Diamond Pro/THSB 3A Preseason Top 20

1. Wall– 5 Returning Starters from 39-1 State Championship Team, including  Caleb Heuertz, Sr., P/SS (2019 TSWA 3A Player of the Year, THSBCA 1st Team All-State, 13-0, 110 K’s); Luke Young, 12, P/OF (11-1, 1.552 ERA, 83 K’s, State Tourney MVP).

2. Breckenridge– 9 Returning Starters from 31-5 Regional Semifinalist Team, including Kooper Shook, Sr., 3B/C (THSBCA All-State) and Jake Escalon, Sr. 3B/C/P (THSBCA All-State).

3. Bishop– 7 Returning Starters from Regional Finalist Team, including Criztian Delgado, Sr., 3B (All-State 3B, .433, 44 RBI, 40 Runs) and J.B. Melde, Sr., P/1B (All-State 1B, .370, 38 RBI, 21 Runs)

4. Harmony– 5 Returning Starters from 30-9 Regional Finalist Team, including Gage Goddard, Sr., P (District Pitcher of the Year, 3rd Team All State) and Hunter McNeel, Sr., OF (1st Team AD OF)

5. Brock– 7 Returning Starters from 31-7-1 Regional Finalist Team, including Jaxon Gleaton, Jr., P/INF, Newcomer of the Year, .289); Carson Lightfoot, Jr., P (2nd Team AD P, 9-1, 1.59)

6. Pollock Central– 8 Returning Starters from 23-16 Regional Finalist Team, including Dylan Cloonan, Sr., MIF/P (3rd Team All-State, .442 OBP,  1.81 ERA, 10 wins) and Carson Davis, Sr., 3B/P (2nd Team AD Util., .359 OBP, 18 SB, 3.00 ERA)

7. Van Alstyne– 4 Returning Starters from State Semifinalist Team, including Samuel Tormos, Sr., SS/P, District Off. MVP, All-State, .482, University of Houston) and Zach Smith, Sr., 3B/P (2nd Team AD, .373, 5 2B, 1 3B)

8. Gunter– 8 Returning Starters from 26-10 Regional Semifinalist Team, including Bryson Rigsby, Sr., SS (1st Team AD SS, .382, Luna College) and Ethan Watson, P/OF, Sr., (1st Team AD P, 7-1)

9. Troy– 8 Returning Starters from 29-11 Regional Semifinalist Team, including Kyle Torres, Sr., MIF/P (1st Team AD, THSBCA All-State, .388, 25 RBI) and  Hagen Rose, Jr., MIF/P (District Pitcher of the Year, THSBCA All-State

10. Banquete– 9 Returning Starters from Regional Semifinalist Team, including Isaak DelaPaz, P/SS, Sr. (1st Team AD, All South TX) and Josh Moreno, Jr., P/Util. (1st Team AD)

11. Bushland– 8 Returning Starters from 24-6-1 Regional Semifinalist Team, including Skyler Jaco, Sr., P/INF (9-1, 1.20 ERA 115 K’s, 1st Team Utility Player All State) and Brody Phillips, Sr., OF (.526 Avg, District Offensive MVP, 1st team THSBCA All State)

12. Blanco– 4 Returning Starters from 33-5 State Runner-up Team, including Baylor Smith, Jr., IF/P (1st Team AD, IF/P, .477, 35 RBI, 2 HR) and Austin Van Pelt, Sr., OF/P (1st Team AD, .327, 25 RBI)

13. Atlanta– 7 Returning Starters from 20-10 Regional Semifinalist Team, including Max Ebarb, Sr., P/SS (1st Team AD SS, .413, 53 K, 3.65 ERA) and Hunter Allen, Sr., P/1B (Pitcher of the Year, .342, 13 RBI, 6-1, 75 K, 1.40 ERA)

14. Yoakum– 7 Returning Starters from 21-13-2 Regional Semifinalist Team, including  Staton Pakebusch, Jr., P/C (District Defensive MVP, 3rd Team All-State, .500, 20 2B) Connor Zaruba, So., P/1B (District Newcomer of the Year)

15. New Diana– 7 Returning Starters from 21-11 Regional Quarterfinalist Team, including Cade Medlin, Sr., 3B/P (District Pitcher of the Year, 1.46 ERA, 86 K, Texas State University) and Austin Green, 12, SS/P (District MVP, .368, 89 K, Weatherford College)

16. Clifton– 5 Returning Starters from 28-7 Regional Semifinalist, including Mason Brandenberger, Sr., P/OF (District MVP, 1st Team All State P, 11-1, 88 K) and Riley Perry, Sr., C/OF (1st Team AD, .424, 24 RBI)

17. Grandview– 8 Returning Starters from 29-6-1 Regional Quarterfinalist Team, including Colby Diduch, Sr., P/3B (UTSA commit) and Easton Hoard, Sr., OF

18. Grand Saline– 8 Returning Starters from 23-11-1 Regional Quarterfinalist Team, including Bryce Smith, Sr., P/C/3B (District Pitcher of the Year, .323, 88 K, 0.85 ERA) and Reed Deatherage, Sr., 1B/C (1st Team AD IF, .333, 2 HR, 29 RBI)

19. Holliday– 7 Returning Starters from 24-10-2 Regional Quarterfinalist Team, including Connor Cox, Jr., OF (Defensive MVP, TSWA All-State, .427, .528 OBP) and Logan Whitling, Sr., C (District Offensive MVP, TSWA All State, .529 OBP, 7 HR

20. Franklin– 7 Returning Starters from 23-11-2 Regional Quarterfinalist Team, including Kholten Parlari, Sr., P/OF (District Newcomer of the Year) and James Little, Sr., OF (2nd Team AD)

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