Payne, Dockery, Maxey Earn All-State Baseball Honors

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Three Chattanooga area players – Tyler Payne and Elliott Dockery of McCallie and Taylor Maxey of Baylor – have been selected to the 2014 D-II A/AA Tennessee Basebal Coaches Association (TBCA) all-state team.

Payne batted .354 as a shortstop for the D-II AA state champion Blue Tornado squad along with 17 RBIs, 12 doubles and 49 stolen bases. He also posted a 5-3 record on the mound with a 1.99 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 45.2 innings.

Dockery was 8-2 with 2.12 ERA struck out 54 batters in 66 innings and pitched a shutout in the state championship game. He missed his sophomore season due to Tommy John surgery in 2012.

Maxey led Baylor to a D-II AA state tournament appearance with a .283 batting average with 23 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and a .424 on base percentage. He led Baylor in stolen bases all four years and holds the single season school record for hit batsman with 14 as a freshman in 2011. He has signed a scholarship to play baseball at Tennessee Tech next season.

All-State Team - Division II A/AA

 Pitchers
 Jack Flannagan Father Ryan
 John Wesley Ray CBHS
 Chris Durham CBHS
 Elliott Dockery McCallie
 Alex Higley  Knox. Webb

 Outfield
 Tayler Maxey  Baylor
 Matt Cogen  BGA
 Colton Neel  MUS
 Blain Curtis  TRA
 Joseph Patterson USJ

 Infield
 Kyle Congor  BA
 Tyler Payne McCallie
 Michael Fitzsimmons MUS
 Austin Orr  USJ

 Catcher
 Walker Grisanti CBHS
 Will Reddick DCA
 
 Utility
 Connor Alexander TRA
 Corey Henderson  CBHS
 Ben Lowe  ECS
 Jackson Ward Harding Acad.
 Will Morrow Knox. Webb

contact B.B. Branton at wiliam.branton@comcast.net


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