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Baseball, softball programs earn all-district honors

Several students from Lake Dallas High School’s baseball and softball team earned all-district honors following playoff seasons, capping a stellar year for each squad.

On the baseball side, eight players earned all-district honors in District 6-5A, led by four players earning first team recognition. Two players also earned second team recognition, and two players earned honorable mention. Additionally, head coach Chris Haney earned the title of Co-Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Jimmy Webster of Grapevine High School.

In addition to 6-5A All-District recognition, the program also received academic accolades. Jack Belcher and Jacob Tipps earned Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State Finalist distinction for their work both on the field and in the classroom.

On the softball side, Shelby Nelson earned the title of Catcher of the Year, while seven of her teammates earned places on the all-district teams. Two Falcon players earned first team honors, three earned second team honors and two earned honorable mention recognition.

Beyond their 6-5A recognition, the Falcon softball team earned numerous academic accolades. Every member of its team earned both academic all-district and National Fastpitch Coaches Association academic all-state recognition, while the squad earned the team award for NFCA academic all-state recognition as well. Shelby also earned a place on the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Team for softball.

A full list of accolades for each team in their respective 6-5A All-District program can be seen below.

6-5A Baseball All-District Honors
Honor Recipient(s)
1st Team

Jacob Tipps (second base, senior)
Elijah Howard (outfield, senior)
Walter Davis (designated hitter, senior)
Zach Darden (utility, junior)

2nd Team

Michael Duran (pitcher, junior)
Brenden Sorsby (outfield, junior)


Dane Haehn (shortstop, senior)
Ricardo Rodriguez (pitcher, senior)

Co-Coach of the Year

Chris Haney

6-5A Softball All-District Honors
Honor Recipient(s)
Catcher of the Year

Shelby Nelson (junior)

1st Team

Bella Didonato (center field, junior)
Gracie Bredeson (pitcher, sophomore)

2nd Team

Abby Kell (second base, freshman)
Gracie Dover (designated player, senior)
Katie Poppe (shortstop, freshman)

Honorable Mention

Payton Bragg (third base, freshman)
Ashlyn Burgess (pitcher, freshman)