BRYAN -- Four players from the East Texas area were recognized on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writer's Association Class 3A all-state baseball team, which was released Wednesday.

Carthage junior second baseman Kolby Blissett earned second-team honors, while Lufkin Hudson senior pitcher Riley Smith and senior third baseman Micah Ellison and Pleasant Grove junior outfielder Trey Jeans made the third team.

Several East Texans received honorable-mention recognition -- Carthage senior pitcher JayDon Day, Carthage junior pitcher William Rittenberry, Diboll senior first baseman Jay Lowe, Pleasant Grove senior second baseman Alex Alsup, Gilmer senior second baseman Dylan Bowman, Bullard senior second baseman Holden Bryant, Rusk senior shortstop Michael Crews, Diboll junior shortstop Eric DeJesus, Athens junior third baseman Adam Stallings, Bullard senior outfielder Haden Bryant, Carthage senior outfielder Samuel Chhor and Van sophomore outfielder Matt Savis.

East Texas TSWA Class 3A All-State Selections


  • Kolby Blissett, 2B, Jr., Carthage



  • Riley Smith, P, Sr., Lufkin Hudson
  • Micah Ellison, 3B, Sr., Lufkin Hudson
  • Trey Jeans, OF, Jr., Pleasant Grove



  • JayDon Day, P, Sr., Carthage
  • William Rittenberry, P, Jr., Carthage
  • Jay Lowe, 1B, Sr., Diboll
  • Alex Alsup, 2B, Sr., Pleasant Grove
  • Dylan Bowman, 2B, Sr., Gilmer
  • Holden Bryant, 2B, Sr., Bullard
  • Michael Crews, SS, Sr., Rusk
  • Eric DeJesus, SS, Jr., Diboll
  • Adam Stallings, 3B, Jr., Athens
  • Haden Bryant, OF, Sr., Bullard
  • Samuel Chhor, OF, Sr., Carthage
  • Matt Savis, OF, Soph., Van