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Logan's Stoner voted district Player of Year


May 17, 2023

Ron Warnick

Logan junior pitcher Kaeden Stoner, shown pitching during Saturday's Class 1A championship game, was named Player of the Year in his team's district this season.

Logan's Class 1A runner-up baseball team boasted six all-district players this season, including the Player of the Year.

Longhorns junior pitcher and shortstop Kaeden Stoner received District 1A-3's top honor.

He sported a 5-1 record with an 0.95 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings. As a hitter, Stoner batted .455 with 19 RBI and a team-high 44 runs scored.

Other first-team honorees for Logan were:

- Senior catcher and pitcher Park Strong, who hit .565 and drove in runs. As a pitcher, he posted a 1.24 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 17 innings. He led the team in slugging average, doubles and triples.

- Junior pitcher and shortstop Brock Burns, who hit .415, totaled 26 RBI and scored 34 runs. As the team's No. 2 pitcher, Burns had a 2.94 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 31 innings.

- Freshman first baseman Mason Wallin, who led the team in batting average (.615) and RBI (47).

- Freshman outfielder Aydin Kotara, who hit .462 with 42 runs scored, 26 RBI and a team-high 29 stolen bases.

- Sophomore outfielder Diego Sanchez, who hit .477 with 31 RBI and 31 runs scored.

Honorable mentions for Logan in the all-district voting were senior infielder Colton Liles, junior outfielder Izaiah Kneitz and senior third baseman Skyler DeLuca.

The Longhorns finished with a 19-1 record and were ranked No. 1 virtually all season until their loss to district rival Melrose in the state championship.

Tucumcari had one all-district player, freshman shortstop Nick Goen, nabbing it for the second straight year.

He batted .333, led the team in runs (15) and sported a .954 fielding average.

The Rattlers finished the second with a 5-18 record overall and 1-14 in Class 3A's District 4/5.


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