Five SLV baseball players named All-State by CHSAA

Centauri's Byron Shawcroft, Class 2A honorable mention (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – The Colorado High School Activities Association announced its All-State baseball teams on June 21 with five athletes from the San Luis Valley being honored.

All five players were honorable mention selections.

Alamosa had three All-State selections in Class 3A. The Mean Moose who made All-State include junior pitcher/infielder Kade Jones, senior catcher/pitcher Donovan Ramirez, and senior utility player Evan Sowards.

Jones had a pitching record of six wins and no losses with one save. He had an earned run average of 4.17, allowing 50 runs, 32 earned, and 58 hits. He also struck out 51 batters and walked 28. He also batted .431 with 28 hits which included six doubles and six triples. He also scored 26 runs and he also had 26 RBIs. Jones also had a .783 fielding average and he stole 13 bases.

Ramirez batted .477 with 31 hits. He had eight doubles and two home runs. He scored seven runs and had 23 RBIs. As a pitcher he had a record of one win and no losses and he had a 6.66 ERA. He struck out 10 and walked 12. His fielding average was .961.

Sowards had a .500 batting average with 29 hits which included eight doubles and two triples. He scored 28 runs and drove home 12 runs. He had an .822 fielding average and 13 stolen bases.

Two SLV players were All-State in Class 2A. The list includes Monte Vista senior pitcher/shortstop Colton Mellott and Centauri senior pitcher/shortstop Byron Shawcroft.

Mellott had a .638 batting average. He had 44 hits which included 12 doubles and seven triples. He also scored 25 runs and he had 28 RBIs. His pitching record included a 1-1 record with a 6.61 ERA. He also had 74 strikeouts and 30 walks. He had a .962 fielding average and he stole 16 bases.

Shawcroft had a .486 batting average. He had 36 hits with 13 doubles and two triples. He scored 23 runs and drove home 30 runs. As a pitcher, he had a 5-0 record with a 5.01 earned run average. He struck out 86 batters and walked only 25. His fielding average was .788 and he had three stolen bases.

There were no local Class 1A players named All-State.

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