Season’s best: All-Outlook baseball team announcedPublished 10:37am Monday, May 6, 2013
The 2013 varsity baseball season was a tale of two halves for many of the local baseball teams.
The Dadeville Tigers secured a 20-win season but despite a 15-5 start to the year, sputtered down the stretch and missed the playoffs.
However, the team’s youth-infused roster seemed to show many glimpses of a bright future for Dadeville baseball.
Benjamin Russell’s Wildcats suffered a similar fate as Dadeville, as they also missed the playoffs.
The Wildcats were able to rebound from a sluggish start and right the ship enough to secure a winning season.
BRHS will be returning most of its core intact when it takes the diamond next season.
At Horseshoe Bend, the Generals were able to overcome a less-than-stellar regular season to secure a playoff berth after finishing runner-up in their area tournament.
The Generals were able to make some noise in the first round, defeating the Vincent Yellowjackets in a three-game series after mounting a comeback when down to their final out.
Horseshoe Bend’s run in the postseason ended in the second round when they were eliminated by area foe and area champion Randolph County in a two-game sweep.
For the players that stood out amongst the pack this season, The Outlook has chosen to recognize these athletes for their on-field excellence.
Posted are the members of the 2013 All-Outlook baseball team.
2013 All-Outlook Baseball Team
IF Austin Moncus, BRHS (.273 BA, .976 FLD %)
IF Blake McClellan, BRHS (.319 BA, 36 H, 22 R, .923 FLD %)
IF/C Caleb Brooks, BRHS (.333 BA, 31 RBI, .964 FLD %)
IF Cal Jones, DHS (.400 BA, 2 HR, 38 RBI, 10 2B, 7 3B)
IF C.J. Tolbert, DHS (.341 BA, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 11 2B, 3 3B)
IF Tyler Meadows, HBS (.430 BA, 46 H)
OF Marquis Odem, BRHS (.343 BA, 29 R, .981 FLD %)
OF Mark Turner, DHS (.357 BA, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 6 2B)
P Jack Stephenson, DHS (5-1 W/L, 3.35 ERA)
P Zac Rogers, BRHS (2.86 ERA, 43 K)
P Timothy Dean, HBS (Team leader in wins)
UTIL Bryant Horn, BRHS (.314 BA, 23 RBI, 10 SB, 3-0 W/L 2.51 ERA)
DH Caleb Nolen DHS (.449 BA, 3 HR, 36 RBI, 9 2B, .601 OBP, .635 SLG %)