PCHS baseball earns four all-state nods
June 21, 2013
Last year, Chandler Anderson didn’t get much varsity playing time during the Park City High School baseball season.
This year, he played outfield and third base and hit third in the Miners’ batting order. He didn’t disappoint, hitting .479 with 14 doubles and 16 stolen bases. He also made only one error in the field all year.
Because of these efforts, Anderson earned a spot on the Deseret News’s 3A first-team all-state team. He was joined on the first team by Mark Trevino, who was 11-1 on the mound and hit .390 with six doubles at the plate.
Chandler Barkdull and Cole Tan were named all-state honorable mentions for their contributions to the Miners’ season, when the team finished 18-9 and claimed the Region 10 title.
After earning second-team honors last year, Trevino said he’s happy with the way he progressed his senior year.
"A goal of mine was to be a first-team guy," he said. "I’m glad my numbers were good enough to be that guy."
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He credited the PCHS staff for his continued improvement during his high school career.
"Coach (Lou) Green and the whole staff here have been preparing me for this point," he said. "I’m glad that all my hard work in the winter I stopped playing basketball to focus on baseball paid off."
And, he added, being able to share all-state honors with three of his teammates and friends was a great bonus.
"They’re my really good friends," he said. "I hope they continue to do well when I’m gone."
He thinks the Miners are heading in the right direction under Green.
"It shows the character of players we have here," he said of the team’s four all-state honorees. "A lot of people think Park City is a ski town, not a baseball town. But to have four of our starting nine on the all-state team isn’t bad at all."
Barkdull and Anderson will be back to lead Park City as juniors next season. But, Barkdull said, there’s no rivalry to see who can finish higher in the all-state rankings.
"We’re really good friends," he said. "So we don’t really see each other as competitors. But we’ve got to make sure we’re working hard to get better every day."
Barkdull added that he’ll spend the summer getting used to some different positions in the field to try to help replace Trevino, Tan and Tim Leary. He saw action at shortstop in the team’s summer opener.
"I’ve played there when I was younger," he said. "I’m pretty much comfortable anywhere but pitcher."
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