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2014 ETSN.fm East Texas Baseball Super Team

Mount Pleasant pitcher Michael Kopech, selected 33rd overall in the first round of the MLB Draft, is the 2014 ETSN.fm East Texas Baseball Super Team Player of the Year. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

2014 ETSN.fm East Texas Baseball Super Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Michael Kopech

  • School: Mount Pleasant
  • Class: Senior
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Stats: 0.47 ERA, 143 strikeouts, 74 2/3 innings pitched
  • Accolades: Drafted in the first round (33rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in the 2014 MLB Draft.

 

Tyler Lee’s Parker Bates is the 2014 ETSN.fm East Texas Baseball Super Team Newcomer of the Year. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Parker Bates

  • School: Tyler Lee
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Outfielder
  • Stats: .425, 29 hits, 27 runs scored
  • Accolades: District 12-5A Underclassman of the Year

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Eugene Lafitte, Douglass

  • Accolades: Led Douglass to first-ever state baseball championship

 

 

FIRST TEAM

Hallsville pitcher Connor Reich throws to the plate in a Class 4A state semifinal on June 5 in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)

Pitchers

  • Michael Kopech, Sr., Mount Pleasant – 0.47 ERA, 143 strikeouts, 74 2/3 innings pitched; first-round draft pick, signed by Boston Red Sox
  • Dylan Moore, Sr., Hughes Springs – 15-1, 1.10 ERA, 138 strikeouts, 18 walks, 89 1/3 innings pitched, .153 opponents’ BA; signed with Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Connor Reich, Sr., Hallsville – 11-2, 1.77 ERA, 152 strikeouts, 47 walks, 91 innings pitched, four shutouts, one no-hitter, two 18-strikeout games; signed with TCU

 

Catcher

  • Blake Adams, Sr., Pine Tree – .413, 1 HR, 17 RBIs, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 30 runs, 9 steals; signed with Navarro College

 

Whitehouse’s Patrick Mahomes (left) reaches for the ball during a game against Pine Tree on March 7 in Longview. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Infielders

  • Austin Blakeley, Jr., Hallsville — .389, 3 HRs, 42 RBIs, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 23 runs, .545 OBP, .548 slugging pct.
  • Eric DeJesus, Sr., Diboll — .356, 27 RBIs, 11 doubles, 18 runs, .425 OBP, .477 slugging pct.; signed with SFA
  • Patrick Mahomes, Sr., Whitehouse — .421, 2 HRs, 25 RBIs, 10 doubles, 3 triples, .531 OBP; signed with Texas Tech (37th-round draft pick by Detroit Tigers)
  • Bryce Westbrook, Sr., Douglass – .467, 46 RBIs

 

Carthage’s William Rittenberry connects during a game against Sulphur Springs on Feb. 21 in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Outfielders

  • Mike Cochran, Sr., Redwater — .577, 54 RBIs, 13 doubles, 7 triples, 14 steals, 38 runs, .611 OBP, .793 slugging pct.
  • Trey Jeans, Sr., Pleasant Grove — District 13-3A Co-MVP; signed with Louisiana-Lafayette
  • William Rittenberry, Sr., Carthage — .450, 3 HRs, 23 RBIs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, .489 OBP, .725 slugging pct.

 

Utility

  • Dalton Horton, Jr., Center — 5-3, 1.77 ERA, 91 strikeouts (20 in one game); .478, 1 HR, 31 RBIs, 10 doubles; committed to TCU

 

 

SECOND TEAM

Chapel Hill’s Pat Day delivers a pitch during a game at Kilgore on March 21. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Pitchers

  • Zach Brightwell, Sr., Carlisle – 13-2, 0.72 ERA, 124 strikeouts, 24 walks; signed with Tarleton State
  • Pat Day, Sr., Chapel Hill — 7-2, 1.90 ERA, 84 strikeouts, 31 walks, 53 1/3 innings pitched; signed with Houston
  • Matthew Wallace, Sr., Douglass — 13-1, 0.43 ERA, 67 strikeouts, 65 innings pitched

 

Hughes Springs’ Chad McKinney. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Catcher

  • Chad McKinney, Sr., Hughes Springs — .478, 1 HR, 26 RBIs, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 38 runs, .733 slugging pct.; signed with Panola College

 

Carlisle’s Caleb Colley scoops up a ground ball against Douglass during Game 2 of their Class A Region III championship series May 31 in Lufkin. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Infielders

  • Caleb Colley, Sr., Carlisle — .464, 2 HRs, 36 RBIs, 5 doubles; signed with Richland College
  • Garrett Conley, Sr., Athens — .472, 6 RBIs, 13 runs; committed to East Texas Baptist
  • Cody Mercer, Sr., Grand Saline — .473, 8 HRs, 39 RBIs, 32 runs, .555 OBP, .871 slugging pct.; District 14-2A Co-MVP; THSBCA all-star
  • Sam Scarborough, Sr., Longview — .411, 13 RBIs, 7 doubles, 21 runs, .465 OBP; District 12-5A first-team selection

 

Outfielders

  • Duke Ellis, Soph., Nacogdoches Central Heights — .397, 17 RBIs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 22 runs, 18 steals, .483 OBP, .505 slugging pct.
  • Christopher Feaster, Sr., Garrison — .361, 20 RBIs, 10 doubles, 30 runs, 20 steals, .472 OBP, .467 slugging pct.
  • Vijay Stingley, Sr., Rusk — .465, 14 RBIs, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 30 runs, 33 steals, .548 OBP, .570 slugging pct.; District 19-3A Offensive MVP

 

Utility

  • Jesus Ramirez, Sr., Quitman — 7-5, 0.63 ERA, 154 strikeouts, 78 innings pitched; .455, 1 HR, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 21 runs; signed with Northeast Texas CC

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