The baseball played at the junior college level in Georgia is as good as any in the nation. So when players earn Georgia Junior College Athletic Association All-State honors, they deserve some recognition.
I am happy to report that Columbia County has a lot to be proud of after the 2010 All-GJCAA Awards were recently announced. A pair of former Greenbrier standouts earned First Team All-GJCAA honors, while another county product picked up a Gold Glove Award. Here is a look at those receiving honors:
First Team honorees
Mitchell Knox (Greenbrier, Young Harris College), Fresh., LHP
Posted an 8-3 record on the mound
Emerged as the ace for a solid Young Harris program
Helped lead Young Harris to a 39-17 mark
Had a regular season ERA of 3.80
Struck out 48 batters and walked just 18 in 68 innings
T.D. Davis (Greenbrier, Ga. Perimeter), Fresh., outfield
One of the top hitting freshmen in the state
Helped lead team to a 36-19 record
Hit .349 with seven home runs and 38 RBI
Also was among the state leaders with 13 doubles
Hit a home run in first college at-bat and hit a grand slam in first college playoff game
Gold Glove award winner
Wesley Morris (Harlem, South Georgia), Fresh., first base
Made just one error all season for Tigers
Hit .315 with four homers and 25 RBI
Helped lead team to a 40-21 record
Had an on-base percentage of .400
Also, congratulations to former Westside standouts Logan Gaines (South Georgia) and Chandler Hall (Middle Georgia) for picking up some postseason hardware.
Hall earned a Gold Glove for his defensive play this season. The sophomore did not make an error all season, playing the outfield and first base for the Warriors.
The designated hitter was second on the team with a .361 batting average and eight home runs, and he led the team with 51 RBI.
Scruggs completes junior campaign at Presbyterian
Former Harlem standout Rodney Scruggs has wrapped up his junior season at Presbyterian College.
The right-handed pitcher spent his first two seasons at Andrews College. He appeared in 28 games, going 1-1 with a 5.72 ERA. He also struck out 21 batters and earned one save in 39.1 innings. Scruggs was an All-County performer during his senior season at Harlem, when he hit .418 and went 5-2 with a 2.52 ERA.
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