Athlete of the week: Cash Shows

Shows batting average .443 with 43 hits and 24 RBIs

SHINER, Texas — Shiner catcher Cash Shows help lead his baseball team to the state finals this year where they would end their run after falling to the New Deal Lions who would become the eventual Class 2A State champions. Shows did get a state ring when the Comanches won the football championship back in December. Shows was a wide receiver on the football team. Shows began playing select ball at the age of nine. He has grown to be a dominant player on the diamond this season for the Comanches with a batting average of .443 with 43 hits and 24 RBIs, while being behind the plate he has thrown out 10 runners. Shows is known for having a great arm and skill behind the plate.

“I felt like I excel behind the plate for sure, I worked a lot and definitely hitting the ball too I had some good hits and some good times. I just try to help my team out in any way possible just being the best I can.”

Shows was awarded with the 28 2A Division I defensive MVP, the all-state tournament team selection, the elite all-star team selection, the third team all-state catcher and elected to be part of the UIL class 2A all-district team. Shiner baseball head coach Daniel Boedeker knows Shows is a good athlete and made a big difference in their season. Boedeker saw the potential of Show from his freshman year.

“A characteristic of a good baseball team is when you have a good catcher and we definitely had one of those this year. That’s one thing a lot of good baseball teams will tell you that we were really strong behind home plate, said Boedeker. It has a lot to do with the overall defense of the team starting with the pitchers and getting people in the right positions and being one of those guys that can communicate well with us. Cash definitely grew into that role for us as a senior.”

Shows is currently waiting to find a college that will offer him a scholarship to play baseball. He wants to study  kinesiology and hopes to become a coach one day after being inspired by coach Boedeker. Although Shows is an Astros fan, his favorite MLB player is Mike Trout. With a name like yours hopefully you make it to the big show Mr. Shows.