The 2022 baseball season has come to an end in Elmore County, and many successes and milestones have been witnessed this season. 12 players were selected to the All-County First Team, while 12 were added to the Second Team. The remaining players have been added as honorable mentions.
The team is led by Player of the Year Todd Wilson, who excelled both on the mound and at home plate helping lead Holtville to the Class 5A state championship.
The Elmore County Coach of the Year is Scott Tubbs of Holtville. Tubbs, winning the award for the second straight season, had to lead Holtville through multiple injuries to a Class 5A state championship appearance. It was Holtville’s first state championship appearance since 1983.
The teams, in alphabetical order, are as follows:
Ty Brooks, Wetumpka INF
Brooks, who signed up for southern Alabama, is one of the brightest players not only in the county, but in the entire state. He’s hitting .416 this season with 32 hits, five doubles, five triples, 22 RBIs, 42 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.
Sean Darnell, Elmore County INF/P
For the second season in a row, Darnell lit up opposing pitchers at the plate. The star two-way Elmore County player ended up hitting .450 with 36 hits, 15 doubles, one triple, 27 RBI, 35 runs scored and 22 stolen bases while striking out just five times. On the mound, he was 7-2 with a 2.56 ERA and 53 strikeouts.
Evan Duncan, Stanhope Elmore OF/P
Duncan, the county’s tallest player at 6-foot-6, jumped onto the scene this year. The outfielder hit .436 with 48 hits, eight doubles, seven home runs and 32 RBIs. On the mound, he served closer for the Mustangs and went 8-0 with two saves, a 1.73 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 32 innings.
Kyle Morrison, Wetumpka INF/P
Morrison, a Troy signee, entered the season as one of the county’s top power hitters, and he’s shown multiple times this season hitting .402 with 38 hits, 10 doubles, four home runs, 30 RBIs and 44 runs scored. Flying in the lead, he was thrown several times and walked 28 times.
Tanner Potts, Holtville INF/P
Potts, one of the most skilled third basemen in the state, had a stellar season for Holtville both on the mound and at home plate. He finished the year batting .406 with 52 hits, 12 doubles, one home run and 47 RBIs. On the mound, he finished with a 9-2 record and a 2.30 ERA.
Jaxon Shineflew, Wetumpka P/INF
Shineflew, who is also committed to South Alabama, has been off on the mound this season. The junior southpaw was 7-1 with a 1.02 ERA. In 46.1 innings pitched, he allowed just eight earned runs on 28 hits and 16 walks. He struck out 79 batters.
Sam Silas, Holtville INF
Silas, a Jacksonville State draftee, held down the shortstop and was one of the key elements in Holtville’s lineup. He finished the season batting .401 with a team-high 55 hits, five triples, one homer, 40 RBIs, 49 runs scored, and 30 stolen bases.
Garritt Terrell, Wetumpka C.
Terrell had one of the best seasons of any Elmore County player this season. The Indians catcher led Wetumpka batting .425 with 31 hits, nine doubles, a home run and 28 RBIs. He showed a veteran approach at the plate with 20 walks and just six strikeouts.
Colton Walls, Stanhope Elmore INF/P
Walls, a commitment to both baseball and football from Troy, was another of the best two-way starts in the county. On the mound, Walls finished with a 1.33 ERA, the lowest of the Mustangs, with 48 strikeouts in 42 innings. At plate, he is .360 with 40 hits, nine doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBIs.
Chase Williams, Stanhope Elmore OF/UTIL
There isn’t a baseball player in County as fast as Williams, who apparently plays every position for the Mustangs. This year, Williams led all batters with a .475 batting average and had 58 hits, 11 doubles, three triples and 19 RBIs. He scored 46 points and 28 stolen bases.
Todd Wilson, Holtville P/OF
Wilson, the Elmore County Player of the Year, was the spark plug that led Holtville to the Class 5A state championship this season. The leadoff batter hit .368 with 49 hits, three triples, two home runs, 38 RBIs, 55 runs scored, and 30 stolen bases. On the mound, the ace was 6-1 with a 1.60 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 74 innings. He threw one no-hitter this year.
Colin Woodham, Stanhope Elmore P/UTIL
Woodham has been the Mustangs’ ace on the mound for the past few seasons, and this year was no different. The southpaw was off most of the season as he finished the year with a 1.65 ERA, 91 strikeouts and just 16 walks in 68 innings. Opposing hitters only had a .180 batting average against him.
Drey Barrett, Holtville INF/P
Cole Downey, Elmore County INF
Clayten Gough, Tallassee C
Walker Hall, Edgewood Academy P
Doug Johnson, Wetumpka P/OF
Braxton Potts, Holtville DE
Cooper Rogers, Elmore County P
Caleb Rohrbach, Stanhope Elmore C
Kason Shaffer, Holtville P
Payton Stephenson, Elmore County INF
Zach Stevens, Stanhope Elmore INF/P
Brock Whitt, Edgewood Academy OF
JT Brazzel, Edgewood Academy INF
Bradley Boone, Edgewood Academy P
Mikey Forney, Holtville 1B
Conner Gregg, Stanhope Elmore DH/1B
Brock Herring, Elmore County OF
Noah Jones, Wetumpka INF
Tevin Landrum, Stanhope Elmore DE
Cooper Mann, Holtville DE
Brady Mason, Tallassee P.
Drew Richardson, Tallassee INF
Weston Tubbs, Holtville OF
Clark Wood, Elmore County