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Baseball: Hicks named Offensive MVP

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Decatur junior Wilson Hicks was named District 9-4A Offensive MVP, leading the Eagles to an appearance in the 4A Region II quarterfinals.

Hicks hit .380 with an on-base percentage of .455. He was also Decatur’s ace on the mound, pitching 51 innings with a 0.96 ERA. He surrendered only seven earned runs all season.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON – Decatur junior Wilson Hicks was named District 9-4A Offensive MVP. Hicks batted .380 with an on-base percentage of .455. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Other first-team selections for the Eagles included pitcher Bodi Rascon, outfielder Beau Bedford and designated hitter Triston Read.

Rascon boasted a 1.70 ERA, giving up seven earned runs in 39 innings. Bedford batted .312, drove in 14 and had an on-base percentage of .423.

Read – Decatur’s clean-up hitter – slugged 14 doubles, tallied 32 RBIs and struck out only 10 times all season. He had an average of .374.

Bridgeport’s first-team selections included catcher Daniel Delgadillo and outfielder Jadon Maddux.

Delgadillo hit .333 on the year, driving in 20 runs. He committed just one error behind the plate and threw out 20 runners.

Maddox swiped 20 bases, batted .328 and had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

2018 DISTRICT 9-4A BASEBALL TEAM

MVP: Brendon Dixon and Dillon Carter, Argyle

Offensive MVP: Wilson Hicks, Decatur

Defensive MVP: Austin King, Argyle

Pitcher of the Year: Sean Bolin, Argyle

Newcomer of the Year: Alex Gonzales, Argyle

Co-Utility Player of Year: Chad Ricker, Argyle; Luke Pennington, Sanger

FIRST TEAM

Catcher: Daniel Delgadillo, Bridgeport; Draik Sparks, Gainesville

Pitcher: Bodi Rascon, Decatur; Bryson Hudgens, Argyle; Parker Abrego, Argyle; Tristan Flannegan, Krum

Infield: Preston King, Argyle; Cole Lee, Krum; Brooks Garrett, Krum; Hagen Coin, Sanger; Griffyn Welborn, Sanger

Outfield: Beau Bedford, Decatur; Jadon Maddux, Bridgeport; Hayden Clearman, Argyle; Erik Ly, Sanger

Designated Hitter: Triston Read, Decatur

SECOND TEAM

Catcher: Dayne Chapman, Decatur

Pitcher: Chase Oberle, Decatur

Infield: Yobany Ramon, Bridgeport; Eddie Fernandez, Decatur

Outfield: Alec Uselton, Decatur; Michael Cole, Bridgeport

HONORABLE MENTION

Bridgeport: Michael Young, Connor Holzer, Ethan Herschler

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