After helping their team to a 19-13 record and a class AAA state playoff appearance, three members of the Dawson County baseball team earned spots on the 7-AAA All-Region team, with three others named on the honorable mention list.
Big hitter Brandon Cramer and two-way star Nick Mullinax represented the Tigers on the All-Region First Team, while catcher Luke Mulberry made the Second Team.
All three were leaders on offense, guiding the Tigers to third place in Region 7 and a total of 250 runs across 32 games.
Mullinax was a consistent offensive force all season, leading the team with a .387 batting average, 36 hits and 35 runs. He also drew a team-leading 20 walks.
On the mound, Mullinax started nine games and made 11 total appearances. He pitched a total of 50 innings and threw a team-high 50 strikeouts.
Cramer was a strong power bat all season, leading the team with 36 runs batted in and hitting four home runs. He hit for a .293 average with 29 hits and 25 runs.
Mulberry proved to be vital on offense as well, finishing second on the team with a .327 average, 34 hits, four home runs and 33 RBI. His communication skills and familiarity with pitchers helped him become the team’s regular catcher.
The three players named on the honorable mention list were Andrew Burt, Trey Harvey and Colton Rucker.
Burt had a solid year at the plate with 20 hits, seven doubles and 24 runs. His vocal leadership was also an important pillar for the team.
Harvey was one of the rising stars on the team this season, proving to become an ace on the mound. He led the team with a 3.81 earned run average and finished the season with a 5-3 record with 44 strikeouts.
Rucker quietly built himself a strong offensive season, finishing with 26 hits, 32 runs and a .299 average.
In addition to Harvey and Rucker, other important players will be returning next season to help the team go for a second straight state playoff appearance.
Two players to watch for an All-Region spot next year are Davis Glass and Joshua Priest. Glass finished this season with a .305 average and 25 RBI. He was also important defensively, ending with 120 putouts and a .955 fielding percentage between pitching and playing first base.
Priest also helped the team on the mound mostly as a reliever this season, but will have a chance to join a strong rotation next season. He made a team-high 13 pitching appearances and was a stabilizing force from the bullpen.