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.
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
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