Recent Buncombe County graduates Alex Destino (North Buncombe) and Braxton Davidson (Roberson) are two of 30 nationwide high school baseball players on the MaxPreps All-American team.
Davidson was selected to the first team as a first baseman, while Destino made it as an outfielder.
Here are the bios for both players from MaxPreps:
1B – Braxton Davidson, Roberson (Asheville, N.C.), 6-3, 215, Senior
Honors: Gatorade State Player of the Year; Baseball America First Team All-American; USA Today Second Team All-American; Louisville Slugger All-American First Team; Asheville Citizen Times All-Western North Carolina Team.
Draft: No. 32 overall by Braves.
Stats: .462 batting average, 20 RBIs, 3 runs, 11 doubles, 5 home runs, 14 stolen bases, 4-2 record, 1.94 ERA, 81 strikeouts, 47 innings pitched.
OF – Alex Destino, North Buncombe (Weaverville, N.C.), 6-2, 208, Senior
Honors: Baseball America Third Team All-American; Louisville Slugger All-American First Team; Asheville Citizen Times All-Western North Carolina Player of the Year.
Stats: .529 batting average, 43 runs, 14 doubles, 15 home runs, 43 RBIs, 10-1 record, 1.43 ERA, 116 strikeouts, 73 innings pitched.