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Clear Creek’s Stephen Garcia was one of seven Wildcats named to the District 24-5A All-District First Team. Clear Creek coach Brent Kunefke was selected as Manager of the Year.

J. PATRIC SCHNEIDER/File photo for the Daily News

LEAGUE CITY – Led by district champion Clear Creek, Galveston County schools were heavily represented when district 24-5A recently released its All-District baseball honors.

Clear Creek received more than half of the district’s accolades with 11 total Wildcats getting recognition.

Top honors from the group went to junior first baseman Harrison Hill, who was named the district’s Most Valuable Player, and head coach Brent Kunefke, who was picked as the Manager of the Year.

The Wildcats dominated the 24-5A first team with seven Clear Creek players earning the distinction.

Junior pitcher Zach Esquivel, senior catcher Anthony Cole, senior second baseman Stephen Garcia, sophomore third baseman Landon Etzel, senior designated hitter Sean Kelly and junior outfielders Satchel McElroy and Michael Rohland were all First-Team selections for Clear Creek. Etzel, McElroy and Rohland were unanimously picked for First-Team honors.

Junior pitcher Aron Solis was a Second-Team selection, and senior pitcher Trevor Pardo received an honorable mention for the Wildcats.

After winning the district title, Clear Creek advanced to the third round of the playoffs after sweeps of Fort Bend Austin and Manvel. The Wildcats took eventual regional champion Pearland to all three games of their series, but the Oilers ended Clear Creek’s postseason run.

Four Clear Springs players earned postseason honors, led the district’s Newcomer of the Year, sophomore second baseman and pitcher Itchy Burts, and First-Team senior pitcher Blake Chisolm. Junior catcher Brandon Upton and senior outfielder Matt Currie made the All-District Second Team.

Clear Falls was represented on the 24-5A All-District team by two Second-Team selections and four honorable mentions. Senior pitcher Chase Lowman and senior outfielder Josh Elvir were the Second-Team picks, while senior pitcher Collin Fries, junior catcher Chris Brandli, senior first baseman Hunter LaGrange and senior shortstop Victor Garcia received honorable mentions.

Springs and Falls finished the regular season with identical 5-7 district records, with Falls sweeping the season series to finish fifth in the district standings and Springs finishing sixth.

Dickinson had two players earn First-Team honors, had one player on the Second Team and one honorable mention. Senior pitcher and first baseman Joey Silvas made the First Team as a utility player, and senior outfielder Logan Alexander also earned First-Team honors. Senior second baseman Travis Spruiell was a Second-Team selection, and pitcher Jesus Buendia received an honorable mention.

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

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