USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Jack Jolly, Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach)
In his 19th and final year as the head baseball coach at Carolina Forest – he was recently named the head coach at Dorman – Jolly guided the Panthers to a 23-8 record and a berth in the Class AAAA lower state championship series. He compiled a 274-212 record during his tenure at Carolina Forest and owns a 435-306 career coaching record.
Player of the Year
Thomas Jones, OF, Laurens, 6-3/205, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Jones batted .420 with five home runs, 19 RBI and 38 runs scored, leading the Raiders (18-11) to the Class 4A district championship game. A 2015 Under Armour All-American, he compiled a .716 slugging percentage and stole 16 bases in 17 attempts. Jones, a Vanderbilt signee, was a third-round draft selection of the Miami Marlins.
Bo Gobin, P, Summerville, 5-10/165, Sr.
Jack Stamler, P, J.L. Mann (Greenville), 6-0/190, Jr.
Blake Holliday, P, Belton Honea Path, 6-4/220, Sr.
Dax Roper, C, Belton Honea Path, 6-2/220, Sr.
Alex Mills, INF, South Aiken (Aiken), 6-3/210, Sr.
Trey Polewski, INF, South Aiken (Aiken), 5-7/155, Sr.
Aaron Adams, INF, River Bluff (Lexington), 6-2/185, Jr.
Bryson Ward, INF, Gaffney, 5-11/165, Sr.
Kyle Watkins, OF, Ashley Ridge (Summerville), 5-11/175, Sr.
Rashad Byrd, OF, North Augusta, 6-1/210, Sr.
T.J. Shook, P, Dutch Fork (Irmo), 6-4/200, Sr.
Sawyer Bridges, P, Summerville, 6-0/165, Sr.
Jacob Hennessy, P, Dorman (Roebuck), 6-3/210, Sr.
Chase McCroskey, C, Wren (Piedmont), 6-2/225, Sr.
Jordan Holladay, INF, Sumter, 5-10/175, Jr.
Joe Satterfield, INF, J.L. Mann (Greenville), 6-1/185, Sr.
Brice Kirven, INF, Lexington, 5-11/175, Sr.
Anthony Peck, INF, St. James (Murrells Inlet), 5-11/185, So.
Sterling Turmon, OF, Greenville, 6-4/205, Sr.
Ward Hacklen, OF, Dutch Fork (Irmo), 6-4/200, Sr.
Hunter Baiden, OF, Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach), 5-11/178, Sr.