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Baseball: Elder earns first team all-state

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Recent Decatur graduate and Texas signee Bryce Elder added another honor.

The Eagles ace was named the relief pitcher on the 4A Texas Sportswriters Association team.

MORE HONORS – Decatur pitcher Bryce Elder earned a first-team spot as a reliever on the Texas Sportswriters Association team. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Elder went 7-2 with a minuscule ERA of 0.603 in 69.2 innings. He threw a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs, while leading the Eagles to their second region finals appearance.

Against teams ranked in the top 10 in 4A – Argyle and Texarkana Pleasant Grove – Elder had three no decisions and allowed only two earned runs in 18-plus innings.

Elder was the Wise County MVP and 9-4A Pitcher of the Year.

Northwest shortstop Tanner Tredaway earned honorable mention on the 5A squad. Tredaway, the 6-5A MVP, batted .474 and drove in 20 runs for the league champions.

Chico’s Cameron Weatherly and Jerod Blanks received honorable mention on the 2A team. Weatjer;u. the 10-2A Offensive Player of the Year, hit .512 with an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of 1.54. Blanks batted .500 with 12 RBIs.

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