Published 11:17 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Raines makes Mobile Area Second Team
Just graduated T.R. Miller Tigers baseball player Baxley Raines has added another postseason honor to his resume.
The shortstop/pitcher has been named to the Mobile Press-Registers All-Area Second Team.
Raines was selected as a utility player for the team. Raines was also selected as a utility player when he received Honorable Mention on the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Team.
Raines hit a team best .424 with five homeruns and 23 RBIs for the Tigers this spring. That average also consisted of seven doubles and two triples.
As a pitcher, Raines compiled a 7-2 record with a 2.34 earned run average that included 61 strikeouts in 54 innings.
Gulf Shores outfielder D.J. Jones was tabbed Player of the Year. Other First Team picks included outfielders Kentrail Davis of Theodore and Kendall Carvin of Murphy, first baseman Chris Weaver of Leroy, second baseman Chase Dichiara of Gulf Shores, shortstop Ryan Cummings of McGill-Toolen, third baseman Kent Meyer of Jackson, catcher Sam Hill of Murphy and pitchers Jon Jacobs of Jackson, Chris Peacock of Daphne, Michael Raia of Fairhope, Arthur Zimmerman of UMS-Wright and A.J. McCarron of St. Paul's.
Satsuma's Sam Gates and Leroy's Taylor White were chosen as utility players, while Thomasville's Jake Overstreet and St. Paul's Destin Hood were chosen as designated hitters.
District pairings set
for Babe Ruth 13s, 15s
Pairings have been set for two of the upcoming Babe Ruth district tournaments.
The tournament for 13-year-olds will be played at T.R. Miller High School and gets underway June 28. Monroeville will face Atmore in the opening contest at 5:30 p.m., while Brewton will face South Monroe in the day's second game at 7:30 p.m.
The tournaments for 14 and 15-year-olds will be played at Uriah's J.U. Blacksher High School. Both of those tournaments are set to begin July 5.
Pairings for the 14-year-olds tournament have not been made. District 7 commissioner Murray Johnson said he is waiting to find out how many teams will compete before he announces that bracket.
Brewton drew a first-round matchup with Evergreen in the 15-year-olds division, while Atmore drew a first-round game against Monroeville. South Monroe drew a first-round bye and will play the Monroeville/Atmore winner in round two.
Game times for the 14s and 15-year-olds will be announced at a later date.
JDCC baseball signs Lowndes Academy duo
Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks baseball coach Darrell Blevins has signed a pair of Lowndes Academy teammates.
Headed to JDCC are 5-10, 180-pound catcher/third baseman Bradley Adams and 5-10,
165-pound centerfielder Eric St. Cin.