class 3A all-state team

FIRST TEAM

Pitchers — Ty Damron, Krum, sr.; Matt Tincher, Mineral Wells, sr.; Garrett Johnston, Graham, sr.

Catcher — Corey Simpson, Sweeny, sr.

First baseman — Jake Gollihar, Splendora, sr.

Second baseman — (tie) Trey Gallegos, Sinton, sr.; Jordan Gore, Silsbee, jr.

Shortstop — (tie) Scotland Church, Lubbock Cooper, sr.; Tanner Fritsch, La Grange, sr.

Third baseman — Logan Vinklarek, La Grange, sr.

Outfielders — Chandler Patterson, Lubbock Cooper, sr.; Ethan Brinkley, Rockdale, sr.; Marcos Molina, Princeton

Designated hitter — Jose Garza, Port Isabel, jr.

Player of the Year — Logan Vinklarek, La Grange, sr.

Coach of the Year — Brad Harbers, La Grange.

SECOND TEAM

Pitchers — Tyler Powell, Silsbee, jr.; Trey Supak, La Grange, jr.; (tie) Ryan Moseley, Lubbuck Cooper, sr., and Chris Solano, Orange Grove, sr.

Catcher — Austin Caffey, Rockdale, sr.

First baseman — Beau Talley, El Campo, sr.

Second baseman — (tie) Kolby Blissett, Carthage, jr., and Dalton Burton, La Grange, jr.

Shortstop — Evan Pontley, Ferris, jr.

Third baseman — Omar Martinez, Bridgeport, sr.; Shane Clement, Wimberley, sr.

Outfielders — Kolby Kolek, La Grange, sr.; Bryce Brandl, El Campo, sr.; Joshua Cuellar, Rio Hondo, jr.

Designated hitter — Brian Bormann, Navarro, sr.

THIRD TEAM

Pitchers — Riley Smith, Lufkin Hudson, sr.; Drew Gooch, Argyle, jr.; Blake Bottoms, China Spring, jr.

Catcher — (tie) Jordan Lemons, Pampa, sr., and C.J. Tyler, Melissa, jr.

First baseman — (tie) Dylan Lemons, Alvarado, jr., and Ted Wisdom, Sanger, jr.

Second baseman — (tie) Hunter Jones, Graham, sr., and Jorge Mendoza, Boerne, sr.

Shortstop — (tie) Donivan Lopez, Sinton, jr., and Camden Duzenack, Melissa, sr.; Tucker Johnson, China Spring, jr.; Montana Garcia, Silsbee, sr.

Third baseman — Micah Ellison, Lufkin Hudson, sr.

Outfielders — Ryan Johnson, College Station, soph.; Trey Jeans, Pleasant Grove, jr.; Rayce Gatlin, Orange Grove, sr.

Designated hitter — Jeremy Garza, Rio Hondo, jr.


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