The Tennessee Sports Writers Association released it all-state baseball teams on Sunday morning and five West Tennessee athletes were honored on the teams.
Trenton Peabody had two individuals named to the Class A all-star team after finishing in the top four of the state tournament with senior Matthew Pickard and junior Kendrick Malone.
Pickard, The Jackson Sun’s 2015 Baseball Player of the Year, batted .435 with 40 runs, 32 RBI, 12 doubles and five home runs. But that wasn’t the only place he starred as he went 12-2 on the mound with nine complete games (four shutouts), which included a 0.72 ERA and 117 strikeouts.
Malone was also a dual threat as he was 8-1 on the mound with a 1.45 ERA and 96 strikeouts. He batted .354 with 44 runs, 24 RBI and seven doubles.
University School of Jackson had one player named to the Division II-A all-state team in junior Ryan Rolison.
Rolison, The Jackson Sun’s 2015 Baseball Pitcher of the Year, was 6-3 on the mound with a 0.72 ERA and 104 strikeouts.
The other two West Tennessee honorees came in Class AA. Crockett County junior Jeremiah Nance and Chester County senior Collin McPherson were honored.
Nance, The Jackson Sun’s 2015 Hitter of the Year, batted .525 with 51 RBI and 59 stolen bases.
McPherson was also a dual threat with a 6-2 record on the mound with a 1.02 ERA and 52 strikeouts. He batted .472 with 9 home runs, 20 doubles and 58 RBI.
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P – Drew Hall, Goodpasture, Sr.
P – Christian Hill, Eagleville, Sr.
P – David Looney, Cornersville, Sr.
P – Matt Williams, Oneida, Sr.
C – Aaron Fox, Cornersville, Sr.
C – Boone Sweeney, Forrest, Jr.
INF – Chandler Adkins, Knoxville Grace, Sr.
INF – Bryson Baker, Meigs Co., Sr.
INF – Alex Brewer, Forrest, Jr.
INF – Brandon Willingham, Boyd Buchanan, Jr.
INF – Matthew Pickard, Peabody, Sr.
OF – Michael Conn, Clarksville Acad., Jr.
OF – Tanner Fee, Knoxville Grace, Sr.
OF – Kendrick Malone, Peabody, Jr.
OF – Colby Morgan, Boyd Buchanan, So.
UTIL – Troy Hall, North Greene, Sr.
P – Winston Cannon, Upperman, Jr.
P – Ethan Elliott, Knoxville Catholic, Sr.
P – Zach King, Spring Hill, Jr.
P – Sam Gardner, Cascade, Sr.
C – Kole Cottam, Knoxville Catholic, Sr.
C – Drew Patterson, Greeneville, Sr.
INF – Jordan Baker, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.
INF – Trey Cabbage, Grainger, Sr.
INF – Colton Norrod, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Sr.
INF – Darek Sargent, Murfreesboro Central, Jr.
OF – Jordan Jackson, Murfreesboro Central, Jr.
OF – Jeremiah Nance, Crockett Co., Jr.
OF – Grant Oliver, Westmoreland, Sr.
OF – Hunter Townsend, Happy Valley, Sr.
UTIL – Collin McPherson, Chester Co., Sr.
P – Donny Everett, Clarksville, Sr.
P – Dylan King, Riverdale, Sr.
P – Will Neely, Hardin Valley, Sr.
P – Patrick Raby, Farragut, Sr.
C – Truman Brown, Rossview, Sr.
C – Alex Webb, Columbia, Sr.
INF – Blake Benefield, Siegel, Sr.
INF – Bryce Denton, Ravenwood, Sr.
INF – Jacob Edgington, Cookeville, Sr.
INF – Duncan Pence, Farragut, Jr.
INF – Hunter Wolfe, Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, Sr.
OF – Tre Carter, Soddy Daisy, Jr.
OF – Dylan Harris, Hardin Valley, Jr.
OF – Jared Schmidt, Houston, Sr.
UTIL – Landon Knack, Science Hill, Sr.
UTIL – Grant Williams, Hendersonville, Jr.
P – Sam Folks, Battle Ground Acad., Jr.
P – Connor Green, St. George’s, Sr.
P – Casey Queener, Franklin Road Acad., Sr.
P – Ryan Rolison, Univ. School of Jackson, Jr.
C – Wyatt Maxwell, Franklin Road Acad., Sr.
C – Braxton McKissack, Univ. School of Nashville, Jr.
INF – Curt Bennett, St. George’s, Sr.
INF – Keeling Hunter, Franklin Road Acad., Sr.
INF – Connor Sanders, Tipton-Rosemark, Sr.
INF – Logan Stewart, Tipton-Rosemark, Sr.
OF – Brock Beeler, Knoxville Webb, Sr.
OF – Tevin Burdette, Univ. School of Nashville, Jr.
OF – Kenny Cooper, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.
OF – Sadler Goodwin, Evangelical Chr., Sr.
P – Mason Hickman, Pope John Paul II, So.
P – Gavin Roberson, Baylor, So.
P – Ryan Victory, Brentwood Acad., Sr.
P – Tyler Walton, Christian Brothers, Sr.
C – Walker Grisanti, Christian Brothers, Sr.
C – Quinn Smith, McCallie, Jr.
INF – Hunter Holland, Baylor, Sr.
INF – Hunter Mercer, Baylor, Sr.
INF – James Muse, Christian Brothers, Sr.
INF – Tyler Payne, McCallie, Sr.
OF – Corbin Brooksbank, McCallie, So.
OF – Gunnar Ricketts, Baylor, So.
OF – Logan Taylor, Pope John Paul II, Sr.
OF – Von Watson, Briarcrest, Sr.