McLennan baseball trio receive NJCAA preseason honors

(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.

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