Led by Hayden Walker and Briana Martinez, the Journal today presents its final All-Metro teams of the 2018-19 school year, in baseball and softball.
BASEBALL: The first team is headlined by Walker, St. Pius’ junior left-handed pitcher.
Don’t read too much into the fact that 5A state champion Volcano Vista has just one first-teamer: Diego Cortes, a clutch junior who I’ve placed at designated hitter. The Hawks were a team built on consistently productive players up and down the lineup.
Cleveland’s Treston Shallenberger, a senior shortstop, was possibly the 5A offensive MVP. There were three stellar shortstop choices, including Cortes and St. Pius’ Grant Smith, who is the second-team SS.