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Mount Pleasant’s Michael Kopech the TSWA Class 4A Player of the Year

Mount Pleasant pitcher Michael Kopech, selected 33rd overall in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox, is the TSWA Class 4A Player of the Year. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

BRYAN — Mount Pleasant’s Michael Kopech is player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 4A All-State Baseball Team, which was released Wednesday.

The first-round pick of the Boston Red Sox, who signed with the club, had an 0.47 earned run average with 143 strikeouts and 18 walks in 74 2/3 innings.

Kopech is one of three East Texans named to the first team, joining Hallsville pitcher and TCU signee Connor Reich and Whitehouse standout and Texas Tech signee Patrick Mahomes, who was voted in at utility.

Hallsville junior third baseman Austin Blakeley was selected to the third team.

East Texans on TSWA Class 4A All-State Baseball Team

SUPERLATIVES

  • Player of the Year — Michael Kopech, P, Sr., Mount Pleasant

 

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher
  • Michael Kopech, Sr., Mount Pleasant
  • Connor Reich, Sr., Hallsville

 

Utility
  • Patrick Mahomes, Sr., Whitehouse

 

THIRD TEAM

Third Base
  • Austin Blakeley, Jr, Hallsville

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Hallsville
  • Coby Weaver, P, Jr.

 

Pine Tree
  • Blake Adams, C, Sr.

 

Whitehouse
  • Patrick Mahomes, P, Sr.

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