Five members of the Maricopa High School baseball team were named all-section in a coaches’ poll this week.
Seniors Tyler Rapp, Christian Garcia and Kevin Borboa were all named First Team. Junior Marcos Cano and sophomore Carter Pain were Second Team selections.
As a pitcher, Rapp was 7-1 with two saves and an earned run average of just 2.06. In 51 innings, he struck out 44, walked 14 and gave up 15 earned runs. At bat, he had a .333 average. His 25 hits included two home runs and eight doubles. He also led the team in stolen bases with seven.
Garcia had a .381 batting average with a team-leading 32 hits and 26 runs batted in. He had a homer, three triples and five doubles. A catcher, he also had the highest fielding average on the team at .985.
Borboa played in 20 out of 29 games and had a team-leading batting average of .462. He had six doubles, two triples and a home run while driving in 19 runs. He had four stolen bases.
Cano batted .346 with three home runs, two triples and four doubles. He drove in 24. He drew the most walks on the team with 15. He also stole four bases. His fielding average was .921.
Paine was 5-4 as a pitcher with an ERA of 2.68. He struck out 43 in 52.1 innings while walking 22 and giving up 20 earned runs. He batted .322, with four doubles and a triple. He had four stolen bases.
The Rams finished the season in the second round of the state tournament with a 16-13 record. They were ranked 10th in the state in Division III.