JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School graduating seniors Domenic Patterson and Cullen Vaught have been chosen to play in the Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game.
The contest is June 9 at Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd. in Round Rock.
The duo were nominated by Mustangs head baseball coach J.T. Blair.
“Those guys have had great high school careers,” he said. “They deserve to play in this all-star game. I believe they’re two of the best players in Central Texas.”
Vaught will play shortstop, and Patterson will be at first base.
“Both of them are special players,” the coach said. “I’m glad I get to watch them in Mustangs uniform one more time.”
Last season, the school was represented by former pitcher Cole Ridgely and shortstop Stacy Heinatz.
“I feel really good about these players this year,” Blair said. “Our program is right there with any of the Class 4A programs in the area.”
In addition, Blair announced Patterson, Vaught and pitcher Garrett Winslett will have college signing ceremonies at the field house of the athletic department at the high school, 2101 Mustang Drive, at 2 p.m. June 5.
Vaught will attend Texas Christian University, Winslett will play for North Lake College in Irving and Patterson will go to Weatherford College.
Vaught signing with the Horned Frogs goes beyond what he did for the Mustangs, Blair said.
“His reputation was already out there,” he said. “It didn’t take a whole lot at all for them to get on him.”
The three have plenty in common, the coach said.
“All of these kids played a lot of baseball,” he said. “That’s important. (The college coaches) wanted guys to come in with a lot of experience. That’s the big one.”