Chance Strand flings one over the plate during a league meeting with Monte Vista. Strand made the second team for CHSAA's 3A baseball selections.
ALAMOSA — Spring sports Baseball and Soccer are in the books for the 2018 season. With action having wound down CHSAA has named their All State teams. These teams were created following a lengthy process, which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of head coaches.
In Baseball Chance Strand of Alamosa was named second team in the 3A class. Strand’s Mean Moose made history by winning their league and hosting a regional tournament. With the lumber Strand was the most efficient batter for the Moose hitting a .477 average (min. 20 at bats) and was second on the team with 21 RBI. From the mound Strand led the bullpen with 61 strikeouts and managed a 2.45 ERA on the season. Strand’s teammate and fellow senior Tyler Zimmerman earned an Honorable Mention.
From 2A Carlos Parra of Del Norte earned second team honors. The Tigers went 4-11 on the season and fell in the district tournament to the eventual winner Sargent in the semifinals. Parra had a great season batting a .846 average on 39 at bats. The Del Norte senior led the Tigers in Hits and Runs as well as strikeouts as a pitcher.
1A Baseball and Girls' Soccer each had one athlete to represent them. For 1A baseball it was Devin Ruybal of Antonito. The Trojans went 2-8 and Ruybal was the primary hurler for Antonito. In Girls' Soccer it was Katie Parkins of Alamosa. The Mean Moose put together a strong bid for the 2018 season. Parkins was a big part of Alamosa going 14-3 and advancing to the second round of the State Championships.
The full list of San Luis Valley athletes named to Baseball and Soccer’s All State teams is as follows.
Chance Strand, Alamosa, RHP/OF, Senior
Caden Alonzo, Alamosa, 1B/RHP, Junior
Stephen Clutter, Monte Vista, OF/P, Senior
Tristen Crowther, Centauri, 3B/P, Junior
Brian Shawcroft, Centauri, SS/2B, Senior
Tyler Zimmerman, Alamosa, 2B/RHP, Senior
Carlos Parra Del Norte, Senior
Guy Larsen, Sanford, LF/P, Senior
Trevor Milne, Sargent, P/1B, Senior
Patrick Mortensen, Center, P, Senior
Devin Ruybal, Antonito, Senior
Katie Parkins, Alamosa, Senior