3 named to TSWA All-State Baseball Team

Submitted by Zach Womble of Main Street Media TN

Three former Pope John Paul II High School baseball players have been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State baseball team. Following a 27-win season and a berth in the Division II-AA state final four, outfielder Pace Dempsey, infielder Ben Brooks, and pitcher Mason Hickman earned all-state honors.

Two of the three will take their talents to the Division I ranks — Hickman will pitch for Vanderbilt and Brooks will play for Memphis University. Dempsey will continue his education at Mississippi State University where he will study architecture. Dempsey is still toying with the idea of walking on for the Bulldogs.

Pace Dempsey

Mason Hickman

Ben Brooks