MS HS State Championship All-Tournament Team

Enclosed, you will find the Mississippi Hardball Mississippi High School State Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team.

Most Valuable Player:
Jacoby Jones - Richton (2A) - Senior - 5-for-6, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 SB (including a steal of home), 3 RBI, Made several great defensive plays. Also came in to pitch and shut down the opponent with an 87-90 mph fastball.

First Base:

  • First Team - Zander Romano - St. Stanislaus (4A) - Senior - 2-for-4, 2 HBP, 1 BB, 2 SB, 2 RBI, .714 OBP, No Errors.
  • Second Team - Jimel Judon - Myrtle (1A) - Senior - 5-for-8, 1 HR, 1 SB and 3 RBI, .625 OBP.

    Second Base:

  • First Team - Taylor Guyse - Petal (6A) - Senior - 4-for-7, 1 3B, 3 RBI.
  • Second Team - Connor Barron - Sumrall (3A) - Junior - 2-for-4, 3 BB, 3 RBI.

    Shortstop:

  • First Team - Jacoby Jones - Richton (2A) - Senior - 5-for-6, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 SB (including a steal of home), 3 RBI, made several great defensive plays.
  • Second Team - Chase Lewallen - Sumrall (3A) - Senior - 2-for-5, 1 2B, 2 HBP, 1 SB, 2 RBI.

    Third Base:

  • First Team - Cody Conkle - Petal (6A) - Junior - 4-for-10, 1 HBP, 3 2B, 1 RBI.
  • Second Team - Brayden Jones - Madison Central (6A) - Senior - 4-for-11, 1 SB, made all the plays defensively.

    Catcher:

  • First Team - Austin Knight - Sumrall (3A) - Junior - 5-for-7, SF, 2B, 5 RBI.
  • Second Team - Krisjon Wilkerson - St. Stans (4A) - Senior - 1-for-6, SF, 2B, 2 RBI, made all the plays defensively, showed a very strong arm throwing out the only runner who attempted to steal against him.

    DH:

  • First Team - Blaze Napier - Richton (2A) - Junior - 3-for-6, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
  • Second Team - Jackson Posey - Sumrall (3A) - Senior - 2-for-6, 2 BB, HR, 3 RBI.

    Left Field:

  • First Team - Anthony Alford - Petal (6A) - Sophomore - 2-for-7, 4 BB, 1 2B, 1 SB, 2 RBI, .545 OBP.
  • Second Team - Stanford Parks - Madison Central (6A) - Junior - 4-for-10, 1 RBI, .400 OBP.

    Center Field:

  • First Team - Matthew Rylee - Richton (2A) - Senior - 5-for-6, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI.
  • Second Team - Domonique Griffith - Sumrall (3A) - Senior - 5-for-7, 1 BB, 2 SB, 1 RBI.

    Right Field:

  • First Team - Taylor Byrd - Petal (6A) - Senior - 3-for-6, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SB, 2 RBI, .750 OBP.
  • Second Team - Ryan Bolden - Madison Central (6A) - Senior - 4-for-8, 1 SF, 1 HBP, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .556 OBP.

    Pitcher:

  • First Team - Stephen Evans - St. Aloysius (1A) - Senior - Won 2 games, 12 IP, 7 H, 16 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 R.
  • Second Team - Taylor Byrd - Petal (6A) - Senior - Threw a complete game, seven-inning, two-hitter against Madison Central in the second game of their series.

    The players were selected by Gene Swindoll based on a combination of each player's hitting and fielding performances or pitching performance. When players were close in hitting stats, I took into consideration the caliber of the pitching that they faced.

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