By Joey D. Richards
Eleven Big Country players were named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association's Academic All-State Team for their respective classes.
Stephenville has four players on the Class 4A team – Cade Dunavant, Derek Gifford, Gabriel Moor, and Justin Swenson. Snyder's Drevian Hernandez also is on the team.
Early's Jonathan Morales and David Shields made the Class 3A squad.
Three Stamford players are on the Class 2A team – Nolan Baker, Zachary Duran and Kaleb Flick. Baird's Jaxon Bellar also is on the team.
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By the numbers: Witt helped lead the Bulldogs to the Class 4A State Tournament in Austin. The senior third baseman finished his year with a .477 average, 3 home runs, 10 doubles, 4 triples, 46 RBI, 50 runs scored and 15 of 17 bases stolen. The Weatherford commit was also 8-2 on the bump with a 1.83 ERA. Witt struck out 40 with just 16 walks in 53.1 innings of work.
When do you first start playing baseball and what was the name of your team: First started playing when I could walk. My first game was when I was four. The name of my team was the Athletics.
Describe your routine on game day: Get in a couple games of ping pong. Once I'm in the locker room I'll get stretched out on the roller, then get my wrists wrapped Brandon Meyers.
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