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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Chase Cockrell, Gavin Pollock earn first-team acclaim

  • All-District 2-4A Baseball Team
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  • Led by first-team selections Chase Cockrell and Gavin Pollock, Bastrop claimed six spots on the All-District 2-4A baseball team.
    Neville senior lefthanded pitcher Matt Reeves is the Most Valuable Player, while Mitch Thomas of district champion and state quarterfinalist West Ouachita is Coach of the Year.
    Cockrell, a sophomore righthander and third baseman, is listed as a pitcher. In 53 2/3 innings, he posted a 4.96 earned run average with 49 punchouts. Offensively, Cockrell hit .286 with a .417 on base percentage, five triples, three doubles and 21 runs scored. Cockrell's .440 slugging percentage and 22 RBI were tops on the team.
    Pollock, who handled the bulk of the Rams' catching and was a spot starter in the pitching rotation, made the All-District team as a utility player. A sophomore, Pollock produced a .316 batting average with 8 RBI. In 29 innings on the mound, the righthander was 2-2 with a 4.59 ERA.
    West Ouachita and Neville lead the way with seven first-teamers, followed by Franklin Parish with three.
    Pitchers Jordan Antley and Joseph Tassin, second baseman Clay Labeff, outfielder Chris Crowson, catcher Spencer Hemphill and utility player Zach Watson and Cody Street are West Ouachita's representatives. None of the Chiefs' first-team honorees are seniors.
    Reeves is joined on the first unit by first baseman Thomas Green, shortstop Brian Barefoot, outfielders Mike Green and Holden Brooks, utility man John Thomas Varytimidis and designated hitter Will Watson.
    Named to the team from Franklin Parish were third baseman Tyler Lively, outfielder Kendarion Grant and utility player John Robbins.
    Receiving second-team acclaim from Bastrop were pitcher Kyle Perkins, shortstop Ty Cantrell, center fielder Morgan Edmonds and utility player Cade Cantrell.
    Perkins compiled a 4-4 record with a 3.58 earned run average. Working a staff-high 60 2/3 innings, the sophomore righthander struck out 63 batters and issued 31 walks. Doubling as an infielder, Perkins hit .250 and drove in 17 runs.
    Moving from second base to shortstop for his senior season, Ty Cantrell led the Rams in batting average (.337), on base percentage (.462), hits (29), hit by pitch (12) and stolen bases (14 in 15 attempts) while batting from the leadoff slot.
    Edmonds, a senior center fielder, hit at a .299 clip and registered a .371 on base percentage. His numbers also included 11 RBI, 16 runs scored, three doubles, a pair of triples and seven stolen bases without being caught.
    A true utility player, Cade Cantrell played first base, right field and catcher as a senior. He produced a .224 batting average with a .402 on base percentage and 15 runs scored, while striking out only eight times in 111 plate appearances.
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