TULSA DRILLERS ALL-WORLD BASEBALL
Listed alphabetically, here are the three finalists for the 2018 Tulsa Drillers Baseball Athlete of the Year. All three are invited to the second All-World Awards on June 23, where the winner will be announced.
Bishop Kelley • SS • Senior
Batted .459 and shined defensively, helping lead Comets to the 5A state title. Started nine double plays and was part of 14 more. Had key, two-run double in first-round win over Duncan in the state tournament. Batted .370 over three seasons and was part of a state-semifinal team as a sophomore. Averaged 21.3 points as a senior basketball player and received All-State recognition. Named first-team shortstop in District 5A-4. Son of Jonnie Gendron, a former Comets standout and University of Tulsa basketball player. Signed with Oklahoma State.
Union • P • Senior
After playing football and baseball for two years, focused on pitching as a senior and was the rock of the staff in Redskins’ 6A title run. Went 8-0 while allowing only 11 earned runs in 54 innings. Pitched shutouts against Enid in the regional tournament and Choctaw in the state tournament. Scattered eight hits in a 10-1 regular-season win over Owasso. Also caught and threw out six baserunners. As a junior, played at outside linebacker for Redskins’ 6A Division I football champs. Signed with Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College.
Verdigris • P/2B • Senior
Was nearly unhittable on the mound, helping Cards reach the 4A semifinals. Went 10-0 with 97 strikeouts in 48⅔ innings and allowed only four earned runs. Also batted .381 with 41 RBIs. Pitched two no-hitters and had nine consecutive outings with eight or more strikeouts. Winning pitcher in relief in comeback win over Heritage Hall in the state tournament. Batted .390 over four seasons and was part of a 3A championship team as a sophomore; third of coach Brian Keith’s sons to win at least one state title.
Coaches of the Year
Shawn Newkirk • Union
Said the third 6A state title in his 13 seasons spoke volumes about his players’ character: “They kept battling and finding ways to win. Their resilience was impressive.” A 1981 Putnam West graduate, played baseball at Northeastern A&M and Northeastern State. Spent 10 years as a Union assistant before taking the helm in 2006. Has a 316-157 overall record.
Brian Begnel • Bishop Kelley
Retired from coaching after leading Comets to the 5A state title. A 1979 Kelley graduate, split his 35 seasons between his alma mater and Holland Hall, where he was 306-174 as baseball coach (1990-07). Returned to Kelley in 2007-08, assisted former Comets coach Scott Ellis on the 2011 championship team, and went 62-33 in three years as head coach.
Pos. Player, School (Classification) Grade Avg. HR RBI
1B Alex Austin, Collinsville (5A) Sr. .453 10 42
2B Drew Miller, Pryor (5A) Sr. .426 9 59
3B Justin Dunlap, Bishop Kelley (5A) Sr. .481 1 35
SS Ryan Gendron, Bishop Kelley (5A) Sr. .451 3 39
OF Tristan Diaz, Cl.Sequoyah (4A) Sr. .444 4 41
OF Cam Thompson, Owasso (6A) Jr. .393 8 37
OF Landen Wood, Union (6A) Sr. .425 4 27
C Cayden Aldridge, Tahlequah (5A) Sr. .387 7 23
C Nick Sizemore, Pryor (5A) Jr. .491 3 47
U Tyler Watson, Stillwater (6A) Sr. .500 4 28
DH Caleb Denny, Owasso (6A) Sr. .368 7 45
Player, School (Classification) Grade W-L ERA
Brett Biggs, Broken Arrow (6A) Sr. 8-2 1.31
Raymond Farrell, Union (6A) Sr. 8-0 2.04
Kade Keith, Verdigris (4A) Sr. 10-0 0.56
Trent Harrison, Pryor (5A) Jr. 9-1 2.87
Nate Wohlgemuth, Owasso (6A) So. 8-0 1.23
Pos. Player, School (Classification) Grade Avg. HR RBI
1B CD White, Owasso (6A) Sr. .450 2 39
2B Jake McMurray, Bishop Kelley (5A) Sr. .445 1 35
3B Noah Grimett, Claremore (5A) Sr. .421 2 40
SS Mack Chambers, Broken Arrow (6A) Sr. .439 3 17
OF Cale Hutchens, Collinsville (5A) Jr. .411 2 34
OF Tanner Lawrence, Jenks (6A) Sr. .308 4 31
OF Isaac Muncy-Reyes, Union (6A) Sr. 396 1 32
C Parker Rowland, Bishop Kelley (5A) Jr. .287 2 30
U Carter Dobrinski. Bristow (4A) Sr. 477 4 33
U Justin Dunlap, Metro Christian (3A) Jr. .460 4 33
DH Gage Williams, Sapulpa (6A) So. .479 6 47
Player, School (Classification) Grade W-L ERA
Taylor Davis, Claremore (5A) Sr. 7-3 2.16
Connor O’Malley, Booker T. Washington (5A) Sr. 8-1 2.41
Seth Stacey, Tahlequah (5A) So. 7-1 1.75
Cole Woods, Verdigris (4A) Sr. 9-0 1.03
Trey Wolf, Broken Arrow (6A) Sr. 6-6 2.39
Adair: Nick Purcell, Sr., C (.479); Colton Sharp, Sr., OF (.463).
Bartlesville: Jakob Hall, Fr., SS/P (.366); Andrew Harden, Jr., IF (.344); Calvin Johnson, Jr., OF (.348); Noah Yearout, Jr., OF/1B (.353).
Beggs: Braxton Davis, Sr., 3B/P (.328); Dax McElroy, Jr., P (7-1, 2.10); Ryan Nuckolls, Sr., DH (.411); Jon Shaffer, Jr., C/P (.378).
Berryhill: Caden Green, So., SS (.362); Brock Hendrix, Jr., 1B (.303); Braden Hendrix, So., CF (.309); Tanner Hummingbird, Sr., LF (.418); Colton White, Sr., C (.306).
Bishop Kelley: Doyle Gehring, So., P (6-0, 1.53); Jack Griffin, Sr., P (6-1, 2.50); Ben Gross, Jr., P (5-1, 1.65); Cooper McMurray, So., 1B (.408); Jordan Redman, Jr., OF (.309).
Bixby: Jake Bennett, Jr., P/1B (5-1, 2.30); Alex Bighorse, Sr., SS/P (.227); Jaxson Crull, So., OF (.414); Matthew Henderson, Sr., C (.378); Steve Owings, Sr., P (5-3, 2.10).
B.T. Washington: Daniel Bateman, Sr., 1B (.303); Ramsey Gates, Jr., DH (.320); Nathan Walling, Sr., P (4-4, 5.23).
Broken Arrow: Tucker Dunlap, Sr., C (.400); Manny Duran, Jr., 3B (.381); Kohl Franklin, Sr., Util/P (.276); CJ Ivy, Sr., OF (.395); Matt Kaiser, Jr., OF (.390); Drew Lowe, Sr., OF (.514).
Cascia Hall: Bennett Boone, Sr., C (.407); Jaxon Henderson, So., P (7-1, 2.40); Ben Mathers, Sr., P/1B (5-4, 2.84); Scott Torkleson, Jr., SS/C (.409).
Catoosa: Tyler Burch, Sr., 2B (.434); Caleb Burchfield, Jr., SS. (.352); Riley Treat, So., OF (.348).
Claremore: Tristin Hampton, Jr., 1B (.280); Trevor Janzen, So., C (.333); Jackson Martin, Sr., RF (.329); Brady Priess, Jr., P (4-0, 2.57); Brook Sherl, Fr., 2B (.324); Brandon Ulhorn, Sr., OF (.410); Garrett Wood, Sr., SS (.376).
Claremore Sequoyah: Trey Burks, Fr., Util (.313); Hayden Clark, Jr., OF (.333); Jon Snipes, Sr., 3B/P (.410); Brycen McCoy, Jr., SS (.293); Logan Patterson, Sr., 2B (.290).
Collinsville: Hayden Acklin, Sr., OF (.323); Tony Connor, Sr., OF (.406); Cobey Gorrell, So., C (.318); Cooper Gorrell, Jr., P (7-0, 2.68); Hayden Minton, Jr., 3B/P (.420); Payton Russell, So., Util (.411); Brett Trimble, Jr., 2B (.417); Isaac Webbs, So, SS (.333).
Coweta: JD Geneva, So., Util/P (.381); Seth Marrujo, Sr., 2B (.457); Reid Stockman, Jr., SS/P (.337).
Cushing: Grant Yates, So., OF (.417); Matt Yates, Sr., OF (.441).
Depew: Tanner Hunt, Sr., SS (.471); Steve Quinones, Sr., P/3B/SS (5-1, 1.49).
Dewar: Jentry Brison, Jr., C (.484); Mark Fowler, Fr., SS (.442); Stacy Maxwell, Fr., OF/P (.434).
Dewey: Chase Revard, Jr., C (.356); Blake Timmons, Sr., 2B (.463); Brendon Timmons, Sr., 1B/P (.412); Bryce Weathers, Jr., P (4-3, 3.23).
Edison: Tanner Floyd, Sr., 3B/P/1B (.410); Jack Gray, Sr., 1B/P (.288); Scout Huggins, So., P (4-4, 5.10); Nick Lucas, Sr., OF (.287); Marc Turner, Sr., 2B/P (.299).
Fort Gibson: Caden Abbott, Sr., RF (.382); Justin Garrett, Sr., RF (.486); Chandler Ladd, Sr., P/SS (7-1, 1.84); Seth Martin, Sr., P (9-0, 1.15); Andrew Rumbley, 1B (.341).
Glenpool: Clay Byassee, Sr., OF/P (.387); Dalton Camp, Sr., OF (.337); Zach Howard, Sr., 2B (.284); Chris Jones, Sr., C (.359); Josh Roberts, Jr., 1B (.407).
Hilldale: Dee Folsom, Sr., SS (.305); Dylan Morgan, Sr., C (.322); Jaron Nail, Sr., OF (.373); Ty Neighbors, Sr., OF (.322).
Holland Hall: Caden McClure, Jr., Util/P (.389).
Inola: Lance Jones, Sr., C (.297); Jordan Spurlock, Jr., OF (.296); Max Wright, Sr., P (9-1, 0.78).
Jenks: Torre Alavanja, Sr., 2B (.319); Geo Blackshaw, Jr., C (.333); Bryson Diener, So., OF (.345); Jack Harding, So., 3B (.306); Bryce Osmond, Jr., P/SS (4-3, 1.80); Chris Spry, So., P (2-2, 3.08); Noah Winkle, Sr., P (4-1, 3.06).
Kellyville: Brayden DeGraffenreid, Sr., IF/P (.367); Gavin Jones, Jr., IF/P (.405); Ryan Miller, Sr., OF (.429).
Kiefer: Dylan Wadley, Sr., C (.421).
Lincoln Christian: Chandler Hudson, Sr., 1B (.347); Collin Rote, Sr., OF/P (.353).
Mannford: Dalton Benight, Jr., P/SS (6-1, 4.20); Braden Greene, Jr., SS/P (5-5, 2.20); Aaron Wolcott, Jr., C (.407).
Memorial: Dylan Harris, Sr., OF/1B (.346).
Metro Christian: Price Allman, So., SS (.337); Cade Wates, So., P (6-1, 1.75).
Nathan Hale: Trevione Brown, Sr., OF (.253).
NOAH: Kaden Alexander, Sr., P (5-2, 1.09); Seth Collingsworth, Jr., C (.300); Evan Jacoby, Sr., P (4-2, 1.16); Dan Merrill, Jr., DH (.364); Sam Replogle, Jr., SS (.275); Jayce Roberts, Jr., Util (.330).
Oologah: Wyatt Johnson, Sr., C (.375); Hayden Robertson, So., 3B (.423).
Owasso: Nate Ackenhausen, So., P (4-2, 4.23); Connor Beichler, Jr., SS (.375); Jack Hammond, So, 3B (.254); Zach Jaccarino, Sr., DH/3B (.359); Brayden Lloyd, Sr., P (3-0, 4.20); Hayden Tallman, Jr., P (5-2, 3.53); Sam Thompson, Jr., OF (.315); Matt Turpen, Jr., DH (.250).
Preston: Jaxson McCullah, So., 3B (.382); Matt Pittman, So., OF (.406); Mason Smith, So., 1B (.311).
Pryor: Damon Burroughs, Sr., 3B (.350); Jaedon Campbell, Jr., P (6-2, 2.38); Gus Collins, Jr. 1B/P (.388); Jarett Gage, Jr., SS. (.373).
Regent Prep: Benjamin Bayless, Sr., CF (.433); Josh Garrett, Sr., 1B/P (.433); Steve Erik Hjelm, Sr., P/2B (7-1, 3.37); Evan Shapleigh, Sr., 3B/P (.328); Parker Smith, Sr., C (.391).
Rejoice Christian: Jonathan Deitrick, Sr., P (7-3, 2.30); Bryce Sanchez, Sr., 3B (.364).
Salina: Shade Beck, Jr., P (6-3, 2.46); Chance Condit, Fr., IF (.330); Darren Daniels, Jr., IF/P (.333).
Sand Springs: Braden Askew, Sr., P (4-3, 3.37); Conner Dennis, Sr., P (3-2, 2.22); John Miller, Sr., P (5-1, 2.12); Riley Rutledge, Sr., P (.386); Cale Savage, Jr., 3B (.289); Ty Steelman, Sr., 2B (.314); Cal Watkins, Jr., SS (.339); Brock Youngblood, Sr., P (4-4, 3.60).
Sapulpa: Evan Casey, Fr., Util (.323); Coleson Coffey, So., 1B (.282); Cooper Bailey, Jr., P (4-3, 3.00); Jacob Esch, Sr., P (5-2, 3.12); Wyatt Sellers, Sr., P/2B (5-3, 2.82); Alan Shibley, Jr., SS (.386); Ethan Williams, Sr., CF (.314).
Skiatook: Broc Bowman, Sr., OF (.343); Korey Miller, Sr., 3B (.382); Matt Sanchez, Sr., OF (.384).
Sperry: Noah Ball, Jr., CF (.347); Dominus Ducharme, Sr., 1B (.321); Kyle Jobe, Jr., DH (.347); Levi Juby, So., 2B (.346); Jarrod Richardson, Sr., SS/P (.347); Beau Teel, Jr., OF (.352).
Stillwater: Brian Skillman, Sr., P (5-2, 2.24).
Tahlequah: Corbin Candy, Sr., SS/P (.398); Zach Felts, Sr., 2B (.379); Cole Goodnight, Jr., CF (.290); Chace Krebs, Sr., 3B (.370); Daniel King, Sr., P (7-1, 0.91).
Union: Michael Dewald, Jr., 2B (.310); Zack Doak, Sr., 3B (.371); Isaac Muncy-Reyes, Sr., RF (.396); Nate Raper, Sr., C (.200).
Verdigris: Austin Downum, Sr., 3B (.418); Ty Moore, So., OF, (.370); Jacob Schoeling, Sr., OF (.373); Dylan Shew, Sr., 1B (.416); Austin Woods, So., 1B (.438).
Victory Christian: Brenden Fink, So., 2B (.258); Jordan Graham, Sr., C/P (.400); Nathan Lamb, Sr., SS (.277); Noah Norris, Sr., 1B (.286); Paul Rector, Sr., OF/P (.250); OF (.384); Colby Siglin, Jr., P (5-2, 2.30); Camden Swan, Sr., 3B (.250).
Wagoner: Brody Bouher, Fr., 1B (.387); Nikia Jones, Sr., CF (.335).
Player of the Year
2017: Brett Standlee, Jenks
2016: Peyton Battenfield, Verdigris
2015: Trevor McCutchin, Owasso
2014: Bryce Carter, Cascia Hall
2013: Austin O’Brien, Owasso
2012: Jarrard Poteete, Hilldale
2011: Dylan Bundy, Owasso
2010: Wade Ambrose, Union
2009: Austin Kirk, Owasso
2008: Bobby Bundy, Sperry; and Mark Ginther, Jenks
2007: Pete Kozma, Owasso
2006: Jeff Scardino, Bishop Kelley
2005: Brad Glenn, Union
Pitcher of the Year
2017: Award combined with player of the year.
2016: Gabe Rodery, Verdigris
2015: Josh Limes, Bishop Kelley
2014: Carson LaRue, Dewey
2013: Zach Jackson, Berryhill
2012: Jacob Evans, Broken Arrow
2011: Archie Bradley, Broken Arrow
2010: Dylan Bundy, Owasso
2009: Dylan Bundy, Sperry
2008: Brian Flynn, Owasso
2007: Dean Green, Berryhill
2006: Chris Armstrong, Owasso
2005: Brett Bollman, Claremore
Coach of the Year
2017: Pat Foster, Metro Christian
2016: Darron Replogle, NOAH
2015: Larry Turner, Owasso
2014: Brian Keith, Verdigris
2013: Brian Hailey, Berryhill; and Larry Turner, Owasso
2012: Brian Keith, Verdigris
2011: Shannon Dobson, Broken Arrow
2010: John Potocnik, B.T. Washington
2009: Bill Fisher, Sperry
2008: Pete Sangirardi, Bixby
2007: Larry Turner, Owasso
2006: Bill Fisher, Sperry
2005: John Potocnik, Booker T. Washington
Second annual All-World Awards
The winner for baseball player of the year, plus all other high school sports winners, will be announced during the second annual All-World Awards, presented by keynote sponsor Braum’s, from 5-8 p.m. June 23 at the Marriott Southern Hills. Denver Broncos cornerback and Bixby High School graduate Chris Harris Jr. will be the keynote speaker. For information or to order tickets, go to allworldawards.com.