East Texas Christian Academy junior Cade Suggs was named the Defensive Player of the Year on the TAPPS 2-1A/2A all-district baseball team.
Suggs, a pitcher and first baseman, led the Panthers with a .603 batting average and a 0.71 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 49 innings.
Rockwall Christian Academy third baseman Colton Jones was named the Offensive Player of the Year while his coach, Caleb Palmer, earned Coach of the Year honors. Two Rockwall Christian players shared Freshman of the Year honors: catcher Robert Rodriguez and shortstop Austin Dean.
Dallas Lakehill Prep senior pitcher Phillip Macurak was tabbed as the Newcomer of the Year.
Suggs was joined on the all-district first team by fellow ETCA juniors pitcher Sawyer Dorsey and shortstop Will Finley.
Dorsey sported a 2.48 ERA, striking out 43 in 42 2-3 innings while also slugging a team-best three home runs and scoring a team-high 35 runs.
Finley batted .423 and had a .915 fielding percentage with a team-high 124 innings played.
Additionally, junior catcher Brett Bowers, who led the team with 24 RBIs, and freshman left fielder Gray Pirtle, who batted .422, were named to the second team from the Panthers.
ETCA senior center fielder Cooper Vernon, junior second baseman Phil Martin and freshman utility Brandon Baker earned honorable mention.
Also, Blake Sparkman was the school’s representative on the Sportsmanship Team.
Additionally, on the all-district softball team, ETCA senior outfielders Kimberly Greenlee and Holly Zubro earned honorable mention.
2012 TAPPS 2-1A/2A
All-District Baseball Team
Shelby Sharpless, Rockwall Christian Academy (RCA)
Blake Sparkman, East Texas Christian Academy (ETCA)
Shane Holley, DeSoto The Canterbury School (TCES)
Jake Hornberger, Dallas The Covenant School (TCS)
Phillip Macurak, Dallas Lakehill Prep (LHP)
Mason Rook, Greenville Christian School (GCS)
Evan Pettit, Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy (HCA)
Offensive Player of the Year — Colton Jones, RCA
Defensive Player of the Year — Cade Suggs, ETCA
Co-Freshmen of the Year — Robert Rodriguez, RCA; Austin Dean, RCA
Newcomer of the Year — Phillip Macurak, LHP
Coach of the Year — Caleb Palmer, RCA
John Edwards, Sr. P, RCA
Cade Suggs, Jr. 1B, ETCA
Trevor Howard, So. P, TCES
Robert Rodriguez, Fr. C, RCA
Colton Jones, So. 3B, RCA
Phillip Macurak, Sr. P, LHP
Sawyer Dorsey, Jr. P, ETCA
A.J. Uland, Sr. P, GCS
Austin Dean, Fr. SS, RCA
Dylan Elkins, Sr. SS, TCES
Jake Hornberger, Sr. 3B, TCS
Tanner Haley, Jr. UTL, RCA
Will Finley, Jr. SS, ETCA
Caleb Cathey, Sr. P, HCA
Kurt Norman, Sr. 3B, LHP
Alex Powers, Sr. OF, TCES
Jordan Williams, Jr 1B, RCA
Brett Bowers, Jr. C, ETCA
Ben Koop, Jr. C, TCS
Mason Rook, Sr. SS, GCS
Taylor Corbin, Sr. CF, RCA
Zach Duren, So. C, TCES
Cameron Carroccia, Jr. LF, RCA
Benson Moore, So. 1B, TCS
Gray Pirtle, Fr. LF, ETCA
Luke Ellerman, So. P, TCS
Austin Simpson, Sr. 1B, LHP
Colby Boozer, So. CF, TCS
Josh McKenzie, Jr. C, RCA
Evan Pettit, Jr. C, HCA
Shelby Sharpless, Jr. RF, RCA; Cooper Vernon, Sr. CF, ETCA; Phil Martin, Jr. 2B, ETCA; Brandon Baker, Fr. UTL, ETCA; Michael Lutz, Fr. CF, GCS; Nathan Weaks, So. P, GCS; Ian Wright, Fr. 2B, TCES; Dylan Vu, Sr. OF, TCES; Shane Holley, Sr. OF, TCES; Casey Maxwell, So. SS, TCS; Mac Sellers, So. LF, TCS; Carson May, Jr. RF, TCS; Drew Norman, So. SS, LHP; Hudson Trent, So. C, LHP; Josh Wood, Jr. P, LHP.