TSWA Class 4A all-state baseball 2021

Fourth in a series of six

BRYAN, Texas — Anna pitcher and shortstop Rawley Hector has been selected as the player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state baseball team

Hector, who has signed with Texas A&M, was 10-0 with a 0.62 earned run average. The 6-foot-2 right-hander had 121 strikeouts in 68 innings with only seven walks. Hector, who played shortstop when not pitching, batted .525 with 32 RBIs.

Here is the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state baseball team for the 2021 season.

First team

Pitchers – JD Thompson, Rusk, jr.; Hagen Smith, Bullard, sr.; (tie) Rawley Hector, Anna, sr.; Justin Lamkin, Calallen, jr.

Relief pitcher – Braedon Brown, Sinton, soph.

Catcher – (tie) Payton Poole, Benbrook, sr.; Rylan Galvan, Sinton, jr.

First baseman – Tucker Anderson, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, sr.

Second baseman – (tie) Taylor Pauley, Canyon Lake, sr.; Joe Mancinas, Hillsboro, soph.

Shortstop – Darren Ramirez, Raymondville, sr.

Third baseman – Braden Karnes, Godley, sr.

Outfielders – Dylan Wolfe, Levelland, sr.; Ace Reese, Canton, soph.; (tie) Bradden Kesey, Monahans, sr.; Dee Kennedy, Benbrook, soph.

Designated hitter – BJ Zoch, Giddings, sr.

Player of the year – Rawley Hector, Anna

Coach of the year – Riley Fincher, Pleasant Grove 

Second team

Pitchers – Coe Blain, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, sr.; Garrett Nail, Sweeny, jr.; (tie) Bryce Bergeron, Orangefield, sr.; Bryson Dill, Stephenville, sr.

Relief pitcher – Chris Dubois, Decatur, sr.

Catcher – Brock Tijerina, Andrews, jr.

First baseman – Caden Burke, Godley, sr.

Second baseman – Jase Garrett, China Spring, soph.

Shortstop – (tie) JM Long, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, soph.; Trace Morrison, Stephenville, sr.

Third baseman – Trace Necessary, China Spring, jr.

Outfielders – Kameryn Henderson, Orangefield, jr.; Matt Lockard, Springtown, jr.; Canon Chester, Sinton, jr.

Designated hitter – (tie) Cade Tucker, Krum, sr.; Bryce Lenard, Rusk, sr.

Third team

Pitchers – Ace Whitehead, Lampasas, sr.; Cody Pfeffer, Bellville, jr.; Hank Warren, Lufkin Hudson, sr.

Relief pitcher – Blake Mitchell, Sinton, soph.

Catcher – Rashawn Galloway, Boerne, jr.

First baseman – (tie) Reese Fredrickson, Needville, sr.; Jaquae Stewart, Sinton, soph.

Second baseman – Cade Pippen, Kilgore, sr. 

Shortstop – (tie) Dalton Alford, Calhoun, sr.; Hank Warren, Lufkin Hudson, sr. 

Third baseman – Corey Ballew, Graham, sr.

Outfielders – Trey Dickens, Hondo, sr.; Mason Gerrard, Lake Belton, soph.; (tie) Noah Bentley, Celina, soph.; Brenton Clark, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, fr.

Designated hitter – Koy Carpenter, La Vernia, sr.

Honorable mention

Pitchers – Easton Ballard, Spring Hill, jr.; Corey Ballew, Graham, sr.; Gage Bellatti, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, jr.; Noah Bentley, Celina, soph.; Ben Black, Canyon, soph.; Evan Brandt, Argyle, jr.; Mason Cirkel, Rusk, jr.; Trevor Duck, Argyle, jr.; Nick Fenner, Canton, sr.; Tyler Fortin, Burkburnett, sr.; Blayne Fritcher, Giddings, sr.; Kaleb Gauna, Hondo, jr.; Kolby Killough, China Spring, jr.; Tyler Marrow, Levelland, jr.; Nate Moore, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, sr.; Taylor Pauly, Canyon Lake, sr.; Tristyn Pechacek, China Spring, sr.; Cole Phillips, Boerne, jr.; Derick Ramirez, Raymondville, sr.; Isaac Rivera, Taylor, sr.; Wyatt Wiatrek, Sinton, jr.

Catchers – Ryan Block, Godley, jr.; Triston Brashears, Navarro, jr.; Trent Hefner, Canyon, sr.; Brian Reid, New Boston, sr.; Kanon Sundgren, Silsbee, jr.

First basemen -– Kaycen Andrews, Seminole, sr.; Easton Ballard, Spring Hill, jr.; Anthony Bandiero, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, sr.;  Devin Bennett, Benbrook, sr.;  Chance Helton, Iowa Park, sr.; Griffen Williams, Canyon Lake, soph.; Mark Wozniak, Navarro, sr.

Second basemen – Catch Brown, Canyon, sr.; Brandon Burckel, Lindale, sr.; Kole Maedgen, Salado, sr.; Garrett Pierce, Vernon, sr.; Tyler Shepard, Sweeny, sr.; Sawyer Smith Carthage, sr.; Landon Tucker, Kaufman, jr. 

Shortstops – Collin Coker, Sweeny, jr.; Ashton Durham, Vernon, sr.; Rawley Hector, Anna, sr.; Jaxon Holder, Aubrey, sr.; Bryce Jewell, Bullard, sr.; Kolby Killough, China Spring, jr.; Nate Moore, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, sr.; Chase Oltmann, Giddings, sr.; Brandt Okonski, Bellville, sr.; Brad Rudis, Madisonville, sr.; Damian Ruiz, Livingston, jr.; Luke Smith, Calallen, sr.; Preston Stevenson, Seminole, sr.

Third basemen – Conner Carson, Bullard, sr.; Nick Fenner, Canton, sr.; Andy Kirk, North Lamar, sr.; Sebastian Madera, Calhoun, sr.; Tyler Mills, Sweeny, jr.; Daniel Trevino, Sinton, sr.; Wade Williams, Rusk, jr. 

Outfielders  – Jacob Albarado, Uvalde, sr.; Brock Bearden, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, jr.; Will Dixon, Rusk, jr.; Tyler Fortin, Burkburnett, sr.; Tyler Grubbs, Argyle, sr.; Jaxen Monkerud, Navarro, sr.; Cole Phillips, Boerne, sr.; Camdyn Rozypal, Tuloso-Midway, jr.; Zach Shephard, Sanger, sr. 

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