The Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association released its 2022 All-State rosters Thursday, and one Rogers County athlete made the cut.
Highlighting the 14-player Middle East roster was Cody Bressie of Verdigris, who is listed as one of three pitchers for the team. The senior went 5-0 on the mound during the regular season, tossing 43 strikeouts with an ERA of .000 while surrendering only four runs (zero earned) and three walks.
Bressie helped the Cardinals to a 30-5 record this season, including district and regional titles.
He will be coached by the duo of Fort Gibson’s Gary Edwards and Darron Henson of Kingston.
Here is the full Middle East roster:
P: Cody Bressie, Verdigris; Grant Holmes, Kingston; Josh Holt, Tulsa Holland Hall
C: Dawson Robbins, Broken Bow; Landon Volner, Kellyville
1B: Dempsey Gillman, Metro Christian
IF: Grant Edwards, Fort Gibson; Kyler Kauk, Cleveland; Dylan Whitely, Sperry
OF: Brady Brister, Kingston, Kendyn Fredieu, Tulsa Holland Hall; Ryan Henson, Kiefer
DH: Max Brown, Lincoln Christian
UTIL: Cord Dobrinski, Bristow
Coaches: Gary Edwards, Fort Gibson; Darron Henson, Kingston
CARDINALS NAMED TO 4A-5 ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
After yet another season with district and regional titles and a 12th-consecutive state tournament appearance, Verdigris baseball earned several 4A-5 All-District honors.
Bressie was named the Pitcher of the Year while junior Jax Ryan and senior Logan Hall were given Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year distinctions, respectively.
Elsewhere, senior Evan Anderson (catcher), junior Reese Roller (third base), junior Luke Zaferes (outfield), senior Odin McConnell (utility) and senior Ty Gladu (utility) were also named to the All-District team at their respective positions while Brian Keith was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
Catoosa’s Lane Carnley, a junior pitcher, snagged a spot on the team as well.
Here is a look at all the honorees:
Player of the Year: Kyler Kauk, Cleveland
Pitcher of the Year: Cody Bressie, Verdigris
Offensive Player of the Year: Jax Ryan, Verdigris
Defensive Player of the Year: Logan Hall, Verdigris
Pitcher: Levi Mobley, Mannford
Pitcher: Brody Gee, Skiatook
Pitcher: Lane Carnley, Catoosa
Catcher: Evan Anderson, Verdigris
Catcher: Max Bushyhead, Mannford
1st Base: Ethan Porter, Skiatook
1st Base: Grayson Kendall, Berryhill
2nd Base: Kylen Thoma, Cleveland
3rd Base: Reese Roller, Verdigris
Shortstop: Grayson James, Berryhill
Outfield: Luke Zafares, Verdigris
Outfield: Calan Gummere, Skiatook
Outfield: Hunter Howard, Mannford
Outfield: Brayden Kendall, Berryhill
Utility: Jayden Dunham, Cleveland
Utility: Zane Griggs, Dewey
Utility: Odin McConnell, Verdigris
Utility: Ty Gladu, Verdigris
Utility: Jiovanii Delgado, Cleveland
Utility: Caleb Peek, Berryhill
Utility: Braden Ruston, Mannford
Coach of the Year: Brian Keith, Verdigris