2012 DNJ All-Area Baseball Team capsules

2012 DNJ All-Area Baseball Team capsules

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2012 DNJ All-Area Baseball Team capsules

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FIRST TEAM

Jonathan King

Riverdale, Sr.

Position: Starting pitcher

Why chosen: The Georgia Tech signee went 11-1 with a .65 ERA and 91 strikeouts. King, who was the Gatorade Player of the Year, hit .398 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs.

Ryan Shultz

Siegel, Jr.

Position: Starting pitcher

Why chosen: Shultz went 8-2 for the season with a 1.41 ERA and 86 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .161 against him.

Alex Ward

Oakland, So.

Position: Starting pitcher

Why chosen: Ward went 6-2 with a 1.72 ERA and struck out 57. Opponents hit .222 against him.

Zach Westberry

Riverdale, Sr.

Position: Relief pitcher

Why chosen: Westberry went 4-1 with 1.84 ERA in 12 appearances with four saves. He struck out 24 batters.

Clay Skipworth

Blackman, Sr.

Position: Catcher

Why chosen: The Volunteer State signee hit .349 with a home run and 14 RBIs.

Josh Adams

Smyrna, Sr.

Position: Infielder

Why chosen: Adams hit .352 with 25 hits for the Bulldogs this season. He also went 5-3 on the mound.

Tyler Groce

Smyrna, Sr.

Position: Infielder

Why chosen: Groce hit .426 for the season. He had 11 doubles, one triple and two home runs for the Bulldogs.

Jake McDougal

Eagleville, Sr.

Position: Infielder.

Why chosen: The Columbia State signee hit .308 for the Eagles. He had eight doubles, a triple and two home runs with 34 RBIs. Also went 9-2 on the mound with a 1.51 ERA.

Matt Warner

Eagleville, Sr.

Position: Infielder

Why chosen: Warner hit .372 during the season. He had 14 doubles, a triple and a home run for the Eagles.

Taylor Walker

Riverdale, Sr.

Position: Designated hitter

Why chosen: The Jackson State signee hit .316 with eight doubles and 10 home runs with 47 RBIs.

Bryan Smith

Eagleville, Sr.

Position: Utility

Why chosen: The Trevecca signee went 11-2 on the mound with a 1.35 ERA and 145 strikeouts. He also hit .367 with 12 doubles, six triples and one home run with 39 RBIs.

Ronnie Stephens

Riverdale, Sr.

Position: Outfielder

Why chosen: The Columbia State signee hit .388 with 10 doubles, two triples and seven home runs with 33 RBIs.

Thomas Bradey

Riverdale, Sr.

Position: Outfielder

Why chosen: The DNJ Position Player of the Year hit .450 with 10 doubles, two triples and three home runs.

Tyler Egawa

Central Magnet, Jr.

Position: Outfielder

Why chosen: Egawa hit .393 with five doubles and 21 RBIs for the Tigers. He scored 38 runs.

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher: Hunter Martin, Blackman, Jr.

Pitcher: Damon Shaw, Smyrna, Sr.

Pitcher: Collin Snider, Riverdale, So.

Pitcher: Ivey Starling, MTCS, Sr.

Catcher: Cameron Boyett, Eagleville, Sr.

Infielder: Colt Flippo, Central Magnet, Jr.

Infielder: Drew Huff, Riverdale, Fr.

Infielder: John Messick, Central Magnet, Jr.

Infielder: Will Snider, Blackman, Sr.

Designated hitter: Peter Newman, Oakland, Jr.

Utility: Dustin Bills, La Vergne, Sr.

Outfielder: Patrick Reed, Siegel, Jr.

Outfielder: Brent Stockstill, Siegel, Jr.

Outfielder: Anthony Stricklin, Smyrna, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Blackman: Logan Fleener

Central Magnet: Jacob Crume

Eagleville: David Morton, Ryan Hammonds, Austin Wilson

Oakland: Sam Douglas, Denzel Martin

Riverdale: Colt Adams, Austin Swayze

Siegel: Connor Moss, Chase Slone

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