BRYAN, Texas (July 7, 2011) -- Two Central Texas baseball players made the first team on the Texas Sports Writers Associations Class 3A All-State Baseball Team.
West junior shortstop Kolby Carpenter and Robinson sophomore third baseman Zach Sullivan were selected to the squad. Carpenter also is the ace for the Trojan pitching staff. Sullivan helped the Rockets reach the 3A state final against Kennedale.
Kennedale pitcher Corey Taylor was voted the player of the year on the TSWA Class 3A All-State Baseball Team.
He was 12-1 on the mound and the senior, who played third base
when not pitching, batted .390 with 29 runs batted in leading the
Wildcats to the state title.
Here is the Texas Sports Writers Associations Class 3A
All-State Baseball Team:
Pitchers - Corey Taylor, Kennedale, sr.; Kyler Scheriger,
Graham, sr.; Gavin Williamson, Carthage, sr.
Catcher - Tanner DeVinny, Lucas Lovejoy, soph.
First baseman - (tie) Casey Berryman, Shallowater, sr.; Michael
Velasquez, Robstown, sr.; and Alberto Santabria, Lufkin Hudson, sr.
Second baseman - Brooks Marlow, Giddings, sr.
Shortstop - Kolbey Carpenter, West, jr.
Third baseman - Zach Sullivan, Robinson, soph.
Outfielders - Alex Marroquin, Robstown, soph.; Ethan Kohnle,
Lubbock Cooper, sr.; (tie) Lee Clubb, Iowa Park, sr.; Austin Aune,
DH - Cody Henson, Bridgeport, sr.
Player of the Year - Taylor, Kennedale.
Coach of the Year - Jeff Teague, Kennedale.
Pitchers - Hayden Elrod, Kennedale, sr.; Colton Brewer, Canton,
sr.; Chad Hollingsworth, Robinson, jr.
Catcher - Brandon Garcia, Borger, sr.
First baseman - Michael Wacha, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, jr.
Second baseman - (tie) Justin Jones, Shallowater, sr. and
Garrett Mattlage, West, sr.
Shortstop - Levi Perez, Brownwood, sr.
Third baseman - Heath Harris, West, sr.
Outfielders - Cole Calder, Salado, sr.; Tony Reyes, Levelland,
jr.; Garrett Irwin, Borger, sr.
DH - (tie) Forrest Zoch, Bridge City, sr. and Keenon Ward,
Pitchers - Jonathon Huddle, Canton, sr.; Randy Flores, Robstown,
sr.; Michael Ward, Pleasant Grove, sr.
Catcher - Cameron Massengill, Kennedale, sr.
First baseman - James Crow, Brownwood, jr.
Second baseman - (tie) Jimmy Norris, Kennedale, sr. and Dillon
Ellis, Brownwood, sr.
Shortstop - D.J.; Roberts, Decatur, jr.
Third baseman - (tie) Andrew Thibodeaux, Cuero, sr. and Corey
Simpson, Sweeny, soph.
Outfielders - Noel Nevarez, Princeton, sr.; Cody Lovejoy,
Lorena, sr.; (tie) Andrew Davis, Andrews, sr. and Ryan Hixson,
Lubbock Cooper, sr.
DH - Dylan Brown, Spring Hill, sr.