Bulletin Staff Report
Seven members of the Region II-4A semifinalist Brownwood Lions baseball team were selected to the 16-4A all-district team, which was released Tuesday.
Midway led the district with 10 selections — not including honorable mention — followed by Copperas Cove with nine, then Brownwood.
Lions sophomore pitcher Shelby Miller was named the district’s newcomer of the year, while senior shortstop Mason Ellis was Brownwood’s lone first-team selection.
Landing on the second team were junior pitcher Garrett Goodwin, junior center fielder Jason Maldonado, senior third baseman Jonathan White and senior Brett Barrow, who was selected as a designated hitter.
Junior catcher Chase Holmes received honorable mention.
Joining Miller as superlative award winners were player of the year Aaron Wilkerson, a senior from Midway, and coach of the year Tom Gladney, also from Midway.
The Lions (22-12) finished tied for second place in district with Copperas Cove as both teams won seven of 10 league games. Midway captured the district championship.
Brownwood then defeated Copperas Cove in a one-game playoff before eliminating Waxahachie, Dallas Hillcrest and Midlothian from the playoffs. The Lions’ season came to a close Saturday with a loss to Highland Park in the regional semifinals.
The Lions’ trip to the fourth round equaled Brownwood’s deepest postseason run in the program’s 23-year history.
Brownwood also advanced further than any other 16-4A postseason participant.
Listed below are the first and second team 16-4A all-district selections:
16-4A All-District Baseball Roster
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Aaron Wilkerson, Sr., Midway
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Shelby Miller, So., Brownwood
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tom Gladney, Midway
Taylor Blanchard, Sr., Midway
Jacob Lyons, So., Waco
Kyle Mathews, Sr., Copperas Cove
Kort O’Leary, Jr., Midway
Anthony Guajardo, Jr., Midway
Brent Lopez, Sr., Copperas Cove
Mason Ellis, Sr., Brownwood
Jonathan Knotts, Sr., Copperas Cove
Hayden Chick, Jr., Midway
Brandon Barnes, Sr., University
Ben Garlick, So., Killeen
Corey Gummelt, Jr., Midway
John Ropple, Jr., Copperas Cove
Jesse Guerrero, Sr., University
Corey Holmes, Fr., Midway
Dujuan Porter, So., Copperas Cove
Garrett Goodwin, Jr., Brownwood
Chris Guerrero, Sr., University
Donel Morrison, Sr., Copperas Cove
Jordan Ramos, Jr., Killeen
Michael Tully, Jr., Killeen
Wes Barger, So., Waco
Brantley Carranza, So., Killeen
Scooter Rhodes, So., Midway
Jonathan White, Sr., Brownwood
Daniel Garrett, Jr., Copperas Cove
Conner Duncan, Sr., University
Jason Maldonado, Jr., Brownwood
Matt Funk, Jr., Killeen
Stephen O’Beirne, Jr., Midway
Jon Smart, Jr., Copperas Cove
Chris Urioste, So., Killeen
Brett Barrow, Sr., Brownwood
Tanner Brock, So., Copperas Cove