High school baseball: 2019 All-Rowan County team
Published 11:22 pm Saturday, June 22, 2019
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