A pair of East Central baseball standouts have been selected as part of the District Eight All-Stars that will compete in the State Games of Mississippi at Meridian Community College this week
Left-handed pitcher Konnor Pilkington and right-hander Eric Saksa were both standout pitchers for the Hornets as sophomores this this past season.
Pilkington went 6-3 with a 2.73 ERA while Saksa went 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA. At the plate, Pilkington hit .296 and Saksa batted .267.
The District 8 team is coached by Neil Walther and Jeremy Cothran from Pearl River Central and Cayne Stockstill from Picayune.
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Here is a list of players who were selected for the team following tryouts earlier this month:
District Eight All-Stars
* Taylor Brayley, Jr, Oak Grove
* Billy Cox, Jr, Ocean Springs
* Luke Goodwin, Soph, Poplarville
* Carter Hankins, Jr, Forest County Ag
* Dylan Hardy, Soph, D'Iberville
* Daniel Keating, Jr, Gulfport
* Peyton Lee, Soph, Picayune
* Bruce Mathes, Soph, Long Beach
* Calder Mikell, Jr, Petal
* JoVaughn McNabb, Jr, Hattiesburg
* Konnor Pilkington, Soph, East Central
* Eric Saksa, Soph, East Central
* John Carter Sanner, Jr, Oak Grove
* Michael Shubert, Jr, Hancock
* Drew Smith, Jr, Petal
* Kyle Smith, Jr, Petal
* Dylan Spiers, Jr, Pearl River Central
* Christian Travis, Jr, Pearl River Central