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Roberts, Martinez garner awards; Six Eagles, five Bulls earn honors

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, June 2, 2012

TOP HONORS - Bridgeport hurler Omar Martinez earned the district's pitching award. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

DJ Roberts batted .402 and drove in 21 runs as a consistent threat in the middle of the Decatur Eagles’ lineup.

The senior shortstop earned the District 7-3A Offensive Player of the Year honor for his efforts.

TOP HONORS - Decatur shortstop DJ Roberts took the top 7-3A offensive honor. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

He was one of six Decatur players to earn all-district honors. Five Bridgeport Bulls received honors.

Mineral Wells’ Matt Tincher took the MVP award. Defensive Player of the Year went to Burleson Centennial’s Garrett Crook.

Mineral Wells’ Colby Kissinger was the Newcomer of the Year.

Bridgeport junior ace Omar Martinez earned a share of the Pitcher of the Year award with Burleson Centennial’s Turner Jenkins. Martinez posted a 2.40 ERA with 67 strikeouts and eight walks. He also hit .306 with 17 RBIs and a home run.

Decatur ace pitcher Jeremy Adams, second baseman Cooper Jackson and outfielder Chris Saunders made the first team.

Adams posted a 2.42 ERA with a 4-4 record. He struck out 69 and walked 21. Adams also hit .427 with 23 RBIs and four home runs.

Jackson batted .381 with 12 RBIs, 26 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. He finished with a .928 fielding percentage.

Saunders hit .389.

Three Bulls joined the first team. Third baseman and pitcher Reese Read made it as a utility player. Read hit .352 with 13 RBIs. On the mound, he was 7-3 with a 1.9 ERA, striking out 86 with 13 walks. He posted a .941 fielding percentage.

Damian Delgado was the first-team first baseman. Branon Huff, who led the team with a .404 average and drove in 15 runs, made the first-team outfield.

Bridgeport catcher Dillon Waldrep and Decatur first baseman Eric Elder and third baseman Christian Carrillo received second-team selections.

Waldrep hit .376 with a team-high 20 RBIs. He threw out 17 runners.

Elder hit .190 and posted a .951 fielding percentage. Carrillo had a .962 mark in the field while hitting .303 with 11 RBIs.

Bridgeport shortstop Alex Samples received honorable mention.

2012 DISTRICT 7-3A BASEBALL TEAM

  • MVP: Matt Tincher, Mineral Wells
  • Offensive Player of the Year: DJ Roberts, Decatur
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Garrett Crook, Burleson Centennial
  • Pitchers of the Year: Turner Jenkins, Burleson Centennial; Omar Martinez, Bridgeport
  • Newcomer of the Year: Colby Kissinger, Mineral Wells

FIRST TEAM

Pitchers: Hunter McCoy, Mineral Wells; Jeremy Adams, Decatur

Catchers: Ian Kilcrease, Castleberry; Christian DeHaven, Lake Worth

First base: Damian Delgado, Bridgeport

Second base: Cooper Jackson, Decatur

Third base: Anthony Lyder, Burleson Centennial

Shortstop: Bryson Allen, Mineral Wells

Outfield: Pedro Ramirez, Mineral Wells; Branon Huff, Bridgeport; Chris Saunders, Decatur; Drew Grimes, Burleson Centennial

Designated hitter: Dakota Wright, Castleberry

Utility: Reese Read, Bridgeport

SECOND TEAM

Pitchers: Bryce Larson, Castleberry; Chandler Ristch, Lake Worth

Catchers: Garrison Sanchez, Mineral Wells; Dillon Waldrep, Bridgeport

First base: Eric Elder, Decatur

Second base: Robert Munoz, Lake Worth; Bryce Bennett, Burleson Centennial

Third base: Nate Nicklas, Mineral Wells; Christian Carrillo, Decatur

Shortstop: Nate Menchaca, Burleson Centennial

Outfield: Jacob Martin, Burleson Centennial; Greg Rodriguez, Mineral Wells; JW Maxwell, Castleberry

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