4 Tigers named to all state team
Published 8:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Four T.R. Miller Tigers were named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State baseball team.
Senior pitcher JoJo Booker and junior outfielder Drew Williamson were named to the first team. Senior catcher Hunter Brittain was named to the second team. Junior first baseman Russell Smith was named honorable mention.
Williamson was also named Class 3A Hitter of the Year. In 34 games at the plate Williamson had a batting average of .616, with 45 hits, including eight homeruns, 41 RBIs, two triples and nine doubles. He scored 63 runs and had 47
On the mound Booker had a 10-0 record with a 1.01 earned run
average. He had 112 strikeouts with 25 walks. Opponents’ batting average against Booker was .166. The flame thrower was also a presence at the plate. Booker batted .464 with seven home runs and 38 RBIs. He had five doubles and two triples.
Brittain had a batting average of .505 and led the team with 53 RBIs and shared the lead with eight home runs. The Tiger clean-up hitter had a team high 13 doubles. Brittain was also a wall behind the plate with a .976 fielding percentage with 212 putouts and 30 assists.
Both Booker and Brittain are committed to play at the University of South Alabama.
Smith was a consistent hitter from the sixth spot in the lineup for the Tigers. He batted .421 with 41 RBIs. He had a home run and six doubles. At first base Smith had a .986 fielding percentage.
“I’m extremely proud of each of them for being recognized with the all-state honor,” TRM baseball head coach Kevin Madden said.
“They are all deserving and it is a very exciting time for our program. Glad to see their hard work, dedication, and their own field success pay off with this well-deserved