BRYAN—Malakoff outfielder Brandon Nations was the player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State baseball team announced July 28.
Nations, who has committed to play for Incarnate Word, batted .591 with eight home runs and 54 runs batted in for the state champs.
Other TSWA 3A All-State selections were:
Pitchers – Kade Budd, Corpus Christi London, jr.; Alan Benhardt, Malakoff, sr.; Tate Yardley, Jim Ned, jr.
Relief pitcher – Mac Harper, Whitesboro, soph.
Catcher – Sergio Guerra, San Diego, sr.
First baseman – Kannon Brooks, Wall, sr.
Second baseman – Tyler Moody, Brock, soph.
Shortstop – Bryson Adair, Malakoff, sr.
Third baseman – Colton Nicholson, Blooming Grove, sr.
Outfielders – Coleman Junell, Bushland, sr.; Brandon Nations, Malakoff, sr.; Connor Cox, Holliday, sr.
Designated hitter – Jacob Gallegos, Reagan County, sr.
Player of the year – Brandon Nations, Malakoff
Coach of the year – John L. Adair, Malakoff
Pitchers – Tate Nebhut, Bushland, sr.; Connor Zaruba, Yoakum, jr.; (tie) Cameron Edmonds, Anahuac, soph.; Hagen Rose, Troy, sr.
Relief pitcher – Cooper Wade, Gunter, jr.
Catcher – Julius Rivas, Mathis, jr.
First baseman – (tie) Luke Chorn, Clyde, sr;. Cole Gaddis, Malakoff, sr.
Second baseman – Jackson Warren, Atlanta, sr.
Shortstop – Xavier Arias, Nixon-Smiley, sr.
Third baseman – Cade Dodson, Gunter, fr.
Outfielders – Dylan Neuman, Clyde, sr.; Jayden Williams, Marion, sr.; Taber Childs, Harleton, jr.
Designated hitter – Hagan Headrick, Jim Ned, soph.
Honorable Mentions – Matthew Beacom, Blooming Grove, sr.; Alan Benhardt, Malakoff, sr.; Kaleb Carillo, Abernathy, sr.; Landon Edwards, West, sr.; Chance Lowery, Marion, sr.; Tye Odom, Bishop, jr.; Breken Ramos, Shallowater, sr.; Bax Townsend, Shallowater, soph.; Alex Vallejo, Anahuac, sr.; Garrett Vogel, Gunter, sr.