The Kingwood baseball team recently completed its best season in more than a decade, so it comes as no surprise that the Mustangs dominated the 22-6A All-District Team.
Leading the way was Kingwood’s outstanding pitcher Masyn Winn, a junior, who played an integral part in the Mustangs’ march to the region finals after a third consecutive district championship. The Mustangs finished the season with a 15-1 record in district play and were 31-6-2 overall.
Voted the District 22-6A Most Valuable Player, Winn won all seven of his decisions in district play and led the district in ERA (0.18) and strikeouts (62) over 38 2/3 innings. At the plate, Winn hit .439 in district games with two homers and 26 RBIs, second best in the district to teammate Luke Johnson, who drove in 27 runs in addition to hitting .395 over 16 district games and was named to the 22-6A All-District First Team.
Kingwood’s Tre Richardson was named the District 22-6A Offensive Player of the Year. The junior shortstop led the league with a .604 batting average in district play, pacing a Mustangs team that posted the district’s best team batting average of .393. Richardson also led the district with 24 stolen bases.
Mustangs’ catcher Justin Long was voted the District 22-6A Defensive Player of the Year. In addition to his skills behind the plate, Long hit .483 in district play with one home run and four RBIs.
In addition, Kelly Mead was named the District 22-6A Coach of the Year. In his 17th season on the Kingwood coaching staff and 12th as head baseball coach, Mead was on hand for the Mustangs’ previous run to the region finals in 2007. He was also on the staff when Kingwood last won a state championship in 2005.
Mustangs pitcher Sam Friday earned 22-6A All-District First Team honors as did outfielder Carter Amarantos, who hit .378 in league games.
Pitcher Chris Foster was named to the 22-6A All-District Second Team.