Harms, Hortenstine named AABCA All-Stars

Cole Harms and Matt Hortenstine will represent Taylor at the AABCA All-Star Game on June 10 in Round Rock.

Taylor's Cole Harms and Matt Hortenstine have been selected to compete in the Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game on June 10 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

The senior duo will play for the North team, managed by Taylor head coach Justin Adams. His coaching staff will feature Taylor assistant Bobby Garza, as well as a group of coaches from Vista Ridge.

Adams is also bringing two students from Taylor Middle School, seventh-grader Jace Gill and sixth-grader Nick Trueter, to serve as batboys.

This is the fifth straight year that Taylor will be represented at the senior-only showcase.

"We are producing quality baseball players in Taylor, plain and simple," Adams said. "It's a community effort for sure, but our goal is for Taylor to be known as a hotbed for baseball talent."

After combining for just three total extra-base hits as juniors, Harms and Hortenstine racked up 19 doubles, three triples and three home runs this season.

They both played key roles in getting the Ducks into playoffs and helping them capture their fifth straight bi-district championship.

"Both Cole and Matt took their roles as senior leaders seriously this year," Adams said. "They led with work ethic and set an example for our younger guys in the program of what we want a Taylor baseball player to look like.

"They both put up all-star caliber numbers and deserve the opportunity to represent their hometown one more time."

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