Despite the baseball season not finishing, the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association presented annual awards with two Stephens County baseball players named All-Star by class.
The association named Jaxon Gregston, a Duncan senior, to the Class 5A West All-Star team while Central High Senior Bryson Johnson went to the Class A West All-Star team.
Playing for the Demons for three full seasons, Gregston, in his four games during his final season with Duncan, had a batting average of .417 with five hits in 12 official at-bats.
His junior season, Gregston played in 38 games and had a batting average of .366 while driving in 27 runs during his final full season with the Demons.
During his sophomore season, Gregston played in 30 games and had a .372 batting average while driving in 17 runs for the Demons in 2018.
Demons head coach Erik Hughes, who coached Gregston those three seasons, said he was proud of the way he represented Duncan High School and became part of the All-Star by Class.
“We are extremely proud of Jaxon and all his his accomplishments,” Hughes said. “We feel he is great example of the model of a Duncan Demon baseball player.”
Central High’s Johnson became the second Stephens County senior to be selected this year. He’s played three seasons on the varsity team for the Bronchos baseball team.
Representing the Bronchos on the Class A West All-Star team, Johnson started off his career by hitting .300 and was 20-for-20 on stolen base attempts while pitching some for Central High.
His junior season, Johnson had a .483 batting average and was 17-for-21 on stolen base attempts after an injury in his sophomore season saw him return to the field.
Only playing in five games his senior season, Johnson already had a .500 batting average. He pitched in two games, going 1-1 on the mound for the Bronchos and striking out 15 batters.
Jarrett Sparks, Bronchos head coach for the last two seasons, said Johnson is someone he loves to see play and knows he will do well in the next part of his life.
“Bryson has been an outstanding player for Central High over the past four years,” Sparks said. “He has excelled in all three sports at CHS and is one of the very few three-star athletes we have had for all four years. He is very deserving of the All-Star by Class award. I am very proud of Bryson and all his accomplishments on and off the field. I wish him well in his next chapter of life.”
These two athletes join several other athletes as the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association released the All-Star lists and All-State lists earlier last week.