USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arkansas Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Kirk Bock, Bryant
Bryant has emerged as one of the nation’s top baseball programs under Bock’s watch. The Hornets (30-2) captured their fourth Class 7A state title in seven seasons this past spring and are ranked No. 11 in the USA TODAY Super 25 Expert rankings.
Player of the Year
Evan Lee, P, Bryant, 6-2/190, Sr.
One of Arkansas’ top prep prospects and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Lee posted a 9-0 record with a 0.54 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 52 innings. He fired a three-hit shutout against Har-Ber in the semifinals and also batted .443 with 28 RBI this season.
Drew Young, P, Bentonville, 6-2/235, Sr.
Dylan Thompson, P, Catholic (Little Rock), 6-3/175, Sr.
Grayson Pinkett, C, Conway, 5-10/170, Sr.
Ty Kosters, INF, Arkadelphia, 5-10/217, Sr.
Carson Johnson, INF, Springdale, 5-10/155, Sr.
Nick Hoelzeman, INF, Sacred Heart (Morrilton), 5-8/140, Sr.
Tanner Vaught, INF/P, Horatio, 5-10/175, Sr.
Colten Nix, OF, Benton, 6-1/205, Sr.
Darien Burns, OF, Hamburg, 6-1/180, Sr.
Hunter Welch, OF, Crossett, 6-2/200, Sr.
Jakob Henry, P, Conway Christian, 6-5/225, Sr.
Bryce Bartlett, P, Searcy, 6-2/176, Sr.
Brody Ninemire, P, Viola, 5-10/180, Sr.
Keiandre Purifoy, C, Smackover, 5-11/175, Sr.
Braylen Jones, INF, Pine Bluff, 5-4/150, Sr.
C.J. Taylor, INF, Gentry, 6-0/200, Sr.
Mackenzie Seats, INF, Sylvan Hills (Sherwood), 5-10/175, Sr.
Justin Swecker, INF, Genoa Central (Texarkana), 6-0/205, Sr.
Zach Langston, OF, Batesville, 5-11/150, Sr.
Gaven Caldwell, OF, Caddo Hills (Norman), 6-3/210, Sr.
Ethan Roberts, OF, Nemo Vista (Center Ridge), 6-0/160, Sr.