The Springtown Porcupines’ 2019 finish as Class 4A bi-district finalists helped the team notch five all-district awards, including two first and second-team selections apiece as well as an honorable mention.
Four of Springtown baseball’s five District 8-4A honorees were seniors.
First-team selections for the Porcupines included senior Easton Wells (pitcher) and senior Christian Whitaker (infielder).
Wells put up 52 strikeouts in a little under 50 innings pitched on the season.
In addition to his work in the infield, Whitaker also owned a batting average of .367 (.429 in district), fueled in part by seven doubles, three triples and three home runs (to go along with 19 RBIs).
Second-team selections for Springtown included senior Andrew Guisinger (outfielder) and freshman Cristian Hernandez (catcher).
Guisinger put up nine RBIs while Hernandez batted .313 and racked up 16 RBIs himself.
The Porcupines’ lone honorable mention, senior Austin Sexton, was also recognized for his play in the infield.
Sexton batted .280 while putting up 10 RBIs.
Dozen Lady Porcupines
recognized for play
The Springtown Lady Porcupines’ softball team enjoyed a major presence in District 8-4A’s list of honors, with 12 players being recognized.
The team picked up two superlative, first-team and second-team honors apiece, as well as half a dozen honorable mentions.
Junior Valarie Garcia was named District 8-4A’s Catcher of the Year, while freshman Ashlynne Lane took home Newcomer of the Year.
First-team selections for the Lady Porcupines included sophomore Camryn Slocum (infielder) and junior Kelsey Vincent (outfielder).
Second-team selections for Springtown included senior Delaney Jones (infielder) and senior Madison Smith (outfielder).
Another six players, sophomore Shaylee Mann, sophomore Jayden Grubis, junior Kaylee Greenwood, junior Courtney Fryer, senior Alainna DeLaCruz and sophomore Emily Roberts took home honorable mentions in the district.