Locals named to All-State
Four local athletes from T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal were named to the Class 3A and 4A all state teams. TRM juniors, Jo Jo Booker and Hunter Brittain were named to the Class 3A First Team. TRM senior Tripp Floyd was named to the Class 3A Second Team. WSN senior Madison Winchester was named to the Class 4A Honorable Mention Team.
Booker was named to the first team as a pitcher. As a junior this past season, Booker posted a 9-2 record on the mound with a 1.57 earned run average. In 76 innings pitched he had 107 strikeouts and 31 walks.
Booker accumulated double-digit strikeouts in six games, with a season-high 15 against WSN on April 4, 2016. He was named to the 2016 Escambia County All-Tournament team earlier in the season.
Brittain had a .425 batting average this past season. He hit three homeruns to share the team lead and had 34 RBIs in 113 plate appearances. He led Miller with an on base percentage of .544.
Behind the plate Brittain had a .955 fielding percentage with 255 putouts.
Floyd led the the Tigers with a .440 batting average and 38 RBIs. He had 51 hits, including a homerun against Citronelle on April 18, 2016.
He tied for a team high in runs scored with 30. From the outfield he had a .900 fielding percentage with 39 putouts. He was named the 2016 most valuable player of the Escambia County Tournament.
Winchester had a record setting season for WSN softball, leading the team with a .465 batting average and 34 hits from the leadoff spot. She scored 18 runs and had 10 steals on the basepaths.
WSN head softball coach Jason Blaney said it was an honor to coach Winchester and that she’ll be greatly missed next season.
“(Winchester) is a phenomenal athlete,” Blaney said. “We introduced her to slap hitting her junior season and then worked on it last summer and during preseason her senior year. It was so easy to teach her because she is so coachable and athletic with incredible softball intelligence. Madison (Winchester) is also a tremendous centerfielder. Her being named honorable mention for All-State just shows how hard she does work. It’s great recognition for her and our program. She’s left a great legacy here at W.S. Neal.”
Below is a complete list of All-state selections for Class 3A and 4A baseball and softball:
Hitter of the Year: John Trousdale, Lauderdale Co.
Pitcher of the Year: Deacon Medders, American Christian
Player of the Year: Deacon Medders, American Christian
Coach of the Year: Scott Hunter, Colbert Heights
P – Deacon Medders, American Christian, Sr.
P – Jake Christa, Madison Academy, Jr.
P – Jo Jo Booker, T.R. Miller, Jr.
P – Tyler Self, Westbrook Christian, Jr.
C – Hunter Brittain, T.R. Miller, Jr.
1B – Troy Bearden, Westbrook Christian, So.
2B – Thomas Langdon, Gordo, Jr.
3B – Cody Littlejohn, Madison Academy, Sr.
SS – John Trousdale, Lauderdale Co., Sr.
OF – Caleb Piper, Geneva, Sr.
OF – Jordan King, Slocomb, Sr.
OF – Lecil Brothers, Susan Moore, Sr.
DH – Zach Gipson, Colbert Heights, Sr.
DH – Jordan Hunt, Winfield, Sr.
UTL – Koy Chapman, Gordo, Jr.
UTL – Austin Chastang, Bayside Academy, Sr.
P – Andy Smothers, Pisgah, Jr.
P – Sam King, Madison Academy, Jr.
P – Dakota McCreless, Colbert Heights, Jr.
P – Jack Benard, Bayside Academy, Sr.
C – Easton Kirk, Piedmont, Jr.
1B – Will Hales, Slocomb, Jr.
2B – Will Acuff, Madison Academy, Sr.
3B – Brennan Aycock, Geneva, Jr.
SS – Isaac Weissend, Hanceville, Sr.
OF – Caleb Squires, American Christian, Sr.
OF – Barton Lester, Montgomery Academy, Sr.
OF – Tripp Floyd, T.R. Miller, Sr.
DH – Tyler Eldridge, Slocomb, Jr.
DH – Collin Herring, Gordo, So.
UTL – Garret Kennedy, Westbrook Christian, So.
UTL – Dylan Murphy, Madison Academy, Jr.
Pitcher: Britt Sparks, American Christian, Jr.; Will Harrison, Winfield, Sr.
Catcher: Dillon Paseur, New Hope, Sr.; Brady Milligan, American Christian, Sr.
First base: Jaylon Jenkins, Ohatchee, Jr.; Jason Clark, Lamar Co., Sr.
Second base: Ryne Hicks, New Hope, Sr.; Ben Bolton, Cottage Hill Christian, Sr.
Third base: Brayden Hall, Oakman, Jr.; William Fleming, Bayside Academy, Sr.
Shortstop: Bayley Blanchard, Piedmont, Sr.
Outfield: Grant Atkins, American Christian, Sr.; Logan Bradford, Winfield, Sr.
Designated hitter: None.
Hitter of the Year: Cal Jones, Dadeville
Pitcher of the Year: Davis Daniel, St. James
Player of the Year: Tanner Allen, UMS-Wright
Coach of the Year: Nick Richardson, Bibb Co.
P – Davis Daniel, St. James, Sr.
P – Conner Jednat, UMS-Wright, Jr.
P – Bradley Brown, Holtville, Sr.
P – Justin Thomas, Sipsey Valley, Sr.
C – M.J. Melendez, St. James, Jr.
1B – Sam Plash, UMS-Wright, Jr.
2B – Ian McCoy, Westminster Christian, Sr.
3B – Grant Barber, UMS-Wright, Sr.
SS – Ko Powell, Oneonta, Sr.
OF – Cal Jones, Dadeville, Sr.
OF – JD White, Deshler, Jr.
OF – Chauncey Callier, UMS-Wright, Sr.
DH – Robert Adams, Trinity, Sr.
DH – Hunter Roberts, Holtville, Jr.
UTL – Tanner Allen, UMS-Wright, Jr.
UTL – Jonathan Coleman, Brooks, Jr.
P – Chase Beggs, Hokes Bluff, Sr.
P – Chad Bryant, Thomasville, Jr.
P – Dylan Barbee, North Jackson, Jr.
P – Mason Hollander, Deshler, Sr.
C – Colin Brewer, Cherokee Co., Jr.
1B – Josh Wilson, Elmore Co., Sr.
2B – Karter Smith, Cordova, Sr.
3B – Austin Willbanks, Hokes Bluff, Sr.
SS – Hunter Caffee, Bibb Co., Sr.
OF – Dawson Harvey, Oneonta, Sr.
OF – Jake Killingsworth, Headland, 8th
OF – Tucker Brown, Wilson, So.
DH – Jackson Devaney, Oneonta, So.
DH – Landon Nance, Sipsey Valley, Fr.
UTL – Brady Greene, St. James, Jr.
UTL – Jesse Joyce, Thomasville, Sr.
Pitcher: Brody Moore, Oneonta, So.; Chase Wilkerson, Headland, So.
Catcher: Caleb Dunagan, Curry, So.; Hunter Hill, Deshler, Jr.
First base: None.
Second base: Nic Council, Thomasville, Sr.; Colin Edwards, Cherokee Co., Jr.
Third base: Will Evans, Haleyville, Jr.; Zach Woodard, Thomasville, Jr.
Shortstop: Brett Barbee, North Jackson, Sr.; Jaren Lockridge, Cherokee Co., Jr.
Outfield: Tucker Wilsdorf, Brooks, Sr.; Kyle Lester, Handley, Jr.
Designated hitter: Jordan Nelson, Elkmont, Sr.; Zach Presnall, Satsuma, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Savanna Holmes, Hale County
Hitter of the Year: Amy Woodham, Slocomb
Player of the Year: Harley Stokes, Hale County
Coach of the Year: Nicole Dutton, Dale County
P – Brooklyn Pennington, Lamar County, 8th
P – Stephanie Schoonover, Pisgah, 8th
P – Paisley Wilson, Prattville Christian, Fr.
P – Savanna Holmes, Hale County, So.
C – Maegan Walding, Dale County, Sr.
1B – McKinley Parris, Pleasant Valley, So.
2B – Paige Norris, Sand Rock, So.
3B – Kara Perry, Pleasant Valley, Jr.
SS – Brooke Perrigin, Gordo, So.
OF – Kayle Vaught, Pisgah, Fr.
OF – Sissy Atchley, Prattville Christian, Fr.
OF – Brylie St. Clair, Sand Rock, Fr.
DH – Harley Stokes, Hale County, Jr.
DH – Kathryn Fallen, Prattville Christian, Fr.
UTL – Amy Woodham, Slocomb, Jr.
UTL – Hannah Rogers, Dale County, Jr.
P – Hayden Law, Prattville Christian, So.
P – Taylor Hamm, Ohatchee, Sr.
P – Magen Rich, Sand Rock, Jr.
P – Cierra Brown, Gordo, Jr.
C – Madison McCullough, Sand Rock, Sr.
1B – Kylie Bolton, Oakman, So.
2B – Emma James, Colbert Heights, Fr.
3B – Macy Anderson, Pisgah, Fr.
SS – Savannah Sudduth, Lamar County, So.
OF – Claire West, Madison Academy, Fr.
OF – Keeli Bobbitt, Lamar County, Jr.
OF – Kaylee Raines, Geneva, Jr.
DH – BreAnna Barlow, Excel, Fr.
DH – Savannah Williams, Pleasant Valley, Fr.
UTL – Brittany Todd, Beulah, Jr.
UTL – Torre Roberts, Piedmont, Sr.
Catcher: Katelyn Crawford, Madison Academy, So.
First base: None.
Second base: Atleigh Brannon, Pleasant Valley, Jr.; Makayla Dorroh, American Christian, Sr.
Third base: Ariyon Hightower, Opp, So.; Madalyn Oliver, Sand Rock, Sr.
Shortstop: Shelbie Burbage, Prattville Christian, Jr.
Outfield: Samantha Sisco, Dale County, Jr.; Brooke Perkins, Hale County, Sr.
Designated hitter: Kayleigh Williams, Piedmont, Jr.; Kennedy Barron, Pisgah, 7th.
Utility: Keliegh Tovey, Madison Academy, So.; Madison Green, Beulah, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year: Ashlee Swindle, Curry
Hitter of the Year: Elissa Brown, Elmore County
Player of the Year: Ashlee Swindle, Curry
Coach of the Year: Anthony Norris, LAMP
P – Annie Willis, Westminster Christian, Jr.
P – Sally Jordan, Clarke County, Sr.
P – Reagan Watkins, LAMP, Jr.
P – Ashlee Swindle, Curry, Sr.
C – Anna Hood, Locust Fork, So.
1B – Justus Perry, Curry, Sr.
2B – Reagan Malone, Northside, Sr.
3B – Brookley Knowles, Satsuma, Jr.
SS – Elissa Brown, Elmore County, Sr.
OF – Anna Kate Segars, East Lawrence, So.
OF – Hannah Ingram, Cordova, Jr.
OF – Jaycie Walker, Headland, Sr.
DH – Haley Barnette, Northside, Sr.
DH – Rebekah Inman, Elkmont, Sr.
UTL – Kiara Akles, Cleburne County, Jr.
UTL – Heather Irons, Thomasville, Sr.
P – Savannah Stamps, Northside, So.
P – Laken Distefano, Central-Florence, Jr.
P – Maria Mask, Wilson, Jr.
P – Kaylyn Dismukes, Holtville, Fr.
C – Emily Aaron, Curry, Sr.
1B – Riley Grace Honeycutt, Northside, So.
2B – Kyndra Richard, Curry, So.
3B – Taylor Brown, Wilson, Fr.
SS – Kaylee Horton, Curry, Sr.
OF – Mary Kilpatrick, Cordova, So.
OF – Shanda Pugh, Clarke County, Sr.
OF – Shay Henson, Cleburne County, Sr.
DH – Chelsea Parker, Cleburne County, So.
DH – Catherine Robinson, DAR, Sr.
UTL – Ashley Daffin, Clarke County, So.
UTL – Josie Thompson, North Jackson, Fr.
Pitcher: Michaelyn Foster, Montgomery Catholic, Jr.; Amber Parker, Cleburne County, Jr.
Catcher: Brandi Bentley, Elkmont, Sr.
First base: Kristen Peavy, Straughn, Sr.
Second base: Jordan Criswell, Oneonta, So.
Third base: Chloe Kleffman, DAR, So.
Shortstop: Molly Stewart, Straughn, Jr.
Outfield: Madison Winchester, W.S. Neal, Sr.; Madison Daniel, Wilson, Sr.
Designated hitter: MaKailey Speegle, Good Hope, Fr.
Utility: Chloe Deerman, West Blocton, So.; Taylor Cassidy, LAMP, Fr