According to Enterprise baseball coach Terry Bowler, Class 1A Most Valuable Player Joe Randall was just one of the guys.
The hardworking righthander was 10-0 and earned victories in the semifinals and finals that lifted the 17-0 Wolves to their ninth title in 13 years."We didn't know who our pitchers were going to be," said Bowler, who lost two of his main pitchers to graduation. "He (Joe) worked hard in the offseason . . . He stepped up."
Along with the 10-0 mark, Randall had an impressive 2.23 ERA, with 46 strikeouts and hit a respectable .426.
Joining Randall on the 1996 Deseret News All-State team are teammates Jobe Peterson, Zach Jones and Garrett Carr.
Last year's MVP Lawson Sweat from Wendover is joined on the first team by teammates Thayne Sweat, Juan Rodriguez and Enrique Rodriguez.
Rounding out the team are Wayne's Rocky Hallows, Brandon Anderson, Intermountain Christian's Todd Robbins and Tyler Van Klaveren, Tabiona's Brandon Capser and Piute's Mike Hansen.
MVP: Joe Randall, Jr., Enterprise
C: Thanye Sweat, Sr., Wendover
IF: Juan Rodriguez, Sr, Wendover
IF: Jobe Peterson, Sr., Enterprise
IF: Rocky Hallows, Sr., Wayne
IF: Zach Jones, Sr., Enterprise
IF: Tyler Van Klaveren, Sr., Int. Christian
OF: Brandon Anderson, Sr., Wayne
OF: Enrique Rodriguez, Sr. Wendover
OF: Garrett Carr, Sr, Enterprise
OF: Brandon Casper, Sr., Tabiona
P: Lawson Sweat, Sr., Wendover
P: Mike Hansen, Sr., Piute
P: Todd Robbins, Sr., Int. Christian
Honorable Mention: Sloan Sweat, Wendover; Eric Hoger, Wayne; Riley Schroeder, Waterford; Michael Gray, ICS; Alan Barben, Piute; Cliff Peterson, Wayne; Mike Johnson, Mt. Vernon; Gaylen Dalton, Panguitch; Jay Cranney, SL Lutheran; Josh Johns, Dugway; Matt Snyder, ICS; Travis Moss, Piute; Jeramy Manning, Dugway; Jeff Teran, Waterford; Jonathan Barlow, Enterprise; Bryce Blackwell, Piute.