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Sunday, July 3, 2011

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2011 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR :: Coy Boedeker, Shiner

SHINER -- Daniel Boedeker threw a mean curveball and Coy Boedeker has the ability to hit one.

Father and son are alike in many ways when it comes to baseball, with one notable exception.

The Boedekers grew up and played high school baseball at Shiner, but Daniel made his mark on the mound, while Coy has left a lasting impression at the plate and in the field.

Daniel pitched for Shiner and continued his career at Sam Houston State before going into coaching and eventually becoming the head baseball coach at his alma mater.

Coy pitched in Little League, but became a position player when he played for his father at the high school level.

"I couldn't throw a curveball and I didn't throw hard enough," Coy said. "I figured I better start hitting."

Boedeker rebounded from a fractured patella and torn meniscus in his right knee he suffered during football season and hit .462 this season with two home runs, six triples, 12 doubles and 52 RBIs.

He scored 38 runs, had an on-base percentage of .577, stole 11 bases and struck out only nine times in 140 plate appearances.

Boedeker had a fielding percentage of .925 playing mostly third base and helped the Comanches reach the Class 1A regional final before they finished with a 28-10 record.

Shiner came up one win short of making the state tournament, but Boedeker's performance led to his selection as the Player of the Year on the Victoria Advocate's 2011 All-Area Baseball Team.

Daniel Boedeker was the Most Valuable Player of the Advocate's 1992 all-area team.

"He's always been a pretty good baseball player from Little League on," Daniel Boedeker said. "I realized he would have the opportunity to be a special player his sophomore year when I saw him swinging the bat.

"He developed good bat speed for being so young. Defensively, he always had a good glove."

Coy Boedeker moved up to the varsity his freshman year. He enjoyed playing for his father, but found it challenging at times.

"It's always tougher because you have the extra added pressure," Coy said. "It feels like he's always down your back and watching you. It made me work harder. It made me try to do twice as much better as everyone."

Daniel Boedeker enjoyed coaching his son, but often had to council him not to attempt to do too much.

"There were a lot of times when he was being pitched around, especially with people on base," Daniel said. "We talked a lot about getting himself out and taking a swing at a bad pitch early.

"It's one of those things you've got to try and rep over and over. You can talk about it but when you get in a game, you've got to let your instincts take over."

Coy Boedeker was disappointed he wasn't able to be a member of a state championship team like his father was as a player in 1992, but he's is proud of his high school career.

"We made a good run and had a good year," Coy said. "We made a lot of memories that I won't forget."

Coy Boedeker should get the opportunity to play college baseball, and his father is doing his best to make sure he's prepared.

"I told him it's not going to be easy," Daniel said. "He's just going to be another face in the crowd when he gets there and he's going to have to do something special to make himself stand out. I told him he has to go in ready and be in the best shape he can be and do his best from Day 1."

Coy Boedeker's 2011 Honors:

• Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association: Class 1A Second-Team All-State

• District 28-1A: Unanimous Most Valuable Player

Advocate All-Area Players of the Year:

2011: Coy Boedeker, Shiner

• 2010: Landon Appling, El Campo

• 2009: Landon Appling, El Campo

• 2008: Jennings Boothe, Cuero

2007: Kyle Condel, Shiner

• 2006: Paul Demny, East Bernard

• 2005: Riley Boening, Yoakum

• 2004: Riley Boening, Yoakum

• 2003: Randy Boone, Yoakum

• 2002: J. Brent Cox, Bay City


  Player of the Year: Coy Boedeker, sr., Shiner

  Pitcher of the Year: Jordan Pacheco, sr., Victoria West

  Offensive Player of the Year: Kyle Bludau, jr., Schulenburg

  Defensive Player of the Year: Dylan Blaha, jr., Weimar

  Newcomers of the Year: Mason Tipton, fr., Victoria East & Clint Davis, fr., Cuero

  Coach of the Year: Mark Noska, Shiner St. Paul

  First Team

  Pitcher: Tanner Hoffmann, sr., Cuero

  Pitcher: Travis Madden, sr., Industrial

  Pitcher: Matt Longoria, sr., Victoria East

  Pitcher: Cole Hybner, so., Shiner St. Paul

  Catcher: Blue Hybner, sr., Shiner St. Paul

  First Base: Coy Guentert, sr., Weimar

  Second Base: Devin Pesek, sr., Shiner St. Paul

  Third Base: Michael Mikulenka, jr., Victoria West

  Shortstop: Aaron Perez, sr., Refugio

  Outfield: Jared Dolezal, sr., Victoria West

  Outfield: Logan Curtis, sr., Victoria East

  Outfield: Andrew Thibodeaux, sr., Cuero

  Designated Hitter: Robert Gleinser, jr., Victoria East

  Utility: Hayden Vesely, sr., St. Joseph

  Second Team

  Pitcher: Miles Manning, jr., Victoria West

  Pitcher: Kade Kucera, sr., Van Vleck

  Pitcher: Joey Gamez, sr., Shiner

  Pitcher: Adam Hunter, jr., Yoakum

  Pitcher: Carson Schindler, so., Hallettsville

  Catcher: Christian Krushall, sr., Wharton & Ryan Falcon, sr., St. Joseph

  First Base: Tanner Austin, sr., Victoria East

  Second Base: Nolan Besetzny, sr., Schulenburg

  Third Base: Kevin Landgrebe, sr., Bay City

  Shortstop: Zach Valenzuela, jr., Victoria West

  Outfield: Bryce Brandl, so., El Campo

  Outfield: Robbie Trenck, sr., Victoria West

  Outfield: Kyle Wallace, sr., Shiner St. Paul

  Designated Hitter: Micah Montes, sr., Industrial

  Utility: Austin Smith, sr., Bay City & Colby Mikes, sr., Hallettsville Sacred Heart

  Honorable Mention

  Victoria West: Cole Hajek, Seth Harrison, Brooks Bynum; Victoria East: Troy McIntosh, Trey Thormahlen,
  Gabe Verduzco; Calhoun: John Garcia; El Campo: Greg Rod, Cole Hunt; Bay City: A.J. Flores;
  Cuero: Dustin Ohrt, Jordan Boothe, Aaron Bell, Cullen Vaught; Yoakum: Timmy Blakeney, Brice Lauer,
  Kerry Linn, Blake McCracken, Neil Berger; Gonzales: Jalen Longoria, Anthony Casares;
  Wharton: Edward Robledo, Andrew Cruz; Palacios: Pete Garcia; Goliad: Kaid Brand, Colby Schrade;
  Van Vleck: Brandon Garay, Doogie Van Wie, Josh Lankston, Will McGonagle, Adrian Martinez,
  Dillon Martine; Industrial: Tyler Chovanec, Bryan Martin, Daniel Martin, Preston Kuntz;
  Edna: Cody Pemberton, Kam-Ray Runnels, Manny Freeland; Boling: Cullen Groover, Ben Merecka,
  Caleb Henson, Dustin Ortiz, Rusty Vogler; Tidehaven: Beau Talley, Jake Krenek, Jimmy Leatherwood;
  Bloomington: Keanu Escamilla; Weimar: Ryan Rerich, B.J. Jones; Schulenburg; Jacob Langhamer,
  Ross Bludau; Hallettsville: Marshall Hajek, Ryan Renken, Josh Mettlach;
  East Bernard: Cody Ognoskie, Ty Slanina; Rice Consolidated: Erik Gold; Nixon-Smiley: John Elkins;
  Karnes City: J. Boyd Vaughan; Garett Schulz, Clayton Labus, Lawrence Carrasco, Colby Burson,
  Garrett Kiska, Phillip Vaughan, Wally Gonzales; Refugio: Travis Quintanilla, Connor Lowrie,
  Justin Padilla, Shiloh Whetsel;

  Shiner: Brady Cejka, Ky Sandelovic, Zach Reese, Wesley Patek, Matt Pohler, Cuatro Rankin,
  Blaine Caka, Donavan Mardis;

  Ganado: Josh Banda, Trey Thedford, Wesley Demicelli, Justin Koudelka; Flatonia: Colby Mica,
  William Bruns, Cole Robbins, Colin Kocurek, Josh Velasquez; Louise: Trey Koudela, Colton Courville;
  Yorktown: Lane Strieber, Troy Kuykendall, Josh Blaschke;
  Woodsboro: Matt Escamilla, Ronnie Martinez, Marcus Jaramillo, Connor Payne; Kenedy: Rhett Bell,
  Tristin Mejia, Rolando Zepeda, Jake Havron; Runge: J.J. DelaSantos, Chris Brasher;
  St. Joseph: Jerry Vasquez, Bradley Matthiews, Brayden Blanton, Thomas Valenzuela, Ryan Longoria;
  Jarret Ortmann; Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Casey Mueller, Landon Hatfield, Daniel Halata,
  Cody Dornak, Cade Brewer;

  Shiner St. Paul: Brandon Sciba, Dustin Adamek, Dakota Kresta, Brett Hodges, Tyler Blanton;

  Faith Academy: Johnathan Luck, Dustin Cabrera.

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