Garrison's Dustin Stahan was named Co-Most Valuable Player of District 21-1A and Gary senior outfielder/pitcher Luke Thornton was among the players honored last week when the All-District 21-1A baseball teams were released by the league. The players were nominated and voted upon by the coaches.
Thornton played two positions, but was a first-team outfielder, along with Garrison senior Nathan Burkhalter, Douglass senior Blake Wallace and Timpson junior Tyler Jackson.
Another Gary Bobcat, junior Trey Reneau, received second-team honored when he was named second-team outfielder, along with Alto sophomore Charlie Wallace, Douglass senior Ty Marmon, Douglass senior Chance Partin, and Cushing senior Kelon Fitzgerald.
Strahan, a senior, and Douglass senior Collin Wallace were named Co-Most Valuable Players, Cushing junior Books Robey and Douglass junior Reed Westbrook were named Co-Offensive Players of the Year and Cushing freshman Cameron Burk was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Shelbyville sophomore Brandon Schilder received the Newcomer of the Year award, Alto senior Austin Peacock was named Pitcher of the Year and Douglass head coach Eugene Lafitte was named Coach of the Year.
Douglass captured the league title, advancing all the way to the Region III Final. Cushing and Garrison also made the playoffs.
2012 All-District 21-1A
Most Valuable Players
Dustin Strahan, Sr., Garrison
Collin Wallace, Sr., Douglass
Offensive Players of the Year
Brooks Robey, Jr., Cushing
Reed Westbrook, Jr., Douglass
Defensive Player of the Year
Cameron Burk, Fr., Cushing
Newcomer of the Year
Brandon Schilder, So, Shelbyville
Pitcher of the Year
Austin Peacock, Sr., Alto
Coach of the Year
Eugene Lafitte, Douglass
1st Team All-District
Pitchers: Kaleb Kirk, Soph., Garrison; Blane Deal, Jr., Shelbyville.
Catcher: Dillon Brown, Jr., Shelbyville.
1st Base: *Russell Carrell, Sr., Garrison.
Infielders: Armando Arroyo, So., Alto; Mattew Wallace, So., Douglass; Brady Bush, Jr., Garrison; Hunter Key, Jr., Garrison; Colton McSwain, So., Timpson.
Outfielders: *Nathan Burkhalter, Sr., Garrison; Blake Wallace, Sr., Douglass; Luke Thornton, Sr., Gary; Tyler Jackson, Jr., Timpson.
Designated Hitter: *Cody Kile, Sr., Garrison.
Utility Player: *Cameron Rodriguez, So., Garrison.
2nd Team All-District
Pitchers: Bryce Westbrook, So., Douglass; Lane Williams, So., Cushing.
Catcher: Braden Robey, Jr., Cushing.
1st Base: Peyton Burton, Fresh., Martinsville.
Infielders: Kolten Rhodes, So., Douglass; Caleb Stracener, Jr., Shelbyville; Michael Robey, Fr., Cushing; Tanner Murdock, Soph., Timpson.
Outfielders: Charlie Wallace, So., Alto.; Ty Marmon, Sr., Douglass; Chance Partin, Sr., Douglass; Trey Reneau, Jr., Gary; Kelon Fitzgerald, Sr., Cushing.
Garrison: Christopher Feaster.
Gary: Colton Coleman, Josh Bowen, Matt Wood.
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