Bryant's Tyler Sawyer is one of just two players from Arkansas named to the All-District team for District 6 by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.
District 6 includes players from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Sawyer, along with D.J. Baxendale of Sylvan Hills were the only Arkansas players to be chosen.
An All-State and all-conference pick in his senior season for the Bryant Hornets, Sawyer was chosen and played in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star game.
Sawyer primarily played at shortstop or pitcher for the Hornets. According to the bryantcoaches.org website, he hit .432 with five homers and 32 runs batted in as a senior. On the mound, he led the team with six wins with a 3.65 earned run average. He struck out a team high 64 in 46 innings, walking just 16.
This summer for the Bryant Black Sox, Sawyer is, unofficially, hitting .429 with three homers and 38 RBIs. On the mound, he 5-1 with five saves with an ERA of 1.24. In 34 innings, he's walked just four batters.
He and the Sox open State tournament play Friday at 1 p.m., against Paragould.
A left-handed batter and right-handed thrower, Sawyer will continue his education and baseball career this fall on scholarship at Crowder Junior College in Neosho, Mo.