CAPTION: Marble Falls shortstop Jake Carter (left) and pitcher and outfielder Cale Cochran are the first Mustangs to be named to an all-state baseball team in more than a decade. Courtesy photos from Marble Falls baseball
Marble Falls High School baseball players Jake Carter and Cale Cochran are named Class 4A all-state by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. The two Mustangs recently graduated in May.
Cochran, an outfielder and pitcher, was named to the Elite team, while Carter, a shortstop, was named to the third team.
Marble Falls head coach Tyler Porter nominated the two and included their stats. He noted each team had four outfielders and two shortstops.
“Both of these guys are examples of kids who came in as freshmen, and they understood the work they needed to put in,” he said. “And they got rewarded for it. They were leaders. They were in the weight room, they were in the cages throwing and hitting. I’m really proud of that fact. They were dedicated to the hard work and got rewarded for it.”
Cochran had a .556 hitting average this year and an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of 1.139. It combines on-base percentage and slugging percentage and is a measurement of a hitter’s ability to produce runs.
Carter had a .414 hitting average and an OPS of 1.071.
“Anything over 1 is really good,” Porter said of OPS.
Being named all-state are the latest honors for the duo.
After leading the Mustangs to the 2023 District 24-4A championship, their first in almost two decades, Cochran was voted the overall district Most Valuable Player by the head coaches, while Carter was named first team all-district.
As a Marble Falls starting pitcher, Cochran was a perfect 5-0 during district play with a save.
Cochran recently played in two all-star games hosted by the Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association and Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.
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