4A ALL-LEAGUE: Coaches tab Bonanza's Bryant area Player of Year


High school baseball players put up impressive numbers each spring.

But few can match the performance Bonanza’s Kris Bryant had this year.

“The season he had this year was almost laughable,” Bonanza coach Derek Stafford said. “Absolutely just an unbelievable season to cap an incredible career.”

Bryant hit 22 home runs in 33 games, the third-most homers in a season, according to the Nevada Interscholastic Association record book.

For his efforts, Bryant was selected as the Class 4A Southern Nevada Player of the Year by area coaches.

The 22 homers gave Bryant 47 in his career, also No. 3 in the NIAA record book.

Bryant batted .469, drove in 51 runs and scored 48 for the Bengals this season. He drew 26 walks and struck out only 21 times, despite seldom seeing good pitches to hit.

“He’s always had the power,” Stafford said. “It was just a matter of getting him to be selective. This year there were times he didn’t get one decent pitch all game.”

Bryant also was named Southwest League Player of the Year. Arbor View’s Nick Urban was the Northwest Player of the Year, Rancho’s Eric Holdren took the Northeast honor, and Green Valley’s Cameron Harper earned the Southeast award.

Legacy’s Bill Dexheimer was named Northwest League Coach of the Year. Rancho’s Tom Pletsch was the Northeast League’s Coach of the Year, and Liberty’s Nick Didier took the Southeast honor.

Bishop Gorman’s Chris Sheff and Spring Valley’s Paul Bassett shared the coaching award in the Southwest.

Bryant also highlighted the All-Southern Nevada team. He was joined on the infield by Johnny Field (Gorman), Tanner Chauncey (Las Vegas) and Brett Harrison (Green Valley).

Palo Verde’s Billy Bob Ward was the first baseman and Foothill’s Jordan Stewart the catcher.

Harper, Urban, Gorman’s Cory Welch and Coronado’s Taylor Giordano were the first-team outfielders.

Harper, Holdren, Sierra Vista’s Nick Kingham and Spring Valley’s Aaron Blair were the pitchers, and Green Valley’s Evan Van Hoosier was the designated hitter.
 
Class 4A
All-Southern Nevada
First Team
P–Nick Kingham, Sierra Vista; Eric Holdren, Rancho; Aaron Blair, Spring Valley; Cameron Harper, Green Valley. C–Jordan Stewart, Foothill. 1B–Billy Bob Ward, Palo Verde. IF–Kris Bryant, Bonanza; Johnny Field, Bishop Gorman; Tanner Chauncey, Las Vegas; Brett Harrison, Green Valley. OF–Harper, Green Valley; Nick Urban, Arbor View; Cory Welch, Bishop Gorman; Taylor Giordano, Coronado. DH–Evan Van Hoosier, Green Valley.
Second Team
P–Erick Fedde, Las Vegas; Zack Hartman, Arbor View; Gabby Soto, Foothill; Kris Soto, Foothill. C–Neil Lawhorn, Bishop Gorman. 1B–David Day, Del Sol. IF–Jake Hager, Sierra Vista; Christian Centrella, Palo Verde; Brandon Pletsch, Rancho; Drew Robinson, Silverado. OF–Dillon Meyer, Palo Verde; Zak Qualls, Rancho; Alan Guerrero, Eldorado; Johnny Sewald, Bishop Gorman; Pierce Skinner, Legacy. DH–Erik Van Meetren, Bishop Gorman
Player of the Year: Kris Bryant, Bonanza.

All-Sunrise Region
First Team
P–Harper, Green Valley; G. Soto, Foothill; K. Soto, Foothill; Holdren, Rancho. C–Stewart, Foothill. 1B–Day, Del Sol. IF–Robinson, Silverado; Harrison, Green Valley; Chauncey, Las Vegas; Pletsch, Rancho. OF–T. Giordano, Coronado; Harper, Green Valley; Qualls, Rancho; Guerrero, Eldorado. DH–Van Hoosier, Green Valley.
Second Team
P–Dillon Dove, Las Vegas; Qualls, Rancho; T. Giordano, Coronado; Jeremy Morski, Silverado; Morgan Stotts, Silverado. C–Gabe Chavira, Rancho. 1B–Scott Koenen, Rancho. IF–Kevin Kline, Rancho; Eric Larsen, Eldorado; Bobby Johnson, Silverado; Mike Meyers, Silverado. OF–Danny Topps, Liberty; Kyle Moyes, Foothill; Mark Faranda, Chaparral; Quinnton Mack, Las Vegas. DH–Holdren, Rancho.

All-Sunset Region
First Team
P–Hartman, Arbor View; Blair, Spring Valley; Kingham, Sierra Vista; Chris Tulak, Bishop Gorman; Joey Lauria, Legacy. C–Lawhorn, Bishop Gorman. 1B–Ward, Palo Verde. IF–Bryant, Bonanza; Field, Bishop Gorman; Hager, Sierra Vista; Centrella, Palo Verde. OF–Meyer, Palo Verde; Urban, Arbor View; Sewald, Bishop Gorman; Welch, Bishop Gorman; Skinner, Legacy. DH–Van Meetren, Bishop Gorman.
Second Team
P–Josh Hull, Durango; Michael Wagner, Centennial; Welch, Bishop Gorman; Buddy Borden, Arbor View. C–Kevin Dorantes, Cimarron-Memorial. 1B–Kingham, Sierra Vista. IF–Tyler LeBaron, Arbor View; A.J. Hernandez, Cimarron-Memorial; Bobby Burns, Faith Lutheran; Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman. OF–Blair Goldsack, Sierra Vista; Marquis Towers, Sierra Vista; Nathan Hale, Cimarron-Memorial. DH–Josh Roelofs, Shadow Ridge.

All-Northeast League
First Team
P–Fedde, Las Vegas; Dove, Las Vegas; Holdren, Rancho; Qualls, Rancho. C–Chavira, Rancho. 1B–Koenen, Rancho. IF–Chauncey, Las Vegas; Pletsch, Rancho; Kline, Rancho; Larsen, Eldorado. OF–Faranda, Chaparral; Mack, Las Vegas; Qualls, Rancho; Guerrero, Eldorado. DH–Holdren, Rancho.

Second Team
P–Robert Evans, Chaparral; Jordan January, Chaparral; Aldo Mora, Las Vegas; Josh Gomez, Rancho. C–Eric Herring, Valley. 1B–Robert Melendrez, Las Vegas. IF–Raul Jimenez, Chaparral; Brig Jensen, Las Vegas; Gomez, Rancho; Hansel Escamilla, Valley. OF–Xavier Palmer, Las Vegas; Roy Sipes, Rancho; Hector Robles, Valley; Marcus Mejia, Valley; Chris Brown, Eldorado. DH–Sammy Gonzales, Eldorado.
Player of the Year: Eric Holdren, Rancho
Coach of the Year: Tom Pletsch, Rancho

All-Southeast League
First Team
P–Harper, Green Valley; G. Soto, Foothill; T. Giordano, Coronado; Morski, Silverado; Stotts, Silverado. C–Stewart, Foothill. 1B–Day, Del Sol. IF–Harrison, Green Valley; B. Johnson, Silverado; Robinson, Silverado; Meyers, Silverado. OF–Topps, Liberty; T. Giordano, Coronado; Moyes, Foothill; Harper, Green Valley. DH–Van Hoosier, Green Valley.
Second Team
P–Andrew Kouroumousis, Liberty; Brandon Van Stone, Foothill; K. Soto, Foothill; Nolan Kohorst, Green Valley. C–Daniel Doph, Del Sol. 1B–Morski, Silverado. IF–Rudy Strnad, Green Valley; K. Soto, Foothill; Chris Bradford, Liberty; Justin Vasquez, Tech. OF–Cody Giordano, Coronado; Bobby Shiroky, Green Valley; Gabe Douglas, Green Valley; Dylan Ellis, Foothill. DH–Miles Bice, Coronado.
Player of the Year: Cameron Harper, Green Valley
Coach of the Year: Nick Didier, Liberty

All-Northwest League
First Team
P–Hartman, Arbor View; Wagner, Centennial; Lauria, Legacy; Borden, Arbor View. C–Dorantes, Cimarron-Memorial. 1B–Ward, Palo Verde. IF–LeBaron, Arbor View; Centrella, Palo Verde; Hernandez, Cimarron-Memorial; Burns, Faith Lutheran. OF–Urban, Arbor View; Skinner, Legacy; Meyer, Palo Verde; Hale, Cimarron-Memorial. DH–Roelofs, Shadow Ridge.
Second Team
P–Zach Monticelli, Legacy; Colt Stout, Shadow Ridge; Bryan Bonnell, Centennial; Adam Thompson, Legacy. C–Dan Jaffe, Palo Verde. 1B–Monticelli, Legacy. IF–Marquise Hall, Cheyenne; Hartman, Arbor View; Thompson, Legacy; Bruce Lewallen, Centennial. OF–Blake Matthias, Faith Lutheran; Willie White, Centennial; Donald Glover, Legacy; Pedro Gonzales, Arbor View. DH–Bryan Faucher, Centennial.
Player of the Year: Nick Urban, Arbor View
Coach of the Year: Bill Dexheimer, Legacy

All-Southwest League
First Team
P–Blair, Spring Valley; Kingham, Sierra Vista; Tulak, Bishop Gorman; Hull, Durango; Welch, Bishop Gorman. C–Lawhorn, Bishop Gorman. 1B–Kingham, Sierra Vista. IF–Bryant, Bonanza; Field, Bishop Gorman; Hager, Sierra Vista; Gallo, Bishop Gorman. OF–Welch, Bishop Gorman; Sewald, Bishop Gorman; Goldsack, Sierra Vista; Towers, Sierra Vista. DH–Van Meetren, Bishop Gorman.

Second Team
P–Dominic Jeppi, Bonanza; Mario Franzese, Bonanza; Sam Morrow, Pahrump Valley; Dusty Stevens, Sierra Vista; Ricky Gonzalez, Durango. C–Scotty Tomassetti, Sierra Vista. 1B–Aaron Blair, Spring Valley. IF–T.J. White, Bishop Gorman; Brennen Stott, Desert Oasis; Heriberto Orozco, Bonanza; Cameron Cole, Spring Valley; Matt Guzman, Western. OF–Tyler Kartler, Spring Valley; Joe McCaw, Pahrump Valley; Gonzalez, Durango; Tyler Lepley, Pahrump Valley. DH–Julian Cutolo, Sierra Vista.
Player of the Year: Kris Bryant, Bonanza
Co-Coaches of the Year: Paul Bassett, Spring Valley, and Chris Sheff, Bishop Gorman