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Nine Dragons earn all-district honors; York, Clarke receive superlative awards

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chico’s Hunter York kept batters off-balance all season long for the Dragons.

The senior posted an 8-4 record with a 1.86 ERA and recorded 102 strikeouts. For his efforts, York was named the District 9-A Pitcher of the Year.

Teammate Hunter Clarke picked up Co-Offensive MVP honors after batting .468, with 24 RBI and 50 stolen bases.

He shared the honor with Windthorst’s Ty Kirk. Windthorst’s Kellen Green earned the MVP award.

Defensive MVP honors went to Archer City’s Dawson Reid. Windthorst freshman Logan Veittenheimer was the Newcomer of the Year.

Chico freshman designated hitter Tyler Melton and senior outfielder Dalton Tullos also made the first team. Melton batted .449, with 43 RBI and a home run, while Tullos hit .451 with 36 RBI.

Senior infielder Dustin Hardee, freshman outfielder Jason McBee and sophomore Jericoe McGuire earned second-team selections.

Hardee hit .401 with 27 RBI. McBee batted .393 with 27 RBI and a home run.

McGuire finished with a .338 average, 24 RBI and two home runs.

2013 DISTRICT 9-A BASEBALL TEAM

MVP

Kellen Green … Windthorst … Senior

CO-OFFENSIVE MVP

Hunter Clarke … Chico … Senior
Ty Kirk … Windthorst … Junior

DEFENSIVE MVP

Dawson Reid … Archer City … Senior

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Logan Veittenheimer … Windthorst … Freshman

PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Hunter York … Chico … Senior

FIRST TEAM

Tyler Melton … Chico … Senior
Dalton Tullos … Chico … Senior
Jacob Dove … Petrolia … Junior
Dustin Hanusch … Petrolia … Junior
Derek Mankins … Windthorst … Senior
Brent Hemmi … Windthorst … Senior
Hayden Hoffman … Windthorst … Junior
Mathew Pitman … Windthorst … Senior
Michael Wolf … Windthorst … Senior
Zach Byrd … Archer City … Senior
Casey McCleery … Poolville … Junior
Forest Francis … Chico … Senior

SECOND TEAM

Dustin Hardee … Chico … Senior
Jason McBee … Chico … Fresh.
Jericoe McGuire … Chico … Soph.
Josiah Cansler … Perrin … Senior
Brady Kyle … Archer City … Fresh.
Daniel Lopez … Poolville … Soph.
Seth Flowers … Petrolia … Senior
Bandy Mataska … Petrolia … Fresh.
Adam Gibson … Olney … Soph.
Hunter Adkins … Olney … Senior
Tyler Tuel … Bryson … Fresh.

HONORABLE MENTION

Chase Long … Chico … Senior
Marshall Anderle … Chico … Junior

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