Batted .461 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI at the plate and went 4-3 with 1.23 ERA and 63 strikeouts to win Gatorade state player of the Year honor.
A first-round selection in the
MLB draft with a fastball clocked at 97 MPH, he went 8-0 with 116 strikeouts and allowed just three earned runs all year.
Eastern Alamance, senior
Has been clocked in the mid-90’s and was selected in the MLB draft, he went 10-2 this past season with over 125 strikeouts.
Clemson-commit battled bone spurs in his elbow that made it hard to pitch but still batted .393 with 11 homers and 35 RBIs for 3A state champs.
South Mecklenburg, senior
One of the best defensive catchers in the county he’s headed to South Carolina after leading team to the 4A state title while batting .404.
South Mecklenburg, junior
Highly-coveted recruit for 2014 already committed to N.C. State, he batted over.400 with six home runs for the 4A champs.
Speedy shortstop was sure-gloved up the middle and at the plate, batting over .450 with 26 runs and 21 RBI for 4A runner-ups.
South Robeson, senior
Top small-school player in the state, he batted .632 with 32 RBIs and went 5-2 on mound with a 1.62 ERA.
Northwest Cabarrus, senior
Battled an elbow injury that slowed his senior season but the North Carolina commit was still one of the best players in the state.
Northern Durham, senior
A nightmare for opposing pitchers and hitters, he batted .531 with 29 RBI and 35 runs and also won six games with a 1.86 ERA.
Wood Myers, sr., Jordan; Russ Weiker, sr., South Stanly; Parker Johnson, sr., T.C. Roberson; Brandon Lail, sr., Alexander Central; Ryder Ryan, jr., North Mecklenburg; Matt Vernon, sr., Davie County; Robbie Thorburn, sr., Cardinal Gibbons; Cameron Price, sr., Piedmont; Shelton Perkins, sr., North Brunswick.