Bucs Earn Top Regular-Season Awards For 5-A Baseball

Rider, Cardwell, Murrell Honored; Tourney Starts Thursday

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

District 5-A baseball coaches have announced their regular season awards and Boyd-Buchanan followed up its championship with the top honors as well.

Boyd-Buchanan’s Jim Cardwell and Nathan Murrell were selected as the league’s Co-Players of the Year and Josh Rider earned the Coach of the Year award.

The Bucs, the district tournament’s No. 1 seed with 22-9 overall and 8-0 league records, also placed four players on the All-District team – Skyler Anderson, Hunter Payne, Brandon Willingham and Cade Evans.

Silverdale Baptist Academy’s Jordan Delashmitt, Josiah Green, Colton Rogers and Chance Brown also were selected to the team.

Arts & Sciences had three players chosen – Chad Butler, Lucas Hicks and Tanner Lee.

Andrew Godsey and Zach Dean of Grace Baptist and Phil Spargo and Jordan Johnson of Copper Basin round out the squad.

Silverdale (16-7, 6-2), CSAS (14-12), Grace (5-14, 1-7) and Copper Basin (9-9, 1-7) finished behind the Bucs in the regular season standings.

The tournament begins Thursday with a play-in game pitting Copper Basin at Grace Baptist at 7:30 p.m. That winner advances to play at Boyd-Buchanan at 5 p.m. and CSAS takes on Silverdale at 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

The Friday winners play Monday at 5 p.m. at the higher seed with the loser’s bracket final set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the higher seeded team.

The championship game will be played on Monday at 5 p.m., with an “if necessary” game scheduled for Tuesday.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @larryfleming44)

 

 


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