Davis Powell

Lufkin’s Davis Powell follows through on a swing during District 16-5A action at Morris Frank Park earlier this season.

Lufkin’s Davis Powell added one more award to his growing list of accolades as he was recently named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State team.

Powell earned a spot on the second-team at shortstop after a season in which he was also one of the top pitchers on the Panthers’ roster.

At the plate, Powell had a .432 batting average with two home runs, 26 RBIs, 12 steals and 16 walks. In addition to those numbers, he had a .701 slugging percentage with a .550 on-base average.

On the mound, he was equally impressive where he had a 5-1 record and four saves to go along with a 1.27 ERA. In 44 innings of work, he struck out 50 while allowing 20 hits and 15 walks.

The all-state honor was the latest in a growing list of accomplishments for Powell.

Following his senior season, he was selected to play in the THSBCA All-Star Game in Round Rock earlier this month. That came after he was named the District 16-5A MVP.

“He’s a hard worker who has earned everything he’s gotten,” Lufkin head coach John Cobb said prior to the all-star game. “He was a great senior leader, and this shows that hard work can pay off.”

Lufkin finished the season with a 20-11 season and a spot in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

The Panthers were tied for first place in the district until the final night of the regular season.

Powell has committed to play for Grayson College starting next season.

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