Bucs Place Five Players On TBR Super Freshman, Sophomore Teams

Soddy-Daisy, McCallie, Baylor Players Also Garner Baseball Honors

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - by Larry Fleming

Boyd-Buchanan has placed five players on the Tennessee Baseball Report Super Freshman and Sophomore teams.

Bucs Cade Evans and Colby Morgan were selected to the freshman team while Brandon Willingham, Seth Rogers and E.J. Matthews earned spots on the sophomore squad published by the TBR on its web site.

Soddy-Daisy sophomore Trey Carter, Baylor freshmen Gavin Roberson and Wilson Maclellan and McCallie sophomore Quinn Smith were also named to the teams.

Evans batted .500 and had a school-record 55 hits and drove in 34 runs and stole 24 bases to lead the Bucs to the Class A state tournament. Evans’ batting average was the fourth-highest in all of Class A and 12th in all classifications.

Morgan batted .352 with three home runs and 32 RBIs.

Willingham was the Bucs’ mound ace, going 10-0 (school record for wins) and posting a 1.56 ERA with a record 84 strikeouts in 62.2 innings of work. He had a record 17-strikeout, no-hit effort against Copper Basin during the regular season.

Rogers batted .320 and drove in 18 runs and Matthews had a .336 batting average, three homers, 32 RBIs and stole 18 bases. Rogers and Matthews are both outfielders.

Carter, an outfielder, hit .340, drove in 26 runs and stole 13 bases to help Soddy-Daisy reach the Class 5A semifinals where it lost to eventual Region 3-5A champion Cookeville.

Smith, a catcher, batted .320 and drove in 20 runs in the Blue Tornado’s drive to the Division II-AA state championship with an 8-0 win over Memphis University School.

Roberson and Maclellan, both pitchers, helped the Red Raiders reach the state tournament.

Roberson was 8-2 with a 1.08 ERA and struck out 37 in 52 innings. Maclellan had a 6-1 record in 38.1 innings and had a 1.64 ERA.

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

 


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