Glen Rose High School’s smooth-hitting and slick-fielding second baseman Tyler Torres has earned second-team all-state baseball honors from the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Torres, a junior who was the leadoff hitter in the Tigers’ lineup, had a .480 season batting average in 2017 — 77 points higher than anyone else on the team.
His 36 hits and 32 runs scored also led coach James Evans’ Tigers during this past season. The five doubles Torres recorded was second-most on the team behind Camden Reynolds’ total of six.
Although he has been a big contributor to the Tigers’ varsity as a letterman for two years, he will have one more season left to compete.
“Tyler is a great kid. He has really helped our varsity the last two years,” Evans said. “He’s the type of player that you can put anywhere on the field.
“Offensively he is a threat to his opponents. He handles the bat really well and is hard to get out. He is also a threat on the bases because of his speed. Tyler is the type of kid every coach wants on their team. I am very proud of Tyler and he is very deserving of this award.”
Torres and Glen Rose senior shortstop Camron Rush were the only two Tigers voted first-team all-district in the tough District 8-4A alignment, which included eventual Region I-4A finalist Godley, along with Stephenville, which reached the third round of the playoffs.
The district had two teams in the final top 25 Texas high school baseball state rankings — Godley at No. 5 and Midlothian Heritage at No. 19.
As a sophomore, Torres was voted district Newcomer of the Year.
The Tigers posted a 12-11 season record in 2017.