BEEVILLE – Three Bee County athletes earned special recognition on their respective baseball and softball all-district teams this year.
Beeville’s Carlos Escamilla and Felixia Hinojosa won awards in District 31-4A, while Pettus’ Dean Foley won an award in District 31-1A/2A.
Hinojosa claimed the most prestigious of the three awards for the Beeville softball team.
The senior catcher was named the District 31-4A Most Valuable Player after leading Beeville to its fifth straight playoff appearance.
The Lamar-bound backstop led Beeville in batting average and RBIs on her way to claiming the district’s top award from the 31-4A coaches.
Escamilla was named the senior of the year on the 31-4A all-district baseball team for the Trojans.
He led the Trojans to a third straight playoff appearance during a senior campaign that saw him lead the team in outfield assists and rank among the district leaders in batting average and on-base percentage.
Foley, as the ace of the Pettus Eagle pitching staff, was named the defensive player of the year on the 31-1A/2A all-district baseball squad.
He led Pettus in wins, ERA and strikeouts in his final season in an Eagle uniform before he heads to play collegiately at Sul Ross State.
Bee County boasted a total of 16 first team all-district selections in 2019.
The Beeville baseball team led the way with four first teamers in District 31-4A.
Derek Castillo was tabbed as a pitcher, Orlando Martinez earned the honor as a second baseman, Gabe Carranco snagged the recognition as an outfielder and L.J. Garcia was named as a utility player.
Domingo Maturey, Jimmy Arguijo and Seth Gomez earned honorable mention for the Trojans.
The Pettus baseball, and the Beeville and Skidmore-Tynan softball teams each boasted three first teamers.
John Hodge, Joseph Prieto and Julien Lawson claimed the honor for the Pettus baseball squad in District 31-1A/2A.
Michael Treviño, Lee Garza, Hudson Sisk and Damian Hernandez were second-team selections for the Eagles, while Michael Barnes and Rudy Orosco earned honorable mention.
In 31-4A softball, Beeville’s Jessalyn Burkett was a first teamer as a second baseman, Allie Estrada was a first teamer at shortstop and Carolina Esquivel was named to the first team as a flex player.
Makayla Mendez, Haley Deal and Desiree Gonzales were named to the all-district second team for the Lady Trojans.
Tori Garza and Aubrey Lopez received honorable mention for Beeville.
Skidmore-Tynan’s Jasmine Terry (pitcher), Brittany Hinojosa (catcher) and Katryna Hernandez (outfield) were first teamers on the District 29-3A all-district softball squad.
Lena Keese was a second-team pick as a second baseman, while Kayla Rutkowski was a second-team honoree at shortstop for the Lady Cats.
Daniella Villarreal, Madison Chapa and Laikyn Lopez received honorable mention.
The Skidmore-Tynan baseball team had two first teamers on the 29-3A all-district baseball team in Klayton Alvarado (utility) and Cole Terry (second base).
Felix Menchaca (pitcher) and Matthew Nelson (designated hitter) were second-team picks.
Miguel Barrera, Brenden Boales, Gabriel Guajardo and Jaden Perez received honorable mention for S-T.
Ebony Gutierrez was the lone first teamer for Pettus on the 31-1A/2A all-district softball team.
Makenzy House was selected to the second team, while Beatrice Benavidez received honorable mention for the Lady Eagles.