Lewis, Snider, Polk garner All-State Baseball honors
Three local baseball players Jaken Snider of Elgin, Tyler Polk of Duncan and Luke Lewis of Fort Cobb-Broxton were honored by the Oklahoma Coaches Association last week when they made the All-State baseball team.
Each had plenty of success this season both individually and for their teams as all three propelled their clubs to their respective state tournaments. Snider helped Elgin win the Class 4A state title.
'Dirty work' pays off for Lewis
Doing the dirty work rarely receives the glamorous attention it should.
But the dirty work is what Luke Lewis has specialized in both on the hardwood and on the diamond the past four years with Fort Cobb-Broxton.
Lewis has played in 11 state tournaments throughout high school seven baseball (fall and spring) and four basketball.
Believe it or not, doing the dirty work in basketball muscling through the paint, scrapping for rebounds and loose balls or blocking shots has helped Lewis relish his dirty work in baseball where he plays first base. Quite often, first basemen are burdened by the tall task of fielding errant throws or lunging and twisting their bodies in every which direction to secure an out while miraculously keeping their feet on first base.