COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris McCardle, Oak Grove
McCardle led Oak Grove to the Class 6A state championship, the 10th baseball title in school history.
OF Clay Casey, (PLAYER OF THE YEAR), DeSoto Central (Southaven), 6-2, Sr.
Casey hit 14 home runs and knocked in 47 runs while hitting .464.
P Will Stokes, West Lauderdale (Collinsville), 5-10, Sr.
Stokes finished 9-1 with a 0.70 ERA. He had 106 strikeouts.
P Justin Steele, George County (Lucedale), 6-1, Sr.
Steele, drafted in the fifth round by the Cubs, tossed two no-hitters and had a 0.98 ERA.
C Blake Anderson, West Lauderdale (Collinsville), 6-3, Sr.
Anderson hit .438 with eight home runs and 40 RBI, helping West Lauderdale to the 4A state title.
1B Bobby Bradley, Harrison Central (Gulfport), 6-1, Sr.
Bradley hit .340 with six home runs and walked 29 times.
2B Austin Riley, DeSoto Central (Southaven), 6-3, Jr.
Riley hit .465 with nine home runs.
SS Ti’Quan Forbes, Columbia, 6-3, Sr.
Forbes batted .427 with three home runs and 27 RBI. He was selected in the second round by the Rangers.
3B Daniel Keating, Gulfport, 6-3, Sr.
Keating hit .370 and scored 31 runs in 31 games.
OF Rudy Martin, Lewisburg (Olive Branch), 5-7, Sr.
Martin hit .385 and stole 35 bases while leading Patriots to a 21-8 season.
OF Kirk McCarty,Oak Grove (Hattiesburg), 6-0, Sr.
McCarty had a .543 on-base percentage and helped his team to the Class 6A title.
P Taylor Stafford,New Hope (Columbus), 5-9, Sr.
P Konnor Pilkington, East Central (Moss Point), Jr.
C Bobby Bradley,Harrison Central (Gulfport), 6-2, Sr.
1B Taylor Braley,Oak Grove (Hattiesburg), 6-0, Sr.
2B Jamell Newson, Magnolia Heights (Senatobia), 5-9, Sr.
SS Will Golsan, New Hope (Columbus), 6-0, Sr.
3B Gage Teer, Brandon, 6-1, Sr.
OF Peyton Joe, Ridgeland, 5-8, Jr.
OF Kyle Smith,Petal, 5-11, Sr.
OF Jake Mangum,Jackson Prep, 5-11, Sr.