Main Street Preps: Three Devils Named to All-County Baseball

White House High School senior Dustin Palmer and juniors Caden Blackford and Hunter Matherly were chosen by Main Street Preps and The Gallatin News to the 2021 All-Sumner County Baseball Team.

Here is the original article below from Zach Womble of The Gallatin News:


By Zach Womble for The Gallatin News

The Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard and the Portland Sun, all under the Main Street Preps umbrella, is proud to announce the 2021 All-Sumner County baseball teams, recognizing standout performances from this season.

Gallatin senior Tanner Park is named Player of the Year, Beech’s Chase Burns is Pitcher of the Year, Gallatin’s Mark Wilson is Coach of the Year, Westmoreland’s Landon Donoho Newcomer of the Year, Portland’s Chase Runyon is Freshman of the Year and Westmoreland’s Ryker Hodge is Student-Athlete of the Year.

Park battled a healthy .414 at the plate this year, finished 4-2 as the Green Wave ace and tallied 11 extra base hits. He registered 29 RBI, 15 runs scored and a .480 on-base-percentage. Park was also named District 9-AAA MVP following his senior campaign.

Burns finished 6-0 this season, throwing 56 innings where he surrendered just 12 hits while striking out 131 batters. The University of Tennessee signee allowed opposing batters a .067 batting average and finished with a .497 ERA.

As a sophomore, Donoho finished with a .356 batting average, 31 hits and 26 runs scored in 87 plate appearances. He also earned First Team All-District 9AA honors for the Eagles.

Runyon held a .242 batting average for the Panthers this season and was a day-to-day player in the field for Justin Martin. The freshman shortstop added 22 hits, tallied 12 runs scored and registered eight RBI.

Hodge was a mainstay on the Westmoreland ball fields, playing three-sports during his senior season with the Eagles. A team captain, Hodge was also named Westmoreland High School Salutatorian where he maintained a 3.9 GPA.

Wilson was selected Coach of the Year by his peers. The Green Wave finished the season 20-11 and earned the two seed for their side of the District 9AAA bracket.

2021 Superlatives

Player of the Year: Tanner Park, Gallatin

Pitcher of the Year: Chase Burns, Beech

Newcomer of the Year: Landon Donoho, Westmoreland

Freshman of the Year: Chase Runyon, Portland

Coach of the Year: Mark Wilson, Gallatin

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ryker Hodge, Westmoreland

Team of the Year: Beech Buccaneers – District 9AAA Champs, Region 5AAA Champs, Class AAA Sectional Champs, State Tournament. 28-12 Record. 

First Team All-Sumner County

SP: Luke Sinnard, Beech

Stats: 65.2 IP, 6-0, 25H, 26BB, 1.3ERA, .131BAA

SP: Ryan Ginther, Station Camp

Stats: 5.1 IP, 1-0, 11Ks, 0.00 ERA

RP: Preston Drebes, Beech

Stats: 30IP, 4-0, 17H, 55K, 1.1ERA, .163BAA

DH: Hunter Matherly, White House

Stats: .389BA, 35H, 20XBH, 38RBI, 35R

C: Caden Cutrell, Beech

Stats: 126 PA, .325 BA, 41H, 6HR, 35RBI

INF: Cade Martin, Gallatin

INF: Jacob Hood, Station Camp

Stats: .340BA, 33H, 9XBH, 24RBI, 17R

INF: Connor Johnson, Westmoreland

Stats: .361BA, 30H, 18RBI

INF: Caden Blackford, White House

Stats: .402BA, 41H, 18XBH, 40RBI, 15R

OF: Dustin Palmer, White House

Stats: .459BA, 39H, 19XBH, 25RBI, 29R

OF: Parker Juillerat, Beech

Stats: 108 PA, .370BA, 40H, 20RBI, 19SB

OF: Ty Martin, Gallatin

Second Team All-Sumner County

SP: Jordan Zuger, Hendersonville

SP: Tyler Dillard, Portland

Stats: 2.75ERA

RP: Chet Lax, Pope John Paul II

Stats: 20.1 IP, 3-2, 2.15ERA, 43K

C: Mitch Victor, Gallatin

INF: Bryan Ramons, Station Camp

Stats: .303BA, 22H, 12XBH, 14RBI, 28R

INF: Nate Sullivan, Westmoreland

Stats: .333BA, 28H, 25RBI, 12R

INF: WA Douglas, Gallatin

INF: Robert Carrol, Pope John Paul II

Stats: .324BA, 12H, 6R

OF: Clay Deason, Pope John Paul II

Stats: .378BA, 14H, 9RBI, 5R, 4SB

OF: Joe Dalton, Hendersonville

OF: Caeson Utely, Portland

Stats: .343BA, 34H

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