USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Tennessee Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Buster Kelso, Christian Brothers (Memphis)
Kelso rolled to his 1,000th career win and guided the Purple Wave to their second consecutive state title. Kelso’s squad got off to a 4-7 start, but rallied to win 31 of its final 34 games.
Player of the Year
Ryan Rolison, P, University (Jackson), 6-2/190, Sr.
Rolison had a nearly perfect season, winning all nine of his starts and posting a 0.12 ERA. The Division II-A Mr. Baseball struck out 108 in 58 innings, scattering 10 hits and 14 walks. He has committed to Mississippi and was drafted in the 37th round by San Diego.
Weston Bizzle, P, Christian Brothers (Memphis), 5-10/195, Jr.
Gage Gillian, P, Spring Hill (Columbia), 6-2/165, Jr.
Quinn Smith, C, McCallie (Chattanooga), 6-2/195, Sr.
Zach Linginfelter, INF, Sevier County (Sevierville), 6-4/230, Sr.
Alex Brewer, INF, Forrest (Chapel Hill), 6-0/190, Sr.
Duncan Pence, INF, Farragut (Knoxville), 6-2/180, Sr.
Ryder Green, INF, Hardin Valley (Knoxville), 6-0/200, So.
Logan Carey, OF, University (Jackson), 5-10/175, Sr.
Tre Carter, OF, Soddy Daisy, 6-3/185, Sr.
Bryce Giles, OF, Summertown, 5-7/150, Sr.
Chris McElvain, P, Summit, (Thompson’s Station), 6-0/160, Fr.
Jacob Key, P, Siegel (Murfreesboro), 6-2/160, Sr.
David Bates, P, Christ Presbyterian (Nashville), 6-5/215, Jr.
Hunter Goodman, C, Arlington, 6-1/175, So.
Andrew Benefield, INF, Siegel (Murfreesboro), 6-3/185, So.
Ben Brooks, INF, John Paul II (Hendersonville), 6-0/175, Jr.
Jake Criswell, INF, Harding (Memphis), 6-2/185, Sr.
Cooper Mays, INF, Hickman (Centerville), 5-9/160, Jr.
Scott Lentz, OF, Columbia, 6-0/160, Sr.
Wil Dalton, OF, Summit (Thompson’s Station), 6-1/180, Sr.
Joe Fulcher, OF/P, Munford, 6-2/190, Sr.