Claremore Daily Progress

May 22, 2013

Area players earn All-Region baseball awards

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

VERDIGRIS — The awards keep piling up for Verdigris High School graduate Blake Battenfield.

After being named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Large East team earlier this week, Battenfield and numerous other players from Rogers County earned OCA All-Region accolades.

Battenfield was joined by his teammate, Ryan Hurd, who was a senior outfielder/shortstop for the three-time Class 3A state champion Verdigris Cardinals.

Claremore High School graduates Jacob Teague and Isaac Hollihan received all-region honors for their efforts in leading the Zebras to the Class 5A State Finals for the second consecutive season.

Teague was recognized as a pitcher and outfielder, while Hollihan received notoriety as an outfielder.

Teague also was named to the OCA All-State Large East team alongside Verdigris pitcher Blake Battenfield.

Catoosa’s Austin Potter played an integral role in sparking the Indians to the Class 4A State Tournament. Potter earned all-region accolades as a pitcher.

The All-Region 3 team consists of the following players:

Pitchers: Blake Battenfield, Verdigris; Jacob Teague, Claremore; Shawn Troutman, Vian; Cory Stiefel, Jay; Hunter Harrison, Hilldale; Austin Potter, Catoosa.

Catchers: Dakota Remington, Coweta; Dan Weer, Vian; Dawson Floyd, Muldrow.

First Base: Karter Woodruff, Tahlequah Sequoyah; Jake Tolbert, Salina.

Infielders: Landon Decker, Vian; Casey Holloway, Pryor; Ty Gunter, Coweta; Brett Kerns, Salina; Bryce Davenport, Jay.

Outfielders: Jacob Teague, Claremore; Ryan Hurd, Verdigris; Ryan Helsley, Tahlequah Sequoyah; Austin Catron, Stilwell; Zack Hammock, Pryor and Isaac Hollihan, Claremore.

* All-Region honors are given to graduating seniors and voted on by the Oklahoma Coaches Association.