While playoff qualifiers Friendswood and Santa Fe were most represented, players from all four Galveston County in District 24-4A received honors when coaches recently released its All-District team.

Friendswood, the district runner-up that made it to the fourth round of the playoffs, received the most honors with eight Mustangs players earning recognition.

Pitcher Ryan Shetter was named the district’s Defensive Player of the Year, and outfielder Lael Lockhart was the 24-4A Newcomer of the Year.

Third baseman Drew Barba earned a unanimous selection to the 24-4A first team, while outfielder Ryan Bertelsman also was picked for the first team.

First baseman Walker Williams, second baseman Jacob Gwynne, shortstop Carter Gwynne and outfielder Josh Crain were second-team selections.

The Santa Fe Indians, the district’s third-place finishers that made it to the third round of the playoffs before being eliminated by district foe Friendswood, had six all-district selections.

Headlining Santa Fe’s group of award winners was third baseman Tim Johnson, who was named the district’s co-Offensive Player of the Year, splitting the honor with Carlos Gonzalez of Galena Park.

Pitcher Brandon Holder, first baseman Jordan Gunter and outfielder Preston Plovanich earned all-district first team honors. Pitchers Tyler Hockenbury and Ty Newman were second-team selections.

The Ball High Tors had two unanimous first-team picks in second baseman David Hernandez and catcher Baine Schoenvogul. Pitcher Mario Reyes and outfielder Jake Simon also received first-team recognition.

Texas City baseball was represented by two Stingarees on the all-district list. Outfielder Zach Powell earned a spot on the first team, and third baseman Michael Herrera was a second-team pick.

Mario Moralez from Goose Creek Memorial was the District’s Most Valuable Player.

Contact Sports Editor James LaCombe at 409-683-5242 or at james.lacombe@galvnews.com.

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