By TSB Staff
The Dallas Morning News has recognized McKinney North baseball players Anthony Herrera and Julian Pope in its “SportsDay” 2013 All-Area Baseball Team announced Thursday.
Herrera (pictured at left) was selected as a First-Team member at a Utility position. The recent graduate, who has signed with Dodge City Community College, also earned District 13-4A MVP honors after batting .467 with 32 RBIs and 36 runs this season. As a pitcher, he was 4-0 with 12 saves and 40 strikeouts in 33 innings.
Pope (pictured at right), who just finished his junior season, was selected as a pitcher on the third team. He was also named the District 13-4A Newcomer of the Year. Pope finished with an 8-1 record and 0.55 earned run average. Pope also plays the outfield.
North, led by coach Jim Gatewood, finished with a 26-3 record this season. The Bullldogs’ season ended in the UIL Regional Quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to Waxahachie.