Griffin's Terry Fuller was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP BASEBALL: Griffin’s Terry Fuller grabs Region 4-AAAA POY honors while Locust Grove coach, pitchers stand out

Griffin's Terry Fuller was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Griffin’s Terry Fuller was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

By Gabriel Stovall

gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com

Surprise, surprise. Locust Grove baseball racked up major honors as the All-Region 4-AAAA teams were released Wednesday.

The Wildcats became the first team from the four-county Southern Crescent area to win a state baseball championship since Jason Hayward-Led Henry County Warhawks did it in 2006 after defeating a Lee County squad that featured now-San Fransisco Giants catcher Buster Posey.

But Locust Grove’s 2-1 series win over defending champion Buford only confirmed what many believed all season — that the Wildcats were the state’s best team with one of Georgia’s best pitching staffs, regardless of classification.

No shock then that a pair of Wildcat pitchers in Christian Young and Ethan Lindow took shared Pitcher of the Year honors, while coach Stephen Phillips and Eastside coach Bruce Evans were both pegged as Coach of the Year.

Region Player of the Year Terry Fuller of Griffin made the all-region superlatives a Southern Crescent sweep.

In addition to Young and Lindow, Locust Grove placed five other players on the First Team roster, including freshman hurler and Mississippi State commit Nolan Crisp. The Class AAAA champs added two more to the second team along with four honorable mention selections.

Eastside followed closely behind with four other First Team choices and three second teamers.

Aside from Fuller, Griffin placed four players on the Second Team and had two honorable mentions.

Jonesboro’s Jordan Holt was the lone Clayton County product to make the All-Region squad. Holt was a First Team selection.

Here is the full All-Region 4-AAAA roster:


 

PLAYERS/COACH OF THE YEAR

Co-Pitchers of the Year – Christian Young and Ethan Lindow (Locust Grove)

Player of the Year – Terry Fuller (Griffin)

Co-Coaches of the Year – Bruce Evans (Eastside) and Stephen Phillips (Locust Grove)


 

FIRST TEAM

Gray Ritchie – Eastside

Mclain Harris – Spalding

Charlie Greenich – Eastside

Nolan Crisp – LGHS

Austin Holloway – Eastside

George Boyd – Pike County

Drew Compton – Spalding

Trevor Sellers – LGHS

Odlanier Rodriguez – LGHS

Nick Womack – Eastside

Joah Curry – LGHS

Jaree Pledger – Walnut Grove

Jordan Holt – Jonesboro

Gavin Lee – LGHS


 

SECOND TEAM

Chase Coppock – Scalding

Joe Fuller – Griffin

Kyle Turner – Griffin

Ethan Womack – Eastside

Dontavious Ogletree – Spalding

Brad Tolleson – LGHS

Logan Worley – Griffin

Connor Hewell – Eastside

Alec Hayes – Spalding

Colton Bailey – LGHS

Josh Sims – Eastside

Kain English – Pike County

Tyler Garner – Spalding

Cameron Lewis – Eagles Landing

Justin Mcbride – Griffin


 

HONORABLE MENTION

Taylor Lomack – Eagles Landing

Chase Raines – Eastside

Devin Keen – Griffin

Will Pillsbury – Spalding

Clay Shearouse – LGHS

Luke Mays – LGHS

Austin Moody – LGHS

Kody Fulghum – Griffin

Ryan Smith – Spalding

Chandler Yokely – Pike County

Remington Gager – Pike County

Jackson Boss – Walnut Grove

Colton Garner – Walnut Grove

Will Dyar – Locust Grove

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