High school baseball: All-Rowan County team
Breakdown: Five Raiders, five Mustangs, four Falcons, four Cougars and two Hornets
Vance Honeycutt, Salisbury, Sr. — Mark Norris Memorial Award Winner. Central Carolina Conference Player of the Year. In a 12-game season, the UNC signee batted .548, blasted four homers, stole 18 bases and scored 23 runs.
Cameron Padgett, East, Jr. — Patrick Snider Memorial Award winner. North Piedmont Conference Pitcher of the Year. UNC commit was 5-0 on the mound and batted .372. Versatile defensively, he played first base and third base.
Aiden Schenck, East, Jr. — Left fielder batted .469 with a team-high 18 RBIs. NPC Player of the Year.
Kane Kepley, South, Jr. — Center fielder batted .431 with 16 steals and 23 runs scored.
Ty Hubbard, South, Jr. — Second baseman hit .433, scored 21 runs and had team-high 19 RBIs.
Jake Hunter, East, Sr. — East Carolina signee was 3-2 on the mound with 55 strikeouts and 2.57 ERA. Hit a walk-off homer in the playoffs.
Nathan Chrismon, South, Jr. — Shortstop had an on-base percentage of .529 and scored a team-high 24 runs.
Casey Gouge, West, Jr. — West’s mound ace had a 1.50 ERA and also tied for the team lead in RBIs.
Steven Smith, West, Sr. — Racked up 53 strikeouts in 29 innings and tied for team lead in RBIs.
Griffin Warden, East, Jr. — Center fielder batted .390 with 15 runs scored.
Caden Hudson, Carson, Sr. — Third baseman hit .349 with a team-high 16 RBIs.
Haiden Leffew, South, Soph. — South’s pitching ace was 4-1 and won twice in postseason.
Dylan Driver, Carson, Sr. — Catawba recruit batted .378 with 12 runs scored and won twice on the mound.
Hayden Simmerson, Carson, Soph. — Carson’s ace had three wins, 45 strikeouts and a 2.55 ERA.
Cobb Hightower, East, Fr. — Shortstop batted .380 and scored 15 runs.
Jackson Deal, South, Sr. — Headed to Methodist, he batted .333 with 15 RBIs. Mostly a right fielder. He was 2-0 on the mound.
CP Pyle, Carson, Sr. — Center fielder led the Cougars with 14 runs scored.
Andrew Kennerly, West, Sr. — Batted .308, caught everything in center field and led the Falcons in runs scored.
JT Fecteau, West, Sr. — Catcher/infielder batted .359.
Chase Shoaf, Salisbury, Sr. — Batted .343, stole 17 bases. He played first base and outfield and was 2-1 on the mound.
Honorable Mention — Austin Fulk, East, Jr.; Chance Mako, East, Soph.; Max Crawford, Salisbury, Sr.; JD James, South, Jr.; Chandler Oddie, South, Jr.; Luke Hiskey, South, Sr.; Jake Blevins, West, Jr.; TJ Jones, Carson, Sr.; Jake Harris, Carson, Sr.; Emory Taylor, Carson, Soph.; Joseph Hartman, North, Jr.