Paradise ace pitcher Dillon Meadows mowed down 153 batters on his way to posting a 6-3 record with a 1.79 ERA for the Panthers.
The Paradise junior, who led the Panthers to the area round of the 2A playoffs, earned 9-2A Pitcher of the Year for his efforts.
Meadows, who also hit .484 with 27 RBIs, was one of five Paradise players to receive 9-2A honors. Three Alvord players earned league selections.
District champion Brock dominated the superlative awards, including taking the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Brock senior Slaten Gough was MVP. Junior Kolbin Mills was the Offensive Player of the Year, and sophomore Titus Gossett took Utility Player of the Year.
Peaster’s Asa Menchaca ganered Defensive Player of the Year. Ponder’s Shane Scott was the league’s top newcomer.
Paradise catcher Skylar Black, shortstop Jarret Holt and outfielder Tanner Valentine made the first team. Black hit five home runs and drove in 34 runs, batting .471. Holt hit .354 with 20 RBIs, two homers and scored 38 runs. He had a .906 fielding percentage. Valentine hit .302 with 14 RBIs.
Alvord shortstop Lane Peace and outfielder Jonathan Musgrave joined the first team. Peace batted .559 with four homers and 28 RBIs and was the area’s top hitter before breaking his ankle midway through 9-2A play. Musgrave hit .373 with 15 RBIs.
Paradise’s Austin Hogan and Alvord’s Ryan Bartholomew made the second team. Hogan sported a .386 average with 25 RBIs and a homer. Bartholomew hit .308 and drove in 10 runs.
Alvord’s Cassidy Patterson, Mason Clower, Kyle Dunn and Cooper Hering, Paradise’s J.D. Pearson, and Boyd’s Sonny McCarmack, Cody Jacobs, Colton Batterton and Brandon Hardee received honorable mention.
2014 DISTRICT 9-2A BASEBALL TEAM
MVP: Slaten Gough, senior, Brock
Pitcher of the Year: Dillon Meadows, junior, Paradise
Offensive Player of the Year: Kolbin Mills, junior, Brock
Defensive Player of the Year: Asa Menchaca, junior, Peaster
Newcomer of the Year: Shane Scott, freshman, Ponder
Utility Player of the Year: Titus Gossett, sophomore, Brock
Coaching Staff of the Year: Brock
Pitchers: Colby Fowler, senior, Brock; Collin Knight, senior, Ponder
Catcher: Skylar Black, junior, Paradise
Infielders: Seth Boleman, sophomore, Brock; Jarret Holt, senior, Paradise; Hayden Miller, junior, Peaster; Keaton Malcom, senior, Peaster; Kyle Davis, junior, Millsap; Lane Peace, senior, Alvord
Outfielders: Jordan Andrae, sophomore, Brock; Blake Berry, junior, Peaster; Jonathon Musgrave, senior, Alvord; Tanner Valentine, senior, Paradise
Designated hitter: Ivan Karabanoff, senior, Peaster
Pitchers: Creston Sledge, junior, Peaster; Logan Lothrop, junior, Peaster; John Bodine, senior, Millsap
Infielders: Jansen Ivie, freshman, Brock; Austin Hogan, junior, Paradise; David Buchanan, senior, Peaster; Josh Peterson, senior, Ponder; Bradley Bottoms, junior, Millsap
Outfielders: Hayden James, junior, Brock; Carson Knight, sophomore, Ponder; Chase Harris, freshman, Ponder; Dillon Burton, senior, Millsap
Catchers: Riley Low, sophomore, Ponder; Parker Grudt, sophomore, Peaster; Ryan Batholomew, freshman, Alvord
Designated hitter: Ethan Roberts, junior, Brock
Alvord: Cassidy Patterson, Mason Clower, Kyle Dunn, Cooper Hering
Boyd: Sonny McCarmack, Cody Jacobs, Colton Batterton, Brandon Hardee
Paradise: J.D. Pearson