Granbury High School
baseball players received numerous honors for the 2017 season.
The Pirates advanced to
the post-season for the sixth straight year, after placing fourth in District
9-5A. The boys faced Waxahachie in a
bi-district playoff series, falling to the Indians in two games during the
best-of-three series. Granbury has qualified
for the post-season eight of the last nine years.
Four players were named to
the all-district team. Earning
first-team honors were pitcher Matthew Hickey, first baseman Kade Turnage, and
outfielder Rustin Beasley. Catcher Corbin Harris received second-team accolades
from the district.
A senior, Hickey was on
last season’s first team, named to the second team in 2015, and received an honorable
mention nod in 2013, when he was a freshman.
Team awards went to
Matthew Hickey as the overall Most Valuable Player. Kade Turnage was the Offensive MVP, Corbin
Harris was the Defensive MVP, and Wesley Case was Pitcher of the Year.
Rustin Beasely earned Academic
All-State honors. Others receiving
Academic All-District recognition were Wesley Case, Braeden DeRouen, Matthew
Hickey, Cade Hicks, Josh Johnson, Cash McKay, Lachlyn McPhie, Justin Molder, Kade
Turnage, Chance Turney, and Andrew Walters.
In addition to Granbury,
District 9-5A is composed of Arlington Seguin, Burleson, Burleson Centennial,
Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, and Joshua.
Head coach Brad Eppler was
assisted by Matt Holly, Greg McCarthy, Danny Guidry, and athletic trainer Andy