Area baseball players gather awards

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Although the high school baseball season has ended, accolades and awards have started to roll in for area players.

Purdy's Cameron Terry and Austin Hancock gathered the most prestigious awards, being named to the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State team.

Terry was selected to the All-State second team as a utility player. He hit .475 for the Eagles during the season and had 17 RBIs. Terry was 7-1 as a pitcher with a 2.24 ERA and 105 strikeouts.

Hancock hit .318 on the season with 23 RBIs and earned All-State honorable mention recognition as an outfielder.

All-District

In Class 4, District 11, Aaron Patton and Nicky Roberts, both of Monett, and Marcus Weatherman, of Cassville, were first team selections.

Monett's Cooper Caldwell and Zack Hammond and Cassville's Gabe Kirk and Ty Craig received second team All-District honors.

In Class 3, District 11, Southwest's Chad Oxford (catcher) and Lane England (outfield) were named to the All-District honorable mention team.

In the Class 2, District 12 tournament, Purdy's Terry (pitcher) and Alex Mareth (infielder), and Pierce City's Garron Cantrell (catcher) and Kole Kelley (infielder) were first team All-District selections.

Purdy's Hancock (outfield) and Robby Moody (utility) were named to the second team.

Purdy head coach Joshua Hughes was named Co-Coach of the Year with Crane's Bryan Harmon.

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