By Mark M Johnson
The 2017 baseball postseason is history and what a history it gave us.
Port Neches-Groves prevailed as the top dogs in 5A not only in region III, but in the state of Texas as well.
The Cubs of Brenham sparked some of the biggest run scoring outburts of the postseason and battled all the way to the end adding regional finalists to their team history.
And you can’t go through a baseball playoff season without Tomball being in the middle of all the madness. The cougars almost fought their way to another state appearance.
The postseason was filled with familiar programs like Crosby, a program that consistently makes long runs into the tournament and year after year comes oh-so-close to that big prize at end of the tunnel.
A couple of teams, Bryan and College Station, were Area finalists this postseason.
Kingwood Park put together another productive season claiming another bi-district championship.
Barbers Hill had a season for the ages taking 22 games in row from their opponents including sweeping the bi-district and area rounds in the postseason. They were even up one game to none on the eventual state champions PNG in the regional quarterfinals. Imagine how different things would have been then.
It certainly was packed full of the most competitive programs the area has to offer.
Through it all an individual is the one who propelled his team over the top to reach that ultimate goal whether it was through leadership, consistency, or just making the right plays at the right time.
These are the student-athletes that best represents what a postseason MVP is: