Five local players are MAC All-Stars

Published 8:19 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Four area high school baseball players were named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches High School All-Star baseball team recently.

In the 1A/2A South State team, two Loyd Star seniors — Konner Allen and Parker Flowers — were named as All-Stars. Both Allen and Flowers have been key components to the undefeated Loyd Star Hornets team this season. Allen has been mashing baseballs all season for the Hornets with a .362 batting average with 29 hits, including nine doubles and two home runs.

“I am proud of these two for their accomplishments of making the MAC all-star game,” Loyd Star head coach Jared Britt said. “Their hard work has paid off by being recognized for this.”

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Flowers has done his part at the plate as well with a .301 batting average with five doubles, three triples and three home runs on the season. Flowers has also been dominant as a pitcher, owning a 6-0 record with a 2.83 ERA.

Wesson senior Jeremy Smith and Lawrence County seniors Kasey Durr and Marcus Atterberry were named to the 3A/4A All-Star team as well. Smith has been a two-way threat for the Cobras all season long and has won big games on the mound. Smith batted a .385 average with 13 RBIs, including nine doubles, three triples and two home runs. On the mound, Smith owns a 3-4 record as a starter with a 2.50 ERA.

Durr has led the Cougars at the plate with a .420 batting average, 34 hits and 17 RBIs, including 11 doubles and one triple. Durr has also been the ace of the pitching rotation with a 6-1 record and an impressive 0.47 ERA in nine starts.

Atterberry has been the next leading hitter for Lawrence County with a .308 bating average with a team-high 23 RBIs, including four doubles and two home runs.