Coaches from the eight teams in District 16-5A vote each year on this honor. Eagle outfielder Airrik Martinez
was selected to be on the first team of the 2005 All District squad. Airrik is the very first in the history of Akins High School to be named to an All District baseball team.
Eagle Pride Award
was chosen by the members of the Eagles teams as the embodiment of what makes it special to be a baseball player at Akins High School. Consistent at practice and at games, Matt's drive and his spark have been both inspiration and motivation for his teammates.
Past Winners 2002 Jonathan Ramos 2003 Clint McFerrin 2004 Marcus Flores
Most Improved Player
Of all the players on all the Eagle squads, Chris Thompson of the JV Gold team impressed his fellow Eagles most with his improving skills during the 2005 season.
Past Winners 2002 Luis Garcia 2003 Nick Larocque 2004 Justin Jimenez
Defensive Player of the Year
can play any position on the field, but during the 2005 season, his playing time was split between shortstop and pitcher. His knowledge of the game has contributed to a higher level of play, not only for himself, but for his teammates too.
Past Winners 2002 Philip Canty 2003 James Mudrak 2004 Emmanuel Hernandez
Offensive Player of the Year
With an overall batting average of .397, a slugging average of .587, 25 hits, 15 RBIs and an on-base percentage of 53%, Charles Morton led the 2005 Eagle Varsity in each offensive category.
Past Winners 2002 James Mudrak 2003 Marcus Flores 2004 Airrik Martinez
Most Valuable Player
Sure handed center fielder Airrik Martinez anchored the Eagle Varsity's outfield the entire season. At the plate, he finished the season with an overall batting average of .328.
Past Winners 2002 Frank Johnson 2003 Jason Rangel 2004 Charles Morton
Airrik Martinez, Charles Morton.
Outstanding Service Awards
Five Eagle parents were selected to receive special recognition for outstanding service in 2005. The honorees were: Craig Hohertz, Laurie Hohertz, Cheryl Martinez, Robert Rangel and Christine Morton. Each was
presented with a golden eagle (right) as a token of appreciation.
RECIPIENTS OF 2005 AKINS BASEBALL OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS. (Left to right) Christine Morton, Robert Rangel, Cheryl Martinez, Laurie Hohertz,
Craig Hohertz. At far right is Akins Baseball Booster Club President Ralph Guerra.
Web Site Recognition
The Webmaster of akinsbaseball.org was recognized for the work that goes into this web site. A beautiful freestanding acrylic plaque commemorates the honor.