Dylan File named MVP as Region 9 coaches release 2014 all-star baseball team

ST. GEORGE — Desert Hills senior pitcher Dylan File was named the Region 9 Most Valuable Player and the Thunder also [laced five other players on the all-league first and second teams in a list released today by region-champion coach Jerry Beck.

Thunder starting pitcher Dylan File. Park City at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, May 10, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Thunder starting pitcher Dylan File was named league MVP Tuesday. File photo from Park City at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, May 10, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

File, known for his 90-mile an hour fastball as well as his hitting prowess, led Desert Hills to a 9-3 region record and a second-place finish st the 3A State Tournament. DH lost in the championship game 8-7 to Grantsville.

File was 7-2 on the season, with five saves and the senior righty struck out 123 batters in 66 and two-thirds innings while compiling a 0.63 earned run average. He also hit .400 at the plate (34 for 85) and led the team with 36 runs batted in. Scouts from several Major League teams have expressed interest in drafting File in the upcoming MLB Draft.

Evan Moss and Clay Gardner also were first-teamers for Desert Hills. The rest of the All-Region first team are Dakota Donovan of Pine View, Clint Gates and Tyler Wardell of Snow Canyon, Zack Brinkerhoff, Payton Higgins and Keaton Kringlen of Canyon View, Braxton Ipson of Dixie and Kaden Lunt, Rykker Tom and Brock Esplin of Cedar.

Here’s the list, including the second team:


First Team

MVP- Dylan File, Desert Hills

Dakota Donovan, Pine View

Clint Gates, Snow Canyon

Zack Brinkerhoff, Canyon View

Keaton Kringlen, Canyon View

Braxton Ipson, Dixie

Kaden Lunt, Cedar

Brock Esplin, Cedar

Evan Moss, Desert Hills

Rykker Tom, Cedar

Clay Gardner, Desert Hills

Tyler Wardell, Snow Canyon

Payton Higgins, Canyon View

Second Team

Logan Lafemina, Pine View

Brady Sargent, Snow Canyon

Josh Howard, Snow Canyon

Dylan Draper, Pine View

Drew Bailey, Dixie

Chance Aplanap, Dixie

Brecken Lewis, Cedar

Jay Williams, Hurricane

Wyatt Bendall, Desert Hills

Baden Powell, Desert Hills

Braiden Irvin, Desert Hills

Treyson Esplin, Cedar

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  • carol June 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    thanks for a great article on our Grandson, it is really nice to be able to get
    this kind of read from across the states.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic June 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Our pleasure, Carol 🙂
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  • Kris June 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations to Dylan File. It’s great to hear about someone who has worked so hard for the accomplishments he’s made in his young life. From what I hear he is headed for great things and I, for one, will be following him in the national leagues. Good luck to you Dylan.

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