The Holliday Eagles went undefeated in District 8-3A. They also won a thrilling Bi-district series against Paradise. In the Area round they swept Jim Ned before bowing out to Breckenridge in the Region 1 Quarterfinal round after forcing a third game in the best of three series.
A major factor in Holliday’s success was senior third baseman Blake Lindemann, named District 8-3AMVP. The coaches selections also named Bowie’s senior pitching ace, Payton Price, as Co-MVP. Lindemann hit .394 for the season with an average in district competition of .514.
Junior catcher, Logan Whitling, was named Offensive MVP. He hit a team leading six home runs with a batting average of .405 while accounting for 34 RBIs. Whenever the Eagles needed a big hit or a rally starter it was often Whitling who provided the spark.
Sophomore Eagle, Hadley Harrigal, was tabbed as Pitcher of the Year with a 5-0 district record with a 2.85 ERA. Connor Cox was named Defensive MVP.
First year Head Coach Brad Blassingame and his staff including Ryan Menasco and Kevin Brown was selected Coaching Staff of the Year for District 8-3A.
District 8-3A Honors
Co-MVP – Blake Lindemann, Sr., Holliday and Payton Price, Sr., Bowie
Offensive MVP – Logan Whitling, Jr., Holliday
Defensive MVP – Connor Cox, So., Holliday
Newcomer of Year – Collin Bishop, Fr., Childress
Pitcher of Year – Hadley Harrigal, So., Holliday
Staff of Year – Holliday
Pitcher – Chris Jackson, Jr., Holliday; Silas Finch, Sr., Childress
Catcher – Weston Partridge, Jr., Bowie
First Base – Evan Kennedy, Sr., Bowie
Second Base – Jake Turner, Sr., Holliday
Third Base – Ozzie Phillips, Sr., Bowie
Shortstop – Ethan Greer, Jr., Holliday; Taylor Pigg, Sr., Bowie
Outfield – Ayden Hutchins, Jr., Holliday; Cooper Little, Sr., Bowie; Braden Armstrong, Sr., Bowie; Connor Mitchell, Henrietta
Utility – Reece Essler, Henrietta
Designated hitter – Seth Roberts, Henrietta; Isaiah Darter, Sr., Childress
Pitcher – Garrett Oakley, Jr., Bowie; Cooper Watson, Henrietta
Catcher – Tyler Wilson, So., City View; Trent Mayden, Jr., Childress
First Base – Garrison Hall, Sr., Holliday
Second Base – Kash Stockard, Sr., Bowie
Third Base – John Womack, Sr., Nocona
Shortstop – Garrett Jackson, Henrietta; Creek Churchill, Fr., Childress
Outfield – Chase Borchardt, Sr., Holliday; Logan Barnes, Sr., Nocona; Jason Sparkman, Jr., Nocona; Quade West, Henrietta; Haggan Lott, Sr., Childress