Baseball: Midlands Players Make All-USA State Team

Baseball: Midlands Players Make All-USA State Team


Baseball: Midlands Players Make All-USA State Team


USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2014-15 season.

For the complete list of American Family Insurance ALL-USA state teams, click here.


Chad Ellis, Ninety Six
Ellis led the Wildcats to a 26-5 record and their second straight Class AA state title. The Wildcats beat Dillon 8-2 and 6-3 in the championship series.


Player of the Year
Jake Crawford, P, Belton-Honea Path (Honea Path), 6-1/190, Sr.
Crawford is a two-time first-team all-state player. He went 10-0 as a senior, pitching a two-hit shutout in the first game of the state finals series. He also had strong numbers as a hitter, driving in 24 runs and leading his team to a 28-4 record.

Jacob Childress, P, Ninety Six, 6-2/165, Sr.

John Love, P, Latta, 6-7/250, Sr.

Noah LoCascio, C, Wando (Mount Pleasant), 6-3/205, Sr.

Grant Cox, INF, Greenville, 6-0/165, Sr.

Dupree Hart, INF, Northwestern (Rock Hill), 5-7/165, Sr.

Blake Holiday, INF, Belton-Honea Path (Honea Path), 6-4/220, Jr.

Jake Mueller, INF, Richland Northeast (Columbia), 6-2/180, Sr.

Connor Grant, OF, Blythewood, 6-4/180, Sr.

TJ Hopkins, OF, Summerville, 6-2/175, Sr.

Matthew Mulkey, OF, Emerald (Greenwood), 6-2/170, Sr.


Hank Nichols, P, J.L. Mann (Greenville), 6-5/210, Sr.

Dylan Thompson, P, Socastee (Myrtle Beach), 6-2/185, Sr.

Graham Lawson, P, Woodruff, 6-1/215, Sr.

Dax Roper, C, Belton-Honea Path (Honea Path), 6-2/220, Jr.

Trent Autry, INF, Chester, 6-2/210, Sr.

Donald Gillespie, INF, A. C. Flora (Columbia), 5-9/200, Sr.

Jeff Gottesman, INF, Wando (Mount Pleasant), 6-1/220, Sr.

Clay Hunt, INF, Nation Ford (Fort Mill), 5-11/170, Sr.

Kep Brown, OF, Wando (Mount Pleasant), 6-5/195, Sr.

Shane Faulk, OF, Myrtle Beach, 5-9/160, Sr.

Austin Riggins, OF, Riverside (Greer), 6-0/165, Sr.


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