WAXAHACHIE — Three Ellis County seniors will have one last opportunity to wear the sweat-stained baseball caps of their respective high schools in an all-star game Monday at Air Hog Stadium.
Waxahachie graduates Levi David and Trey Thompson, along with Red Oak pitcher Erik Gibson, will trek into the Metroplex to compete alongside some of the best baseball talent the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has to offer Monday, June 12 in the North Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game.
David was the staff ace for an Indian baseball team that finished 28-8 and fell to Cleburne in the third game of the best-of-three UIL 5A Regional Quarterfinals. David went 6-2 for the Indians in 2017 with a 1.38 ERA in 12 starts over 65.1 innings.
Thompson completed the battery for the Indians. The catcher hit .283 with 11 RBIs.
"Trey was one of the better defensive players in our district this year and he really worked hard behind the plate for us," said Brad Davis, who serves as an assistant coach and works with the catchers for the Indian baseball team. "He is one of those kids who comes to the park every day ready to work and wants to get better. He has earned this opportunity."
Gibson helped the Red Oak Hawks to 18-10-2 record. The recent graduate finished with a 5-2 record and 2.45 ERA in nine appearances.
First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Air Hog Stadium, located at 1651 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith