Keeping Score

Pair of East Central baseball stars make State Games team

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.

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