2019 All-Leader Baseball Team; BC’s Havard nets MVP again

Published 10:14 am Friday, May 24, 2019


It was another solid campaign for local high school baseball teams.

The Orangefield Bobcats, Bridge City Cardinals and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears all punched their tickets to the postseason once again.

The Bobcats, led by Coach Tim Erickson, would make the deepest run.

Orangefield certainly shined in District 22-3A play after dropping down from the Class 4A classification.

The Bobcats claimed the second-place berth behind district champion Kirbyville. Orangefield went 10-2 in 22-3A action and was the only district team to hand Kirbyville a loop loss.

The Bobcats then zipped three rounds into the postseason, reaching the 3A Region III quarterfinals as they had to stare down Bulldogs in each round.

Orangefield dominated the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs in a bidistrict sweep. They took care of the New Waverly Bulldogs in the area round in two games and then dropped a very hard-fought three-game series to the Central Pollok Bulldogs in the regional quarters.

The Cardinals, led by long-time coach Chad Landry, put together yet another 20-win season to zip to the postseason yet again.

Bridge City was on its way to winning yet another district title before it was ruled that they used an ineligible player late in district play and they had to forfeit three games. However, the Cardinals kept on churning out the victories as they had an 11-game winning streak going after ditching Splendora in a bidistrict sweep before they fell to a powerful Sweeny team in the area round.

The Bears had another good season for long-time coach Steve Griffith. The Bears posted yet another 20-victory campaign, made the postseason and also gave Coach Griffith his 600th career coaching victory in the process.

So the baseball season is over and it is that time of the year for the All-Orange Leader Baseball Team. A big shout out must go to Caleb Adams for his help not only through the baseball and softball seasons but throughout the entire year.

For the second straight year, Bridge City standout pitcher Peyton Havard is the Most Valuable Player on the All-Leader Team.

Havard had a tremendous junior campaign both on the mound and at the plate.

He compiled a stellar 11-1 record on the hill with a earned run average of 1.005. He struck out 96 batters in 69 2/3 innings.

At the plate, he batted a solid .337 with four home runs, nine doubles and 30 runs batted in.

So without further ado, here is the 2019 All-Orange Leader Baseball Team:

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Peyton Havard, Bridge City

COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim Erickson, Orangefield

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Johnny Armstrong, Orangefield

Logan Hamm Bridge City

Max Dileo, LC-M

Jordan Alexander, LC-M

Mason Gonzales, Orangefield

Sam Carpenter, Bridge City

Kent Michael, Orangefield

Blake Bradley, Orangefield

Cameron Yadon, Bridge City

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Anthony Bandiero, LC-M

Tanner Wilson, Bridge City

Kadeon Evans, Orangefield

Justin Veitch, WO-S

Jackson Tims, Bridge City

Landen Tomlinson, Orangefield

Hunter Perkins, LC-M

Gunner Jones, Orangefield

Brennan Gamble, WO-S