BISD Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2015 Inductees
The latest class selected for induction into the Boerne ISD Hall of Honor has been announced and includes the 2004 Boerne High baseball team, along with former Greyhound baseball players Logan Kensing and Seth Johnston.
The Class of 2015 was officially inducted into the Hall of Honor at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio at 11:30 a.m.
This is the sixth class selected for induction into the Hall of Honor since it was created in 2010.
A look at the class of 2015:
2004 BHS Baseball Team
It turned out to be a pretty special year in 2004 for the Boerne High baseball team who went on to claim the 4A state title.
Boerne High went 32-5 that magical season and outscored opponents 271 to 113. They had a 20-game win streak at one point and included in that was a 10-0 mark in district.
Once the playoffs began, the Hounds went 10-1 on their way to the title. BHS had a first-round bye and then swept Lake Travis, Kerrville Tivy and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo to set up a showdown with No. 1 state-ranked Calallen in the regional finals.
Boerne won Game 1 over the Wildcats in 11 innings, 2-1, at Wolff Stadium after Bradley Suttle stole home for the game-winning run.
The Wildcats took the second game, 13-10, in Robstown at Aviator Stadium to force a third game. In that decisive Game 3, it was all Boerne, who went on to post a run-rule 15-3 win behind the pitching of Austin Jones.
No. 1 ranked Calallen only lost four games that year and all four losses came at the hands of Boerne, two in the regional finals and two during the regular season.
Once at the state tourney, the Greyhounds defeated Port Neches-Groves in the state semifinals, 4-0, behind the pitching of Suttle. In the finals, they put the ball in the hands of Russell Moldenhauer who guided the team to the 4A state title against Denton Ryan, 5-1.
Moldenhauer, just a sophomore that year, was named the MVP of the tourney.
Included on the BHS team were Ray Martinez, Chris Sutherland, Austin Jones, Josh Rognerud, Justin Rodriguez, Matt Merrill, Michael Roberts, Bradley Suttle, Brandon Tindall, Kevin Rawls, Cameron San Miguel, Russell Moldenhauer, Arthur Waldrop, Chris Davila, Conrad Srp, Darrell Pankratz, Ben Davis, Brandon Essick and Taylor Spalla. Several of the players on that team went on to play college baseball.
Chuck Foster was the head coach, while John Uecker, Mark Arnold and Tim Margraf were assistants.
Seth Johnston and Logan Kensing
Seth Johnston and Logan Kensing were friends and teammates at Boerne High and played football and baseball together before they graduated in 2001.
Both were all-state in baseball their junior and senior years at Boerne before they went on to play in college. Kensing signed to play baseball with Texas A&M as a pitcher and Johnston with the University of Texas as a middle infielder.
During their senior seasons at BHS, Johnston played quarterback for the Hounds and threw for 1,136 yards, the most by a BHS quarterback in 30 years, while Kensing caught 42 passes for nearly 700 yards and seven touchdowns.
In the spring, the Boerne High baseball team went 29-6-1 and won the 2001 district title. The Hounds were ranked No. 1 in the state in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association poll most of that season and had a 14-game win streak. They lost in the third round to Kerrville Tivy that year, dropping the decisive Game 3, 4-3 in the ninth inning.
While at Boerne, Johnston batted .481 his junior year and recorded 51 hits in 33 games. During his senior season, Johnston hit .423 with 20 extra base hits - 14 doubles, one triple and five home runs. He went 6-0 as a pitcher with a 0.97 ERA.
When he graduated from Boerne High in 2001 he went on to play four years at the University of Texas where he helped the Longhorns reach the College World Series four straight years. During his four years at Texas, the Longhorns made it to the championship round three times and won national titles in 2002 and 2005.
After Texas lost the national championship to Cal-State Fullerton in 2004, Johnston, who was a junior at UT, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round with the 199th pick.
Johnston decided to return to Texas for his senior season and what a year it was. He helped the Longhorns win the national title in 2005 and was named a First-Team All-American shortstop. He was drafted that summer by the San Diego Padres in the fifth round with the 158th pick.
Johnston made his way up through the Padres system and eventually landed in San Antonio where he played with the AA Missions for the 2008 and part of the 2009 season. Some of the 2009 season was spent with the Padres AAA affiliate, but when the season ended Johnston decided to take his life in a different direction.
He left professional baseball and entered the business world. Today, he and his family live in Austin and Johnston is involved in the real estate market.
Several years ago, Johnston was voted to the UIL’s All-Century Third Team as a second baseman.
Kensing was a four-year letterman at BHS in baseball and won 27 games as a pitcher and was also a three-year letter earner in football.
As a junior at BHS, he went 12-1 with a 1.11 ERA, throwing 95 strikeouts in 88 innings. He hit .367 his senior year with 29 RBI and 33 runs. As a pitcher he was 9-4 with a 1.70 ERA.
Kensing signed with Texas A&M where he spent two seasons. He was honorable mention on the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team and went 7-5 with one save and a 3.83 ERA in 20 games as a sophomore.
The Marlins drafted Kensing with the 53rd overall pick in the second round in June 2003 and he signed later that month. He made his major league pitching debut on Sept. 10, 2004, with the Florida Marlins against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Kensing has pitched for the Marlins, Nationals and Rockies at the major league level and has been with farm teams for the Yankees,Tampa Bay, White Sox and Pirates organizations. He is currently playing with AAA Tacoma, a farm team for the Seattle Mariners. He has eight wins in the major leagues, two saves and 144 strikeouts. In the minors, he’s picked up more than 400 strikeouts and close to 30 wins.
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