Huerta, Hancock, Smith on All State Team

WINSLOW, Ariz. - Three Winslow High School juniors were selected to the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association All State Team in a vote of the coaches. Anthony Huerta was named the starting shortstop and Ty Hancock was selected as the starting designated hitter. Levi Smith was named the second team catcher.

The Coach of the Year was David Lopez of Globe with Brady Wager of Globe as the Player of the Year. Fountain Hills was the Field of the Year and Safford was the Most Improved Field.

Other starters were catcher Ridge Halenar of Payson, first baseman Dallas Mills of Wickenburg, second baseman Clay Hathaway of Show Low, third baseman Billy Kidd of Globe, outfielders Justin Angel of Chino Valley, Dustin Simmons of Blue Ridge, Weston Gibson of Payson and utility player Gabe Valtierra of Globe. Pitchers were Will Pennington of Chino Valley and Ty Webster of Blue Ridge.

Other second team players were first baseman Michael DeGrote of Fountain Hills, second baseman Nick Johnson of Blue Ridge, shortstop Wade Parker of Chino Valley, third baseman Sheldon Murphy of Wickenburg, outfielders Steffen Walden of Safford, Josh Eldon of Empire and Robbie Martindale of Snowflake, designated hitter Nathan Zavos of Chino Valley, utility player Vince Buzan of Globe and pitchers Jake Trout of Fountain Hills and Andrew Bailey of Chino Valley.

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