Five Spartans land on District 9-5A first-team
For Centennial’s baseball team making the playoffs is old hat.
In their seven varsity seasons, the Spartans have never missed the playoffs.
Centennial accomplished the feat again this season finishing second in District 9-5A with a record of 11-3.
The Spartans accomplishment was rewarded with five players making the first-team.
Landing spots on the first team were senior Trevor Gowin and juniors Jacob Meador, Miguel Santos, Ethan Diaz and Zavier Fuller.
Centennial finished the season with record of 13-15 and lost a one-game bi-district playoff matchup with Midlothian, 8-0.
The Spartans were shoutout twice by district champion Cleburne and also lost to Granbury.
Gowin, an outfieler, hit .354 in district play with seven runs scored, seven RBI, four doubles, a triple and two stolen bases.
Meador, who have verbally commited to TCU, did not allow a run in four district appearances. The junior went 3-0 in three starts. He tossed 21 innings allowing four hits while walking eight and striking out 52.
Santos led all Spartans in hitting in district play. The junior hit .478 with 11 RBI and 20 runs scored, He finished with nine doubles, a home run and eight stolen bases.
Diaz, a third baseman, hit .230 in district play with nine runs scored, nine RBI, a double and two stolen bases.
Fuller, an outfielder, hit .200 in district play for the Spartans.
The junior scored 12 runs and drove in seven runs. He also hit a triple and stole three bases.
The Spartans had three second team players in senior pitchers David Pruitt, senior first baseman Ben Evans and junior outfielder Gabe Irwin.