Eight Pirates on the Granbury High School baseball team earned spots on the District 7-4A all-district team.
Leading the Granbury honorees was Nathan Hickey, who was the district’s most valuable player.
The GHS graduate was also the team’s most valuable player for the last two years. Hickey, who recently signed to play at Paris Junior College on a full scholarship, was selected to play in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Star Game. Last year, he was named the district’s pitcher of the year and was also a second-team honoree as a sophomore in 2012.
Earning first-team honors were first baseman Tristan Fallin, catcher Landon Gray, shortstop Payton Rhodes, and third baseman Landon Weatherly.
On the second team was outfielder Kasey Hubbard. Honorable mention selections were outfielder Matthew Hickey and designated hitter Alex Kempf.
Those on the all-district teams were:
Most Valuable Player: Nathan Hickey
First Team: Tristan Fallin, Landon Gray, Payton Rhodes, Landon Weatherly
Second Team: Kasey Hubbard
Honorable Mention: Matthew Hickey, Alex Kempf
Last year, Gray and Rhodes were on the first team, and Fallin was an honorable mention choice. Rhodes was also on the second team in 2012.
In addition to Granbury, District 7-4A is composed of state champions Aledo, Fort Worth Arlington Heights, Fort Worth South Hills, Fort Worth Southwest, Fort Worth Trimble Tech, Fort Worth Western Hills, and Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt.
Head coach Brad Eppler was assisted by Trent Phillips, Greg McCarthy, Danny Guidry, and athletic trainer Andy Rankin.