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Oklahoman All-State baseball first team

Find out more about the players on The Oklahoman’s All-State baseball team, including Player of the Year Gavin LaValley.
by Jacob Unruh Published: June 14, 2014
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BRYCE CARTER, CASCIA HALL

Class: Senior

Position: Catcher

The story: The Stanford signee rarely saw a hittable pitch after hitting 11 home runs his freshman year. This season he found a way to hit .400 with four homers and 30 RBIs. Was taken in the 40th round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres after telling teams he planned to attend Stanford.

CAMERON WARREN, CARL ALBERT

Class: Senior

Position: First base

The story: Warren, an Oklahoma signee, was incredibly consistent, hitting .420 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs, while also going 8-0 on the mound with a 1.82 ERA to help the Titans win their third straight state championship before being selected in the 39th round by the New York Yankees.

DENVER COFFEE, VIAN

Class: Junior

Position: Second base

The story: One of two juniors on the list, Coffee set school records for hits (71) and tied the doubles record (20) while leading Vian back to the state tournament one year after a runner-up finish.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

GAVIN LAVALLEY, CARL ALBERT

Class: Senior

Position: Third base

The story: During his four-year career, LaValley set a state record with 242 RBIs and ranks sixth nationally with 66 home runs. He hit .539 with 19 homers and 75 RBIs this season before being selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth round of the MLB draft and signing two days later, forgoing a career with Oklahoma.

JACOB CHAPPELL, GUTHRIE

Class: Senior

Position: Shortstop

The story: The Bluejays’ leadoff hitter did his job well, posting an on-base percentage of .596 while also driving in 40 runs to lead Guthrie to the Class 5A semifinals. He has signed with Oklahoma State.

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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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