Three Rebels on All-State list

Published 9:03 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

After the best season in school history, the Thorsby baseball team is well represented on the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State Baseball Team.

Senior pitcher Cody Carroll and junior utility infielder Jason Price were both named to the first team for Class 2A, and Ab Argent was named Coach of the Year.

“It’s nice to see our kids getting recognized for the work they put into it,” Argent said. “It’s good for our baseball program in general and the community.”

Argent said he thinks Thorsby’s deep runs in the state playoffs the past few years has brought more attention to the program.

Both Carroll and Price also made the first team last season.

This year, Carroll led the Rebels with 79 2/3 innings pitched, 115 strikeouts, a 12-1 record and a 2.55 earned run average.

He recorded a perfect game on April 8 against Isabella.

Price posted team bests in batting average (.577), slugging percentage (.821), on-base percentage (.644), runs batted in (50), walks (23), doubles (22) and hits (71).

The Class 2A All-State team follows:

P: Dillon Williams, American Christian, Sr.

P: Carlos Delgado, Leroy, Sr.

P: Cody Carroll, Thorsby, Sr.

P: Glenn Irby, Mars Hill, So.

C: Jacob Mayfield, Westbrook Christian, Sr.

1B: Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill, So.

2B: Micah Johnson, Hatton, Sr.

SS: Josh Rouse, Sumiton Christian, Sr.

3B: Hunter Payne, Sumiton Christian, Sr.

OF: Trey Chambers, Mobile Christian, Sr.

OF: Jo-El Bennett, Houston Academy, Sr.

OF: Ajay Snow, Leroy, Sr.

UTL: Sammie Coates, Leroy, Sr.

UTL: Jason Price, Thorsby, Jr.

DH: Luke Brackin, Hatton, Sr.

DH: Jesse Giddens, Lineville, Sr.

Player of the Year: Ajay Snow, Leroy

Pitcher of the Year: Dillon Williams, American Christian

Hitter of the Year: Ajay Snow, Leroy

Coach of the Year: Ab Argent, Thorsby