Sweetwater’s Kris Mayes will be continuing his baseball career at the next level.
Mayes, a senior and three-year letterman, recently signed a letter of intent to play college baseball with Brookhaven College, an NCAA Division III school in Farmers Branch.
Mayes, who has been used as a pitcher and outfielder at Sweetwater, will be playing for a school that is nationally ranked and plays in the Metro Athletic Conference with Eastfield, Richland, North Lake, Cedar Valley and Mountain View.
Mayes, who won all-dis-trict honors as an outfielder two years ago and as a pitcher this past season, led the Mustangs in several pitching categories during his senior year and was also one of Sweetwater’s top offensive players.
Despite having just a 2-5 won-loss record, Mayes threw his second no-hitter and had a 1.66 ERA. He also paced the Mustangs with 50 2/3 innings pitched and 87 strikeouts.
Offensively, Mayes batted .310 and was tied for the team lead in two categories — triples (2) and stolen bases (8). He also had one of the team’s three homers plus three doubles, 13 RBI, 22 hits and 14 runs scored.
Mayes, a three-year starter in the outfield who star-ted in centerfield this season, is the son of longtime Sweetwater coach David Mayes. He also played football and started at corner-back during his junior year with the Mustangs, when he was among the team leaders with 72 tackles and 10 defended passes, before missing most of his senior year due to an injury.