2015-16 ALL-USA Alabama Baseball Team

2015-16 ALL-USA Alabama Baseball Team

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2015-16 ALL-USA Alabama Baseball Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Alabama Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.

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

COACH OF THE YEAR

Steve Meek, Decatur Heritage

Meek guided the Eagles to a 27-12 record and their first state championship in any sport, but not without one of the nation’s most dramatic comebacks. In the best-of-three 1A championship series, Decatur Heritage trailed J.U. Blacksher by one game, with an 8-0 deficit in the second. The Eagles scored nine unanswered runs to remain alive, then won the deciding game, 3-2—despite allowing the bases to be loaded with nobody out in the seventh inning.

FIRST TEAM

Player of the Year
Braxton Garrett, P, Florence, 6-3/190, Sr.
The seventh pick in the MLB draft by Miami, Garrett posted a 6-2 record with a 0.54 ERA, striking out 131 batters in just 65.1 innings pitched. He was also dangerous at the plate, hitting .394 with 34 RBI.

Sonny Potter, P, Vestavia Hills, 6-2/210, Sr.

Davis Daniel, P, St. James (Montgomery), 6-1/175, Sr.

Sam Praytor, C, Helena, 5-11/205, Jr.

Tyler Tolbert, INF, Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville), 5-11/150, Sr.

John Trousdale, INF, Lauderdale County (Rogersville), 6-1/180, Sr.

Tanner Allen, INF, UMS-Wright (Mobile), 6-0/180, Jr.

Tanner Burns, INF, Decatur, 6-0/205, Jr.

Cal Jones, OF, Dadeville, 6-0/175, Sr.

Brock Anderson, OF, Sparkman (Harvest), 6-3/210, Sr.

Owen Lovell, OF, Cullman, 6-5/225, Jr.

SECOND TEAM

Jackson Tavel, P, Corner (Dora), 6-4/185, Sr.

Deacon Medders, P, American Christian (Tuscaloosa), 6-3/190, Sr.

Carson Skipper, P, Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville), 6-0/180, So.

M.J. Melendez, C, St. James (Montgomery), 6-1/175, Jr.

Grant Barber, INF, UMS-Wright (Mobile), 5-7/160, Sr.

Jeremiah Jackson, INF, St. Luke’s (Mobile), 6-0/165, So.

Hunter Avery, INF, Mobile Christian, 6-1/200, Sr.

Graham Ashcraft, INF, Huntsville, 6-2/210, Sr.

Judd Ward, OF, Russellville, 6-1/190, Jr.

Heath Haskins, OF, Thompson (Alabaster), 5-10/225, Sr.

Josh Hall, OF, Randolph (Huntsville), 5-8/150, So.

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