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Post Antelope 2012 All-District Baseball 3-2A selections. Standing (l-r): Paden Babb, Vance Blair (1st team) and Pake Jones. Sitting: Matt Soto (1st team), Campbell Kirkpatrick (New Comer) and Nathaniel Gill. Not pictured, Dale Diaz.

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2012 All-District 3-2A Baseball

Published May 19, 2012 @ 7:36 p.m.

The 2012 all-district 3-2A baseball teams were announced this week and three Post Antelopes received high recognition for their play on the field and four others were placed on the honorable mention list.

Senior Matt Soto closed out his high school athletic career with a first team honor.  The starting outfielder displayed a reliable glove and a strong arm.  Also, at the plate he hit in all twelve district games and finished the season with a .343 batting average with nine runs batted in and stole five bases.

The anchor of the Post infield was Vance Blair who spent most of his time at shortstop and did a little pitching for the Lopes also.  The junior sported a .353 batting average with a 50% on base percentage during the distrct season.  Blair also showed his speed on the bases with 16 stolen bases on 16 attempts.

The Newcomer of the Year is sophomore Campbell Kirkpatrick.  He played in all twelve district games getting a hit in each.  Kirkpatrick had the most tries at the plate with 40 and finished the district season with a .300 average.  He also had success on the base path with six stolen bases.

Ace pitcher Dale Diaz appeared in 41 of the 67 innings played in the 2012 district schedule.  The senior was placed on the honorable mention list along with Nathaniel Gill, Pake Jones and Paden Babb.

Diaz finished the year with a 2-4 record and a 3.89 earned run average.  Gill, a junior, who covered third base for the Antelopes, crossed the plate 14 times, knocked in 11 runs and had a home run and seven stolen bases for the team.  Pake Jones, a sophomore spent time on the mound and behind the plate.  He pitched a total of 20 innings and the the remainder of the time was cathing for the other pitchers.  At the plate, he averaged .385, the teams highest average, while recording 13 RBIs, 10 runs on 15 hits including a home run and six steals.  Sophomore Paden Babb had a .371 batting average with 13 hits and three RBIs and runs scored.   

Forsan, the 3-2A district champs, had a total of eight players on the first and second teams including Player of the Year Foster Burchett, Pitcher of the Year Payton Parker and Offensive Player of the Year Trevor Burchett.  Second place Slaton also put eight names on the teams while the third playoff team from the district, Colorado City added six players to the squad.

Here's a list of all of the selections. 

2012 All-District 3-2A Baseball Teams

1st Team Player School Grade
Player of the Year Foster Burchett Forsan Sr.
Pitcher of the Year Payton Parker Forsan Sr.
Newcomer of the Year Campbell Kirkpatrick Post Soph.
Offensive Player of the Year Trevor Burchett Forsan Jr.
Defensive Player of the Year Derek Gainey C-City Sr.

Pitchers Kurtis Roberts Slaton Sr.

Curtis Sanchez Roosevelt Sr.

Gustava Silva C-City Jr.
Catchers Jace Jones Slaton Sr.

Levi Sherill Roosevelt Jr.
First base Patrick Robles Forsan Sr.

Clancy David D-City Jr.
Middle Infield Vance Blair Post Jr.

Jason Rodriquez C-City Sr.

Ryan Chumley Roosevelt Sr.

Nate Guerra Slaton Soph.
Third base Bryson Philips Forsan Sr.

Mason Milligan D-City Soph.
Outfield Matt Soto Post Sr.

Chris Young Roosevelt Jr.

Tanner Sherman D-City Jr.

Quaylon McDaniels Slaton Jr.
Designated Hitter Blaise Coffman Forsan Jr.
Utility Player Matthew Fennimore Slaton Sr.

2nd Team Player School Grade
Pitchers Blu Brumley D-City Soph.

Kaleb McAdams Coahoma Jr.
Catcher Clayton Galloway Forsan Soph.
First base Jake Johnson C-City Jr.
Middle Infield Corbin Castillo C-City Jr.

Devon Mendet Roosevelt Soph.
Third base Kaleb Heinrich Slaton Jr.
Outfield Toa Mau Mau Forsan Fr.

Kaleb Kiry D-City Soph.

Tyler Lorenz C-City Sr.
Designated Hitter Colter Polk Slaton Jr.
Utility Player Nathan Rudd Slaton Sr.

Post HS Honorable Mention Dale Diaz

Nathaniel Gill

Pake Jones

Paden Babb
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