Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 28, 2014

Mallard picks up 18-2A MVP accolade

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

TROUP —

The results are in and several of the Troup diamond nine have garnered significant post-season awards.

Mason Mallard, a catcher/outfielder who has signed with Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark. (NCAA, Division II), was named as the 18-2A Most Valuable Player.

Another Tiger receiving superlative mention was Luke Smith.

Smith, a pitcher, was voted as the district’s Defensive Player of the Year.

The Tigers had five young men named to the conference's first team roll.

That group included Garrett Pendleton, a pitcher, and infielders, Lou Roberson and Brant Palmer.

In addition, outfielders, Brandon Hearon and Kyle Williams secured spots onto the first unit.

Dalton Hayes, a pitcher, was the Tigers' lone representative on the second team.

Finally, Troup had a pair of players, Nate Jenkinson and Tanner Hopson picked for the honorable mention squad.

Tiger baseball was coached by Tell Ross.