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Baseball: Blanks earns Pitcher of the Year

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Chico senior Jerod Blanks earned District 10-2A Pitcher of the Year after leading the Dragons to a fourth-place league finish and playoff appearance.

Blanks went 6-1 with an ERA of 3. He started 13 games, threw 46 and two-thirds innings and struck out 81. In a game against Alvord, Blanks fanned 15.

Austin Lacy was the Dragons’ sole first-team selection. He batted .324 and drove in 17.

Tanner Petree was named to the first-team for Alvord. Petree hit .361 with an on-base percentage of .473.

He tallied 24 RBIs and had a .500 average with runners in scoring position.

2018 DISTRICT 10-2A BASEBALL TEAM

MVP: Clay Stevens, Muenster

Offensive MVP: Carson Cheaney, Muenster

Defensive MVP: Carson Trubenbach, Muenster

Pitcher of the Year: Jerod Blanks, Chico

Newcomer of the Year: Seth Foster, Lindsay

Coaching Staff of the Year: Muenster

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher: Stetson McGrew, Muenster; Rodney Bowden, Era

Catcher: Collin Westbrook, Collinsville

Middle Infield: Tanner Petree, Alvord; Garrett Bindel, Muenster; Dillon Hodges, Valley View; Garret Vannoy, Collinsville

First Base: Brandon Sicking, Muenster

Third Base: Parker McGrew, Muenster

Outfield: Austin Lacy, Chico; Kagen Dangelmayr, Muenster; Zane Hughes, Lindsay

Utility: Brandon Craigle, Lindsay

Designated Hitter: Clinton Wallace, Lindsay

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher: Bailey Umphress, Chico

Middle Infield: Kooper Martin, Chico

Outfield: Carson Parker, Alvord

Designated Hitter: Clint Wright, Alvord

HONORABLE MENTION

Chico: Rustyn Fuller, Hank Bailey, Willie Payne, Kenyon Hedrick, Logan Ellis

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