Kilgore High School senior Ren Reynolds has a lot on his plate right now, as the infielder has a key role on the Bulldogs' baseball team.
But he's going to have to find time for a little more, as he's been chosen to play in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association's all-star game in a few weeks.
The THSBCA's all-star game chooses players from all classifications, 2A through 6A, and Reynolds is right there, listed as the choice at second base on the North All-Stars.
The game will be played, as usual, at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, home of the Round Rock Express, on Saturday, June 16. Reynolds follows in the footsteps of several former KHS players who played in this game, including greats like Pat McCrory, and most recently Collin Pippen, who was an all-star just last year.
He'll have to try and find time to do it, but right now, he's joining his teammates to play Argyle tonight in a best-of-three-game series in Corsicana, a 7:30 p.m. start for tonight's game one of the UIL Class 4A Region II championship.
The Kilgore-Argyle winner will represent 4A Region II in the state tournament next week at Disch-Falk Stadium at the University of Texas.
Reynolds leads the Bulldogs with 51 hits in 31 games this season. He's got 18 RBI and scored 43 runs. He's only struck out nine times all season, and has an average of .481, an on-base percentage of .545.
Reynolds signed a letter of intent earlier this year to continue his education and baseball career at Frontier (Ill.) College.