Four BISD baseball players garner all-state honors
Centennial pitcher Jacob Meador topped a list of four Burleson ISD baseball players who landed spots on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State Baseball Team.
Meador, a TCU signee and a 2019 graduate, earned first-team honors.
Colleyville Heritage shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. was the Player of the Year and Heritage’s Alan McDougal was the Coach of the Year.
Meador, who was drafted in the 31st round on the MLB 2019 First-Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners, went 9-2 with an ERA of 0.61 in 80 innings of work.
He struck out 167 and walked 25. He allowed 24 hits and nine runs (seven earned).
At one point in the season, he tossed 36 innings of shutout ball. Nine times this season he hit double-digit strikeouts including fanning 17 in a win over Mansfield Timberview.
Centennial junior Dawson Barnes was the second-team designated hitter.
Barnes hit .391 for the Spartans with 31 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple and 12 RBI. He had a .436 on-base percentage and .511 slugging percentage.
Burleson pitcher Cameron Hauch, a Hill College signee and 2019 graduate, was a third-team selection.
Hauch, the District 5-5A Pitcher of Year, posted an 11-2 record with a 0.75 ERA run average. In 76.1 innings he struck out 116, walked 16, allowed 35 hits and eight earned runs.
His best effort as an Elk came in his final game, a 2-0 area-round playoff loss to eventual state champion Heritage. Hauch limited the Panthers’ potent lineup to two runs (one earned) and four hits in six innings.
Earning honorable mention status was Centennial shortstop Miguel Santos.
Santos, a McLennan Community College signee and 2019 graduate, was also the 5-5A Offensive Player of the Year. Santos hit .500 with 43 runs scored, 38 RBI, 10 doubles, 11 triples, and four home runs. He slugged .879 and had an on-base percentage of .557.