The Central Bulldogs’ longest playoff run in 36 years yielded a surplus of all-district honors, which were recently announced.
Three Bulldogs earned superlative honors while seven different players received all-district honors for a team that finished in second place in 21-3A before coming up just one round short of the state tournament.
Central senior Cade Graves, an Alvin signee, was the Offensive MVP as one of the team’s top hitting threats.
Logun Hobbs, a senior who has committed to play for Coastal Bend, shared Co-Defensive MVP honors with Central Heights senior Dillon Burris.
Meanwhile, Dylan Cloonan, a Central junior who had five wins and a save in the postseason alone, shared Co-Pitcher of the Year honors with Corrigan-Camden’s Luke King.
Diboll’s Ty Roman capped an impressive freshman season by being named Newcomer of the Year.
Central Heights picked up the other honors with senior Rowan Arrant being named District MVP, while Travis Jackson was the Coach of the Year.
In addition to those honors, Central put three players on the first-team squad.
Those earning honors were senior infielder Aaron Sprinkle and senior outfielders Jacob Davis and Ryan Redd.
Diboll sophomore Reed Quarles earned first-team honors in the outfield for the Lumberjacks.
Central also put four players on the second-team with junior pitcher MaCay Maddox, junior designated hitter Bryce Case, junior catcher Aiden Dickson and junior utility player Carson Davis each being honored.
Diboll had four second-team selections with sophomore infielder Dominic Morales, junior outfielder Adam Flores, junior designated Hunter Smith and junior utility player Giovanni Robles each being honored. Other first-team selections were pitchers Wesley Ross (Hemphill), Cole Bady (Central Heights), Ryan McClellan (Central Heights) and Connor Risinger (Woodville), infielders Garrett Szemborski (Newton), Ethan Bush (Central Heights), Matthew Moody (Corrigan-Camden), Truett McCollulm (Woodville) and Clay Butler (Hemphill), outfielders Tyler Burris (Central Heights), Marcos Broom (Woodville), Caden Gibbs (Hemphill), designated hitter Cory Jackson (Hemphill), catchers Wyatt Allen (Central Heights) and Zack Ivey (Corrigan-Camden) and utility players Wyatt Bell (Woodville) and Logan Wilkerson (Hemphill).
Other second-team selections were pitchers Jeremy Clancy (Hemphill) and Kaden Young (Woodville), infielders Trey Proctor (Hemphill), Dayton Yates (Central Heights), Tracer Hensarling (Woodville) and Reese Shaw (Woodville) and outfielders Sheldon Ellis (Newton), Luther Cockrell (Corrigan-Camden), Ethan Porter (Woodville) and Logan Vickers (Hemphill).
Central Heights was the district champion followed by Central, Corrigan-Camden and Woodville.
Colby Lamon was an honorable-mention pick for Central.