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Three Hornets earn All-Area honors

Magoffin County's Caleb Howard awaited a pitch during a high school baseball game in May. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County baseball players Caleb Howard (Sr.), Lucas Litteral (Sr.) and Ethan Salyer (Fr.) have been named to the Mountain Top Sports 2021 All-Area Baseball Team.

Howard was tabbed a Second Team selection while Litteral and Salyer were dubbed Honorable Mention selections.

Among the top high school baseball players in the 15th Region, Howard, batted .366 and drove in 24 runs for the Hornets.

Litteral, another one of the top prep baseball players in the 15th Region, batted a team-high .455 for Magoffin County while recording 21 steals.

Salyer, one of the top young high school baseball players in the 15th Region, batted .329 for the Hornets.

Under the direction of head coach Jacob Litteral, Magoffin County compiled a 16-12 record in the 2021 high school baseball season.

The Hornets showed much improvement in the latest prep baseball campaign, compiling a six-game winning streak.

Magoffin County recorded the seventh-most wins among 15th Region teams in the 2021 high school baseball season.

The Hornets are poised to carry momentum over into the 2022 prep baseball campaign.

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