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Carlisle’s Gunner Baker + Coach Wesley Colley Honored on TSWA Class A All-State Baseball Team

Carlisle’s Gunner Baker was voted Class A Player of the Year on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writer’s Association all-state team. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

BRYAN — Carlisle captured the Class A state baseball title last month, and the Indians were heavily represented on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writer’s Association all-state baseball team, which was released Monday.

Senior pitcher Gunner Baker was named the Player of the Year after a stellar season. Baker, a first-team pitcher and honorable-mention outfielder, went 14-0 on the mound with a 0.23 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings. He also hit .446 and had 59 RBIs.

Carlisle coach Wesley Colley was voted Coach of the Year after guiding the Indians to their first-ever state championship in June.

Junior shortstop Caleb Colley and junior outfielder Zach Brightwell were also first-team selections for Carlisle.

Other first-team honorees from East Texas were Harleton senior second baseman Steven Crump and Cayuga senior third baseman Chantz Holland, who was also honorable mention as a pitcher.

Alto junior outfielder Charlie Wallace was a second-team selection, while Alto teammates Tanner Jones and Armando Arroyo were honorable mention. Harleton senior shortstop Brooks Lloyd was also an honorable mention selection.

East Texas TSWA Class A All-State Selections

FIRST TEAM

  • Gunner Baker, P, Sr., Carlisle (Player of the Year)
  • Steven Crump, 2B, Sr., Harleton
  • Caleb Colley, SS, Jr., Carlisle
  • Chantz Holland, 3B, Sr., Cayuga
  • Zach Brightwell, OF, Jr., Carlisle
  • Wesley Colley, Carlisle (Coach of the Year)

 

SECOND TEAM

  • Charlie Wallace, OF, Jr., Alto

 

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Chantz Holland, P, Sr., Cayuga
  • Tanner Jones, 1B, Sr., Alto
  • Brooks Lloyd, SS, Sr., Harleton
  • Armando Arroyo, 3B, Jr., Alto
  • Gunner Baker, OF, Sr., Carlisle

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