.354 which was a team high for regular starters and hitters. His 33 RBI were a team high and he also scored 34 times, tied for third with Hunter Uzzle and three behind Bryce Sampere and Keaton Langston who each had 37 runs scored. Shugart had a team-high 11 doubles.
Shugart also was dominant on the mound with a 2.36 ERA in 29.2 innings with 56 strikeouts and four saves on the year. He served mainly as Bridge City’s third pitcher yet several times came in with the bases loaded and on almost every occassion no runs scored. He gave up only 10 earned runs this year.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears’ slugger James Swan is our Offensive MVP. Sawn led the Bears in batting average, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, triples, slugging percentage and runs scored. Swan batted .330 on the year with 33 hits, nine doubles, three homers and 30 RBI. It was a crowing year for a three year starter who has 113 hits, a .381 batting average, 22 doubles, nine homers and 96 RBI in his career under Coach Steve Griffith and Coach Wayne Stephenson.
Nick Portacci of Bridge City is our Defensive MVP. Defensive stats are always hard to come up with but Portacci did have a fielding percentage of .977 at first base with the Cardinals with 153 putouts and 19 assists. The Bridge City coaching staff all said Portacci was one of the best, if not the best, fielding first baseman they had ever coached.
Brandon Humphrey of LC-M is our Pitcher of the Year. This season saw Humphrey go up against the best teams the Bears face, especially in District 20-4A. Humphrey led the Bears with five wins, 69 strikeouts, a 1.34 ERA and strikeout/walk ratio. Humphrey worked 57.3 innings for the Bears this year.
Hayden Guidry of Bridge City has been named the Utility Player of the Year. Guidry was a force both at the plate and on the mound for the Cardinals. Guidry batted .306 with 23 RBI, 25 runs, one homer and four doubles.