Honors 2017


Academic All-District
All District
Austin Area Baseball
   
Coaches All Stars
Austin Downtown Lions
   
Sportsmanship Award

Most Valuable Player - Varsity
Offensive Player
Outstanding Service Awards
Texas High School Baseball
   
Coaches All State Team
Tournament Awards

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Defensive Players
Eagle Pride Award
Eagles Class of 2017
Most Improved Player
Most Valuable Player - JV 2
Most Valuable Player - JV 1

Most Valuable Player - JV 1

No recipient named for 2017.

Most Valuable Player  - JV 2

Past Winners
2006  Mike Smith
         Melissa Cavazos
2005  Robert Rangel
         Craig Hohertz
         Laurie Hohertz
         Cheryl Martinez
         Christine Morton
 

No recipient named for 2017.

 

 

Past Winners
2016 no recipient named
2015 Nate Flores
2014 Rene Franco
2013 Michael Garcia
2012 Jonathan Candelas
2011 Rene Castro

Past Winners
2016 no recipient named
2015 Jason Castilla
2014 Alejandro Martinez / Nate Flores
2013 Niko Olvera / Adam Ivey
2012 Michael Garcia
2011 Ryan Gomez

2010 David Garza
2009 Paul Castro
2008 Jeremy Mendez
2007 Jesse Barba

2004 Chris Small

Awarded to players who maintain a 90% average or above in the classroom. No Eagle recipient was named for 2017.

Academic All District

 

2010 Tim Jackson
2009 Roger Herrera
2008 Corey Pinson
2007 Jorge Mendoza

2004 Brandon Stewart

Past Winners
2016 Austin McNicholas
2015 Austin McNicholas
        Austin Scully
 

Coaches from the teams in District 14-6A vote each year on this honor.

Past Winners
2016 1ST TEAM  Adam Ivey PITCHER
        Austin McNicholas  UTILTY
          2ND TEAM 
Jason Porter  OUTFIELD
          HON MENTION 
Jordan Candelas 2ND BASE
        Chris Castro  INFIELD
        Nate Flores  3RD BASE
        Chris Castro  INFIELD
2015 1ST TEAM  Adam Ivey  PITCHER
        Austin McNicholas  SHORTSTOP
2014 2ND TEAM  Michael Garcia,
        Austin McNicholas 
SHORTSTOP
2013 2ND TEAM  Jonathan Candelas  PITCHER
        Austin McNicholas SHORTSTOP

All District

 

2010 2ND TEAM  Corey Pinson CATCHER
        Lorenzo Mendoza 1ST BASE
        Chris Cullen OUTFIELD
2008 1ST TEAM  Brandon Rivera INFIELD
        Randy Berg  CATCHER
        Tyler Pinson PITCHER
        2ND TEAM   Kyle Smith 1ST BASE
2007 1ST TEAM   Brandon Rivera INFIELD
        2ND TEAM   Randy Berg CATCHER
2006 Jacob Saldaņa INFIELD
2005 Airrik Martinez OUTFIELD

Austin Downtown Lions Club
Sportsmanship Award 
Boys Team Sports

 

 

For more than 50 years, the Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club has recognized team sportsmanship by making a yearly award for boys’ sports and another for girls’ sports. 052117A02541 2017 Lions Club Sportsmanship Award - boys team sports A smAustin ISD high school teams in all sports are considered. The Lions ask sporting officials (referees, umpires, etc.) to vote, based on the sportsmanship of the players, coaches, and fans.

Last year, the award was won by the soccer team of Crockett High School. This year’s recipient is the Akins Eagles baseball team. The Eagles will keep and display the traveling trophy for a year.

In addition to the handsome trophy, the Austin Downtown Lions gave the Eagles baseball program a $500 cash award - which it doesn’t have to give back after a year!

1ST TEAM                                                                                                                                       

REYNA, Rudy 3 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm

Rudy Reyna
PITCHER

Adam Gutierrez
OUTFIELD

Jason Porter
OUTFIELD

FLORES, Nate 17 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm

Nate Flores
3RD BASE

David Wilson
1ST BASE
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

2ND TEAM                                    

Chris Castro
2ND BASE

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Mason Arvallo
CATCHER

HONORABLE MENTION                                           

CAMACHO, Ryan 11 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm

Connor Archer
PITCHER

Ryan Camacho
PITCHER

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MACHUCA, Gilbert 2 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm

Gilbert Machuca
OUTFIELD

Eagle Pride Award

Rudy Reyna

Selected by the members of the Eagle teams as the embodiment of what makes it special to be a baseball player at Akins High School. The Eagle Pride Award for 2017 goes to Rudy Reyna.

Past Winners
2016 Austin McNicholas
2015 Christian Suttles
2014 Christian Martinez
2013 George Palacios
2012 R.C. Medrano
2011 Justin Pecchia
2010 Michael Mancilla
2009 J.T. Garcia

2008 Michael Arriaga
2007 Ben Kwiatkowski
2006 Matt Cavazos
2005 Matt Hohertz
2004 Marcus Flores
2003 Clint McFerrin
2002 Jonathan Ramos

 

Jason Porter
AKINS CLASS OF 2017

Most Improved Player

The 2017 choice is Mason Arvallo, who worked diligently to improve his strength and speed in the off-season, becoming the starting Varsity catcher.

Past Winners
2016 Chris Castro
2015 Dylan Bryden
2014 Michael Garcia
2013 Andreas Duran
2012 Billy Ferren
2011 Robert Franco
2010 Freddy Zamora / Frank Gutierrez
2009 Martin Martinez
2008 Bryant Alvarez
2007 Matt Diaz
2006 Daniel Guerra / Brandon Stewart
2005 Chris Thompson
2004 Justin Jimenez
2003 Nick Larocque
2002 Luis Garcia
 

 

Most Valuable Player

Past Winners
2016 Adam Ivey
2015 Austin McNicholas
2014 Rene Castro
2013 Austin McNicholas
2012 Tim Jackson
2011 Roger Herrera
2010 Jeremy Rubio
2009 Jeremy Rubio

 

The co-winners of the Most Valuable Player award from the 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity team are Jason Porter and Adam Gutierrez.

Mason Arvallo

2008 Tyler Pinson
2007 Brandon Rivera
2006 Daniel Fabian / Martin Salinas
2005 Airrik Martinez
2004 Charles Morton
2003 Jason Rangel
2002 Frank Johnson

Jason Porter

Adam Gutierrez

ARVALLO, Mason 9 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm2

 

 

 

 

Tournament Awards

Past SAISD Tournament honors
2014 Eagles win consolation bracket
2013 Eagles take 3rd place in tournament 
2008 Eagles take 2nd place in tournament 
 

The Eagles did not play in the 2017 AISD Tournament. There was no All-Tournament selection from the Eagles team for the 2017 tourney.

Austin ISD Tournament

Past Winners
2016 Adam Ivey / Austin McNicholas
2015 none
2014 none
2013 none
2012 none
2011 Blake Hoffman / Robert Franco

Defensive Players of the Year

Best Pitcher: The winner for 2017 is Rudy Reyna. A right-handed pitcher, Rudy finished the season with a regular season record of 8-0 and an ERA of 1.43. He’s the first 8-game winner in Eagles history.

Gold Glove: The winner for 2017 is Chris Castro, a rock at 2nd base for the Eagles Varsity. Chris has impressive stats, but they don’t even begin to capture his ability to make a spectacular play at a crucial point in a ballgame.

Past Winners
2016 BEST PITCHER Adam Ivey
2016 GOLD GLOVE Nate Flores
2015 Adam Ivey
2014 Rene Castro
2013 Jonathan Candelas
2012 Paul Castro
2011 Paul Castro
2010 Jeremy Rubio

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Past Winners
2016 BEST HITTER  Niko Olvera
2015 Austin McNicholas
2014 Adam Gutierrez
2013 Rene Castro
2012 Daniel Lopez
2011 Roger Herrera
2010 Chris Cullen
2009 Corey Pinson

 

Best Hitter: David Wilson is the 2017 winner. David led the Eagles with a .444 regular season batting average. He led the team with 29 hits, of which 10 were for one or more extra bases. David tied for the most RBIs with Adam Gutierrez. Both had 17.

Rudy Reyna


2009 Julian Gonzales
2008 Randy Berg
2007 Randy Berg
2006 Jacob Saldaņa
2005 Jason Rangel
2004 Emmanuel Hernandez
2003 James Mudrak
2002 Philip Canty

David Wilson

2008 Kyle Smith
2007 Ulises Castillo
2006 Randy Berg
2005 Charles Morton
2004 Airrik Martinez
2003 Marcus Flores
2002 James Mudrak

Chris Castro

 

 

 

SALAZAR, Gene Head Coach 19 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm1
PORTER, Jason 10 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm1
FLORES, Nate 17 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm1
GUTIERREZ, Adam 12 2017 Akins Eagles Varsity sm1

Adam Gutierrez
AKINS CLASS OF 2017

Three Eagles Seniors and the team’s head coach were chosen to participate in the 2017 AABCA All-Star game on Sunday, June 11, at Dell Diamond. The annual contest divides the area’s outstanding players into teams from the North and South. Eagles Jason Porter, Nate Flores, and Adam Gutierrez were named to the South team. Eagles Head Coach Gene Salazar was selected as a coach of the South team.
Congratulations to these worthy Eagle All-Stars!!!

Past AABCA Selections
2016 Adam Ivey,
        Austin McNicholas
        Niko Olvera
2008 Randy Berg

Nate Flores
AKINS CLASS OF 2017

Gene Salazar
EAGLES HEAD COACH
Coach, 2017 AABC South Team

Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All Stars

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(L to R) JASON PORTER, EAGLES HEAD COACH GENE SALAZAR, NATE FLORES, ADAM GUTIERREZ

NATE FLORES

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061117V02802 Adam Gutierrez AABCA all-star sm

ADAM GUTIERREZ

JASON PORTER

061117V02819 Jason Porter AABCA all-star sm
061117V02911 3rd base Nate Flores AABCA all-star sm
061117V02888 CF Jason Porter AABCA all-star sm

NATE FLORES

JASON PORTER

061117V02843 RF Adam Gutierrez AABCA all-star sm

ADAM GUTIERREZ

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COACH SALAZAR AND PLATE UMPIRE PRE-GAME

FINAL SCORE IN 9 INNINGS: NORTH ALL STARS 6
SOUTH ALL STARS 3

Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All State Team

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031517V09619 LF Jason Porter t1 A sm
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David Wilson    1st base    1st team

Jason Porter    Outfield    3rd team