WSN’s Campbell named 3A baseball coach of the year, other locals named to team
The W.S. Neal Eagle baseball team may have come short in their bid to win the class 3A state baseball championship this past season, but the efforts of the team and head coach Coy Campbell have earned Campbell the honor of being named the class 3A coach of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
Campbell led the Eagles of East Brewton to a perfect 23-0 regular season record and advanced to the state semifinals before losing to eventual and two-time state champion Trinity. Campbell went 30-0 after defeating Trinity in game one. In games two and three, Trinity handed W.S. Neal their only two losses of the season to end W.S. Neal’s dream season.
“It is an honor,” Campbell said. “I am very surprised, but at the same time I am honored. There are a lot of good coaches in 3A who don’t ever get this award. I had the priviledge to have a great opportunity this year to coach a great group of kids. I have been at W.S. Neal for 12 years now and all 12 years have been good to me. I have a great administration at the school that supports me and a great athletic director that supports me. They all allow me to do the things I need to do and allow me to have the success that I have been able to have. I appreciate all the support from all the people this year and I truly have something special at W.S. Neal.”
Other local players making the team this year were W.S. Neal’s Brian Settle and Dylan Godwin and T.R. Miller’s Kevin Davis. Settle made the team as a pitcher while Godwin was an honorable mention second baseman. Davis made the team as a utility player.
“Well first of all to be a good pitcher it takes a great team behind you,” Settle said. “Last year I was an honorable mention, which was great yet it wasn’t what I wanted. To make the all-state team kind of puts the icing on top I guess you could say to my senior year.”
Settle went 11-0 on the mound this year for the Eagles and had a .89 earned run average. He finished with one save, 112 strikeouts and 32 walks. He has signed to play baseball at Alabama Southern in Monroeville.
Godwin has been asked to walkon to play baseball at Faulkner State Community College next season.
“It’s a great feeling to be named on the team,” Godwin said. “I’ve always wanted to know how it feels and now I know. I set my mind to it as a freshman and now I have accomplished another goal of mine.”
Davis is an Auburn signee.
“It’s an honor to be selected as 3A all-state,” he said. “There are a lot of great players in our state and for me to be one of them selected is a great honor.”
2013 ASWA BASEBALL ALL-STATE TEAM:
Brett Blackwood, Hartselle
Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill Bible
Colton Campbell, Plainview
Garrett Davis, G.W. Long
Joey Denison, Charles Henderson
Ulysses Fluellen, Smiths Station
Fletcher Johnson, Pelham
Thomas Lowery, Pelham
Cody Reed, Ardmore
Keegan Thompson, Cullman
P — Tyler Gates, Tuscaloosa County, Sr.
P — Thomas Lowery, Pelham, Sr.
P — Jake Walters, Thompson, Jr.
P — Corey Childress, Fairhope, Jr.
C — AJ Walden, Albertville, Sr.
1B — Jackson Fite, Decatur, Jr.
2B — Matt Sanders, Bob Jones, Jr.
SS — Marc Skinner, Smiths Station, Sr.
3B — Casey Hughston, Baker, Sr.
OF — Fletcher Johnson, Pelham, Sr.
OF — Ulysses Fluellen, Smiths Station, Sr.
OF — Thomas Hill, Grissom, Sr.
UTL — Geoffrey Bramblett, Hoover, Sr.
UTL — Roquel Marsh, Northview, Sr.
DH — Trent Simpson, Oxford, Sr.
DH — Ted Colburn, Tuscaloosa County, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Thomas Lowery, Pelham
Hitter of the Year: Ulysses Fluellen, Smiths Station
Player of the Year: Fletcher Johnson, Pelham
Coach of the Year: Matt Cimo, Auburn
Pitcher: Kyle Wright, Buckhorn, Jr.; Alex Watkins, Albertville, Jr.
Catcher: Jeremiah Summerford, Northview, Jr.; Chad Peters, Theodore, Sr.; Matthew Bishop, Gadsden City, Jr.; Hayden White, Prattville, Sr.
First base: MJ Morissette, Davidson, Sr.
Second base: Hayden Roberts, Alma Bryant, Sr.; Trey Matherson, Thompson, Sr.
Shortstop: Matt Bolger, Bob Jones, Sr.; Hunter Ellenburg, Fairhope, Sr.
Third base: Trace Turner, Hoover, Sr.; Brendan Donovan, Enterprise, So.
Outfield: Keith Holcombe, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Jr.; Mason McCullough, Baker, Sr.; Cole Wainwright, Fairhope, Sr.; Heath Quinn, Oak Mountain, Sr.; James Hillhouse, Florence, Sr.; JJ Shaffer, Auburn, Sr.
Utility: Dylan Little, Mary Montgomery, Sr.; Brax Garrett, Foley, Fr.
Designated hitter: Grant Veteto, Spain Park, Sr.
P — Keegan Thompson, Cullman, Sr.
P — Jackson Smith, Hartselle, Sr.
P — Jesse McCord, Spanish Fort, Jr.
P — Jesse Nelson, Russell County, Sr.
C — Chris Brown, Hartselle, Sr.
1B — Drew Mullinax, Southside-Gadsden, Jr.
2B — Hunter Webb, Russell County, Sr.
SS — Brett Blackwood, Hartselle, Jr.
3B — Matt Foster, Valley, Sr.
OF — Rob Perteet, Spanish Fort, Jr.
OF — Anfernee Grier, Russell County, Sr.
OF — Blake Devine, Southside-Gadsden, Jr.
UTL — Caleb Lopes, Faith Academy, Sr.
UTL — Mason Rogers, Demopolis, Sr.
DH — Blake Logan, Muscle Shoals, Sr.
DH — Daniel Robert, Briarwood Christian, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Keegan Thompson, Cullman
Hitter of the Year: Brett Blackwood, Hartselle
Player of the Year: Keegan Thompson, Cullman
Coach of the Year: Brent Boyd, Spanish Fort
Pitcher: Andrew Fuhrman, Southside-Gadsden, Sr.; Jordan Guthrie, Cullman, Sr.; Colby Wingard, Pinson Valley, Sr.
Catcher: Malik Rosier, Faith Academy, Jr.
First base: Dylan Szymanski, Satsuma, Jr.; Garrett Suchey, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.
Second base: Blake McClellan, Benjamin Russell, Sr.; Gunner Hendrix, Spanish Fort, So.
Shortstop: Will Luft, Spanish Fort, Jr.
Third base: Josh Bobo, Etowah, Sr.
Outfield: Cole Collins, Cullman, So.; Deacon Aldridge, Hartselle, Sr.; Christian Snow, Saraland, Sr.; Jae Skoda, Faith Academy, Sr.; Tripp Hobbs, Chelsea, Sr.
Utility: Wesley Waters, West Point, Sr.; Luke Porter, Homewood, Sr.
Designated hitter: Trey Truitt, Rehobeth, Jr.
P — Houston Mabray, Charles Henderson, Sr.
P — Cody Reed, Ardmore, Jr.
P — Jesse Coleman, Beauregard, Sr.
P — Jed Carter, Tallassee, Sr.
C — Chase Smartt, Charles Henderson, So.
1B — Joey Denison, Charles Henderson, Sr.
2B — Reeves Brashear, Childersburg, Jr.
SS — Riley Phillips, Brooks, So.
3B — Brady Bedingfield, Brooks, Jr.
OF — T.J. Dixon, UMS-Wright, Sr.
OF — Drake Tucker, Brooks, Sr.
OF — Clay Upchurch, Munford, Sr.
UTL — Tevin Watters, Thomasville, Sr.
UTL — Clayton Daniel, Guntersville, Jr.
DH — Chandler Taylor, Alabama Christian, So.
DH — Justin Pennington, Central-Florence, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Cody Reed, Ardmore
Hitter of the Year: Joey Denison, Charles Henderson
Player of the Year: Cody Reed, Ardmore
Coach of the Year: Derek Irons, Charles Henderson
Pitcher: Tripp Blackmon, Charles Henderson, Sr.; Hank Scott, Beauregard, So.; Brett Patterson, UMS-Wright, So.; Tyler Black, Elmore County, Sr.; Ryan Masonia, Brooks, Jr.; Peyton Stracener, Central-Florence, So.
Catcher: Jake Whiting, Alexandria, Sr.; Dylan Goff, UMS-Wright, Sr.; Caleb DeRouen, Thomasville, Sr.
First base: Quinton Maddox, Andalusia, Jr.; Caleb Nolen, Dadeville, Sr.; Ryan Madewell, Priceville, Sr.
Second base: C.J. Tolbert, Dadeville, Jr.; Colin Speake, Tallassee, Jr.
Shortstop: Luke Bailey, Fairview, Sr.; Troy Dixon, UMS-Wright, So.
Third base: Kyle Fender, Beulah, So.
Outfield: TJ Lockett, Bibb County, Jr.; Justin Byrd, Headland, Sr.; Peyton Williams, Beauregard, Sr.
Utility: Shed Long, Jacksonville, Sr.; Blake Byrd, Corner, Sr.; Zach Lightsey, Childersburg, So.; Nathan Langley, Beauregard, Jr.
Designated hitter: Cal Jones, Dadeville, Fr.
P — Brian Settle, W.S. Neal, Sr.
P — Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill Bible, Sr.
P — Allen Wood, Trinity, Sr.
P — Dillon Terry, Piedmont, Sr.
C — Matt Morgan, Thorsby, Jr.
1B — Colton Campbell, Plainview, Sr.
2B — Trace Johnston, Trinity, So.
SS — Justin Cantrell, Deshler, Sr.
3B — Zach Cunningham, White Plains, Sr.
OF — Greg Lambert, Madison Academy, Jr.
OF — Cole Porter, Plainview, Sr.
OF — Glenn Irby, Mars Hill Bible, Sr.
UTL — Kevin Davis, T.R. Miller, Sr.
UTL — Cade Bradley, Piedmont, Sr.
DH — Hunter Slater, Bayside Academy, Jr.
DH — Chase Hamrick, Montevallo, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year: Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill Bible
Hitter of the Year: Colton Campbell, Plainview
Player of the Year: Colton Campbell, Plainview
Coach of the Year: Coy Campbell, W.S. Neal
Pitcher: J.T. Thompson, Deshler, Jr.; Ethan Davis, Opp, Jr.; Jamison Roney, Geneva, So.; Terran Cochran, Winfield, Sr.
Catcher: Caleb Spears, Plainview, Jr.; Trey Mathis, West Morgan, Sr.; Jesse Aaron, Cleveland, Jr.
First base: Carson McGregory, Deshler, Jr.; Graham Conner, Westminster Christian, Sr.
Second base: Cole White, Clements, Sr.; Dylan Godwin, W.S. Neal, Sr.
Shortstop: Collin Jolly, Sipsey Valley, Sr.
Third base: Blake Gray, Sipsey Valley, Jr.; Jonathon Honeycutt, Cordova, Jr.
Outfield: Marcus Jones, Gordo, Sr.; Payton Young, Piedmont, Fr.; Hunter Gant, Pisgah, Sr.
Utility: Cody Santora, Slocomb, Sr.
Designated hitter: Austin Taylor, J.B. Pennington, Sr.
P — Garrett Davis, G.W. Long, Sr.
P — Mikhail Cazenave, Westbrook Christian, Sr.
P — Kade Suther, Mobile Christian, Sr.
P — Tristan Rice, G.W. Long, Jr.
C — Craig Saint, Phil Campbell, Sr.
1B — Caleb Coaker, G.W. Long, So.
2B — Caleb Mayo, West End, Sr.
SS — Chase McRae, Section, Sr.
3B — Matthew Reaves, Westbrook Christian, Sr.
OF — Ross Anderson, Section, Jr.
OF — Eric Yarbrough, Sheffield, Sr.
OF — Trey Walding, G.W. Long, Sr.
UTL — Simon Ridgeway, Sheffield, Sr.
UTL — Ethan Lott, Zion Chapel, Sr.
DH — Mitchell Lovell, Sheffield, Sr.
DH — Connor McVay, Mobile Christian, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year: Garrett Davis, G.W. Long
Hitter of the Year: Eric Yarbrough, Sheffield
Player of the Year: Garrett Davis, G.W. Long
Coach of the Year: Drew Miller, G.W. Long
Pitcher: Jared Edwards, Ranburne, Sr.; Cody Goff, Section, Jr.; Jake Newcomb, Prattville Christian, Sr.
Catcher: Clayton Young, Ranburne, Sr.; Cody Wallace, Ariton, Sr.
First base: Jonathan Ford, Westbrook Christian, Sr.
Second base: Luke Anderson, Section, Jr.
Shortstop: Brett Davis, Sweet Water, Sr.; Shelby Flurry, Reeltown, Sr.
Third base: Kaleb Smith, Zion Chapel, Sr.
Outfield: Stetson Payne, G.W. Long, Jr.; Dillon Parker, Ohatchee, Jr.
Utility: Cory Gill, Cottonwood, So.; Jake Kilgo, Westbrook Christian, Jr.
Designated hitter: Carlton Bean, Goshen, Sr.
P — John Bess, Florala, Sr.
P — Leighton Lary, St. Luke’s, Fr.
P — Levi Mintz, Cedar Bluff, Sr.
P — Will Bishop, Shoals Christian, Sr.
C — Jacob Hagewood, Athens Bible, Sr.
1B — Christian Shipe, Shoals Christian, Sr.
2B — Sam Bobo, Athens Bible, Sr.
SS — Andrew Lowery, Brantley, Sr.
3B — Colby Chambers, Maplesville, Jr.
OF — Justin Ware, St. Luke’s, Sr.
OF — Remington Fowler, Geneva County, Jr.
OF — CJ Gilreath, Cedar Bluff, Sr.
UTL — Kaleb Estill, Addison, Jr.
UTL — Drew Dismukes, St. Luke’s, Jr.
DH — Blake Cundiff, Athens Bible, Sr.
DH — Jud Owens, Brantley, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Levi Mintz, Cedar Bluff
Hitter of the Year: Justin Ware, St. Luke’s
Player of the Year: Will Bishop, Shoals Christian
Coach of the Year: Tim Becker, St. Luke’s
Pitcher: Landon Lindsay, Geneva County, So.; Hayden Phillips, Athens Bible, Sr.; Micah Abbott, Sumiton Christian, Sr.; Levi Tyree, Addison, Sr.
Catcher: Trenton Simmons, Geneva County, Jr.; Caleb Calhoun, Wadley, So.
First base: Curtis Abernathy, Cedar Bluff, Sr.
Second base: Rhett York, Addison, Sr.
Shortstop: Grant Benefield, Spring Garden, Jr.; Trey Jackson, St. Jude, Jr.
Third base: Gable Lawson, Gaylesville, Jr.; Mitchell Boyd, Shoals Christian, Jr.; Patrick Smith, Kinston, Jr.
Outfield: Chris Enger, St. Luke’s, Sr.; Cole Murphy, Gaylesville, Jr.; Tanner Bozeman, Shoals Christian, Fr.; Dylan Gallaway, Hackleburg, Sr.; Douglas Fields, Athens Bible, Sr.
Utility: Clay Haws, Brantley, Jr.; Corin Schuyten, Geneva County, Jr.
Designated hitter: Dalton Becker, St. Luke’s, Sr.
P — Bailey Hansen, Edgewood, Sr.
P — Gage Pregno, Edgewood, Sr.
P — Austin Thomas, Glenwood, Sr.
P — Austin Menard, Tuscaloosa Academy, Jr.
C — Hayden Nichols, Clarke Prep, Jr.
1B — Josh Albritton, Macon-East, Sr.
2B — Taylor White, Tuscaloosa Academy, Sr.
SS — Chandler Avant, Pike Liberal Arts, Jr.
3B — John Mark Crosby, Edgewood, Sr.
OF — Michael Mims, Coosa Valley, Jr.
OF — Rod Boykin, Edgewood, Sr.
OF — Payton Whittle, Macon-East, Jr.
UTL — Kyle Andrews, Tuscaloosa Academy, Sr.
UTL — Austin Taylor, East Memorial, So.
DH — Dylan Ingram, Edgewood, Sr.
DH — Brody Thomasson, Lakeside, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year: Gage Pregno, Edgewood
Hitter of the Year: Chandler Avant, Pike Liberal Arts
Player of the Year: Bailey Hansen, Edgewood
Coach of the Year: Allen Ponder, Lakeside
Pitcher: Nick Constan, Lee-Scott, Sr.; Jonathan Simpson, Monroe, Jr.; Ryan Burkett, Fort Dale, So.
Catcher: Chase Whiddon, Fort Dale, Jr.
First base: Peyton Wilson, Jackson Academy, Jr.; Jake Carter, Coosa Valley, Sr.
Second base: Drew Owen, Hooper, Jr.
Shortstop: Taylor Hawthorne, Edgewood, Jr.; Parker Farley, Tuscaloosa Academy, Sr.; Brant Lewis, Marengo Academy, Jr.
Third base: Alan Logan, Coosa Valley, Sr.; Taytom Barnes, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr.
Outfield: Steele Jackson, Crenshaw Christian, Sr.; Tanner Knowles, Glenwood, Sr.; Joel Pratt, Pickens Academy, Sr., Clay Thomas, Tuscaloosa Academy, Sr.
Utility: Carson Meadows, Lee-Scott, Sr.; Drew Larrimore, Clarke Prep, Sr.; Adam Bonner, South Choctaw Academy, Jr.,
Designated Hitter: Garrett McMillian, Coosa Valley, Sr.
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