Seniors Cade McBride and Easton Murrell have both been selected to the Texas All-State teams, voted on by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.
McBride made the All-State second team at the catcher position. Murrell received an automatic vote at shortstop after being selected to the Texas All-Star team in early June.
“I was honestly surprised,” Murrell said. “I know I had a good year, but second team All-State is a big honor. I guess hard work pays off.”
The duo batted in the third and the fourth spots of the order all season long for the Prosper Eagles and provided a huge spark with their bats and gloves. Each of them played in 13 total rounds of playoffs in their high school careers.
Murrell led the team with a .441 batting average, drew 31 walks, had 27 RBI and stole 17 bases in 36 games this season. McBride had a .361 average and led the team with 38 RBI.
“They were great leaders on and off the field,” head coach Rick Carpenter said. “They were both on the varsity for three years and part of the 2015 state championship team. They knew what it takes.”
Both players will be heading to college to play baseball this fall. McBride will attend Ouachita Baptist while Murrell will suit up for the University of Arkansas.
“It’ll be something new,” McBride said. “I’ve lived in Prosper my whole life. Getting to play and seeing how I match up with college guys is definitely exciting, for sure.”