The Cleburne Yellow Jackets are well-represented among Class 5A’s state leaders in individual statistics.
The Texas High School Baseball publication (txhighschoolbaseball.com) compiled the top 100 statistical leaders in 11 categories for each classification in the state, all in one document. Fans can purchase the PDF of complete stats from across the state for only $5.99 online at https://txhighschoolbaseball.com/onlinestore/
Cleburne was ranked No. 2 in the Diamond Pro/THSB Class 5A rankings and had an overall record of 12-0-2 when the season was interrupted and then canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jackets were off to a phenomenal start and were getting even better as the season progressed before the virus halted everything.
Cleburne players are listed throughout THSB’s top-100 statistical leaders for the 2020 season.
The stat lists for Class 5A include numbers from 170 teams, including 39 of the top 40 Class 5A teams in the state, with 3,035 total player entries.
Cleburne junior Ethan Flores had one of the hottest starts to the season in the entire state. Flores finished in second place in 5A in RBIs with 23. Flores was also tied for sixth in 5A in total base hits with 21 and he was tied for 22nd with a .488 batting average. He was also among the state’s leaders with five doubles and was tied for fifth with three triples.
Cleburne senior Cason Gregory was tied for third in runs scored with 19, tied for eighth in 5A with 19 total base hits, tied for eighth in steals with 13, and tied for 55th in batting average at .432.
Cleburne sophomore Cooper Schneider was tied for fifth in runs (17), tied for 10th in total hits (17), tied for 11th in RBIs (13), and was also among the state’s leaders with four doubles and eight steals. On the mound, Schneider was tied for 13th in 5A with a 0.46 ERA.
Cleburne senior Dryden Taylor finished tied for sixth in runs with 16, tied for 12th in RBIs with 12, and was also in the top 50 with eight steals.
Cleburne junior Kevin Duran was tied for sixth in runs (16), tied for sixth in triples (two), tied for 10th in stolen bases (11), tied for 51st in batting average (.438), and was also in the top 50 with four doubles.
Cleburne’s pitching staff, along with Schneider, was also well-represented. Junior Brady Douthitt, junior Preston Griffith and sophomore Preston Russell were tied for third in 5A with three pitching wins. Douthitt was tied for first with a flawless 0.00 ERA.
Burleson senior Carson Hallack represents the Elks as his .469 batting average was tied for 32nd.
The Grandview Zebras are also well-represented among the Class 3A leaders based on stats submitted to THSB.
The stat list for Class 3A includes numbers from 87 teams across the state in 3A, including all top-40 teams, for a total of 1,316 player entries.
Grandview’s Easton Hoard finished tied for eighth with 10 stolen bases, tied for 10th with 15 base hits, tied for 12th with 12 RBIs, and tied for 24th with an impressive .520 batting average.
Grandview’s Donnie Dycus was tied for 10th with 15 base hits and tied for 11th with 13 RBIs. Zebra senior Austin Boyd finished tied for 41st with a .464 batting average.
Grandview’s Blaine Vaughn finished tied for 10th with eight stolen bases offensively; on the mound, Vaughn finished 20th in Class 3A with a 0.88 ERA.
Fellow Zebra pitchers Peyton Hutson and Kaden Ward finished in the top 40 with ERAs of 1.14 and 1.27, respectively. Hutson placed 30th and Ward tied for 35th.
Freshman - Kaden Morgan made the 3a Top 100 list for two different categories!Offense: .458 average Defensive: 0.00 ERA with 14.1 innings pitched#TheFutureIsBright @KadenMorgan29 pic.twitter.com/05S9tq0jc2— Rio Vista Baseball (@baseball_vista) May 17, 2020
Rio Vista’s Kaden Morgan tied for first in 3A with a perfect 0.00 ERA on the mound and he did it both ways with a .458 batting average, good enough for 44th in the state in 3A.
Rio Vista's Taylor Pritchett made the top 100 list with a .467 batting average.