Waxahachie’s David Martinelli leads East past West in North Texas HS Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game

GRAND PRAIRIE — When Dallas Baptist sets future schedules, it should consider QuikTrip Park if for no other reason than letting Waxahachie’s David Martinelli play there.

With a double and pair of RBIs, Martinelli was selected as the MVP in the East’s 7-3 victory Sunday over the West in the North Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game.

A month ago, Martinelli was selected SportsDay’s Player of the Week for throwing a no-hitter and homering in a 1-0 playoff victory over top-ranked McKinney North at QuikTrip Park.

“I’ve only played here those two times, so I don’t know what especially about the park it is other than it’s a great place to play,” said Martinelli, who has signed with Dallas Baptist.

Martinelli, a left-handed hitter but a right-handed shortstop/pitcher, had one of three consecutive doubles that broke open a 3-0 game in the fourth inning. Rockwall-Heath’s Bret Boswell and Sachse’s Eric Williams hit the others.

Headed home: After more than a dozen years growing up in Texas, Flower Mound second baseman Mackay Jacobsen signed with Brigham Young.

Jacobsen was born just outside Provo before his parents, BYU grads, moved to Flower Mound.

Briefly: Rockwall CF Kendall Coleman was the only lineup scratch, because he signed with the New York Yankees after being drafted last week in the 11th round. Coleman helped spark Rockwall’s run to the Class 5A Region II final. … Colleyville Heritage INF Preston Palmeiro, son of ex-Ranger Rafael Palmeiro, said he’s close to deciding among Oklahoma State, TCU, Mississippi State, North Carolina and North Carolina State.

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