A pair of senior sluggers and a freshman outfielder recently learned they had made the cut for the 2019 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 6A all-state team.
New Braunfels senior third baseman Will Tillman and Canyon senior first baseman Jams Perez each landed on the first team at their respective positions, while Smithson Valley newcomer Kasen Wells garnered a spot on the THSBCA 6A third team.
Tillman led the Unicorns with his .463 batting average this past season, and he also drove in a team-high 40 runs. A District 26-6A first-teamer, Tillman scored 29 runs for New Braunfels as well.
Perez swung a dangerous bat for the Cougars all year and posted an average of .403 to go along with a team-best 40 RBIs and 23 runs scored. Perez was an all-district first-teamer as well for Canyon.
Wells, who was one of just two unanimous all-district first team selections, burst onto the scene for the Rangers this season and recorded a batting average of .518 with 26 runs scored and 17 RBIs. Wells’ brother, Jarek, was the other unanimous all-district first team choice as a junior pitcher.
All three area teams qualified for the postseason in 2019. The Unicorns went 17-17-1 overall for head coach Bobby Alford, while the Cougars notched 25 wins under Reagan Moczygemba — the program’s most since 2008. Head coach Chad Koehl’s Rangers were 15-18-1 this past season.