Kilgore High School baseball is in the final eight in the state in the UIL Class 4A playoffs, and got even more good news this week.
Senior shortstop Gus Witt has been named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game, to be played at Dell Diamond in Round Rock on Saturday, June 15.
It’s the third straight year a member of the KHS baseball team has made the THSBCA’s summer classic: Collin Pippen made it in 2017, Ren Reynolds a year ago, and now Witt.
Witt will play in the 2A-3A-4A game, which starts at 10 a.m. that day at Dell Diamond, the home of the Round Rock Express. The 5A-6A game will follow. Witt is one of the North All-Stars.
Witt and the Diamond ‘Dogs plan to be in the Austin area next week, though, for something even bigger: the UIL 4A state tournament.
Kilgore (32-7) won the Region II championship series with Benbrook Thursday night at Dallas Baptist University. The Bulldogs will play in the 4A state tournament next week at the University of Texas (see the story in this section).
In 37 games so far this season, in 99 at-bats, Witt has 51 hits, a .515 average. He has an on-base percentage of .607, and a .788 slugging percentage.
Of the 51 hits, 34 have been singles, 10 doubles, four triples and three home runs. He’s got 45 RBI and has scored 48 runs.
Gus is the son of Tony and Syrena Witt of Kilgore. His younger brother, Sam, is also on the team.