Hernandez duo headlines 7-C All-District team
The Northside Christian Warriors baseball team was as dominant as you could be during District 7-C play this year.
The Warriors went a perfect 8-0 during their league slate and logged five shutouts while outscoring their district foes 116-15. In those eight games, opponents combined for just eight hits.
That dominance both on the mound and at the plate was rewarded when the 7-C All-District team was recently released by the league’s coaches.
The Warriors were awarded eight first-team selections and they swept the top two honors with Brock Hernandez being named the Coach of the Year and his son, Dustin Hernandez, took home the Most Valuable Player award.
The elder Hernandez guided the Warriors to 16-9 record during the regular season and his squad garnered the No. 2 seed in the Division V playoffs. Northside Christian went on to upend ESA in the quarterfinal round and then knocked off Family Community in the semifinals.
The Warriors wrapped up the season with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Runnels to claim the Division V state title.
A big reason for the Warriors success was the play of the younger Hernandez, who pitched as well as played both second base and shortstop during league play. On the mound, he baffled his district opponents by allowing just one hit and one earned run. He finished league play with a .913 ERA.
At the plate, Hernandez was just as impressive. He recorded a .696 batting average and had an on base percentage of .800.
Hernandez is joined on the first-team by teammates Keegan Foreman, Anthony Stansbury, Nick Jones, Mathew Richard, John Walker, Lance Martin and Gabe Perry.
Foreman, a junior, recorded a 3.89 ERA in league play and hit .680 with a .733 on base percentage.
Stansbury, a senior, is the team’s catcher after hitting .706 with a .740 on base percentage; Jones, a senior third baseman, hit .500 and Richard, a junior outfielder, hit .619. Walker, a senior outfielder, hit .609; Martin, a junior pitcher/shortstop, had a 0.00 ERA in league play and he hit .350 and Perry grabbed a spot as a utility player after hitting .375.
Rounding out the first-team pitching staff is Starks’ senior Tommy Ledoux and Singer eighth grader Tate Hess.
The rest of the infield consists of Starks sophomore first baseman Kadyn Howard and junior second baseman Dalton Collier and Hackberry junior shortstop Trae Hernandez.
Hackberry sophomore Cameron Kyle is the third outfielder on the team.
Joining Perry as utility players are Singer sophomore Landon Logue, Hackberry senior Ross Broussard and Starks sophomore Connor Buxton.
Northside Christian’s Koye Credeur, who was limited to a designated hitter role for most of the season due to an injury, was named to the second team.