Standout at Carthage High School for coach John Goodwin ...Earned all-district honors at third base in 2017 … Named Prep Pitcher of the Week after a strong start in 2017 … Was a preseason All-America selection in 2016 ... Named all-district at third base in 2016 ... Earned all-district honors in 2015 in the outfield ...Named Sophomore All-Star Tournament Team in 2015 ... Helped pace baseball team to the fourth round of the playoffs in 2015 and the third round in 2016 ... As a sophomore, had a .316 average with two doubles, two triples, seven RBI and 20 runs scored ... Played football for two seasons and ran track in 2013 ... Football team won the state championship in 2013 ... Played club baseball with the Twin City Bulldogs and Performance Baseball.
Son of Jason Ballenger and Kristin Mahurin ... Has two brothers, Cade (13) and Miles (two) and one sister Jaycee (10) ... Born in Marshall, Texas ... Active in the Brothers in Christ organization, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Resolution of Men group, and with the Henderson First Baptist Church … Interested in a business major and finance minor.
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