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

Coach of the Year
Tom Willoughby (Pine Forest)

Player 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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