CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Six athletes from the Montgomery County area were named to multiple All State teams during the past few weeks.
Clarksville High’s Donny Everett and Rossview’s Truman Brown were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All State baseball team in Class AAA and also named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association All State squad.
Clarksville’s Landon Mosteller and Rossview’s Bradley Wilson were also named to the TBCA All State team, while Clarksville Academy’s Michael Conn was named to the TSWA All State team in Class A.
Haley Bearden was the lone Montgomery County representative named to the TSWA’s All State softball team.
Bearden is making her third straight appearance on the All State team. She moved from catcher to first base for her senior season, as she prepares to play softball at the University of Tennessee. Bearden helped Clarksville High finish in a tie for the regular-season softball title as the Lady Wildcats finished 25-11-1, and she did it with a torn labrum.
“She had surgery after the season was over,” Clarksville softball coach Brian Rush said. “She wanted to delay the surgery to be there for her teammates during the season. That says a lot about her character and who she is. She’s never failed to disappoint in her ability to put the team first.”
Rush said he moved Bearden to first base because of the depth he had on his team this year. Bearden also moved from batting third in the lineup to the leadoff spot.
“When Heather (Norris) graduated, we had a huge hole in the lineup,” Rush said. “We moved Haley to the leadoff to create more at-bats for her and to put opposing pitchers in a position where they couldn’t walk her. Obviously her RBI’s fell, but she still hit the ball well for us.”
She batted .426 with an on-base percentage of .690 while scoring 34 runs, 29 RBI, 14 doubles, three triples, seven homers and drawing 19 walks this past spring.
Both Brown and Wilson led Rossview to a 30-9 season this past spring, including a District 10-AAA tournament championship victory.
Brown, who was selected to the TSWA’s team as a catcher, finished the season with a .548 batting average that included 40 hits, eight doubles, three triples, three HRs, 32 RBI and 23 runs scored. He missed nearly two weeks early in the season with a leg injury. He had a .863 slugging percentage and a .571 on-base percentage with 10 stolen bases.
Wilson had 51 hits while batting .451. He finished with 14 doubles and was among the city’s best home run hitters with eight. He had 40 RBI and 30 runs scored. As a pitcher, Wilson was 5-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 33 strikeouts.
Mosteller teamed with Everett to help the Wildcats capture the District 10 regular-season title for the second straight year. The Wildcats finished 30-11 and ranked in the state’s top 10 all season. Mosteller batted .407 on the season with 50 hits and 53 runs scored. He had 21 RBI with seven doubles. He led the team in on-base percentage (.523) and stolen bases (46).
Everett just completed one of the most impressive high school careers in the history for Montgomery County. The former Wildcat was named the state’s first Mr. Baseball winner, while also winning the Tennessee Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year honor. A Vanderbilt signee, Everett was projected to be a first-round draft pick in the Major League Baseball draft early last month. He was eventually drafted in the 29th round to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The hard-throwing pitcher was dominant with a 9-1 record for the Wildcats during his senior campaign with a 0.94 ERA. He finished with 125 strikeouts as opponents hit only .181 against him. He batted third in the lineup with a .412 average, including 32 runs, 47 hits, 34 RBI, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs and nine stolen bases.
Conn, who finished his junior year this spring, earned his All State honor by helping the Cougars to a 14-14 record that included 6-4 in District 10-A. He batted .462 with 42 hits, three home runs, 27 RBI and 37 runs while playing both first base and in the outfield.
George Robinson. Prep writer. 245-0747. email@example.com. Twitter: @Cville_Sports.