Four from Murfreesboro named to TBCA All-State Team

Four from Murfreesboro named to TBCA All-State Team

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Four from Murfreesboro named to TBCA All-State Team

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Riverdale's Dylan King was named to the TBCA All-State Team.

Riverdale’s Dylan King was named to the TBCA All-State Team.

Four Murfreesboro baseball standouts were recognized as all-state members on Monday by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association.

Former Riverdale right-handed pitcher Dylan King and former Siegel outfielder Blake Benefield were selected for the Class AAA all-state team. The Central Magnet duo of shortstop Darek Sargent and outfielder Jordan Jackson were named to the Class AA team.

Blake Benefield was named to the TBCA All-State Team.

Blake Benefield was named to the TBCA All-State Team.

King, who was selected in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets, went 7-1 with a 1.49 ERA this past season. He had seven complete games and four shutouts. The Belmont signee was named the District 7-AAA Pitcher of the Year as well as The Daily News Journal’s Pitcher of the Year.

King helped lead Riverdale to its fourth straight District 7-AAA tournament championship. The Warriors reached the Region 4-AAA semifinals this past season.

Benefield, an MTSU signee, was named the District 7-AAA Player of the Year after leading the Stars in batting average (.429) home runs (five), runs scored (25) and RBIs (34). He helped lead the Stars to a District 7-AAA second-place finish in the regular season.

Central Magnet shortstop Darek Sargent was named to the TBCA All-State Team.

Central Magnet shortstop Darek Sargent was named to the TBCA All-State Team.

Sargent and Jackson helped guide Central Magnet to its third consecutive TSSAA Class AA state tournament appearance this past season.

Sargent, a rising senior, was the District 8-AA Player of the Year. He entered the state tournament batting .426 with 43 runs scored, four home runs and 45 RBIs. Jackson was a first-year starter for Central this past season.

Contact Tom Kreager at 615-278-5168 or tkreager@dnj.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kreager.

Central Magnet School’s Jordan Jackson was named to the TBCA All State Team.

Central Magnet School’s Jordan Jackson was named to the TBCA All State Team.

TBCA All-State Team

Four Murfreesboro baseball standouts were named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s all-state team.

Class AAA

Blake Benefield, Siegel

Dylan King, Riverdale

Class AA

Jordan Jackson, Central Magnet

Darek Sargent, Central Magnet

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