Four local baseball players earned all-state honors and two of them were also named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s all-star team.

Celeste’s 21-6-1 Blue Devils put two players on the Class A all-state team, including second baseman Casey Barbee and catcher David Wilson.

Barbee, who batted .486 for the season, made the Class A first-team all-state list and was also selected to play for the North team in the Class 3A-A all-star game. Barbee also compiled an 8-3 record as a pitcher for the District 10-A champion Blue Devils, striking out 83 batters for the season. He was also selected as the most valuable player on the All-District 10-A team.

Wilson, a .486 hitter for the season, earned third-team honors. Wilson threw out 43 percent of runners who tried to steal against him. He also earned third-team all-state honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class A team and claimed defensive MVP honors on the All-District 10-A team.

Chase Stokes of Lone Oak captured second-team all-state honors in Class 2A as a shortstop for the 18-10 Buffaloes, who advanced to the playoffs. Stokes batted .420 for the Buffaloes with four homers, two triples and 22 runs batted in. He also scored 34 runs. Stokes also went 5-3 as a pitcher with a 3.56 earned run average. Stokes earned All-District 15-2A first-team honors as a utility player.

Wolfe City’s Case Roundtree earned second-team all-state honors in Class A as a third baseman and was also selected to play in the THSBC’s all-star game back in June at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Roundtree earned first-team all-District 10-A honors as a catcher for the 22-10-1 Wolves, who were bi-district and area champions. Roundtree was also named Mr. Baseball at Wolfe City.

Roundtree has signed to play football at Hardin-Simmons in Abilene.





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