CORPUS CHRISTI - The very familiar names of Banquete senior third baseman Jake Mijares, Robstown senior pitcher Jesse Ray Garcia, and Sinton junior shortstop Jordan Martinez - plus four players off Bishop's 29-11-2 2015 Class 3A state finalist - headline the 2016 South Texas Pre-Season Small School All-Star Team announced Wednesday.

All 13 members will be recognized with their large school counterparts at the 12th South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet on Thursday, January 14, at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.

The event is presented by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and iHeartMEDIA. Tickets are on sale at the Whataburger Field Box Office. To order by phone, call (361) 561-HOOK (4665).

Mijares, a first-team All-District 31-3A choice last year, is a two-time pre-season all-star. He was third-team all-state as a sophomore by the Texas Sportswriters Association and third-team Caller-Times All-South Texas.

Garcia and Martinez were pitchers on the 2015 pre-season all-star team. Garcia became one of South Texas' most decorated players, earning Caller-Times first-team All-South Texas mention and all-state accolades from the Texas Sportswriters Association (3rd-team pitcher/honorable mention shortstop) and the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (2nd-team shortstop). Martinez, Caller-Times 2014 South Texas Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, was third-team All-South Texas and District 31-4A Sophomore of the Year.

Coach JK Moody's Badgers dominate the honor squad, led by a trio of seniors: pitcher Noe Garza, outfielder Aaron Cardona, and designated hitter Dalton Horner. Bishop also placed junior outfielder Rico Trevino on the team.

Sinton senior catcher C.J. Zepeda and Banquete senior second baseman Richard Sanchez give the Pirates and Bulldogs two representatives. Falfurrias senior first baseman Abel Guerra, Hebbronville senior outfielder Isaiah Trevino, Refugio senior pitcher Cole Van Ness, and Odem junior pitcher Michael Everett were also nominated and selected by area Class 4A, 3A, 2A, and private school coaches

2015 Honors

Aaron Cardona, Bishop, 1st-Team All-District 31-3A P; 1st-Team all-state OF by Texas Sportswriters Association; 2nd-Team all-state OF by Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association

Noe Garza, Bishop, 1st-Team All-District 31-3A P; HM all-state 2B by Texas Sportswriters Association

Dalton Horner, Bishop, District 31-3A Utility Player of the Year

Rico Trevino, Bishop, District 31-3A Defensive Player of the Year; HM all-state OF by Texas Sportswriters Association

Jake Mijares, Banquete, 1st-Team All-District 31-3A 3B

Richard Sanchez, Banquete, District 31-3A Defensive Player of the Year; HM all-state P by Texas Sportswriters Association; HM all-state 2B by Texas Sportswriters Association

Jordan Martinez, Sinton, Caller-Times 3rd-Team All-South Texas P; District 31-4A Sophomore of the Year

C.J. Zepeda, Sinton, 1st-Team All-District 31-4A C

Abel Guerra, Falfurrias, 1st-Team All-District 32-3A P

Isaiah Trevino, Hebbronville, District 30-3A Defensive Player of the Year

Michael Everett, Odem, Caller-Times 3rd-Team All-South Texas P; District 29-3A MVP; Academic All-District; HM all-state 2B by Texas Sports Writers Association

Cole Van Ness, Refugio, 1st-Team All-District 31-2A P; 1st-Team all-state P by Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association; 2nd-Team all-state P by Texas Sportswriters Association

Jesse Ray Garcia, Robstown, District 31-4A MVP; Caller-Times 1st-Team All-South Texas P; 2nd-Team all-state SS by Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association; 3rd-Team all-state P by Texas Sportswriters Association; HM all-state SS by Texas Sportswriters Association

Also receiving votes 

Agua Dulce: R.J. Garcia, Randal Garza, Clayton Gilbert, Bo Surber

Aransas Pass: Shey Cheek, Eduardo Serna, Jonathan Serna, Maverick Wagner

Banquete: Anthony Gomez, A.D. Pena

Benavides: Oscar Baez, Jeremy Garcia, Anthony Hake, Josh Perez

Falfurrias: Gavino Cruz, Jesse Villa

Freer: Librado Carrillo

Hebbronville: Austin Dale, Jorge Marquez

John Paul II: Jonathon Conde, Stephen Perales, Elijah Ramos, Chris Sanchez

Karnes City: Cameron Portwood

London: Edward Pedraza, Andrew Saenz, Jake Voss

Mathis: Jesus Gonzales

Odem: Dylan Ceballos, T.J. Vela

Port Aransas: Zach Brown, Chase Denton, Logan Kreutziger

Refugio: Jacobe Avery, D'Mond LaFond, Jaylon Mascorro

Riviera Kaufer: Gabe Castillo, Jaicob Flores, Gavan Lomas

Robstown: Eric Cedillo, Ryan Garza, Jose Molina

Rockport-Fulton: Trey Meismer, Austin Taylor

San Diego: Ryan Briones, Josh Garcia

Santa Gertrudis Academy: Nick Montoya, Alvaro Saenz

Sinton: Mason Hopkins

Three Rivers: Paul Almendarez, Levi Fulcher, Ryan Retzloff

West Oso: Eloy Garza

Woodsboro: Jordan Abila, Jason Spears