The Miller Grove Hornets baseball team came into the season with a target on their back, after making it all the way to the Regional Finals the year before. Coming into the season ranked inside the Top 5, every team that went up against Miller Grove did so with something to prove.
The Hornets met those expectations by playing strong, getting production from a number of different players. Two players in particular were honored recently, as they were named to the 2A All-State Third Team.
Seniors Jacob George and Lexton Sly were the two players who were recognized by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. George was listed as a second baseman, while Sly was listed as an outfielder.
George had a great season offensively, leading the team in a number of categories. The Hornets’ second basemen led the team in plate appearances (98), hits (37), doubles (13), batting average (.493), OBP (.594), slugging (.693) and OPS (1.287).
He also had a team-leading 14 extra base hits, as well as a team-leading 52 total bases. George was also fantastic in pressure situations, hitting an incredible .595 with runners in scoring position.
As strong as he was offensively, he was equally strong on defense, playing great in the field at a number of different positions. He was also one of the teams leading pitchers.
Sly was also named 2A All-State Third Team. Sly also played a huge role for the Hornets this season, while like George, also leading the team in a number of categories.
Categories Sly led include at-bats (76), singles (27), and RBI (36). Sly had a great slashing line as well, hitting for a .408 average, as well as a .473 OBP and an OPS of .946.
When on the base paths Sly was very dangerous, stealing 22 bases, which was second-most behind only Landon Burnett who had 27 stolen bases. Sly was also very reliable in the field, playing strong defensive in centerfield and also pitching for Miller Grove.