By Kevin Posival

Harker Heights Herald

Harker Heights baseball coach Glenn Cunningham had a senior for almost every occasion.

At least one for every need the Knights had - actually three: Emery Atkisson, Hunter Mayo and J.T. Gilmore.

"Every day, they just made such an impact even on our younger kids as far as how to prepare yourself, how to get ready to play," Cunningham said.

"That leadership quality is what a lot of them had. They're just exceptional kids because of that work ethic and what they've accomplished because of that work ethic."

The trio were named to the District 12-5A all-district first team Monday when the list was the released.

Shoemaker freshman Raven Saucedo was the district newcomer of the year and A&M Consolidated senior Riley Farrell was the district MVP.

Outside of Sauceda and a pair of Consolidated juniors - pitcher Logan Howell and designated hitter Gabe Singer - the 23-member all-district first team is entirely seniors.

Seniors Zach Moseley and Stefan Flores were second-team selections and sophomore Caleb Dean and junior Robbie Sluss were honorable mentions.

"We're extremely proud of them," Cunningham said. "You hate to see them go, but they got to go sooner or later. We just wish them well when they go to the next level and play. They'll take those things with them and somebody else will benefit from them."

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