By Greg Ford
The 2016 season was one during which both the Wylie and Wylie East baseball teams bounced back from disappointing 2015 campaigns to become the dominant programs in 10-5A.
They each finished 12-2 in district competition, with the Raiders sweeping the Pirates to earn the No. 1 seed.
However, once the postseason began, it was the maroon and white that stood out, as Wylie won three straight postseason series before falling to Whitehouse in the Region II semifinals.
The efforts of the Raiders and Pirates did not go unnoticed by the 10-5A voters, as numerous representatives from each team earned All-District status.
Topping the list was Wylie East senior Braden Shewmake, who was named the district MVP. Wylie’s Nick Dayton was the 10-5A Offensive Player of the Year, with East’s Jacob Padilla, a catcher, being the Defensive Player of the Year.
(To view the entire article, check out the June 15-16 edition of The Wylie News)