COREY ZANGARI, CARL ALBERT
The story: One of the state’s top draft prospects next season, Zangari hit .505 with 11 home runs and 56 RBIs behind Gavin LaValley and Cameron Warren. Amassed 56 hits in 111 at-bats, including eight doubles.
CAMERON WARREN, CARL ALBERT
Position: First base
The story: Warren, an Oklahoma signee who was drafted late by the New York Yankees, hit .420 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs after missing the first week of the season with a finger injury. Started the Class 5A title game on the mound despite a cut finger and drove in five runs, including a three-run homer.
MICHAEL NEUBERGER, MCGUINNESS
Position: Second base
The story: Neuberger also played shortstop while helping the Irish reach the Class 5A state tournament, while hitting .442 with 16 doubles and 23 RBIs. He also stole 15 bases.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GAVIN LAVALLEY, CARL ALBERT
Position: Third base
The story: The future Cincinnati Red was simply unstoppable this season, hitting .539 with 19 homers and 75 RBIs. He was also dominant on the mound, going 6-1 with two saves behind a 1.25 ERA. He also won his third straight state semifinal game on the mound this season.
JACOB CHAPPELL, GUTHRIE
The story: Perhaps the best pure leadoff hitter in the state, Chappell found multiple ways to reach base at an amazing rate. The Oklahoma State signee had 53 hits — 27 for extra bases — and walked 30 times as Guthrie made the Class 5A state semifinals.