(McLennan Athletics courtesy photo.)
McLennan catcher Mason George was named one of the Top Returning Position Players for the Southwest District on Tuesday.(McLennan Athletics courtesy photo.)

WACO – McLennan Highlanders baseball catchers J.T. Stevenson and Mason George were named Top Returning Position Players and Nathan Bertness was named a Top Returning Pitcher for the Southwest District.

Stevenson, a McKinney native, recorded a .500 batting average with 11 walks and eight RBIs while appearing in 17 games as a freshman. George, a China Spring graduate, recorded a .273 batting average with 12 walks and 12 RBIs while appearing in 33 games as a freshman. Bertness, a left-hander from Sugar Land, notched a 3-1 record with 4.00 ERA while appearing in 12 games as a freshman. He participated in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Sophomore All-Star Games in the fall.

The Highlanders open the 2015 season on Saturday in Wharton.