Prosper Grad Plays in All-Star Game

Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com

 

2017 Prosper graduate, Easton Murrell, takes nothing for granted, including being selected to play shortstop for the North team in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association 5A/6A All-Star Game.

Murrell, who is signed to play baseball for University of Arkansas in the fall, played the last of his high school games on June 17 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Prosper head baseball coach, Rick Carpenter said, “Easton is a great player, we are really excited for him to have this opportunity.”

And once on the field, Murrell proved why he is one of the state’s best athletes, making his mark in this year’s scorebook with a solid double play to end the fifth inning.

“It was amazing being out here with some of Texas’ best,” Murrell said.

The team, comprised of two players in each position who rotated in every inning, played eight-innings in over 100 degree south Texas heat.

The North ultimately lost the game 9-1, but that didn’t take anything away from the experience for Murrell.

“Of course, I always want to win, but this was something I will never forget,” said Murrell.  “Now I am just really looking forward to Arkansas and bringing what I can to that program.”

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