BRYAN – Clay Botello and Luke Dixon of Jacksboro and Weston Max of Henrietta received honorable mention for the 2018 All-State Class 3A All-State Baseball Team from the Texas Sports Writers Association.
Botello has been the District 8-3A Player of the Year twice, including in 2018. Dixon, a shortstop, reached .402 with 27 points. Both were members of the Times Record News’ Red River Diamond Dozen.
Max made an honorable mention on first base. He hit .417 and got a base percentage of .500 for the Bearcats.
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Central Heights pitcher Grayson Rodriguez, who was drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by Baltimore, was named player of the year on the Collin Street Bakery / Texas Sports Class 3A baseball team Writers Association.
The 6-3, 230-pound right-hander who signed with the Orioles was 12-0 with an earned-run average of 0.19. He struck out 156 catches in 75 innings, allowing four runs of which only two were earned. He also produced 0.479 with nine home runs and 49 RBIs.
Pitchers: Grayson Rodriguez, Central Heights, Sr.; Elijah Trest, White Oak, sr .; Trey Lindsey, Beckville, sr.
Relief pitcher: Austin Bryan, Beckville, jr.
Seeker: Dryden Virden, Mur, sr.
First baseman: John Pleming, Child, sr.
Second baseman: Devin Alvey, Peaster, sr.
Shortstop: Heath Hood, White Oak, sr.
Third baseman: Evan Hafley, Peaster, sr.
Voltigeurs: Royce Carrera, Falfurrias, sr .; (tie) Ethan Harris, Beckville, sr .; Colby Newman, Nixon Smiley, Sr.; Gage Weishuhn, Wall, jr.
Designated Hitter: Riley McKinney, Hughes Springs, sr.
Player of the Year: Rodriguez, Central Heights
Coach of the Year: John Broussard, Georgetown Gateway Prep
Launchers: Bryce Galvan, Tidehaven, sr .; Jacob Burton, New Diana, sr .; Ryan Targac, Hallettsville, soph. Jase Lopez, Brock, jr.
Relief pitcher: Taylor Smith, Georgetown Gateway, sr.
Seeker: Ben Bridges, Beckville, sr.
First baseman: Dree Dycus, Idalou, jr.
Second baseman: Zach Aragon, Shallowater, sr.
Shortstop: Alex Bruce, Hughes Springs, sr.
Third baseman: Denver Evans, Yoakum, sr.
Voltigeurs: Reese Orsak, Edna, jr. ; Cutter Sparks, Shallowater, jr. ; Caleb Heuertz, Mur, soph.
Designated Hitter: Ty Tilson, Georgetown Gateway, soph.
Pitchers: Zeke Collins, Beckville, Sr.; Cole Johnson, Georgetown Gateway, jr. ; (tie) Ty Jackson, Shalowater, sr .; Matthew Grimes, Peaster, sr.
Relief pitcher: Brayden Bradley, Groesbeck, sr.
Seeker: (tie) Brad Aynsley, Falfurrias, soph .; Kade Brewer, Whitesboro, sr.
First baseman: (tie) Ty Jones, Beckville, sr .; Jayden Morgan, Edgewood, jr. ; Sutton Hurst, Mur, jr.
Second baseman: Rhett Triicek, Hallettsville, jr.
Shortstop: (tie) Cole Lightfoot, Brock, sr .; Trey Erwin, Edgewood, Sr.; Tanner Seider, Mur, jr.
Third baseman: Tyler Williams, Shallowater, jr.
Voltigeurs: Logan Titsworth, Sunnyvale, jr. ; Colby Siegley, White Oak, sr .; Tanner Patino, Brock, sr.
Designated Hitter: Cayman Freiman, Clyde, sr.
Pitchers: Rowan Arrant, Central Heights, jr. ; Dustin Bennett, Yoakum, Sr.; Collin Bower, White Oak, jr. ; Mason Brandenberger, Clifton, soph. ; Alex Bruce, Hughes Springs, Sr.; Royce Carrera, Falfurrias, Sr.; Luis Dermas, Maypearl, father; Kevin Grant, Edgewood, Sr.; Carter Guinn, Clifton, Sr.; Kobe Jaamillo, bishop, soph. ; Bailey Kolb, Vanderbilt Industrial, sr. ; Payton Laughlin, Clyde, jr. ; Coby Langford, Pottsboro, jr. ; Josh Mancuso, Anderson-Shiro, Sr.; Marcus Moreno, Tidehaven, jr. ; Carter Quinn, Clifton, Sr.; Dryden Virden, Mur, sr.
Relief pitcher: Cooper Nelson, Brock, jr.
Catchers: Walker Bauer, Brady, soph. ; Easton Blackstone, Harmony, jr .; Luke Ely, Franklin, jr. ; Jacob Escalon, Breckenridge, soph. ; Aaron Nigreville, Ore City, soph .; Taylor Smith, Georgetown Gateway, sr .; Ryan Snell, Hardin, Sr.; Ethan Snow, Malakoff, Sr.; Zerick Warren, Elkhart, fr.
First players: Dax Jallo, Prairieland, father; Hayden Kent, Pottsboro, jr. ; Cooper Nelson, Brock, jr. ; Mark Smith Jr., Groesbeck, Sr.; Weston Max, Henrietta, sr.
Second baseman: Eddie Calzoncit, Blanco, jr. ; Nick Chalman, Georgetown Gateway, soph .; Luke Harris, Ore City, Sr.; Ethan Hawk, Clyde, jr. ; Tyler Kaluza, West, jr. ; Drew McNeel, Harmony, jr. ; Noah Nye, Brock, Sr.; Edgar Rogriguez, Clifton, Sr.; Keaton Seale, Edgewood, Sr.; Jacob Young, White Oak, jr. ; Chase Wilson, Van Alstyne, sr.
Shortstops: Garrett Corkran, Marion, Sr.; Luis Dermas, Maypearl, father; Luke Dixon, Jacksboro, Sr.; Grayson Rodriguez, Central Heights, Sr.; Carter Guinn, Clifton, Sr.; Ethan Hawk, Clyde, jr. ; Joe Hudson, Grandview, jr. ; Payton Laughlin, Clyde, jr. ; Gonzalo Morales, Brady, soph. ; Marcus Moreno, Tidehaven, jr. ; JP Powers, Harmony, sr .; Ryan Targac, Hallettsville, soph .; Hayden VanderRoest, Shalowater, jr. ; Hunter Watson, Pottsboro, sr.
Third goal: Rowan Arrant, Central Heights, jr. ; Turner Bannister, Edgewood, Sr.; Clay Botello, Jacksboro, Sr.; Dylan Couture, Boyd, Sr.; Jonathan Gamboa, Idalou, jr. ; Cade Graves, Pollok Central, jr. ; Walker Hess, Lexington, Sr.; Nick Munoz, Banquet, soph. ; Scout Sanders, Whitesboro, jr. ; Spencer Seahorn, Harmony, sr.
Voltigeurs: Jayce Bludau, Hallettsville, jr. ; Mason Brandenberger, Clifton, soph. ; Clayton Burnett, Beckville, Sr.; Jake Goodman, Grandview, Sr.; Brody Hendrick, Shallowater, Sr.; Jayden Hernandez, Troy, Sr.; Weston Hickman, Whitesboro, Sr.; Caleb Hill, Grandview, jr. ; Holden Lauer, Yoakum, jr. ; Santos Limon, Bench, father; Seth McAlister, Georgetown Gateway, Sr.; Sam Perry, Lexington, Sr.; Jarek Rozyskie, West, Sr.; Brandon Rozner, Tidehaven, Sr.; Neal Taylor, Whitewright, Sr.; Elijah Trest, White Oak, sr.