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Loftis wins second straight District 6-4A Pitcher of the Year award

May 23, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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