The baseball coaches in the Jackson County School System have released their 2019 All-Jackson County High School Baseball Team.
Jackson County Tournament champion North Jackson leads the way with the most selections (six), including the Jackson County Hitter and Pitcher of the Year.
The Pitcher of the Year was North Jackson senior left-hander John Matthews. He went 6-2 on the mound for the Chiefs with a 64 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA in 39 2/3 innings. Matthews also had one save.
North Jackson’s Jody Moore was the Jackson County Hitter of the Year. The junior catcher batted .478 with five home runs, 14 doubles, 31 RBIs and had an on-base percentage of .553.
Other North Jackson all-county selections were senior first baseman Jordan Eakin, senior third baseman Logan Morris, junior pitcher Carter Gass and sophomore second baseman Brandon Poole.
Rounding out the all-county team are North Sand Mountain’s Drake Holland and Russ Marr, Pisgah’s Wyatt Whisenant, Nick Feltman and Kristian Wheeler, Section’s Jacob Gentry and Taylor Payne and Woodville’s Joshua Drawbaugh and Blake Lands.
North Jackson’s Eakin and Section’s Gentry are three-time all-county selections. North Jackson’s Mathews, Moore, Gass and Morris, Section’s Payne, Woodville’s Land and Pisgah’s Wheeler are two-time selections.
Gass, a junior, finished 6-1 with three saves on the mound for North Jackson. He posted a 1.77 ERA and recorded 73 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched.
Poole batted .471 with for the Chiefs with six home runs, six doubles, three triples, 27 RBIs, 32 runs scored and a .519 on-base percentage. Eakin batted .411 with nine doubles, three triples, 24 RBIs, 23 runs scored and a .482 on-base percentage. Morris batted .349 with two doubles, two homers, 20 RBIs, 18 runs scored and a .462 on-base percentage.
Payne batted .313 with 22 RBIs and posted a 2.87 ERA on the mound for Section while Gentry batted .321 and drove in 15 runs.
Holland battled .389 and had an on-base percentage of .511 for NSM while Marr had .364 batting average and a.447 on-base percentage.
Blake Lands sported a .357 batting average and a 430 on-base percentage for Woodville while Drawbaugh hit .303 and had an on-base percentage of .343.
Stats were unavailable for Pisgah’s all-county selections.