Not only did the Hicks Pirates return to the top of the District 4-C standings, they also took home their 13th state championship, recently beating top-ranked Family Christian in the Class C finals just over a week ago.


Not only did the Hicks Pirates return to the top of the District 4-C standings, they also took home their 13th state championship, recently beating top-ranked Family Christian in the Class C finals just over a week ago.
Now the postseason awards are starting to roll in as six members of the team, along with head coach Gary Williams, have been honored on the all-district squad.
Senior Zakk Rogerson, a centerfielder for the Pirates, claimed a share of the Player of the Year honors.
Rogerson batted almost .500 on the season with over 50 runs scored en route to the honor, which he shared with Grace Christian junior catcher David Slater, who batted .512 on the year.
Along with Rogerson, Pirates named first-team all-district included senior Caleb LaCaze, sophomores Austin Wilson and Ty Helton and eighth-graders Nathan Boswell and Ty Williams.
LaCaze, with his .400 batting average, was the league’s pick at designated hitter, while Wilson, who had a record of 11-2 pitching in 2001, was one of three pitchers named to the all-district first team, joining with Grace Christian freshman T.J. Miller and Ebarb junior B.J. Diener.
Helton, who batted .407 on the year, was the first-team choice at third base, while Boswell and Williams took first-team honors at shortstop and first base, respectively.
Gary Williams, who guided the Pirates to a perfect 6-0 mark in league play, was named the Coach of the Year.
Along with Slater and Miller, Grace Christian had four others on the first-team squad.
Sophomore Colten Murphy took all-district first-team honors at second base, while senior Morgan Briggs was picked as a first-team outfielder.
Sophomore Matt Margheim and senior Ryan Cimini were first-team picks as utility players.
In addition to Diener, Ebarb players selected first-team all-district were eighth-grade outfielder Tyler Anderson and sophomore utility pick Ryan Garcia.
Hicks landed three more players on the second squad.
Sophomore Anthony Gonzales was selected at catcher, while fellow sophomores Dillan Basco and Tyler Scott were chosen on the infield and in the outfield, respectively.
Grace Christian junior Justin Reynaud was the lone pitcher selected to the second team, while the remainder of the infield included Grace Christian senior Ken Madden, Ebarb junior Jarrod Brandon and Pleasant Hill seventh grader Corey Lee.
Joining Scott in the second-team outfield were Ebarb eighth-grader Sam Brandon and Grace Christian eighth-grader Brennan Mays.
Pleasant Hill sophomore Corey Carter rounded out the all-district second team at designated hitter.