FISCHER — Though the Hawks came up short of qualifying for a spot in the Class 4A playoffs, there were numerous highlights to celebrate throughout the 2019 campaign.
Canyon Lake fought to the final day of the regular season to try and force a fourth-place tiebreaker with Fredericksburg, and although the Hawks were able to win their finale against Bandera, the Billies’ upset of District 28-4A champ Llano froze Canyon Lake out of the playoff picture.
Still, head coach Victor Escamilla’s ballclub earned plenty of accolades from the district level, as six performers landed on either the first or second team.
The trio of junior outfielder Brandon Robinson, sophomore second baseman Tyler Pauly and junior shortstop Caleb Williams were all chosen for the 28-4A first team.
Williams was a unanimous choice after batting .370 with 24 runs scored and 19 walks this season. His run total is the highest ever for a Canyon Lake player in a single season, while his 19 walks tied him for first in that category as well.
Robinson tied a new single-season program mark for batting average (.413) with Michael Brady, who accomplished the feat in 2014. Robinson also drove in 17 runs and scored 17 as well.
Pauly notched an impressive batting average of .377 this season in addition to posting 26 hits and 18 RBIs. He also pitched 42 innings and recorded 54 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.99.
Canyon Lake’s Tanner Schultz, Matt Anderson and Mason Lee all claimed spots on the 28-4A second team.
Schultz, a freshman pitcher, burst onto the scene to record a 3.58 ERA — the seventh-lowest figure in a single season in Hawk history.
Anderson, a junior third baseman, tallied 14 runs scored and also pitched 41 2/3 innings for Canyon Lake.
Lee, a junior outfielder, drove in 15 runs this season and capped the campaign with 24 total hits.
Canyon Lake went 12-13-1 during this past year and was 3-7 in 28-4A.