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June 19, 2014

GC Baseball: Kerens' Anderson, Warren named to THSBCA 1A All-State team

Corsicana — Kerens' senior pitcher and outfielder Brett Anderson was named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association's Class-1A All-State baseball team, and Kerens' outfielder Brent Warren made the third team.

Anderson, who was the District 19-1A MVP and the Golden Circle Co-Pitcher of the Year, is a two-time THSBC All-State first-team selection. He made the first-team as a junior a year ago and received honorable mention honors as a sophomore.

Anderson played in the THSBCA All-Star Game at Dell Diamond in Round Rock on Saturday, and topped off a brilliant career at Kerens with the All-State honor that was announced Thursday.

“I feel really good about it,'' said Anderson, who will be a freshman at Texas A&M in the fall. “That was one of my goals I set for myself, to play in the All-Star Game and make the All-State team.''

Anderson batted .592, scored 32 runs and drove in 14 runs for the 19-1A district champs. He also stole 32 bases and had a sensational season on the mound, where he went 6-2 with a 1.34 ERA. He struck out 107 batters in just 54 innings, averaging almost two Ks per inning.

Warren, a senior who was the 19-1A Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Golden Circle player, hit .467, scored 28 runs and drove in 12 runs for the Bobcats.

Anderson said what he remembers most from his senior year is the success of the team.

“We came together as a team and we won the district for the first time in forever,'' he said. “We kept getting better and kept pushing each other.''

Anderson said he pushed himself harder this year.

“I worked hard to get where I am,'' he said. If I had a bad game, I would get my dad to throw to me afterward in the cages, and we would come up on Saturdays and he would throw to me in the cage.''

Anderson, who came to the plate twice in the THSBCA All-Star Game, had a walk. He did make an impression on everyone who was there by taking second place in the outfield skills competition.

I was kind of nervous at first,'' Anderson said. “The other guys were pretty good and I had a month off. It felt good to get second.''

 

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