District 9-2A was well represented in the Class 2A playoff bracket this year. Windthorst won the district with Archer City in the runner-up spot. The Trojans progressed to the Region II final missing a trip to the state tournament by the narrowest of margins to Valley Mills. The Wildcats bowed out to Valley Mills a week earlier in the Region II quarterfinal round. Based on the performance of both teams it is no wonder the highest honors were dominated by Trojans and Wildcats. In addition to the individual player of the year awards numerous Trojans and Wildcats were named to positions on the All District First and Second Teams.
Windthorst’s senior catcher, Sam McQuerry, got the top spot as the district’s Most Valuable Player. His batting average was .519 with an on base percentage of 70. He was the team leader in the “hit by pitch” category. His 16 RBI’s and 12 runs scored helped lead his team to a 12-0 record in district competition.
Archer City senior, Connor Byrd, was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Over 31 games he batted .476 with 47 RBIs. His district average was .531 with a game in April against Petrolia with 2 homeruns and 8 RBIs. He was honored for his work at the plate, however, he also posted a 6-1 district record on the mound.
Windthorst sophomore Cy Belcher was named Defensive Player of the Year for his work as an infielder and also on the mound. His father, Windthorst Trojan Coach Scott Belcher, who admitted to being a little harder on his son, spoke highly of the maturity his son brings to the ball park.
Hunter Wolf, senior Trojan pitcher, went 6-0 on the mound in the district to capture Pitcher of Year honors. He had a 1.45 ERA and 25 strikeouts over his 31 innings of work in District 9-2A.
Newcomer of the Year went to Archer City freshman, Ty Bates. He batted .378 in 46 district plate appearances. In district he drove in 12 runs while scoring 14 times. Later in the season he was called on to pitch in relief situations.
MVP – Sam McQuerry, Sr., Windthorst
Offensive Player of Year – Conner Byrd, Sr., Archer City
Defensive Player of Year – Cy Belcher, So., Windthorst
Pitcher of the Year – Hunter Wolf, Sr., Windthorst
Newcomer of the Year – Ty Bates, Fr., Archer City
Pitcher – Hunter Baker, Sr., Petrolia
Catcher – Kutter Heflin, Sr., Petrolia; Cesar Flores, Sr., Olney
First base – Gavin Steinberger, Jr., Windthorst
Second base – Colton Bates, Sr., Windthorst
Shortstop – Kade Dagley, Jr., Archer City; Garrett Siegert, Sr., Seymour
Third base – Tryston Harding, So., Windthorst
Outfield – Justin Browning, So., Archer City; Nick Slaggle, Jr., Seymour; Kyle Wolf, So., Windthorst; Awtry Blagg, Jr., Windthorst
Utility – Jake Tucker, So., Petrolia
Designated hitter – Nathan Bales, Sr., Windthorst
Pitcher – Boddie Carrington, Sr., Seymour; Ryan Alaniz, Sr., Quanah
Catcher – Jaxton Barrett, Sr., Archer City
First base – Dylan Briggs, Jr., Archer City
Second base – Carter Hinson, So., Olney
Shortstop – Geranimo Casarez, Sr., Northside
Third base – Caden Gilbreath, So., Seymour
Outfield – Keegan Beaver, Jr., Archer City; Grant Wright, So., Seymour; Jailen Dixon, So., Electra
Utility – Harris Osbourne, Jr., Quanah
Designated hitter – Morgan Mobley, Jr., Archer City
Olney – Gabe Garza, Jr.; Oscar Flores, So.; Porter Elliott, Sr.; Noah Molina, Sr.
Electra – Bobby Doss, Sr.; Gabriel Easter, So.; Trace Hernandez, So.
Quanah – Jordan Wood, Sr.; Landin Leija, So.; Bradin Thomas, So.
Northside – Morgon Reinisch, Sr.; Dakota Haynes, Sr.
Petrolia – Justin Riggs, Jr.; Keaton Southerland, Sr.
Windthorst – Bryson Jackson, Jr.
Seymour – Cade Holden, Sr.; Heath Martinez, Sr.; Jayce Hudson, Sr.; Hagan Jones, Jr.; Jacob Wilden, So.