Oklahoman Big All-City baseball first team

A closer look at the players on The Oklahoman’s 2013-14 Big All-City baseball first team.
by Jacob Unruh Published: June 14, 2014
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COREY ZANGARI, CARL ALBERT

Class: Junior

Position: Catcher

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

Class: Senior

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

Class: Senior

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

Class: Senior

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

Class: Senior

Position: Shortstop

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.

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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