To say that District 30-5A is loaded in baseball is an understatement. 

The 11-team South Texas district is overloaded, according to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. In the THSBCA’s Preseason Top 20, the district has four teams ranked.

Headed into the season, former 6A Corpus Christi King is ranked No. 6. Calallen is No. 7. Corpus Christi Moody is 13 and Corpus Christi Carroll is 18.

Of course this is Alice’s district, and while they’ll face each of those teams, only Calallen is in the North Zone with the Coyotes. That means Alice wouldn’t have to playing any of the other ranked teams unless they meet in an end-of-season play-in game. 

THSBCA Class 5A Top 20

1. Grapevine - 6 Starters from 35-6-2 State Championship Team. Connor Neuman, Sr P/OF (All State, State Tournament MVP, Louisiana Tech) Boone Montgomery, Sr SS/P (1st Team All District, UT Arlington) Ryan Drake, 12, 3B (1st Team All District, Arkansas)

2. College Station -8 Starters from 25-13-2 State Semi Finalist Team. Reece Easterling, 12, OF/SS/P (.281, State Tournament All Tourney OF, Temple College) Travis Hester, 11, P/1B (10-2, 77K, 1.97 ERA, TSWA All State, THSBCA All State, Arkansas) Bryson Lucas, 10, P/OF (9-1, 71K, 1.83 ERA, All State, TCU)

3. Amarillo -Return 7 Starters from 30-15 State Semi Finalist Team. Skyler Nelson, 12, C/DH (.410, 48 RBI, Lubbock Christian) Mason Mays, 11, P/OF (8-1, 2.28 ERA) Trevor Andrus, 11, P/OF (10-2, 2.30 ERA, .367)

4. Whitehouse -Return 9 Starters from 27-12 State Semi Finalist Team. Ryan Walls, 12, P/INF (1st Team All District, 3rd Team All State) Mason House, 12, OF (LSU-E) Tanner Roach, 12, SS (1st Team All District)

5. Wichita Falls Rider -Return 8 Starters from 25-10 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Parker Kelley, 12, SS/RHP (.405, 25 RBI, 2nd Team All State, Texas Tech), David Moffat, 12, 3B/RHP (.375, 11 Wins, 1.15 ERA, 1st Team All State, UT Arlington), James Johnston, 12, 1B (.380, 35 RBI, 3rd Team All State)

6. CC King – Return 7 Starters from 28-7 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Dustin Saenz, 12. P/1B (9-1, 0.57 ERA, 124 K, District MVP, 1st Team All Dist, All South Texas, All State, Texas A & M), Alec Soliz, 12, 3B/P (.367, 22 RBI, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All South Texas, Ark-Monticello), Jacob Garza, 10, P/1B/DH (.364, .514 OBP, Newcomer of the Year)

7. CC Calallen - Return 4 Starters from 27-5 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. John Gaddis, 12, P (1st Team All District, All South Texas), Forrest Crisp, 12, OF (All District), Brandon Broughton, 11, 3B (All District)

8. Hallsville – Return 7 Starters from Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Carson Chapman, 12, OF (.321, 17 RBI, 1st Team All District, Stephen F Austin), Logan Durrett, 12, 3B (.356 8 Dbls, Offensive Player of the Year), Ty Meissner, 12, 2B (.236, 1st Team All District)

9. Forney – Return 7 Starters from 25-5-1 Area Finalist. Mason Englert, 11, P/INF (8-2, 74IP, 0.76 ERA, 124 K, m All State, Texas A & M), Jonathan Childress, 11, P/1B/DH (8-1, 1.19 ERA, 83 K, Texas A & M), Kendall Price, 12, C/OF (.343, 19 RBI, 1st Team All District) 

10. Corsicana -Return 10 Starters from Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Jackson Kennemore, 12, OF (1st Team All District), Corbin Hall, 12, INF/RHP (All Dist Pitcher of the Year, Navarro JC), Dawson Woods, 11, C/RHP (1st Team All District)

11. Bryan – Return 9 Starters from 16-17 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Jake Fuller, 12, SS (.409, 1st Team All District, Hon Mention All State), Myles Sheffield, 12, OF (.340, .476 OBP, 1st Team All District), Kolby Kubicheck, 11, P/3B (Texas)

12. Tomball -Return 5 Starters from 29-10 Regional Finalist. Chase Pattin, 12, P (2nd Team All District), Brandon Marshall, 11, 1B (Newcomer of the Year), Mark Bonnain, 12, OF (2nd Team All Disrict) 

13. CC Moody -Return 7 Starters from 23-7 Regional Quarterfinalist. Marcus Cantu, 12, RHP/OF/1B (.319, 9 Dbls, 30 RBI, 10-2, 1.63 ERA, 1st Team All Dist, 2nd Team All South Texas), Roy Sandoval, 12, CF/RHP (.363, 7 Dbls, 30 R, 2nd Team All District), Ramsey Flores, 12, 3B/RHP (.364, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 1st Team All District)

14. Prosper -Return 7 Starters from 26-13 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Zach Wilson, 12, 1B (.369, 9 Dbls, 23 R, 1st Team All District), Easton Murrell, 12, SS (Arkansas), Taylor Pendley, 11, P (7-1, 1.70 ERA, Newcomer of the Year, Texas Tech)

15. SA Alamo Heights -Return 8 Starters from 27-8 State Runner up. Nathaniel Prete, 12, RHP/INF (.357, State Tournament All Tourney Team), Parker Taylor, 12, RHP/OF (.347, 18 RBI, Express News Super Team), Michael Kelleher, 12, INF (.346, .403 OBP, 29 R, 2nd Team All District) 

16. Crosby -Return 5 Starters from 27-9 Regional Quarterfinalist. Daniel Balderrama, 12, INF; Triston Scherer, 12, LHP/INF (Our Lady of the Lake University), Alec Lewis, 12, OF 

17. Barbers Hill – Return 6 Starters from 28-9 Regional Semifinalist. Bryce Bonnin, 12, INF/P (Arkansas), Rhett McCall, 12, C (1st Team All District, Lamar), Blake Cappadona, 11, OF

18. CC Carroll - Return 6 Starters from 25-8 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Ryan Flores, 12, 1B/P (.422, 10 Dbls, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All State, UIW) Michael Garza, 11, OF/P (.386, 21 RBI, 1st Team All District OF), Christian Servantes, 11, INF/P (.361, 7 Dbls, 15 R, 1st Team All District)

19. Canyon Randall - Return 6 Starters from 26-10 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. HestonKjerstad, 12, CF (.477, 11 Dbls, 32 RBI, District MVP, All State) Noah Bartlett, 12, 3B/P (5-2, 49 K, .333, 1st Team All District, Odessa) Taylan Mullins, 12, RF (.313, 1st Team All District) 

20. Misson Veterans Memorial - Return 8 Starters from 24-7-1 Area Finalist. Noel Vela, 12, LHP/OF/1B (.538, 6 HR, 0.71 ERA, 93 K, District MVP, 1st Team All State, UTRGV), Cristian Ramos, 12, RHP (10-1, 0.98 ERA, 63 K, 64 IP, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All State), Eddie Galvan, 12, SS (.400, 3 HR, 48 RBI, 1st Team All District)

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