PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JONATHAN DENNEY, YUKON
The story: Denney was excellent at the plate, hitting .459 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs. He also drew plenty of walks, as many teams chose to pitch around the feared slugger. Denney was impressive behind the plate as well, though this season not many teams tried to run on him or even take big leads after Denney regularly picked runners off as a junior.
GAVIN LAVALLEY, CARL ALBERT
Position: First Baseman
The story: LaValley split time between the corner infield spots this season, but wherever he was, he hit. LaValley hit .477 with 20 home runs and 76 RBIs. He was also solid on the mound, going 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings.
TRE EDWARDS, SOUTHMOORE
Position: Second Baseman
The story: The Arkansas signee hit .370 with 10 stolen bases and 14 doubles. He was also excellent in the field, primarily playing shortstop but manning both middle infield spots at times.
JOEL DAVIS, MIDWEST CITY
The story: After undergoing Tommy John surgery in the fall, Davis came back to hit .451 with five home runs and 36 RBIs this season. He also stole 16 bases.
BRYAN DUTTON, GUTHRIE
Position: Third Baseman
The story: The Bluejays' three-sport star turned in another great season, hitting .447 with four home runs and 40 RBIs and 39 runs scored. He had a .552 on-base percentage and a .952 fielding percentage.
LANDON EASON, YUKON
The story: Eason hit .378 with four home runs, 51 RBIs and eight stolen bases this year. The Rose State signee protected player of the year Jonathan Denney in the lineup. Drove in 79 runs during his career.
COLE LINDLEY, DEER CREEK
The story: After missing all of fall workouts with a medical condition, Lindley hit .458 with 33 RBIs and 26 stolen bases to help lead the Antlers back to the Class 5A state tournament.
CHEVIN NOONE, CARL ALBERT
The story: Noone was spectacular both at the plate and on the mound for the 5A champions. Protecting LaValley in the order, Noone hit .400 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs. He was 7-0 with a 1.16 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings, walking only 10.
DANIEL HERRON, NORMAN NORTH
Position: Designated Hitter
The story: Herron hit .462 with 21 RBIs and 27 stolen bases for the Class 6A finalists. The second baseman also finished first academically in his class.
HUNTER AGUIRRE, WESTMOORE
The story: Aguirre made his mark on the mound, going 7-0 with a 0.92 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings. He also hit .383 with four home runs and 26 RBIs.
DEREK UNDERWOOD, NOBLE
The story: Underwood was a big reason the Bears had a huge turnaround this season, going 33-5. As Noble's ace, Underwood went 6-1 with a 1.16 ERA, 61 strikeouts and just 23 walks in 54 1/3 innings. He was also named the District 5A-4 pitcher of the year.
COACH OF THE YEAR
The story: After some drama during a spring trip to Florida, Aylor got his team refocused and helped guide it back to the Class 6A state tournament. Once the Timberwolves got there, they beat Tulsa Kelley and Yukon to make the championship game, where they fell to Owasso.