High School Sports

The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette 2011 All-Area Baseball Team

Player of the year: Patrick Andrews, Hilton Head Prep

Coach of the year: Chris Wells, Hilton Head High

All-area team

C -- Weber Pike, Beaufort High

Stats: .385 avg., 9 doubles, 17 RBI

Comment: South Carolina committment came through with the bat

1B -- David Tilton, Beaufort High

Stats: .350 avg., 17 runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 20 RBI

Comment: Transition to first base proved great move

2B -- Charlie Wilkins, Hilton Head High

Stats: .343 avg., 33 runs, 4 triples, 2 HR, 15 RBI

Comment: Slick fielder is three-time all-area selection

3B -- Shane Dixon, Battery Creek

Stats: .388 avg., 17 runs, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HR, 17 RBI

Comment: All-region pick led the Dolphins in hitting

SS -- Matt Layman, Hilton Head Prep

Stats: .459 avg., 31 runs, 7 doubles, 5 triples, 4 HR, 30 RBI

Comment: Solid defensive shortstop did damage at the plate

OF -- Ryan Day, Thomas Heyward

Stats: .577 avg., 39 runs, 10 doubles, 5 HR, 40 RBI, 34 SB

Comment: Offensive juggernaut also went 2-2 with 3.65 ERA

OF -- Michael Haven, Hilton Head High

Stats: .353 avg., 26 runs, 4 triples, 3 HR, 21 RBI

Comment: Streaky hitter was hot for most of season

OF -- Kyle Dawson, Beaufort High

Stats: .394 avg., 15 runs, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 21 RBI

Comment: New approach at the plate helped senior break out

UTIL -- Kevin Hickey, Hilton Head High

Stats: .410 avg., 30 runs, 8 doubles, 32 RBI

Comment: Seahawks' shortstop was team's best run-producer

UTIL -- Mark Jones, Beaufort High

Stats: .373 avg., 23 runs, 8 doubles, 18 RBI

Comment: Part of solid middle infield for Eagles

DH -- Dylan Powell, Hilton Head Prep

Stats: .427 avg., 26 runs, 11 doubles, 9 HR, 36 RBI

Comment: Showed big-time power to lead area in HR

P -- Patrick Andrews, Hilton Head Prep

Stats: 10-2, 0.89 ERA, 100 K

Comment: Clemson signee also hit .408 and stole 16 bases

P -- Cameron Stoltz, Hilton Head High

Stats: 6-2, 2.28 ERA, 65 K

Comment: Transfer from Beaufort High turned into Hilton Head High's ace

P -- Beau Brown, Beaufort High

Stats: 3-4, 2.70 ERA, 34 K

Comment: Also led Eagles in HR (5) and RBI (29)

P -- Ryan Ward, Bluffton

Stats: 6-5, 3.44 ERA, 77 K, 3 CG

Comment: Workhorse finished second in area in Ks, third in wins

Honorable mention

Sean Bartlett, P, Hilton Head High

Eric Boyles, OF, Bluffton

Patrick Briody, 1B, Hilton Head Prep

Matt Brown, P, Hilton Head High

Taylor Cowart, OF, Thomas Heyward

Dee Delaney, Whale Branch

Jay Delaney, Whale Branch

Joel Fickes, P, Beaufort High

Shane Goude, P/3B, Battery Creek

Michael Grant, 3B, Bluffton

Storm Grisham, 1B, Hilton Head High

Joe Laycock, P/1B, Thomas Heyward

Danny Makowski, P, Whale Branch

Adam Orischak, OF, Hilton Head High

John Sheehan, 2B, Hilton Head Prep

Alex Silon, 3B, Beaufort High

Rusty Willman, OF, Battery Creek