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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Six area players selected to All-Region baseball

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  • Six area baseball players were named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association's All-Region teams, as announced Tuesday.
    Madill's Gage Goff and Kingston's Jared Hayes were selected to the Large East Region 6 team. Plainview's James Bowker and Garrett Foster and Davis' Alec Hetherington and Jordan Wilson were each Large West Region 5 selections.
    Goff, a Rose State signee, went 6-2 on the mound with a 1.97 earned run average for Madill. Hetherington was the top hitter (.510 batting average, 44 RBIs, .582 on-base percentage) and pitcher (9-4, 113 strikeouts in 74 innings) for Davis in a season in which the Wolves came one win from making the Class 3A state tournament; and Wilson was Davis' lynchpin at catcher, batting .441 with 32 RBIs, 25 walks and a .551 OBP.
    Hayes, Bowker and Foster were each key parts of runs to the state tournament for Kingston and Plainview. Hayes led Kingston in hits (51), doubles (16) and run scored (42), helping the Redskins qualify for the state tournament in 3A for the first time in 25 years.
    Foster, an Oklahoma City University signee, was Plainview's top offensive threat in the Indians' run to the state championship game in 4A. The shortstop led the team in batting average (.440), hits (59), doubles (14), home runs (eight) and RBIs (57).
    Bowker, a Murray State signee, was arguably the most valuable player in the 4A state tournament, pitching 10 innings in a 2-1 victory against Catoosa in the quarterfinals, and scoring the game-tying run in a wild seventh-inning comeback win against Byng in the semifinals. On the mound this season, Bowker went 12-1 with a 0.21 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings pitched.
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