Eight other Bearcats earn all-district honors
Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis earned a top All-District 6-4A honor and eight other Bearcats were recognized on the district's first or second team in a vote of 6-4A coaches.
Loftis was selected Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year, while classmate Austin Vassberg was voted to the first team at pitcher.
Other Bearcats on the first team include senior outfielder Nils Smith, junior infielder Zach Scott and junior catcher Lawton Rinker.
Earning second-team honors from Aledo were senior pitcher Ryan Talley, sophomore shortstop Matthew Bishop and junior outfielders Rylan Riney and Sean O'Donnell.
The district's Most Valuable Player was senior pitcher Paul Hendrix of Birdville, while the Offensive Player of the Year went to Jean Ramirez of Boswell.
The Sophomore of the Year went to Austin Oakes of Birdville, and the Defensive Player of the Year is Jacob Stone of Boswell.
Other first team pitchers include Dylan Swindel of Boswell, Frankie Ruiz of Saginaw, Jaime Ramos of Azle and Jarrett Casanova of Birdville.
Other first team infielders include Caden Cowan (Springtown), Nick Luetkemeyer (Azle), Bubba Gamage (Azle), Tanner Hamilton (Birdville) and Jeremy Valdez (Saginaw)
Also earning first-team outfield status were Brock Boren (Azle), Joseph Nilo (Birdville), Ryan Monahan (Boswell) and Henry Munoz (Saginaw).
Also making the first team at catcher is Justin Loraus of Springtown.
For the complete story, and for comments from Coach Ryan McCurley, please see the May 28 issue of The Community News.