District baseball coaches announce top 22-6A players

Deer Park High School’s first district baseball championship in several years was rewarded with six players selected to all-district first-team and five more second-team honors, following a recent vote by the district’s seven coaches. 22-6A.

Deer Park head coach Chris Rupp, who will likely win his 450th career game next February, and his team were named Coach of the Year for guiding the team to a near-perfect record of 11 -1, the only flaw of the team to come. in the regular season finale against the Pasadena Memorial. For the program, it is the second consecutive record of 11-1.

Those same Mavs with Dobie are tied for second with records of 9-3. Because of this, the two rivals placed the grand total of 16 players in the first or second team.

Among Deer Park’s many early players, pitcher Preston Watkins earned MVP honors. No surprises there as he went undefeated in his district starts, helped by an offense that scored 100 points more than the defense allowed. He was the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the Memorial Series that won the Absolute District Championship.

Watkins is joined in the first team by his skillful senior second baseman Wyatt Woodall. Woodall will be one of, if not the biggest hole to fill in position players during the offseason for District Champions. Woodall could arguably be called one of the best second basemen Deer Park has ever had and his absence next season will be felt.

On the left side of the infield, Jayden Ramos was voted to the first team at third base and Blake Michalsky earned second team accolades.

In the outfield, Erick Aguirre was unanimous and he was joined by Dillon Mancha.

At pitcher after Watkins, Preston Lea picked up first-team honors and Caiden Wilson was one of seven pitchers named to the second team.

For designated hitter, Dillon Lester earned a first-team honor and Channelview’s Jose Andrades garnered enough votes for second-team.

Other Deer Park second teams included Anthony Ramirez at receiver, CJ Salinas at first base and Noah Rodarte at shortstop.

Dobie’s biggest honor was wide receiver Omar Serna winning Newcomer of the Year accolades. They had another first team member in Juelz Martinez, an outfielder.

On the Longhorns’ second team, Diego Torres was one of seven outfielders selected. Juan Estrada got the pick for third baseman, Daniel Delgado got it at second base, as did Devin Molina at first base.

The Mavs had one of the best batteries in the district with pitcher Hayden Stallings and receiver Francisco Chavez earning first-team honors. Mavs pitcher Kyle Gregory finished his high school career with second-team honors, as did Aiden Carranza.

The last first team member of the guys in teal was left fielder Kaden Fernandez. The second-team honors were center fielder Rey Izaguirre and Christian Ibarra.

Along the right side of the infield, Memorial was represented on the second team by Isaac Garcia at first base and Marcus Lind at second base.

MVP – Preston Watkins, pitcher, Deer Park

Newcomer of the Year – Omar Serna, receiver, Dobie



Francisco Chavez, Memorial


Jonas Dela Hoz, Channelview


Wyatt Woodall, Deer Park


Edward Moreno, Channel View


Jayden Ramos, Deer Park


Erick Aguirre, Deer Park (U); Kaden Fernandez, Memorial; Juelz Martinez, Dobie; Dillon Mancha, deer park


Richard Cazares, Rayburn


Dillon Lester, Deer Park



Anthony Ramirez, Deer Park; HONORABLE MENTION RECEIVER: Maverick Garcia, Deer Park; Esteban Nava, Rayburn; Erick Renteria, South Houston; Christian Medina, Dobie; Abiel Trevino, Channel View.


Edwin Cantu, Rayburn; Logan King, Rayburn; Kyle Gregory, Memorial; Christian Padua, Dobie; Aiden Carranza, Memorial; Caiden Wilson, Deer Park; Ryan Robertson, from South Houston; Manuel Contreras, Dobie.


Isaac Garcia, Memorial; CJ Salinas, Deer Park; Jay Garcia, South Houston; Devin Molina, Dobie; Samir Gonzalez, Channelview


Marcus Lind, Memorial; Daniel Delgado, Dobie; Logan King, Sam Rayburn


Noé Rodarte, Deer Park; Eduardo Loera, Dobie


Blake Michalsky, Deer Park; Joey Garcia, from South Houston; Juan Estrada, Dobie


Jose Andrades, Channelview


Rey Izaguirre, Memorial; Diego Torres, Dobie; Victor Lopez, from South Houston; Christian Ibarra, Memorial; Cruz Hernandez, Rayburn; Julian Rodriguez, Rayburn; Rubén Ponce, Pasadena; Jose Cortez, Channelview; Christian Valdez, Channelview.

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