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May 28, 2014

Seven Buffs named All-District

KREBS — Three McAlester Buffaloes have been named to the All-District 5A-4 First Team, according to a list obtained Saturday from McAlester head baseball coach Justin Bond. Freshman pitcher Mason Ross, junior outfielder Dalton Wood and senior infielder Brandon Green all made First Team, while four other Buffs made Second Team.

As a pitcher, Ross went 6-3 with a 2.046 earned run average, according to stats kept on Gamechanger.io. He struck out 92 in 65 innings pitched, walking just 16 batters all season.

Ross finished as the Buffs’ leader in wins, total games played (12), total innings pitched, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP (walks plus hitters per innings pitched — 1.169).

At the plate, Ross batted .277, driving in 19 runs and scoring 18 more.

Wood, meanwhile, led the Buffs in 10 different offensive categories: hits (55); doubles (13); triples (five); home runs (eight); RBIs (35); runs (42); batting average (.529); on-base percentage (.583); slugging (.981); and on-base plus slugging (1.564). He was also the Buffs’ statistical leader in most offensive categories as a sophomore in 2013.

Wood also pitched 36.2 innings in 11 games for the Buffs, posting an 0-5 record with 39 strikeouts and a 3.055 ERA.

Green batted .374 with 24 RBIs and 24 runs scored. He converted 52 of 63 total chances into outs during the regular season, helping turn two double plays and finishing the season with an .825 fielding percentage.

Seniors Grant Sontag and Chad Meadows and juniors Taylor Mullins and Brett Homer made the All-District Second Tame. Sontag batted .228 with a home run, 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Sontag also pitched 19 innings in six games, posting a 2-1 record and a 2.947 ERA.

Meadows batted .316 with 13 RBIs and 18 runs scored. The Buffs’ starting second baseman and part of a team-best seven double plays, Meadows’ .920 fielding percentage led the infield and ranked third overall behind center fielder Zach Baugh and catcher Homer.

Mullins, the Buffs’ leadoff hitter, led the team with 11 stolen bases and 14 times reaching on an error. He hit .363 with 39 runs scored, 18 RBIs, 10 doubles and three triples.

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