Kerens ace Tate Engel

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Kerens senior Tate Engel made his fourth All-State baseball team to top off a brilliant career for the Bobcats.

He’s 4-for-4.

That’s one way to look at it, but a better way is to say what Tate Engel has done is so rare no one even knows if it has ever been done before.

Engel topped off a brilliant baseball career at Kerens by being named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 2A All-State team for the fourth year in a row.

Engel, who pitches and plays third base for the Bobcats, was named the first-team third basemen for the TCBA’s team again.

He started winning All-State honors when he was a freshman and has been named to the team every year while helping Kerens to its best four-year run in the history of the school.

The Bobcats have been ranked in the state poll every year for the past four seasons and won three district titles in a row, putting together an almost unheard of three-year winning streak in district.

Tate, whose father Jayson, coaches the Bobcats, has put up impressive numbers every year, and had mind-boggling numbers as a senior.

Tate hit .553 (21 for 38) and 12 of his 21 hits were for extra bases, including four triples and six homers. He drove in 31 runs in 22 games and had a whopping .714 on-base-percentage to go along with incredible numbers in slugging (1.078) and OPS (1.793).

He went 4-2 with a save on the mound, where he had a 0.85 ERA.

He struck out 72 batters in 31 innings while walking only 13 to top off an incredible career.