2013 Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette All-Area Baseball Team

sfastenau@beaufortgazette.com and ccox@islandpacket.comJune 16, 2013 

Hilton Head Prep's Jake Martin

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Player of the Year: Ryan Day, Thomas Heyward

Coach of the Year: Scott Mullen, Beaufort High

INF: Storm Grisham, Hilton Head Island

Stats: .422 AVG, 6 2B, 2 3B, 19 RBI, 11 SB

Comment: Slugger led the Seahawks in nearly every offensive category for the second straight year.

INF: Alex Silon, Beaufort High

Stats: .307 AVG, 12 RBI, .413 OBP, .359 SLG

Comment: Senior shortstop helped set the table as Eagles' leadoff man

INF: Jake Martin, Hilton Head Prep

Stats: .444 AVG, 17 RBI; 1-0 W-L, 3 SV

Comment: Young-Harris signee provided a veteran presence for the Dolphins while anchoring the middle of the infield.

INF: David Tilton, Beaufort High

Stats: .390 AVG, HR, 9 2B, 14 RBI, .561 SLG

Comment: Erskine-bound slugger transitioned well to third base from the other corner

OF: Caleb Martin, Hilton Head Island

Stats: .340 AVG, 3 2B, 1 3B, 11 RBI, 5 SB

Comment: Was solid both at the plate and in the field for the Region 8-AAA champion Seahawks.

OF: Ryan Day, Thomas Heyward

Stats: .425 AVG, HR, 7 2B, 30 RBI, 7-3 W-L, 1.49 ERA, 65 IP, 77 K

Comment: Player of the year finished with the best ERA in SCISAA Class 2-A

OF: Stephen Baggett, Beaufort High

Stats: .329 AVG, 4 HR, 4 2B, 33 RBI, 28 BB

Comment: Junior forced pitchers to consider pitching around him becuase of his intimidating size (he's 6-foot-5) and power.

C: Evan Duncan, Thomas Heyward

Stats: .354 AVG, 7 2B, 20 RBI, .800 CS, 85 PO, 17 A

Comment: Junior joined Day as co-region player of the year

P: Mat Clark, Hilton Head Island

Stats: 6-1, 0.58 ERA, 48 IP, 3 BB, 61 K

Comment: Freshman left-hander proved to be the ace of the Seahawks' staff, thanks in part to his ridiculous strikeout-to-walk ratio.

P: Bradley Brown, Beaufort High

Stats: 7-3, 1.86 ERA, 71 IP 64 K

Comment: Junior emerged as the Eagles' workhorse with a lot of effective movement on pitches

P: Carson Gregory, Beaufort High

Stats: 3-4, 44 IP, 1.89 ERA, 42 K, .380 AVG, 4 2B, 16 RBI

Comment: Winthrop-signee overcame an early injury to help Eagles to Lower State playoffs

P: Chance Murphy, Bluffton

Stats: 4-2, 38 IP, 14 BB, 25 K, .333 AVG, 4 2B, 8 RBI

Comment: Right-hander captured all but two of the Bobcats' victories this season, proving to be the most consistent presence for a Bluffton team in transition.

UTIL: Thomas Smith, Battery Creek

Stats: .339 AVG, 19 RBI, 2.23 ERA, 5 CG, 45 K

Comment: Senior shortstop and pitcher helped conserve arms by taking Dolphins deep into games

Honorable mention: Zach Brown, Beaufort High; Dee Delaney, Whale Branch; Zach Mahan, Battery Creek; Aaron Facenda, Hilton Head Island; Sean Holm, Bluffton; Jake Kizer, Hilton Head Island; Brooks Robinson, Bluffton; John Sheehan, Hilton Head Prep; Greg Warren, Hilton Head Prep; Shawn Wilson, Ridgeland-Hardeeville

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