2021 Hooks Preseason Giant College All-Stars


Veterans Memorial, King and Moody each placed four players on the 2021 Hooks South Texas Preseason Large School Baseball All-Star Team announced Thursday.

Gregory-Portland had three choices, Carroll two and Victoria East also had choices.

Veterans Memorial Senior First Baseman Daylan Pena is the only 2020 repeat pick on the team. Together with Pena, Jake Miller, Xavier Perez and Jose Acuna were appointed to the Eagles’ team.

The four Moody Prize winners were Josh Gonzalez, James Perales, Nomar Saenz, and Derek Hernandez. Andrew Solis, Eddie Molina, Ben Garza, and Andrew Garcia received nods for King.

2021 South Texas Preseason Grand School Baseball All-Star Team

Jugs: Jose Acuna, Veterans, Sr., Malachi Lott, Gregory-Portland, Sr., Jake Miller, Veterans, Sr., Xavier Perez, Veterans, Jr.

Catcher: Walker Janek, Sr.

First base: Daylan Pena, Veterans, Sr.

Second base: Andrew Solis, King, Sr.

Third base: Josh Gonzalez, Moody, Sr.

Shortstop: Eddie Molina, King, Sr.

Outfield: Ben Garza, King Sr., Gilbert Gonzalez, Carroll Sr., Brady Parker, Victoria East Jr., James Perales, Moody Sr.

Designated hitter: JJ Bush, Carroll, Sr., Easton Dowell, Gregory-Portland, Jr., Andrew Garcia, King, Sr., Nomar Saenz, Moody, Sr.

Usefulness: Derek Hernandez, Moody, Sr.

Len Hayward is the USA Today Sports Network Region’s sports director and the Caller-Times sports editor. Support our subscription options and specials at Caller.com/subscribe


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