Tyler Torres, who recently finished his senior year of baseball with the Glen Rose Tigers, landed another postseason honor last week when he was named on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state honorable mention list.
Torres had previously earned second-team all-state honors for a second straight season from the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association following the 2018 season.
“He deserves every bit of that,” GRHS head baseball coach James Evans said. “He had a great career at Glen Rose. He is well deserving of the award.”
Despite the fact that Torres didn’t get widespread recognition with a deep run in the playoffs, he earned the honor because of “his stats and other coaches — it all speaks for itself,” Evans stated.
Torres was one of seven second basemen named to the TSWA’s 4A honorable mention list. Bobby Goodloe of District 8-4A foe Godley is the second-team all-state second baseman. Preston King of Argyle was first-team all-state at that position, and Ren Reynolds of Kilgore was the third-team all-state.
He was three-year standout at second base for coach James Evans’ Tigers. Torres was voted first-team all-District 8-4A his senior year, when he posted a .342 batting average. He and teammate Davis Shackelford were co-winners of the GRHS baseball Tiger Excellence Award for 2018, by vote of their teammates.
Torres made his mark in the Tigers’ baseball record books during his career. He holds the GRHS career record for base hits, with 86. He is also the Tigers’ all-time leader in runs scored in a season and in a career.
Torres was a first-team all-district receiver and honorable mention all-district as a cornerback on defense for his senior football season in 2017.
Also, Torres earned academic all-state recognition from the Texas High School Coaches Association, along with teammate Connor Hansen and baseball student manager Cayden Miller.
Torres will be enrolling this fall at Texas Tech University, Evans said, and may try to walk on in the spring in an effort to play baseball with the Red Raiders.