Josh Riley and Frank Weaver named to All-State baseball team by Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association
Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

June 13, 2005 - A pair of Hopkins County baseball players received state-wide recognition this week when they were voted to the All-State team by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Miller Grove senior Frank Weaver, who led his team to the Class A regional quarterfinals, and Sulphur Springs junior Josh Riley, who was the district's top hitter, were each recognized by the coaches around the state.

Riley was named the District 12-4A Offensive Player of the Year after batting .468 with 33 runs batted in, 23 doubles, three home runs and 10 stolen bases. With Riley batting in the No. 2 spot in the line up, the Wildcats were district runners-up and advanced to the bi-district round of the playoffs.

Weaver, one of the top pitchers in Class A since he was a freshman, went 7-0 during the regular season with an 0.49 ERA. He also averaged over two strikeouts per inning. At the plate, he batted .612 in the lead-off spot with five home runs. The Hornets not only won district, they advanced two rounds deep in the playoffs.

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