Logan Thomason and Jacob Ferris had outstanding freshman seasons at Eastern Kentucky University.
That momentum has carried over into the summer.
The Madison Central graduates have both been selected to play in All-Star games in their respective collegiate leagues.
Thomason, an infielder, is playing for the Hamilton Joes. He will part of the Great Lakes Summer League All-Star Game, which is set for July 16 at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio.
Ferris, a pitcher, is playing for the Harrisonburg Turks this summer. He will be part of the Valley Baseball League All-Star Game, which is set for Sunday at James Madison University's Veterans Memorial Park.
The game will be televised on ESPNU.
Thomason and Ferris were named to the Ohio Valley Conference's All-Freshman Team in May.
Thomason hit .302 with 37 runs, seven home runs and 38 RBI in his first season of collegiate baseball.
Thomason came up big in the OVC Tournament too.
In four games, he led all Colonels with six runs scored, tied for first with a 1.000 slugging percentage, was second with two home runs, tied for second with four walks, tied for third with a .600 on-base percentage, was sixth with seven hits and ranked ninth with a .467 batting average.
Ferris, a right-hander, was 6-5 with a 6.17 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings. He had the sixth-best opposing batting average (.235) in the OVC.
Ferris has made five starts so far this summer for the Turks. He has a 3-1 record with a 1.98 ERA. He has 32 strikeouts while allowing just six walks.
Thomason has played in 24 games for Hamilton this summer. He is hitting .256 with two home runs, three doubles and 15 RBI.