Baseball district champion Douglass and playoff qualifier Cushing head up the All-District 22-2A selections announced recently by the coaches in the league.
The Indians (21-4), who were ranked all season and secured the district title with a 10-2 mark, posted a league-best three superlative honors and tied the Bearkats (14-10) with nine total all-league performers in 2019.
Cushing, which finished fourth in the district with a 6-5 league record, had one superlative honoree and a district-best five All-District 22-2A First Team players on its squad.
Bearkat senior pitcher/shortstop Alex Aparicio and Douglass sophomore shortstop/catcher Chad Watson were voted the District 22-2A Co-Most Valuable Players this season. Douglass junior Wyatt Tucker was named Pitcher of the Year, while Groveton sophomore Trenton Torregrossa was named Offensive Player of the Year and Douglass senior Jared Holland was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Alto (13-13), which finished second in the league chase, had a pair of young performers who earned superlative awards. Freshman Will Dixon was named 22-2A Newcomer of the Year and Logan Rogers was named Freshman of the Year.
Douglass head coach Jeff Roquemore was voted the league’s coach of the year.
Cushing led the number of first team all-district players on the all-league team with five, followed by Douglass, Alto and Groveton with four each.
Bearkat sophomore Gabe LeBlanc was named first team pitcher, while senior Bucky Guadarrama earned first-team catcher, sophomore Asa Dawson and junior Thomas Wallace were recognized as first team infielders and junior Deuce Garrett was honored as a top outfielder.
Named to the first team from Douglass were senior pitcher Bryce Berthot, junior infielder Colton Hawk, senior outfielder Trevor Roquemore and sophomore utility player Corey Melton.
Other first-team players included Alto junior pitcher Foster Hall, Groveton senior pitcher Anthony Chavez, Groveton junior infielder Chance Hart, Alto senior outfielder Lane Jackson, Groveton senior outfielder Eli Stewart, Alto junior utility player Todd Duplichain, Alto designated hitter Josh Castillo and Groveton junior DH Braxton Terry.
Cushing and Groveton both had three second-team performers, while the Indians had a pair and Alto placed one athlete on the team.
The Bearkats’ second team players included junior outfielders Thadd and Thane Turner, along with freshman infielder Ty Baker. Douglass sophomore catcher Christian Bates and sophomore outfielder Chayson Brown were honored.
Groveton second team players included junior pitcher Ryan Turner, junior infielder Ryan Luna and freshman outfielder Kaleb Coots. Alto sophomore pitcher Cody Watson was named to the second team, as well.