2011 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR :: Coy Boedeker, Shiner
Shiner third baseman Coy Boedeker accepts congratulations from his teammates in the dugout.
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SHINER -- Daniel Boedeker threw a mean curveball and Coy Boedeker has the ability to hit one.
Father and son are alike in many ways when it comes to baseball, with one notable exception.
The Boedekers grew up and played high school baseball at Shiner, but Daniel made his mark on
the mound, while Coy has left a lasting impression at the plate and in the field.
Daniel pitched for Shiner and continued his career at Sam Houston State before going into
coaching and eventually becoming the head baseball coach at his alma mater.
Coy pitched in Little League, but became a position player when he played for his father at the
high school level.
"I couldn't throw a curveball and I didn't throw hard enough," Coy said. "I figured I better
Boedeker rebounded from a fractured patella and torn meniscus in his right knee he suffered
during football season and hit .462 this season with two home runs, six triples, 12 doubles and
He scored 38 runs, had an on-base percentage of .577, stole 11 bases and struck out only nine
times in 140 plate appearances.
Boedeker had a fielding percentage of .925 playing mostly third base and helped the Comanches
reach the Class 1A regional final before they finished with a 28-10 record.
Shiner came up one win short of making the state tournament, but Boedeker's performance led to
his selection as the Player of the Year on the Victoria Advocate's 2011 All-Area Baseball Team.
Daniel Boedeker was the Most Valuable Player of the Advocate's 1992 all-area team.
"He's always been a pretty good baseball player from Little League on," Daniel Boedeker said.
"I realized he would have the opportunity to be a special player his sophomore year when I saw
him swinging the bat.
"He developed good bat speed for being so young. Defensively, he always had a good glove."
Coy Boedeker moved up to the varsity his freshman year. He enjoyed playing for his father, but
found it challenging at times.
"It's always tougher because you have the extra added pressure," Coy said. "It feels like he's
always down your back and watching you. It made me work harder. It made me try to do twice as
much better as everyone."
Daniel Boedeker enjoyed coaching his son, but often had to council him not to attempt to do too
"There were a lot of times when he was being pitched around, especially with people on base,"
Daniel said. "We talked a lot about getting himself out and taking a swing at a bad pitch
"It's one of those things you've got to try and rep over and over. You can talk about it but
when you get in a game, you've got to let your instincts take over."
Coy Boedeker was disappointed he wasn't able to be a member of a state championship team like
his father was as a player in 1992, but he's is proud of his high school career.
"We made a good run and had a good year," Coy said. "We made a lot of memories that I won't
Coy Boedeker should get the opportunity to play college baseball, and his father is doing his
best to make sure he's prepared.
"I told him it's not going to be easy," Daniel said. "He's just going to be another face in the
crowd when he gets there and he's going to have to do something special to make himself stand
out. I told him he has to go in ready and be in the best shape he can be and do his best from
Coy Boedeker's 2011 Honors:
Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association: Class 1A Second-Team All-State
District 28-1A: Unanimous Most Valuable Player
Advocate All-Area Players of the Year:
2011: Coy Boedeker, Shiner
2010: Landon Appling, El Campo
2009: Landon Appling, El Campo
2008: Jennings Boothe, Cuero
2007: Kyle Condel, Shiner
2006: Paul Demny, East Bernard
2005: Riley Boening, Yoakum
2004: Riley Boening, Yoakum
2003: Randy Boone, Yoakum
2002: J. Brent Cox, Bay City
2011 VICTORIA ADVOCATE ALL-AREA BASEBALL TEAM
Player of the Year: Coy Boedeker, sr., Shiner
Pitcher of the Year: Jordan Pacheco, sr., Victoria West
Offensive Player of the Year: Kyle Bludau, jr., Schulenburg
Defensive Player of the Year: Dylan Blaha, jr., Weimar
Newcomers of the Year: Mason Tipton, fr., Victoria East & Clint Davis, fr., Cuero
Coach of the Year: Mark Noska, Shiner St. Paul
Pitcher: Tanner Hoffmann, sr., Cuero
Pitcher: Travis Madden, sr., Industrial
Pitcher: Matt Longoria, sr., Victoria East
Pitcher: Cole Hybner, so., Shiner St. Paul
Catcher: Blue Hybner, sr., Shiner St. Paul
First Base: Coy Guentert, sr., Weimar
Second Base: Devin Pesek, sr., Shiner St. Paul
Third Base: Michael Mikulenka, jr., Victoria West
Shortstop: Aaron Perez, sr., Refugio
Outfield: Jared Dolezal, sr., Victoria West
Outfield: Logan Curtis, sr., Victoria East
Outfield: Andrew Thibodeaux, sr., Cuero
Designated Hitter: Robert Gleinser, jr., Victoria East
Utility: Hayden Vesely, sr., St. Joseph
Pitcher: Miles Manning, jr., Victoria West
Pitcher: Kade Kucera, sr., Van Vleck
Pitcher: Joey Gamez, sr., Shiner
Pitcher: Adam Hunter, jr., Yoakum
Pitcher: Carson Schindler, so., Hallettsville
Catcher: Christian Krushall, sr., Wharton & Ryan Falcon, sr., St. Joseph
First Base: Tanner Austin, sr., Victoria East
Second Base: Nolan Besetzny, sr., Schulenburg
Third Base: Kevin Landgrebe, sr., Bay City
Shortstop: Zach Valenzuela, jr., Victoria West
Outfield: Bryce Brandl, so., El Campo
Outfield: Robbie Trenck, sr., Victoria West
Outfield: Kyle Wallace, sr., Shiner St. Paul
Designated Hitter: Micah Montes, sr., Industrial
Utility: Austin Smith, sr., Bay City & Colby Mikes, sr., Hallettsville Sacred Heart
Victoria West: Cole Hajek, Seth Harrison, Brooks Bynum; Victoria East: Troy McIntosh, Trey Thormahlen,
Gabe Verduzco; Calhoun: John Garcia; El Campo: Greg Rod, Cole Hunt; Bay City: A.J. Flores;
Cuero: Dustin Ohrt, Jordan Boothe, Aaron Bell, Cullen Vaught; Yoakum: Timmy Blakeney, Brice Lauer,
Kerry Linn, Blake McCracken, Neil Berger; Gonzales: Jalen Longoria, Anthony Casares;
Wharton: Edward Robledo, Andrew Cruz; Palacios: Pete Garcia; Goliad: Kaid Brand, Colby Schrade;
Van Vleck: Brandon Garay, Doogie Van Wie, Josh Lankston, Will McGonagle, Adrian Martinez,
Dillon Martine; Industrial: Tyler Chovanec, Bryan Martin, Daniel Martin, Preston Kuntz;
Edna: Cody Pemberton, Kam-Ray Runnels, Manny Freeland; Boling: Cullen Groover, Ben Merecka,
Caleb Henson, Dustin Ortiz, Rusty Vogler; Tidehaven: Beau Talley, Jake Krenek, Jimmy Leatherwood;
Bloomington: Keanu Escamilla; Weimar: Ryan Rerich, B.J. Jones; Schulenburg; Jacob Langhamer,
Ross Bludau; Hallettsville: Marshall Hajek, Ryan Renken, Josh Mettlach;
East Bernard: Cody Ognoskie, Ty Slanina; Rice Consolidated: Erik Gold; Nixon-Smiley: John Elkins;
Karnes City: J. Boyd Vaughan; Garett Schulz, Clayton Labus, Lawrence Carrasco, Colby Burson,
Garrett Kiska, Phillip Vaughan, Wally Gonzales; Refugio: Travis Quintanilla, Connor Lowrie,
Justin Padilla, Shiloh Whetsel;
Shiner: Brady Cejka, Ky Sandelovic, Zach Reese, Wesley Patek, Matt Pohler, Cuatro Rankin,
Blaine Caka, Donavan Mardis;
Ganado: Josh Banda, Trey Thedford, Wesley Demicelli, Justin Koudelka; Flatonia: Colby Mica,
William Bruns, Cole Robbins, Colin Kocurek, Josh Velasquez; Louise: Trey Koudela, Colton Courville;
Yorktown: Lane Strieber, Troy Kuykendall, Josh Blaschke;
Woodsboro: Matt Escamilla, Ronnie Martinez, Marcus Jaramillo, Connor Payne; Kenedy: Rhett Bell,
Tristin Mejia, Rolando Zepeda, Jake Havron; Runge: J.J. DelaSantos, Chris Brasher;
St. Joseph: Jerry Vasquez, Bradley Matthiews, Brayden Blanton, Thomas Valenzuela, Ryan Longoria;
Jarret Ortmann; Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Casey Mueller, Landon Hatfield, Daniel Halata,
Cody Dornak, Cade Brewer;
Shiner St. Paul: Brandon Sciba, Dustin Adamek, Dakota Kresta, Brett Hodges, Tyler Blanton;
Faith Academy: Johnathan Luck, Dustin Cabrera.