2013 ALL-USA Arkansas Baseball Team

2013 ALL-USA Arkansas Baseball Team

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2013 ALL-USA Arkansas Baseball Team

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C
Carson Shaddy
Fayetteville
Senior
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Shaddy hit .426 with 18 RBIs and 24 runs scored to lead the Bulldogs to the Class 7A state title.

IF/P
Trent Finley
Harding Academy
Senior
Named Outstanding Player of the Year by All-Arkansas Preps, Finley led the state with 14 home runs and 61 RBIs as the Wildcats captured the Class 3A state title.

IF/P
J.D. Rainwater
Jonesboro
Senior
The 6-foot-2 slugger — who bats left and throws right — led Jonesboro to the Class 6A state title, keying the Hurricane on the mound and at the plate. He has signed with Arkansas State.

IF
Corey Campbell
Pottsville
Senior
Campbell hit .517 for the Apaches with 25 RBIs, 25 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. The senior shortstop will play for Arkansas.

OF
Cody Scroggins
Bentonville
Sophomore
One of the youngest players in the state to earn All-State honors, Scroggins did a little bit of everything for the Tigers. He’s also a standout on the gridiron.

OF/P
Ethan Clark
Greenwood
Senior
Hit .448 to lead the Bulldogs to the Class 6A championship game, earning spots on the All-State and All-Tournament teams. Also went 6-1 on the hill.

P
Kyle Pate
Fayetteville
Junior
The Arkansas commit tossed a one-hitter in the state semifinals then picked up the save in the championship, as the Bulldogs won their seventh state title.

P
Lawson Vassar
Pulaski Academy (Little Rock)
Senior
After keying the Bruins’ state semifinal run last year, Vassar led Pulaski to the 5A state title this year. An Arkansas signee, Vassar was also one of the state’s top quarterbacks.

P
John Franklin Matros
Arkadelphia
Junior
Big righty was named to the All-Arkansas Preps first team and the AHSAA All-State and All-Tournament rosters after leading the Badgers to the Class 4A state title. Earned championship MVP honors after pitching all but that last out in the finale.

UT
Alex Gosser
North Little Rock
Senior
Future Razorback earned All-Arkansas Prep first team honors after leading the Wildcats to the 7A quarterfinals. A 6-foot catcher, Gosser was also a standout football player for North.

Honorable Mention

IF: Austin Gardner, Viola, Sr.

IF: Aaron Kincaid, Prairie Grove, Sr.

P: J.R. Miller, Harding Academy, Sr.

P: Andy Pagnozzi, Fayetteville, So.

P: Nathan Rutherford, Bryant, Sr.

UT: Joey Abraham, Little Rock Central, Jr.

UT: Coulton Lee, Benton, Sr.

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