CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Donny Everett, the standout starting pitcher at Clarksville High, has picked up another post-season award. Everett, a 6-3, 230 pound senior, has been named Tennessee Player of the Year on the USA TODAY/American Family Insurance ALL-USA Tennessee Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2014-15 season.
Everett threw 68 innings and recorded nearly twice as many strikeouts (124) on the way to a 9-1 record. The Vanderbilt signee, a 29th-round draft pick of Milwaukee, also hit .412 with a pair of home runs and 34 RBI.
Everett was the The Leaf-Chronicle’s All-Area Player of the Year and was named the state’s Mr. Baseball, a new award selected by the TSSAA.
In May, he was selected the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
Everett has maintained a 3.62 GPA. In addition to donating his time as a youth baseball instructor, Everertt has volunteered on behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also earned a perfect attendance award from the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
His career accomplishments earned praise from Brian Welp, head coach of rival Henry County: “His athletic excellence speaks for itself in his statistics. But the impressive thing was that he always went about his business without showing up his opponents, and his work ethic could be seen at an early age as a developing freshman.”
The full national report is available at http://usatodayhss.com/2015/2014-15-american-family-insurance-all-usa-state-baseball-teams
Here are the other members of the USA TODAY/American Family Insurance ALL-USA Tennessee Baseball Team.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Joe Michalski, Hardin Valley Academy (Knoxville), was named the team’s coach of the year.
Going 1-for-1 is perfect. It’s also pretty amazing, considering Michalski skippered Hardin Valley into its first state tournament this year (the school opened in 2008) and won it all. The Hawks broke open a 2-2 score in the ninth inning by scoring eight runs in the Class AAA title game against rival and defending champion Farragut in May. Hardin Valley finished 30-15.
Donny Everett, Player of the Year, Clarksville, 6-3/230, Sr.
Patrick Raby, P, Farragut (Knoxville), 6-3/220, Sr.
Ethan Small, P, Lexington, 6-3/180, Sr.
Alex Webb, C, Columbia Central, 6-0/195, Sr.
Trey Cabbage, INF, Grainger (Rutledge), 6-3/190, Sr.
Bryce Denton, INF, Ravenwood, 6-1/200, Sr.
Chase Fullington, INF, Farragut (Knoxville), 6-2/180, Sr.
Sam Gardner, INF, Cascade (Wartrace), 5-11/160, Sr.
Ryan Caldwell, OF, Ezell-Harding Christian (Antioch), 6-2/180, Sr.
Walker Grisanti, OF, Christian Brothers (Memphis), 5-10/185, Sr.
Von Watson, OF, Briarcrest Christian (Eads), 6-3/210, Sr.
Trysten Barlow, P, Dyer County (Newbern), 6-2/200, Sr.
Dylan King, P, Riverdale (Murfreesboro), 6-3/180, Sr.
David Looney, P, Cornersville, 6-0/175, Sr.
Kole Cottam, C, Knoxville Catholic, 6-3/215, Sr.
Jordan Baker, INF, Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville), 5-10/160, Sr.
Drew Hall, INF, Goodpasture Christian (Madison), 6-0/175, Sr.
Kyle Heggie, INF, Creek Wood (North Charlotte), 6-1/200, Sr.
Sadler Goodwin, INF, Evangelical Christian (Cordova), 6-2/185, Sr.
Timmy Beard, OF, Summertown, 6-4/190, Sr.
Darrell Freeman, OF, Ravenwood, 5-10/170, Sr.
Grant Oliver, OF, Westmoreland, 5-10/160, Sr.