Written by Corbett Smith
Southlake Carroll's Tyler Alexander named Baseball Pitcher of the Year; Rockwall-Heath's Bret Boswell Hitter of the Year
PITCHER OF THE YEAR
TYLER ALEXANDER, Southlake Carroll, Sr.
Notable: No one in the area matched Alexander’s strikeout prowess. The 4-5A co-MVP struck out 177 batters in 942/3 innings, helping Carroll advance to its second straight 5A Region I final. The TCU signee was 12-1 with a 0.66 ERA, saving two games, and allowing just 23 walks.
Did you know? Alexander, who was drafted by Detroit in the 23rd round of the MLB draft, never made a home start during his senior season. Carroll coach Larry Hughes reserved Alexander for road starts.
HITTER OF THE YEAR
BRET BOSWELL, Rockwall-Heath, Sr.
Notable: Asked to take a starting role after the graduations of Jake Thompson and Jovan Hernandez, Boswell led the defending 4A state champs to a 5A district title. He had 50 hits in 100 at-bats, with nine home runs, 36 RBIs, 38 runs and 13 doubles.
Did you know? The Texas signee isn’t just a great offensive player. Heath coach Greg Harvey called Boswell, who had a .964 fielding percentage, one of the best high school shortstops he’s ever seen.