With the 2021 baseball and softball season already played, the 2021 All-District honors have been released with several players from both squads being recognized.
In baseball, Brett Blankenship not only received the honor, but was recognized for his prowess at the plate as the Wabash Valley commit was voted the 14-AA Offensive Player of the Year. Roman Adams, Ethan Quinn and Jake Swindle were also selected as all three had a lot of success on the mound, defensively and at the plate. Bryce Hernandez rounded out the list by making the All-Tournament team as the junior went 7-10 during the district tournament.
On the girls side Freed Hardeman commit Molli Deere was selected for her play in the infield and at the plate as she was one of the leading hitters in West Tennessee. Baylee Mills was chosen as she led the Lady Panthers in the circle and did well at the plate. Freshmen Lauren Ruehl and Jayla Davenport completed the list as both slugged several home runs and became early contributors to the RHS team.
Lady Panther Head Coach Mike Box said, “We had a good year just didn’t finish the way we wanted. Injuries played a big role in it, but we had our chances, just couldn’t put it all together. Will miss the seniors very much. Got a lot of young players that played a lot of innings so looking forward to next year and a new district to compete in. I thank all those that were involved in helping this year.” He continued, “All the All-District players were deserving, but we had a lot of players who worked extremely hard to make us the team we were.”