All-State baseball first team

by Ryan Aber Published: June 8, 2013
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DYLAN ADAMS, NEWCASTLE

Position: Outfielder

Class: Junior

The story: One of only two juniors on the first team, Adams was consistently excellent at the plate, hitting .565 with nine home runs and 72 RBIs. Of his 52 hits, 31 went for extra bases.

EVAN ANDERSON, DALE

Position: Outfielder

Class: Senior

The story: Anderson was one of the best two-way players around yet again this season. At the plate, he hit .442 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs. He also stole 21 bases. On the mound, he was 6-2 with a 1.77 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched.

CHEVIN NOONE, CARL ALBERT

Position: Outfielder

Class: Senior

The story: Also a football standout on the Titans' 5A championship team, Noone was one of Carl Albert's most reliable players wherever he was this season. He hit .400 with 43 RBIs and nine stolen bases and was 7-0 with a 1.16 ERA, 46 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 48 1/3 innings pitched.

TRAE BOBO, OWASSO

Position: Designated Hitter

Class: Senior

The story: Bobo didn't hit for a fantastic average, by high school standards at least, but was plenty feared at the plate. He hit 15 home runs and drove in 44 in helping the Rams go 36-0.

BLAKE BATTENFIELD, VERDIGRIS

Position: Pitcher

Class: Senior

The story: The Oklahoma State signee was dominant all year for the 3A champions. He was 7-0 with a 0.29 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings pitched. He allowed just three runs (two earned) all season and walked just seven. He also had two saves.

ZACH JACKSON, BERRYHILL

Position: Pitcher

Class: Senior

The story: The Arkansas signee was dominant this season, going 12-1 with a 0.40 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 72 2/3 innings. In a first-round state tournament win over Dewey, Jackson struck out 12 in a complete game. In the title game, Jackson went six innings, striking out 10 in the win.

COACH OF THE YEAR

LARRY TURNER, OWASSO

The story: Turner has won plenty of titles during his time at Owasso, but it's hard to argue this one was not his best coaching job. While the Rams went undefeated, 36-0, they weren't overly dominant against the better teams in the state. Instead, Owasso found ways to consistently win tight games. This team also had plenty of very solid players, player of the year Austin O'Brien included, but didn't have the overwhelming star like Dylan Bundy or Pete Kozma some Owasso teams have had in the past.

by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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