Nine county players named to baseball All-State team

Published 5:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2024

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By ANDREW SIMONSON | Sports Editor

Shelby County’s best were recognized among the top baseball players in the state of Alabama after nine area stars earned spots on the All-State baseball team.

Players from the Thompson Warriors, Oak Mountain Eagles, Chelsea Hornets, Briarwood Christian Lions, Shelby County Wildcats and Vincent Yellow Jackets received selections when the rosters were released by the Alabama Sportswriters Association on Saturday, June 8.

Thompson’s D’Marion Terrell earned Class 7A All-State First Team honors as a utility player for his big performances across the field.

The 2024 Shelby County Hitter of the Year earned a .426 average at the plate along with 42 RBI and 10 home runs, and on the mound, he amassed a 2.12 ERA by allowing just 14 earned runs all season.

Two other Warriors represented THS on the Class 7A All-State Second Team with Peryn Bland’s infielder selection and Ethan Crook’s designated hitter spot.

Bland was an All-County First Team selection in 2024 with 50 hits and 30 RBI along with a .524 slugging percentage and .926 OPS.

Crook was a key power hitter out of the catcher’s spot with 10 doubles and four home runs for a .546 slugging percentage and .998 OPS to go with a .345 batting average, good enough for an All-County First Team spot.

Representing the county on the Class 7A All-State Honorable Mention list was Oak Mountain pitcher Bryson Morman and Chelsea’s Chase Lackey in the utility spot.

Morman was one of the top pitchers in Shelby County with a 6-2 record, 1.23 ERA and 0.93 WHIP, including a streak of 24 straight shutout innings to secure his All-County First Team place.

Lackey ended 2024 with a .337 average and .808 OPS with his 33 hits across 98 at-bats. His 19-for-20 stolen base record was another reason he earned an All-County Second Team place.

In Class 6A, Jake Souders of Briarwood Christian earned All-State First Team honors for his big two-way performances.

Souders had a 2.44 ERA and rate of 8.1 strikeouts per seven innings as a pitcher, and at the plate, he batted .408 with 20 RBI, a .704 slugging percentage and 1.251 OPS to make the All-County First Team.

Gannon Pharr represented the Shelby County Wildcats on the Class 5A All-State First Team after previously making the All-County First Team this season.

Pharr led the Wildcats offense with a .404 average, and the senior outfielder had the third-most runs in the county with 42.

Vincent’s Aiden Poe secured big honors in Class 2A as an All-State First Team pitcher.

Poe, who was also named Class 2A Pitcher of the Year, earned the county’s top pitching award with a 12-1 record, 0.97 ERA and 0.67 WHIP while throwing 134 strikeouts against just eight walks.

Casen Fields joined Poe as an All-State selection after he earned a Class 2A Second Team infielder spot.

Fields was an All-County First Team selection with his 35 RBI off 44 hits for a .407 batting average while going a perfect 35-for-35 on stolen base attempts.

To see the full roster and awards, read more below:


Player of the year

Braden Booth, Bob Jones

Pitcher of the year

Braden Booth, Bob Jones

Hitter of the year

Zack Johnson, Bob Jones

Coach of the year

Johnny Johnson, James Clemens



P: Braden Booth, Bob Jones, Sr.

P: Charlie Cassingham, Grissom, Jr.

P: Dylan Lewkutz, Hewitt-Trussville, Sr.

P: Cam Norton, Central-Phenix City, So.

C: Zack Johnson, Bob Jones, Jr.

IF: Henry Allen, Auburn, Sr.

IF: Landon Beaver, Central-Phenix City, Sr.

IF: Steele Hall, Hewitt-Trussville, So.

IF: Brandon McCraine, Smiths Station, Sr.

OF: Rock Gearhart, Fairhope, Jr.

OF: Carson Loosier, James Clemens, Sr.

OF: Brett Moseley, Hewitt-Trussville, Sr.

UTL: Mason Blasche, Hoover, Sr.

UTL: D’Marion Terrell, Thompson, Sr.

DH: Connor Gatwood, Baker, Sr.

DH: Tanner Waldrop, Auburn, Sr.


P: Chase Cartron, Huntsville, Sr.

P: Bryant Durbin, Baker, Sr.

P: Christian Helmers, Hewitt-Trussville, Jr.

P: Brady Richardson, Enterprise, Jr.

C: Blake Westry, Fairhope, Jr.

IF: Peryn Bland, Thompson, Sr.

IF: Jacob Pearl, Bob Jones, Sr.

IF: Ethan Santos, Baker, Sr.

IF: Bryson Sheppard, Smiths Station, Jr.

OF: Cayden Boutwell, Enterprise, Jr.

OF: Nolan Phillips, Fairhope, Sr.

OF: Emory Yohn, Central-Phenix City, Jr.

UTL: John Paul Head, Vestavia Hills, Sr.

UTL: Hunter Wippert, Central-Phenix City, Sr.

DH: Ethan Crook, Thompson, Sr.

DH: Fuller Musgrove, Mary Montgomery, Jr.


P: Bryson Morman, Oak Mountain, Sr.; Cody Strickhausen, Mary Montgomery, Jr.

C: Mikey Vanderheyden, Enterprise, Jr.

IF: Gresham Baker, Bob Jones, Sr.; Sam Brown, Central-Phenix City, Jr.

OF: Steven Cavaco, Huntsville, Jr.

UTL: Chase Lackey, Chelsea, Jr.; Easton Nelms, Florence, Jr.

DH: Cam Simpson, Hewitt-Trussville, Jr.




Player of the year

Jackson Henderson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Pitcher of the year

Jackson Henderson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Hitter of the year

JoJo Williamson, Hartselle

Coach of the year

Mark Garner, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa



P: Caleb Barnett, Mountain Brook, Jr.

P: Grayson Hays, Athens, Sr.

P: Jackson Henderson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.

P: Jace Meadows, Hartselle, Jr.

C: Jack Holley, Spanish Fort, Sr.

IF: Caiden Combs, Gardendale, Jr.

IF: Carter Johnson, Oxford, Sr.

IF: Quincy Walters, Baldwin Co., Sr.

IF: JoJo Williamson, Hartselle, Sr.

OF: Santae McWilliams, Saraland, Jr.

OF: John Robicheaux, Mountain Brook, Sr.

OF: Peyton Steele, Hartselle, Sr.

UTL: Nick Richardson, Oxford, Jr.

UTL: Jake Souders, Briarwood, Sr.

DH: Cade Miles, Hartselle, Sr.

DH: Eli Woody, Baldwin Co., Sr.


P: Kenneth Diddell, Mountain Brook, Sr.

P: Eli Driskell, Faith-Mobile, Sr.

P: Jack Ross, Homewood, Jr.

P: Jaxen Schuler, Baldwin Co., Sr.

C: Milo Obradovich, Northridge, Sr.

IF: Drew Britton, Pike Road, Sr.

IF: Taurus Ceasar, Faith-Mobile, Sr.

IF: Josh Henson, Buckhorn, Jr.

IF: Nemo Hixon, Spanish Fort, Jr.

OF: Caleb Chesser, Spanish Fort, Jr.

OF: Jackson Jones, Muscle Shoals, Sr.

OF: Cody Markham, Pike Road, Sr.

UTL: James Graphos, Mountain Brook, Sr.

UTL: Evan Hilliard, Saraland, Sr.

DH: Camron Laffitte, Saraland, Sr.

DH: Tucker Rickman, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.


P: Gavin Griner, Oxford, Jr.; Ethan Kick, Spanish Fort, Sr.

C: Forrest Heacock, Oxford, Sr.

IF: Holden Dean, Russell Co., Jr.; Bradin Dupper, Decatur, Sr.

OF: Caiden Dumas, Athens, Sr.; Trey Greenwell, Decatur, Jr.

UTL: John Henry Winstead, Spanish Fort, Sr.

DH: Baker Davis, Hueytown, Jr.; Jacob Smith, Wetumpka, Sr.




Player of the year

Jackson Sanders, Valley

Pitcher of the year

Andrew Allen, Alexandria

Hitter of the year

John Stowers, St. Paul’s

Coach of the year

Zac Welch, Alexandria



P: Andrew Allen, Alexandria, Sr.

P: Connor Gehr, Gulf Shores, Sr.

P: Tripp Patterson, Alexandria, Sr.

P: Tyler Pierce, Boaz, Jr.

C: John Stowers, St. Paul’s, So.

IF: Brandt Cummings, Russellville, Sr.

IF: Carson Gillilan, Sardis, Sr.

IF: Evan Snow, Alexandria, Sr.

IF: Joseph Stephens, Gulf Shores, Sr.

OF: Damien Gatson, Mobile Christian, Jr.

OF: Gannon Pharr, Shelby Co., Sr.

OF: Wade Shelley, Headland, Jr.

UTL: Blaze Gerhart, Sardis, Sr.

UTL: Jackson Sanders, Valley, Sr.

DH: Neyland Baker, Russellville, Jr.

DH: Brue Milner, Tallassee, Fr.


P: Cj Chambley, Valley, Sr.

P: Conner Lowery, Sardis, Sr.

P: Carter Samuelson, Springville, Jr.

P: Trey Scott, Headland, Sr.

C: Aiden Brunner, Alexandria, Sr.

IF: Drey Barrett, Holtville, Sr.

IF: Edward McLeod, St. Paul’s, Jr.

IF: Bryce Rivers, Mobile Christian, So.

IF: Wyatt Shelley, Headland, So.

OF: Ian Cartwright, Alexandria, Sr.

OF: Keaton Johns, Ardmore, Jr.

OF: Cayden McMichael, Southside-Gadsden, Sr.

UTL: Samuel Henegar, Alexandria, Sr.

UTL: Cayden Johns, Russellville, Sr.

DH: Landon Cherry, Moody, Jr.

DH: Shea Darnell, Elmore Co., Jr.


P: Jaden Eason, Elmore Co., Jr.

C: Caden Norwood, Lawrence Co., Jr.

IF: Daniel Askew, Russellville, Sr.; Gavin Weinshenker, Mobile Christian, Sr.

OF: Landon Carroll, Sardis, Sr.

UTL: Parker Frost, Lawrence Co., Jr.; Conner Nelson, Leeds, Jr.

DH: Chris Fitts, East Limestone, So.; Grant Martinez, Springville, So.



Player of the year

Christian Chatterton, Brooks

Pitcher of the year

Eli Cannon, Corner

Hitter of the year

Carson Smith, North Jackson

Coach of the year

Caleb Hoyle, Corner



P: Eli Cannon, Corner, Sr.

P: Jackson Lange, Westminster-Huntsville, Sr.

P: Macain McMillan, Bibb Co., Jr.

P: Garrett Reid, Deshler, So.

C: Wes Walker, Priceville, Sr.

IF: Christian Chatterton, Brooks, Sr.

IF: Brendan Conner, Corner, Sr.

IF: Sean Lapinskes, Westminster-Huntsville, Sr.

IF: Carson Smith, North Jackson, Sr.

OF: Jace Boyd, Corner, Sr.

OF: Lawson Collier, Westminster-Huntsville, Sr.

OF: Eric Hines, American Christian, Jr.

UTL: Brodie Dunlap, Corner, Sr.

UTL: Drew Layfield, Ashville, Sr.

DH: Fleming Hall, Trinity, Jr.

DH: Nick Jernagin, North Jackson, Sr.


P: Colman Gann, Priceville, Jr.

P: Colton Mitchell, American Christian, Sr.

P: Dawson Shoults, Bibb Co., Sr.

P: Tucker West, Orange Beach, Sr.

C: Dylan Palmer, Ashville, So.

IF: Matthew Cash, Bibb Co., Sr.

IF: Jeb Crane, Cherokee Co., Sr.

IF: Xaye Lemon, Jacksonville, Jr.

IF: Slade St. Clair, Etowah, Sr.

OF: Parker Adams, Andalusia, Sr.

OF: Rylan Gober, Orange Beach, Sr.

OF: Cash Hayes, Etowah, Jr.

UTL: Cole Dean, Bayside Academy, Jr.

UTL: Kade Smith, Dale Co., Jr.

DH: Max Hill, Corner, Sr.

DH: Mason Holloway, Hamilton, Fr.


P: Walker McClinton, Trinity, Sr.

C: Jaylen Crocker, American Christian, So.; Jace Turner, Cherokee Co., Sr.

IF: Brady Rascoll, Trinity, Sr.; Memphis Scott, Madison Co., Jr.

OF: Jay Fuller, Oak Grove, Jr.; Lathan Stephens, Munford, Jr.

UTL: Hayden Barber, Orange Beach, Sr.; Braxton Griffin, West Limestone, Sr.

DH: Jamarion Robinson, Escambia Co., So.



Player of the year

Miles Edwards, Lauderdale Co.

Pitcher of the year

Charles Morris, Thomasville

Hitter of the year

Tabor Offord, St. James

Coach of the year

Clint Anderson, Thomasville



P: Charles Morris, Thomasville, Sr.

P: Dylan Rainey, Westbrook Christian, Jr.

P: Trent Smith, New Brockton, Sr.

P: Skylar Tucker, Lauderdale Co., Jr.

C: Grady Patterson, Opp, So.

IF: Matthew Ashberry, Straughn, So.

IF: Diego Bryant, Thomasville, Jr.

IF: Brady Jones, Oakman, So.

IF: McClane Mohon, Piedmont, Sr.

OF: Nelson Hall, Opp, Sr.

OF: Bo Mitchell, Decatur Heritage, Jr.

OF: Gavin Nichols, Thomasville, Sr.

UTL: Miles Edwards, Lauderdale Co., Sr.

UTL: Tabor Offord, St. James, Jr.

DH: Rick McBride, Montgomery Academy, Sr.

DH: Ethan Williams, Plainview, Sr.


P: Austin Anderson, Plainview, Sr.

P: Austin Baines, Gordo, Sr.

P: Colby Ballard, Opp, Sr.

P: Noah White, Plainview, Sr.

C: Cam Dyer, Houston Academy, Sr.

IF: Clay Dolan, Colbert Co., Sr.

IF: Payton Green, New Brockton, Sr.

IF: Glavine Lamberth, Hokes Bluff, Jr.

IF: Bryant Sparkman, Decatur Heritage, Jr.

OF: Brady Carden, Westbrook Christian, So.

OF: Landon Fike, Gordo, Sr.

OF: Chapel Stickler, Providence Christian, Sr.

UTL: Cole Austin, Piedmont, 8th

UTL: Porter Dykes, Providence Christian, Sr.

DH: Brayden McCaleb, Winfield, Jr.

DH: Brantley Stocks, Fayette Co., Sr.


P: Brodie Homesley, Piedmont, Jr.; Paxton Tarver, Decatur Heritage, Jr.

C: Jake Hale, Vinemont, Jr.

IF: Eli Stone, W.S. Neal, So.; CJ Sullivan, Providence Christian, Sr.

OF: Beau Bryant, Thomasville, Sr.; Luke Martin, Oakman, Sr.

UTL: Adam Boyd, Houston Academy, Sr.; Trey Rutledge, Plainview, Jr.

DH: Brayson Hayes, Hokes Bluff, Sr.; Braden Haymon, Plainview, Jr.



Player of the year

Myles Tyler, Ariton

Pitcher of the year

Aiden Poe, Vincent

Hitter of the year

Gabe Glover, Wicksburg

Coach of the year

Donovan Hand, Red Bay



P: Drew Colon, Wicksburg, Jr.

P: Austin Evans, Ariton, Jr.

P: Gavin Lang, Collinsville, Fr.

P: Aiden Poe, Vincent, Jr.

C: John Lott, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr.

IF: Alex Cook, Lindsay Lane, Sr.

IF: Lawson Leger, Ariton, Sr.

IF: Mason McAteer, Collinsville, Fr.

IF: Blake Sewell, Donoho, Sr.

OF: Jay Dobbs, Mars Hill Bible, Sr.

OF: Gabe Glover, Wicksburg, Jr.

OF: Myles Tyler, Ariton, Sr.

UTL: Blake Dobbins, Fyffe, Jr.

UTL: Jack Malone, Bayshore Christian, Jr.

DH: Ellis Hamiter, Tuscaloosa Academy, Jr.

DH: Blake Smith, Reeltown, Sr.


P: Brooks Campbell, Mars Hill Bible, Fr.

P: Luke Holdbrook, Whitesburg Christian, Jr.

P: Ty Reynolds, Red Bay, Jr.

P: Ian Senn, Ariton, Sr.

C: Caleb Shew, Pleasant Valley, Sr.

IF: Aubrey Baker, Fyffe, So.

IF: Holt Bentley, Pleasant Valley, Sr.

IF: Wes Braisted, Zion Chapel, Sr.

IF: Casen Fields, Vincent, Jr.

OF: Will Bush, G.W. Long, Sr.

OF: Eli Farris, Red Bay, Sr.

OF: Jaxon Poag, Mars Hill Bible, Sr.

UTL: Luke Barron, Pike Liberal Arts, Jr.

UTL: Preston Lancaster, Tuscaloosa Academy, Jr.

DH: Kaden Moore, North Sand Mountain, Sr.

DH: Josh Winfrey, Cold Springs, Sr.


P: Kaleb Robinson, Whitesburg Christian, Jr.

C: Lane Jones, Lindsay Lane, So.

IF: Ian Schnurer, Sheffield, Sr.

OF: Easton Dean, Wicksburg, Sr.

UTL: Cam Isbell, Mars Hill Bible, Jr.

DH: Jace Golden, West End-Walnut Grove, Sr.; Parker Huff, Hatton, Sr.



Player of the year

Landon Shumate, Sumiton Christian

Pitcher of the year

Landon Shumate, Sumiton Christian

Hitter of the year

Dalton Jackson, Florala

Coach of the year

Tyler Zessin, Florala



P: Aydan Beard, Hackleburg, Sr.

P: Landon Shumate, Sumiton Christian, Sr.

P: Cale Tittle, Lynn, Sr.

P: Cody Walsh, Florala, Sr.

C: Camdyn Moore, Appalachian, Sr.

IF: David Etheridge, Sweet Water, Sr.

IF: Cole Gargus, Appalachian, Sr.

IF: Brayden Huebner, Leroy, Sr.

IF: Dalton Jackson, Florala, Jr.

OF: Tanner Bartlett, Appalachian, Sr.

OF: Austin Hubbard, Sumiton Christian, So.

OF: Thomas Williamson, Brantley, Sr.

UTL: Luke Murrell, Athens Bible, Fr.

UTL: Jackson Waite, Millry, Jr.

DH: Ryan Talley, Lynn, Sr.

DH: Caden Welford, Millry, So.


P: Colton Glass, Sumiton Christian, 8th

P: Jayden Parks, Brantley, Jr.

P: Blaise Vickery, Hackleburg, Jr.

P: Easton Walsh, Florala, So.

C: Landon Jones, Billingsley, Jr.

IF: Will King, Belgreen, Sr.

IF: Ethan Johnson, Athens Bible, Sr.

IF: Stone Talley, Addison, So.

IF: Parker Townsend, Sweet Water, Sr.

OF: Payton Averette, Sweet Water, Sr.

OF: Jon Harper Kilcrease, Brantley, Jr.

OF: Jaquan Reeder, Hackleburg, Jr.

UTL: Kaden Pack, Cedar Bluff, Sr.

UTL: Chapel Pope, Spring Garden, Sr.

DH: John Michael Basinger, Covenant Christian, Sr.

DH: Keegan Giles, Leroy, So.


P: Kiah Lake, Addison, So.; Max Wright, South Lamar, So.

C: Ethan Courtney, Ragland, Sr.; Weston Todd, Athens Bible, 8th

IF: Ross Hudson, Hackleburg, So.; Bradlee Padgett, Maplesville, Sr.

OF: Isaac Bishop, Cedar Bluff, Jr.; Rusty McDonald, Sumiton Christian, Jr.

UTL: Connor Bates, Spring Garden, Jr.

DH: Brayden Atcheson, Maplesville, Sr.



Player of the year

Mason McCraine, Glenwood

Pitcher of the year

Tyler Sykes, Glenwood

Hitter of the year

Jay Lindsey, Patrician

Coach of the year

Taylor Clemmons, Clarke Prep



P: Tyler Sykes, Glenwood, Jr.

P: Colton Sampson, Lakeside, Sr.

P: Garrett West, Lee-Scott, Sr.

P: Jake Cummings, Lee-Scott, Sr.

C: William Etheridge, Patrician, Sr.

IF: Brock Whitt, Edgewood, So.

IF: Mason McCraine, Glenwood, Jr.

IF: Gunner Justice, Macon-East, Sr.

IF: Jay Lindsey, Patrician, Sr.

OF: Trent Popee, Bessemer Academy, Sr.

OF: J.D. Burns, Lee-Scott, Sr.

OF: Quamarian Pernell, Morgan Academy, Jr.

UTL: Taylor Morrow, Lakeside, Sr.

UTL: Ashton Yelder, Lowndes Academy, Jr.

DH: Drew Allison, Edgewood, Sr.

DH: Barrett Spaeth, Macon-East, Sr.


P: Jackson Carmichael, Bessemer Academy, So.

P: Hudson Campbell, Glenwood, So.

P: Harrison Short, Lee-Scott, Jr.

P: Brayden Hennigan, Southern Academy, So.

C: Owen McNeal, Fort Dale Academy, Sr.

IF: Carter Judah, Glenwood, So.

IF: Levi Pinder, Glenwood, Jr.

IF: Sam Jackson, Lee-Scott, Jr.

IF: Dominic Dougan, Lowndes Academy, Sr.

OF: Landon Hand, Chambers Academy, So.

OF: Thaddeus McKinney, Macon-East, Jr.

OF: Carson Coody, Patrician, Sr.

UTL: Parker Shaw, Edgewood, Jr.

UTL: Parker McNeal, Fort Dale Academy, Sr.

DH: Jackson Hudson, Edgewood, Jr.

DH: Cooper Clemmons, Clarke Prep, Jr.


P: None.

C: Luke Bell, Escambia Academy, Sr.; Eli Whorton, Chambers Academy, So.

IF: Cade Henderson, Morgan Academy, Sr.; Hayden Johnston, Southern Academy, Sr.

OF: Matthew Mize, Patrician, Jr.

UTL: Peyton Yerta, Chambers Academy, So.

DH: Eli Johnson, Springwood, Sr.