Hard-throwing All-Star

Smaltz from Clinton High, Jones from Laurens High receive post-season honors

 

Clinton High Red Devil senior pitcher and infielder Tristan Smaltz is an All-Star.

Smaltz was named today to the AAA team of the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association. Smaltz went 8-1 on the mound for the 23-3 Red Devils that went undefeated in region play and won a AAA Upper State district championship.

Thomas Jones, senior outfielder for the Laurens District High School Raiders and a Vanderbilt baseball commitment, was named the AAAA Player of the Year. Also this week, Jones was named baseball player of the year in The Greenville News Sports Awards program.

These are the 3A and 4A All-Star Teams:

4A All-State team

TJ Shook – Dutch Fork, Alex Mills – South Aiken, Trey Polewski – South Aiken, Brice Kirvin – Lexington, Jack Stamler – JL Mann, Cameron Jensen – JL Mann, Patrick Frick – JL Mann, Joe Satterfield – JL Mann, Thomas Jones – Laurens, Jordan Holliday – Sumter, Noah Lindsay – Clover, Jakob Frishmuth – Carolina Forest, Hunter Baiden – Carolina Forest, Patrick Orlando – Carolina Forest, Jacob Hennessy – Dorman, JD Davis – Stratford, Bryson Ward – Gaffney, Logan Chapman – Easley, Steven Estep – White Knoll, Aiden Massey – Blythewood, Kyle Watkins – Ashley Ridge, Sawyer Bridges – Summerville, Bo Gobin – Summerville, Brandon Tillmon – River Bluff, Aaron Adams – River Bluff, Rashad Byrd – North Augusta

Player of Year: Thomas Jones, Laurens

Coach of Year: Jack Jolly, Carolina Forest

3A All-State team

Blake Holliday – BHP, Dax Roper – BHP, Elijah Henderson – Blue Ridge, Etahn Few – Blue Ridge, Josh Tucker -  Airport, Malcom VanBuren – Hanahan, Mark Kneece – Gilbert, Caleb Watkins – Gilbert, Jacob Rye – Gilbert, Andrew Coker – Hartsville, Josh Winningham – Berkeley, Grayson Stoneking – St James, Anthony Peck – St James, Josh Hernandez – AC Flora, Tyler White – Chapin, Evan Estridge – Chapin, Sterling Termond – Eastside, Chase McCroskey – Wren, Tristan Smaltz – Clinton, Will Abbott – Camden, Devin Beckley – Camden, Bo Taylor – South Pointe, Tim Beach – Chapman, Zach Feaster - Airport

Player of Year: Blake Holliday, BHP

Coach of Year: Denny Beckley, Camden

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