• 63°

High school baseball: 2019 All-Rowan County team

Luke Barringer, Carson, Sr. OF — Catawba signee led the county in doubles, homers, runs and RBIs despite being walked 22 times. His prodigious power earned him the Rowan County Player of the Year honor.

Cole Hales, Carson, Sr. P/3B — Named to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 3A All-State team. North Piedmont Conference Player of the Year and Rowan County Pitcher of the Year. Coker signee broke the school record with 11 wins and batted .350 with 32 runs scored.

Jake Hunter, East, So. P/2B — North Piedmont Conference Pitcher of the Year. Hunter was 6-1 on the mound and had the county’s lowest ERA  (0.32) and most strikeouts (102). Offensively, he didn’t hit for a high average, but he was clutch, driving in 19 runs.

Bo Rusher, Salisbury Sr. C/P — Gardner-Webb signee was a dependable, two-way player for the Hornets. He hit .380 with five homers and 21 RBIs. On the mound, he contributed four wins and a save.

Wayne Mize, East Jr. OF — Missed early games with an injury, but he was one of the county’s toughest hitters once he got healthy. He batted .329 with three homers and 22 RBIs.

Daniel Durham, West, Sr. P/1B — A strong, two-way player, the Catawba signee led the Falcons to a 19-7 season. On the mound, the lefty was 5-3 with a 1.93 ERA, He batted .293 with  14 RBIs.

Deacon Wike, Carson, Sr. P/1B — Catawba signee went 9-2 with a 1.41  in a breakout season on the mound. The only pitcher in the county with more wins was his teammate Hales.

Jarrid Nelson, South Sr. P/C — He was South’s ace with a 6-3 record and 57 strikeouts. He also batted .295 with 12 RBIs.

Jack Fisher, Salisbury Sr. P/1B — UNC Wilmington signee struck out almost two batters per inning and was runner-up for Central Carolina Conference Pitcher of the Year. He won three games and posted an ERA of 0.88. He also helped offensively, batting .293.

Charlie Klingler, East Jr. C — Batted .316 as the lead-off man for a 17-11 team. He was among the county leaders with 31 hits and 24 runs scored.

Jordan Goodine, North Jr. OF/P — Goodine hit .400 with extra-base power. North only played 20 games, but Goodine topped 20 RBIs.

Garrett Alewine, Carson, Sr. C — With 14 walks and 12 HBPS, he was able to post a .500 on-base-percentage. Batted .329 and his work behind the plate was a huge factor in the success of Carson’s pitchers.

Zeb Burns, Carson, Jr. SS — It was a tall order following Owen White at shortstop for the Cougars, but he made a lot of plays, while batting .340 with 20 RBIs and 14 steals.

JT Fecteau, West, So. C — Young catcher led the Falcons with 21 RBIs and was strong defensively.

Daniel Sell, West, Jr. CF — Batted .357 and walked 23 times to put up a stellar OBP of .526 as West’s lead-off man. Scored 18 runs and covered a lot of ground in the outfield.

Logan Rogers, Carson, Jr. 1B/P — Batted .311 with 22 RBIs and also pitched in nine games.

Vance Honeycutt, Salisbury, So. SS — Batted .294 and led the Hornets (13-12) with 17 runs scored and 12 steals.

Drew Huffman, South  Jr. OF — Batted .310 with 16 runs scored. He was a hot hitter late in the season for a team that finished 14-11.

Logan Stoner, North Sr. 2B — Stoner had the county’s highest batting average, going 23-for-51 at the plate to finish at .451 for the Cavaliers (7-13).

Jack Weaver, South So. 3B/P — Batted .313 and led the Raiders with 16 RBIs. He helped on the mound with two saves.

•••

Honorable Mention — Steven Smith, West So. SS; Cullen Davis, West Jr. P,  Dylan Driver, Carson, So. RF; Aaron Misenheimer, Carson Jr. P/2B; Parker Lippard, Salisbury, Jr. 2B/P; Nathan Chrismon, South Fr. SS; Andrew Jones, South Sr. CF; Avery Shull, East Sr. 1B; Bryson Wagner, East Sr. SS/P; Charlie Durham, North P/1B

Comments

Nation/World

Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett to fill Supreme Court seat

Coronavirus

Deadly September propels Rowan County to 100 deaths from COVID-19

BREAKING NEWS

Highway Patrol charges man in hit-and-run after finding vehicle hidden in woods

Elections

NC elections board, Republicans at odds over absentee ballot rule changes

News

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

News

Trump expected to announce conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Coronavirus

County reports COVID-19 percent positive rate of 8%

Local

Rowan County United Way sets $1.5 million goal at drive-in kickoff event

Crime

Blotter: Adult daughters accused of beating up mother

China Grove

China Grove firefighters injured after truck overturns

Business

Salisbury VA to reopen entry, exit gates

Crime

Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in Burlington Coat Factory theft

Elections

Requests for absentee ballots top 9,000 in Rowan

Local

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project

Business

11 locals will make up Empire Redevelopment Task Force

Local

New finance director excited to prove himself, continue on path set by predecessor

Coronavirus

County health officials report four new COVID-19 deaths

Elections

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ at stop in Charlotte but gaps remain

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

Business

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

Local

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

Elections

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

Crime

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

Crime

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road