Four Miners named to All-State teams
June 16, 2015
Following Park City High School’s second-straight season of 20-plus wins in baseball, four Miners have been named to the Deseret News’s All-State teams.
Leading the way for Park City was a trio of seniors — Chandler Anderson, Chandler Barkdull and Scott Stokes — who earned first-team honors. Sophomore Ryan Brady was named to the second-team All-State squad.
Anderson had an outstanding year at the plate for the Miners, finishing with a batting average of .527, three home runs, 13 doubles, 11 triples, 35 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Barkdull hit .476 with two home runs, 11 doubles, 32 RBI and 17 steals.
Stokes was honored not only for his prowess at the plate, where he hit .409 and smacked 12 doubles, but for his work on the mound as well. Stokes paced a strong Park City staff, finishing with a 10-2 record, a 1.68 ERA and 85 strikeouts.
For Stokes, who earned first-team honors for the first time after being named to the second team last year, ending his high school career on a high note was important.
"It meant a lot," he said. "I looked at the guys on there and there are some great players on that list."
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With four Miners represented on the 3A All-State teams, Stokes said it’s a testament to how much Park City baseball has improved.
"It just shows how far its come," he said. "A couple years ago, we’d maybe have one guy. Now we have four guys, including a sophomore. It shows how Coach [Lou] Green has built this program over the last few years."
As they go their separate ways in college, Stokes said he’d miss playing with Anderson and Barkdull, two of the best teammates he’s ever had.
"It was an honor to play with them," he said. "They were some great players, some of the best in Park City history. Having Barkdull as my catcher is one of the best things I could ask for."
Though Park City will be losing a lot with Stokes, Anderson and Barkdull all moving on, Stokes said the program is in good hands with Brady.
"It makes it easy for me to pass the torch," he said. "As a sophomore, he was already one of the best in the state. I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do these next two years."
Anderson is committed to play baseball at the University of Utah next season. Barkdull committed to Western Nevada Community College and Stokes will play at Salt Lake Community College.
Stokes and Anderson will be joining recent high school graduates and a couple college players on a traveling team this summer to stay sharp for their first college seasons.
"We got invited to play for the Utah Bucks, a travel team that plays like 50 games over the summer," Stokes said.
Park City finished the season with an overall record of 21-6. The Miners were eliminated from the 3A playoffs by Bear River in a 6-5 loss.
Dakota Donovan, a junior pitcher from Pine View, won 3A MVP honors. He finished the year with a 10-0 record, a 1.10 ERA and 92 strikeouts on the mound. He also batted .373 with two home runs and 30 RBI.
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