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EUSTACETwo Eustace Bulldog standouts were recently named to the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State baseball teams.
The TSWA Class 3A selections were announced in the Tyler Morning Telegraphs Friday edition.
May graduate Chris Compton (a four-year starter) and incoming senior Braden Strickland (who is expected to become a four-year starter next spring) were both named to the Honorable Mention list.
Compton, who was the District 14-3A Utility Player of the Year, started at second, catcher and pitched for the Bulldogs, and was listed as a second baseman on the TSWA list.
Strickland, who was the districts Pitcher of the Year, was named to the outfield on the Honorable Mention list.
One District 14-3A standout, Mineola senior catcher Colton Bickerstaff, was named first-team All-State by sportswriters.
Bickerstaff, who has signed with Nebraska, batted .542 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs, and scored 30 runs while amassing a .964 fielding percentage at the catchers position during his senior season.
On the mound, Bickerstaff had an ERA of 2.44 with 118 strikeouts.
The Tyler newspaper announced the Class 4A TSWA all-state selections in its Saturday edition.
Mabank was a member of District 15-4A this past spring, but the only district player recognized was Mesquite Poteet senior pitcher Austin Blunt, who was named to the Third Team.
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