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2016 Baseball All Cape Fear Region Team
(Selected by the Fayetteville Observer)

Coach of the Year
Tom Willoughby (Pine Forest)

Co-Players of the Year
MacKenzie Gore (Whiteville)

Cumberland County Stat Leaders

First Team

Cole Lovin
School: Fairmont
Class: Senior
Position: Pitcher/First Base
Notes: Led Fairmont to another deep playoff run...Posted 10-3 record with 0.97 ERA...Recorded 136 strikeouts...Also drove in 12 runs for the year

Evan Odum
School: Lumberton
Class: Senior
Position: Pitcher
Notes: Signed to play for North Carolina...Recorded 106 strikeouts and had a 0.61 ERA...At the plate he batted .348 with 23 hits for the season

Connor Grainger
School: Whiteville
Class: Senior
Position: First Base
Notes: Helped take Whiteville back to the 1-A baseball finals....Made one error all season...Batted .399 with a home runa nd 17 RBIs

Tyler Vaughn
School: Triton
Class: Senior
Position: Shortstop
Notes: Player of the year in Two Rivers Conference...Batted .562 with 24 hits...He had 19 doubles and drove in 33 runs...Stole 33 bases

Jake Thomas
School: Lee County
Class: Junior
Position: Pitcher/Infield
Notes: Player of the year in Cape Fear Valley....Recorded an 8-2 record as a pitcher....One of Lee's top hitters with a .391 batting average....Drove in 18 runs and had seven doubles

Logan Harris
School: South View
Class: Senior
Position: Outfield/First Base
Notes: Signed with Wake Tech...Batted .403 with 29 hits and 21 RBIs...Stole five bases...Two-time All-Mid-South 4-A

Topher Grant
School: Southern Lee
Class: Junior
Position: Pitcher
Notes: Runner-up for Cape Fear Valley player of the year...Batted .377 with 15 RBIs and seven doubles...Was 7-2 pitching with 0.54 ERA....Allowed no earned runs in five conference starts

D.J. Bishop
School: Jack Britt
Class: Senior
Position: Pitcher/Outfield
Notes: Mid-South Conference player of the year....Committed to Wake Tech...Batted .452 with six doubles and six triples...Drove in 17 runs...On mound had a 1.54 ERA and 64 strikeouts

Ethan Wilson
School: Pine Forest
Class: Senior
Position: Pitcher/Outfield
Notes: Had key performance for Trojans in state playoffs...Batted .330 with eight doubles, two triples and three homers for season...Drove in 20 runs...Earned three wins and recorded 45 strikeouts as a pitcher

J.T. Stone
School: Pine Forest
Class: Senior
Position: Infield/Outfield
Notes: Batted .419 with eight doubles, a triple and three home runs...Drove in 17 runs...First team All-Mid South

Nick Pry
School: Pinecrest
Class: Junior
Position: Shortstop/Pitcher
Notes: Southeastern Conference player of the year...Batted .356...Drove in 17 runs and had 12 doubles...He was 8-1 pitching with 1.48 ERA...Struck out 92

Josh Krings
School: Cape Fear
Class: Junior
Position: Catcher/Pitcher/Third Base
Notes: Versatile player who batted .364 for the regular-season Mid-South champion...Had five doubles and a home run....Led Cape Fear in RBIs with 22

Second Team

Tyler Musselwhite
Fairmont, Senior, Pitcher/Shortstop

Alec Brewington
Lumberton, Senior, Outfield/Pitcher

Matthias Carter
Purnell Swett, Senior, Shortstop

Brooks Baldwin
Whiteville, Sophomore, Pitcher/Third Base/Catcher

Cross Holfert
Scotland, Senior, Centerfield/Pitcher

Spencer Faulk
Lee County, Senior, Centerfield/Pitcher

Evan Wells
Lee County, Sophomore, Shortstop

Landen Harris
South View, Freshman, Pitcher

Anthony Lane
Terry Sanford, Junior, Shortstop

Isaiah Bennett
Pine Forest, Freshman, Outfield/Pitcher

Grant Bennett
Pine Forest, Senior, First Base/Pitcher

Gavin Williams
Cape Fear, Junior, Pitcher/Shortstop/Catcher

Related Article:
Whiteville's MacKenzie Gore named region baseball player of the year; Pine Forest's Tom Willoughby coach of the year (Fayetteville Observer - 6/18/16)


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