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.
JAKE DYER, WESTMOORE
The story: The tempo setter for the Jaguars, Dyer broke three school records that stood for 15 years, hitting .465 with eight homers and 20 RBIs. Also stole 27 bases and double 20 times as Westmoore made the Class 6A semifinals.
JON LITTELL, STILLWATER
The story: Littell, the son of Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Jon Littell, was a force at the plate for the Class 6A champions, hitting .446 with five homers and 39 RBIs. The OSU signee also stole 28 bases.
CARSON TEEL, STILLWATER
The story: Teel was great all season for the Pioneers, but his performance in the Pioneers’ state tournament run stood out, including eight strong innings in a state semifinal win over Jenks in which he also scored the winning run
CALEB ELDRIDGE, DEER CREEK
Position: Designated hitter
The story: Eldridge, who has signed with Oklahoma State, was one of the most feared hitters at first base. He hit 11 homers and drove in 50 runs, while also having a strong showing in the state tournament with four extra-base hits and nine RBIs to lead the Antlers to a runner-up finish.
REED ROBERTS, GUTHRIE
The story: Roberts’ lone loss came in an early regular-season game against Carl Albert as he finished 12-1 on the mound with a 3.54 ERA. The Harding signee was also great at the plate, hitting .381 with 14 home runs, 10 doubles and 62 RBIs.
KYLE TYLER, WESTMOORE
The story: Tyler finished his season in style, shutting out Broken Arrow in the state quarterfinals for his ninth win of the season. He struck out 99 batters in 58 1/3 innings, while posting a 0.96 ERA.
COACH OF THE YEAR
WAYNE DOZIER, CARL ALBERT
The story: Dozier was the presence for the talent-heavy Titans this season, knowing exactly what buttons to push and when. As a result, the Titans won their third straight championship, meeting high expectations few teams would be able to match.