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LANDON GRAY NAMED TO ALL-STATE BASEBALL TEAM

June 24, 2016
 
Landon Gray Landon Gray, a 2016 graduate of Granbury High School who was a stand-out on the Granbury Pirate baseball team, was named to the Class 5A All-State team by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.
 
Gray, who was selected as a first-team catcher for the state squad, helped lead the Pirates to the area round of the Class 5A postseason this year – marking the team’s fifth straight appearance in the baseball playoffs. The catcher was a varsity starter all four years of high school.
 
The new GHS graduate was also recently named to the Star-Telegram Super Team’s second squad, with the regional newspaper citing that the Pirate “hit .408 for his career, jumped up to .488 this season with 21 extra-base hits and 27 RBIs.”
 
“Being named first team All-State is the perfect way to end an outstanding career at Granbury High School,” commented Pirate head coach Brad Eppler. “Being named to the Star-Telegram Super Team puts Landon in rare and elite company as well. He deserves both.”
 
For the 2016 season, Gray was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was honored as Academic All-State and was also selected as a GEF Scholar Athlete by the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.
 
Gray was on the District 8-5A first team for this season. He was the district’s top offensive player last year and was on the first team the previous two years.
 
Landon Gray
 
Landon Gray
 
A GHS football player, Gray received the team’s Most Valuable Player award named in honor of former Pirate great Johnny Perkins. He also was honored with the Jerrell Bolton Award for being the team’s top defensive player.
 
In the fall, he will continue playing baseball for the Weatherford College Coyotes.