By ERIC VICCARO
A record six Bowie High School players made the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sportswriters Association Conference 3A all-star team.
“All six of them are very deserving,” said Bowie head baseball coach Ryan Rogers, who piloted the Jackrabbits to a 27-11-2 mark during the 2016 campaign.
Three Bowie players attained third-team status, and three more were deemed honorable mentions by the TSWA.
“Chandler deserved all the attention for the year he had,” Rogers said.
Dean had a 3-0 record in postseason games, with one no-decision, recording 42 strikeouts with just seven earned runs and 10 walks. During the regular season, he threw a no-hitter at Boyd.
Next up, Dean has signed with Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant.
Kevin Stallcup became one of the top relief pitchers in the state this season, and he also was named to the third team.
Stallcup finished with an overall 4-2 record. It was during the postseason he shined brightest, posting a scant 0.59 earned-run average in 12-1/3 innings pitched and he struck out 12. Read more in the July 23 Bowie News.
Bowie High School’s Kevin Stallcup reacts after recording the final out during a playoff game against Palmer. Stallcup was one of three Jackrabbits named to the Texas Sportswriters Association Conference 3A third-team. Three more were honorable mentions. (News file photo by Eric Viccaro)