Poolville Monarchs’ Head Coach Alex Bracy’s first season with the team proved productive, with the squad clinching a playoff berth in District 10-2A.
Finishing as a bi-district finalist, Poolville saw seven of its players take home all-district honors, including one superlative award, one first-team selection and five second-team selections.
Sophomore Trendan Parish led the way, being named District 10-2A’s Pitcher of the Year.
“Trendan was a phenomenal pitcher this year,” Bracy said.
“He had a 1.143 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 42.2 innings. We are extremely excited about his future.”
Even more, Parish provided plenty of firepower on the offensive end for the Monarchs, batting .454 while owning an on-base percentage of .500.
Senior Hunter Brown took home Poolville’s lone first-team all-district selection, also being recognized for his play on the mound.
“Hunter was our workhorse this year,” Bracy said.
“He was 4-2. Whenever we needed a big out, we could always rely on Hunter to come up big for us.”
Brown finished with an ERA of 2.2, collecting 54 strikeouts.
Second-team all-district selections for Poolville included junior Willard Frizzell (catcher), senior Marcus Enriquez (outfield), junior Nathan Gammill (pitcher), Christian Rushing (utility) and Cade Hines (designated hitter).
Frizzell was walked a team-high 22 times while stealing 18 bases.
“Willard was a brick wall behind the plate [while] throwing out over 33 percent of all baserunners,” Bracy said.
“Throughout the whole season he had only five errors in over 185 chances.”
Enriquez led the Monarchs on the bags with 31 stolen bases.
“Marcus solidified our outfield, having only one error all year long,” Bracy said.
“He is a player that would do anything to give his team a chance to win. We will miss his leadership on and off the field.”
Gammill put up 28 strikeouts while owning a 1.355 ERA, joining the team following the conclusion of Poolville’s basketball season.
“Nate was a great reliever and an even better starter, never allowing more than one earned run,” Bracy said.
“He solidified our pitching rotation.”
Rushing provided the Monarchs with consistency on the defensive end at a variety of positions, Poolville’s head baseball coach said.
“Christian played first, second, third and even pitched,” Bracy said.
“It didn’t matter what he was asked to do, he always did it with 100 percent [effort].”
Rounding out Poolville’s second-team all-district selections, Hines gave the team a spark at the plate as well as a change of pace on the mound, Bracy said.
“Cade came on strong late in the year,” Bracy said.
“Being our only lefty on the team, we are ecstatic about the next two years with him.”