Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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July 9, 2014

Pirate diamond trio recognized All-State

Three Greensburg baseball players who graduated this past spring have received top honors this season.

Shortstop Macy Holdsworth and second baseman Collin Rigney were selected First Team All-State, while outfielder Andy Meadows was selected First Team Honorable Mention.

Rigney led Greensburg in batting with a .489 batting average and 45 hits, as well as a team-high four triples, a .535 on-base percentage and a .793 slugging percentage. He added 10 steals. He also was the Pirates’ top pitcher with a 1.72 ERA and a 4-1 record with 44 strikeouts. Rigney also posted 31 assists at second base with a .888 fielding percentage.

Holdsworth, who will play baseball at Indiana University, batted .439 with a team-high 39 runs. He added 35 RBIs (second on the team) and led Greensburg with eight home runs. Holdsworth tallied a .533 OBP, a team-high .878 slugging percentage and added a team-best 18 steals. Holdsworth also gloved a team-best 33 assists at shortstop, and tallied a .939 fielding percentage.

Meadows, who will play baseball for Olney Central College, batted .402 with a team-high 38 RBIs and 32 runs. He added seven home runs and reached base in half of his plate appearances, slugging .768. Meadows stole seven bases. He led Greensburg regulars with a .964 fielding percentage with just one error.

In addition, Holdsworth was selected to play for the South All-Star team in the IHSBCA North-South Baseball Series, which will take place this weekend at Richmond High School. The players will visit the Indiana Football Hall of Fame Saturday morning, then bus to the stadium for batting practice. South will take batting practice from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15. South will take infield practice from 1:10 to 1:25. The players and coaches will be introduced at 2 p.m., and the ceremonial first pitch will be at 2:19. The first pitch is set to cross the plate at 2:20 p.m.

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