2019 All-Concho Valley Baseball Team Loaded with Talent
SAN ANGELO, TX -- The baseball season came to a close two weeks ago, bringing the end of high school sports for another year.
For the Concho Valley, it was one to be proud of after Wall (39-1) won the program's first state title with a 2-1 win over Blanco.
Along with the Hawks, 10 other teams made it to the playoffs, including Christoval, who played their first year of district play in program history. Five of those 11 advanced past the first round.
We kicked off the All-Concho Valley team on Wednesday by naming Wall junior Caleb Heuertz as our MVP for the 2019 season.
Here is the full All-Concho Valley team.
Newcomer of the Year
J.P. Killough, Fr., P, Winters
Killough proved to be a force for the Blizzards’ 2019 playoff run.
He was named District 7-2A Newcomer of the Year after becoming a go-to guy on the mound. He posted a 6-2 record with a 1.20 ERA with 75 strikeouts.
Otto Wofford, Sr., Mason
The reigning All-Concho Valley football MVP followed up his phenomenal season on the gridiron with one on the diamond.
Wofford continued to be Mason’s ace in their second consecutive regional semifinal run by striking out 117 batters in 60 innings pitched. He had a 2.10 ERA and a record of 10-1 in 11 starts.
At the plate, Wofford was just as dominant to earn District 29-2A MVP honors. The Texas State University baseball pledge hit a team-high .495 batting average with 24 RBIs and 27 runs scored. He struck out just three times in 88 plate appearances as well.
Luke Young, Jr., Wall
Much like the 2019 All-Concho Valley MVP and fellow Hawk Caleb Heuertz, Young found a new gear this season to help the Hawks to their first state title.
The state championship MVP posted a 1.55 ERA with an 11-1 record in 13 starts this season. Young also struck out 83 batters to earn first team All-District honors in his first year on varsity.
Trey Neslage, Sr., Central
Neslage had a stellar year to close out his career at Central, earning first team All-District honors in 3-6A.
The Trinity University signee posted a 7-3 record in 12 appearances and 11 starts. He had a 1.93 ERA in 69.2 innings pitched with 56 strikeouts. He also had a pair of no-hitters to his credit to help Central advance to the Area Round of playoffs.
Honorable Mention: Jalen Lopez, Jr., Sonora; Jared Flores, Sr., Miles; Seth Hernandez, Jr., Reagan County; Kason Baronet, Jr., Brady;
Tanner Seider, Sr., Wall
Wall’s battery was one of the biggest reasons for their state championship.
Behind the plate, Seider posted a fielding percentage of .984 on 249 attempts to earn first team All-District honors. He also gunned down four baserunners in the state tournament to help the Hawks lift the trophy for the first time in school history.
At the plate, Seider hit .353 with 46 RBIs, 38 runs scored and eight home runs.
Nixon Brannan, Sr., Central
Brannan earned Offensive MVP honors from District 3-6A after being a dominant force at the plate as well as behind it.
He hit .432 with 43 RBIs and four home runs for the Bobcats. Behind the plate, Brannan had a fielding percentage of .960 in 272 attempts. He also threw out 21 would-be base stealers this year.
Honorable Mention: Jon Marcon, Sr., Ballinger
Dawson Daniel, Jr., 1B, Central
Daniel posted a .937 fielding percentage in 205 attempts to earn second team All-District honors.
He also hit .304 with 24 RBIs for the Bobcats in their run to the Area Round of playoffs.
Hunter Duggan, Jr., 1B, Winters
Duggan was a consistent run producer with 16 RBIs and 17 runs scored on the year for the Blizzards.
He hit .350 this season with an .890 fielding percentage to earn first team All-District honors and help Winters to the playoffs.
Sutton Hurst, Sr., 1B, Wall
Despite his .256 average at the plate, Hurst was a spark plug at the bottom of the order for the Hawks. He scored 27 runs and notched 18 RBIs for Wall in 2019.
Hurst was also a sure glove at first base. He committed just two errors in 109 attempts at first base.
Brock Aschenbeck, Jr., 1B, Sonora
Aschenbeck was a big part of Sonora’s run to the playoffs after a brief hiatus in 2018.
The junior first baseman hit .367 with an OBP of .470, 19 RBIs and 22 runs scored to earn first team All-District honors.
Conner Leifeste, Jr., MIF, Mason
Leifeste was a first team All-District selection as a middle infielder for the Punchers in 2019 after posting a fielding percentage of .868 this season.
The 5-11, 190-pound junior also carried a big stick for the Punchers with a batting average of .494 and a team-high 33 RBIs in 26 games played.
Ryan Gully, Sr., SS/P, Wall
Gully returned to the field with a bang in 2019.
He hit .429 with 49 runs scored, 28 RBIs and 12 extra-base hits to help Wall to their first state championship.
He also proved to be a big help on the mound for Wall, allowing just one earned run in 22 innings pitched. Gully had a 3-0 record in two starts with two saves. He picked up the win in Wall’s state semifinal win over Kirbyville in extra innings and the save in Wall’s win over Blanco in the state championship win over Blanco.
Cesar Garcia, Jr., SS/P/C, Eldorado
Garcia was voted the best all-around player in District 5-2A after a phenomenal season for the Eagles.
He hit .579 with 25 RBIs and a .912 slugging percentage to help Eldorado to the playoffs this year.
Kyle Montoya, Jr., MIF/P, Mason
Montoya was a two-way standout for the Punchers this year.
Head coach Michael McCleod commended the first team All-District selection for utilizing multiple pitches to induce outs. In six starts and 12 appearances on the mound, he was 5-1 with an area-best .98 ERA. At the plate, he hit .400 with 22 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
Gonzalo Morales, Jr., SS, Brady
In 2019, Morales saw 62 balls come his way in the field. He only committed three errors for a fielding percentage of .952 and first team All-District 4-3A honors.
Morales also hit .393 this year with 27 runs scored and eight RBIs to help Brady back to the Area Round of the playoffs.
Oscar Nino, Sr., 3B, Central
Nino, a first team All-District selection, was a tough out in 2019.
The Hardin-Simmons baseball pledge hit .408 this season with an on-base percentage of .482, 32 RBIs and 23 runs scored.
In the field, Nino had a fielding percentage of .898 on 88 attempts.
Charlie Mascorro, Sr., 3B, Wall
Mascorro was also a spark at the bottom of the order for the Hawks.
He hit .346 this season with 36 RBIs, four home runs and 38 runs scored.
While manning the hot corner for Wall, Mascorro posted a .922 fielding percentage in 102 attempts to earn first team All-District honors.
Nicky Perez, Sr., 3B, Miles
Perez was the District 7-2A Co-Offensive MVP after a big year at the plate.
The senior third baseman hit .420 with 16 RBIs and 20 runs to help Miles advance to the playoffs this season.
Honorable Mention: Edgar Nunez, Jr., Ballinger; Justin Chavez, Sr., Reagan County; Pablo Hernandez, Sr., Reagan County; Jakob Charles, Fr., Central; Daniel Gonzales, Sr., Sonora
Rance Rosas, Sr., RF, Central
The Baylor University signee hit .308 with 24 RBIs and 47 runs scored. He was lethal on the basepath with a team-high 19 stolen bases.
Rosas committed just one error in 77 attempts this season and earned second team All-District honors.
Eric Reyes, Jr., RF, Eldorado
Reyes was a consistent bat for the Eagles in 2019.
The junior hit .468 and scored 23 runs for Eldorado in their return to the playoffs after missing out last season.
Gage Weishuhn, Sr., RF, Wall
Weishuhn killed any chance of a hit when the ball was hit to him.
The senior committed just two errors in 40 attempts in the field during Wall’s state championship run to earn first team All-District honors.
He also hit .411 with 34 RBIs, 35 runs scored and a pair of home runs for an explosive Wall offense.
Blake Mikeska, Sr., CF, Central
Mikeska was a first team All-District selection after posting a fielding percentage of .986 in 71 attempts this season in center field.
At the plate, Mikeska hit .312 with 15 RBIs and 31 runs scored.
Wesley Dutton, Sr., CF, Sonora
Dutton was a first team All-District selection after helping the Broncos get back to the playoffs.
He hit .360 with 27 RBIs and 14 runs scored. He also posted a 3-1 record on the mound with 17 strikeouts.
Klay Klaerner, Jr., CF, Mason
Klaerner patrols center field and kills extra base hits.
In three years as a starter in center field, Klaerner has only committed three errors. Continuing that trend this year earned him first team All-District honors.
The 5-9, 185-pound junior also hit .410 in 61 at-bats with 15 RBIs and 22 runs scored.
Alex Salas, So., CF, Winters
Salas was rightly a first team All-District selection for Winters.
Defensively, he posted a perfect fielding percentage while patrolling center field. At the plate, Salas hit a team-best .547 with 19 RBIs and 15 runs scored.
Walker Bauer, Jr., CF, Brady
Bauer was named the District 4-3A Offensive MVP after a stellar year at the plate as Brady’s dynamo.
The junior center fielder hit .523 with 30 RBIs, 32 runs scored.
Benjamin Galindo, Jr., LF/P, Brady
Galindo was more about his glove work and pitching than his work at the plate.
He committed just two errors on 43 attempts this season in the field to power a tough Brady defense. On the mound, he struck out 36 batters in 31.2 innings pitched.
Honorable Mention: Cody Harral, Sr., Ballinger; Jose Del Rio, Sr., Reagan County; Colton Diebitsch, Jr., Wall; Jake Cockerham, Sr., Mason
Mason Bryan, Sr., Miles
The 2018 District Utility Player of the Year capped off his high school career with another consistent run.
Bryan hit .392 with 18 RBIs and 21 runs scored for the Bulldogs in 2019.
Gunner Couch, Sr., Central
Couch capped off his athletic career by being an all-around player for Central and earning second team All-District honors as a utility player..
He threw the first of three no-hitters by the Bobcat pitching staff this season. He also hit .357 with 26 RBIs and 17 runs scored.
Coach of the Year
Jason Schniers, Wall
Coach Schniers finally got what he was looking for with the program’s first-ever state title.
After Wall’s 39-1 run this season it’s hard to argue any case against the eighth-year head coach of the Hawks.
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