Logan Franklin’s performance on the mound this year as a starting pitcher for the Coahoma Bulldogs certainly made an impression with area coaches. The Coahoma standout was named the District 5-3A co-Pitcher of the Year along with Jim Ned’s Cagan Evans.
Overall Franklin was among five Bulldog players to make the all-district team.
On the mound, Franklin led Coahoma with an earned run average of 2.22 and helped propel the Bulldogs to an 8-3 district record and an appearance at bi-district playoffs. The senior was also deadly on offense, batting .485 for the year with a whopping 29 runs batted in. During the season, he hammered out eight doubles.
Seniors Zach Holmes, Braden Pearson and sophomore Gaige Hill were also named to the first-team all-district roster for their standout performances on the diamond in 2018.
Holmes was selected as a first-team Infielder and played a key role for the Bulldogs at the plate. He batted a .437 average and had scored 32 runs for the season. Hill, who was named the first-team catcher, capped his season with a .324 batting average. Pearson was selected as first-team utility player. He batted .361 this season knocked in 25 runs and hit six doubles and a home run.
Rounding out the accolades for the Bulldogs was sophomore Zack Schneider who was selected to the second-team outfield. Schneider posted a .357 batting average, 25 runs, five doubles and a home run.
MVP, Payton Laughlin, Clyde, Jr.
Offensive MVP, Cayman Freiman, Clyde, Sr.
Defensive MVP, Ethan Hawk, Clyde, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year, Logan Franklin, Sr., Coahoma and Cagan Evans, Jim Ned, Fr.
Newcomer of the Year, Dylan Neuman, Clyde, Fr.; and Jayden Foss, Merkel, Fr.
Catcher of the Year, Kendal Morgan, Clyde, Jr.
Pitchers: John Thornmyer, Jim Ned, Sr.; Evan Cox, Stanton, Fr.; OJ Cano, Merkle, Sr.; Riley Rice, Clyde, Jr.; Joey Gutierrez, Colorado City, Soph.
Infield, Zach Holmes, Coahoma, Sr.; Reese Bryant, Jim Ned, Jr.; Garrett Vanderveen, Stanton, Soph.; Rylan Holloway, Merkel, Jr.; Christian Deal, Clyde, Soph.
1st Base, Chris Thormeyer, Jim Ned, Jr.; and Noe Ureste, Stanton, Jr.
Outfield, Caden Martin, Jim Ned, Fr.; Reid Harris, Colorado City, Jr.; Mitchum Burleson, Clyde, Sr.; Isaiah Cortez, Clyde, Sr.; and Andrew Wheeler, Stanton, Sr.
Catcher, Gaige Hill, Coahoma, Soph, and Zack Owens, Merkel, Sr.
DH: Payton Burton, Clyde, Jr.
Utility: Braden Pearson, Coahoma, Sr.; and David Ochoa, Stanton, Soph.
Pitchers: Jackson South, Clyde, Soph.; Erick Hernandez, Colorado City, Sr.; and Ethan Senne, Jim Ned, Jr.
Infield: Ty Doty, Jim Ned, Jr.; and Aaron Hernandez, Stanton, Sr.
1st Base: C.J. Ugalde, Merkel, Jr.
Outfield: Zack Schneider, Coahoma, Soph.; Cooper Castro, Jim Ned, Jr.; Dylan Martin, JIm Ned, Soph; Marcus Gutierrez, Colorado City, Sr.; David Hadley, Merkel, Jr.
Catcher: Jacob Munoz, Colorado City, Jr.; Dylan Bryant, Jim Ned, Jr., and Tomas Zarate, Stanton, Sr.
Utility: Bradlee Leverich, Clyde, Sr.
(Information and photos contributed by Coahoma Media.)