Victoria Advocate 2019 All-Area Baseball Team


Jared Kelley, jr., Refugio. 11-0, 0.22 ERA, 65 IP, 144 K; .348 average, .450 on-base percentage, 3 HR, 4 3B, 9 2B, 30 RBIs, 4 SB.

Offensive Player of the Year

Austin Ochoa, jr., Refugio. .417 average, .478 on-base percentage, 2 HR, 4 3B, 12 2B, 40 R, 28 RBIs, 18 SB.

Defensive Player of the Year

Staton Pakebusch, so., Yoakum. 101 innings caught, 18 caught stealing, 3 pickoffs, 126 putouts, 15 assists, .971 fielding percentage.

Pitcher of the Year

Ryan Targac, jr., Hallettsville. 8-1, 0.32 ERA, 43.2 IP, 67 SO, 5 complete games, 5 shutouts.

Utility Player of the Year

Rhett Trlicek, sr., Hallettsville. .500 average, 8 HR, 2 3B, 12 2B, 49 R, 51 RBIs, 10 SB. 7-1, 0.62 ERA, 56.1 IP, 74 K, 3 complete games, 1 shut out.

Newcomer of the Year

Jordan Kelley, fr., Refugio. .468 average, .598 on-base percentage, 3 HR, 1 3B, 5 2B, 34 R, 24 RBIs, 21 SB.

Coach of the Year

Jarod Kay, Refugio. Led Refugio to 27-3 record and into Class 2A regional final in first season as head coach.

First Team

Pitcher: Michael Barta, sr., Cuero. 9-2, 2.00 ERA, 80.1 IP, 121 SO.

Pitcher: Zak Kunz, sr., Weimar. 9-0, 2.26 ERA, 55.2 IP, 77 SO.

Pitcher: Holden Lauer, sr., Yoakum. 7-1, 2.68 ERA, 62.2 IP, 76 SO.

Pitcher: Hunter Kloesel, sr., Shiner. 6-5, 1.71 ERA, 61.1 IP, 101 SO.

Reliever: Colten Hesseltine, jr., Refugio. 4-1, 9 saves, 0.92 ERA, 30.1 IP, 34 SO.

Catcher: Clay Jung, jr., El Campo. .430, 5 3B, 6 2B, 29 R, 33 RBIs.

First Base: Jared Barta, sr., Cuero. .358, 1 HR, 14 2B, 18 R, 25 RBIs.

Second Base: Keagan Garcia, jr., Weimar. .355, 2 HR, 5 2B, 25 R, 18 RBIs, 11 SB.

Third Base: Hunter Laqua, jr., Hallettsville. .500, 1 HR, 12 2B, 18 R, 23 RBIs.

Shortstop: Cade Mitscherling, sr., Victoria West. .405, 1 HR, 2 3B, 7 2B, 29 R, 16 RBIs, 13 SB.

Outfield: Rocky Morris, sr., Goliad. .372, 2 HR, 6 3B, 8 2B, 20 R, 15 RBIs, 6 SB.

Outfield: Travis Koliba, sr., Van Vleck. .500, 3 HR, 1 3B, 7 2B, 35 R, 24 RBIs, 23 SB.

Outfield: Jayce Bludau, sr., Hallettsville. .422, 1 HR, 3 3B, 5 2B, 46 R, 19 RBIs, 34 SB.

Outfield: Keegan Garcia, sr., Palacios. .480, 2 HR, 10 3B, 6 2B, 26 R, 29 RBIs, 12 SB.

Utility: Kolby Wilson, jr., Palacios. 10-0, 1.47 ERA, 52.1 IP, 90 SO, .388, 5 HR, 2 3B, 7 2B, 26 R, 22 RBIs, 8 SB.

Designated Hitter: Gordo Moreno, sr., Tidehaven. .541, 1 3B, 7 2B, 15 RBIs, 4 SB.

Second Team

Pitcher: Jacob Martinez, jr., Victoria East.

Pitcher: Sam Brown, sr., Hallettsville Sacred Heart.

Pitcher: Lucas Proschko, sr., Goliad.

Pitcher: Clayton Wenske, sr., Victoria West.

Reliever: Wayne Svatek, jr., El Campo.

Catcher: Tuffy Dornburg, sr., Goliad.

First Base: Tyler Mikes, sr., Shiner.

Second Base: Devin Lehnert, jr., Shiner.

Third Base: Gunner Schrade, jr., Goliad.

Shortstop: Sebastian Madera, so., Calhoun.

Outfield: Ethan Perez, so., Refugio.

Outfield: Clay Barton, sr., Weimar.

Outfield: Carlos Escamilla, sr., Beeville.

Outfield: Zach Kolodziejczyk, sr., Industrial.

Utility: Connor Zaruba, fr., Yoakum.

Utility: Hagen Garvin, sr., Yoakum.

Designated Hitter: Walker Bordovsky, sr., Victoria West.

Designated Hitter: Zack Shannon, jr., Victoria East.

Honorable Mention

Victoria East: Jacob Leigh, Dillon Smith, Nate Vela; Calhoun: Conner Kestler, James Grantland; Victoria West: Bryce Sitka, Matthew Delagarza; Ky Zarate, Jordan Fillmore; Bay City: Alec Smith, Francisco Diaz, Avery Smith; El Campo: Tyler Baklik, Lynn Osina, Bronson Harfst, Sebastian Wilson, Seth Estrada, Blaine Bullard, Seth Hallinger; Cuero: Austin Schwarz, Jake Payne; Beeville: Derek Castillo, Gabriel Carranco, Lauro Garcia; Van Vleck: Payton Brown, Kameron Wied, Cameron Hudson, Cade Noster, Josh DeLaRosa, DJ Vargas; Palacios: Slone Greaves, Jordan Duran; Tidehaven: Josh Zarate; Yoakum: Blake Gordon, John Sanchez, Travis Stansberry, Kevin Koliba; Nixon-Smiley: Xavier Arias, Sean Villanueva; Karnes City: Jacob Peralta, Rhyland Wieding; Hallettsville: Grant Nicely, Rylan Schindler, Case Thigpen, Kyler Chovanetz, Ty Gerke, Trace Jordon; Rice Consolidated: Hank Barker, Darren Gentry, Joe Castillo, Josh Grounds; Industrial: Matthew Davis, Matt Rogers, Colten Byers, Kagan Estes, Reese Mikulec; Edna: Jace Muncrief, Malachi Brigham, Colton Graham, Dawson Kallus; Ganado: Logan Hurt, Ryan Williams, Ethan Guerra; Schulenburg: Hunter Schulz; Goliad: Chris Torres; Weimar: Jagger Fishbeck, Sam Riedlinger, Trenton Chenard; Shiner: Lane Nevlud, Devin Lehnert, Cross Rankin, Collin Bujnoch, Trevor Hajek, Connor Machicek; Flatonia: Matthew Ponewash, William Ackermann, Cameron Becker; Louise: Colin Gonzales, Wylee Strelec; Yorktown: Drew Alexander; Falls City: Keyshawn Johnson, Grant Jendrusch, Corey Dziuk, Tanner Soliz, Marco Castillon, Tay Yanta, JD Sartwelle, Colby Sekula; Refugio: Ysidro Mascorro, Mike Firova, Joseph Montemayor; Kenedy: Oscar Hinojosa, Jake Atkinson, Lee Garza, Rudy Cruz; Woodsboro: Kalob Jochetz, Jaren Ortiz, Jacob Esparza; Runge: Troy Reynolds, Gavin Gutierrez; St. Joseph: Richard Angerstein; Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Kaden Fikac, Austin Kraatz, Cory Heger, Nolan Steffek, Darren Slatter; Shiner St. Paul: Zakery Johnson, Dalton Jahn, Austin Davis, Luke Darilek; Faith Academy: James Ortiz, Isaiah Vasquez, Tim Cornwell.

Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or by email at Follow him on Twitter at @mikeforman21

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Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. He has worked at the Advocate since 1982. He has a bachelor's degree from SMU and a master's degree from UCLA.

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