Two Thorsby players make All-State

Published 6:52 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Two Thorsby players were named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Baseball All-State team.


Matt Morgan, a sophomore catcher, made the Class 2A first team as a designated hitter. Teammate Jason Price, a senior, was named to the Honorable Mention list as a pitcher.

Morgan led the Rebels with a .485 batting average, 49 runs scored, 50 hits, five home runs, 29 walks 14 stolen bases. As a catcher, he threw out 24 of 31 would-be base stealers.

Price compiled a 2.04 earned run average. He struck out 94 batters and gave up 39 hits in 65 2/3 innings pitched.

At the plate, Price had a .415 batting average with 34 runs scored, 14 doubles and three home runs.

Thorsby finished the season with a 21-13 record in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.

Class 2A Baseball All-State

P – Zack Watson, Flomaton, Sr.

P – Glenn Irby, Mars Hill, Jr.

P – Lake Genard, Wicksburg, Sr.


P – Joseph Alday, Leroy, Sr.

C – Austin Long, Hatton, Sr.

1B – Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill, Jr.

2B – Stetson Payne, G.W. Long, So.

SS – Justin Cullifer, Houston Academy, Sr.

3B – Chris Ervin, Leroy, Sr.

OF – Carlton Bean, Goshen, Jr

OF – Austin Penter, Mars Hill, Sr.

OF – Landon Stephens, Tanner, Sr.

UTL – Colby Smith, Mars Hill, Jr.

UTL – John Mayfield, Westbrook Christian, Sr.

DH – Matt Morgan, Thorsby, So.

DH – Spencer Ivey, G.W. Long, Jr.

Pitcher of the Year: Glenn Irby, Mars Hill Bible

Hitter of the Year: Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill Bible

Player of the Year: Thomas Burrows, Mars Hill Bible

Coach of the Year: Matt Braun, Leroy

Honorable Mention

Pitcher: Tripp Jenkins, Samson, Sr.; Jason Price, Thorsby, Sr.

Catcher: Hunter Aplin, Samson, Sr.

First base: Graham Conner, Westminster, Jr.; Austin Grammer, American Christian, Sr.

Second base: Zack Rogers, Lexington, Sr.

Shortstop – Zach Barrow, Woodland, Sr.

Third base: Dylan Portz, G.W. Long, Sr.

Outfield: Kanaan Coppock, Fyffe, Jr.; Chris Manning, Section, So.; Dusty Carpenter, Hatton, Sr.

Utility: Johnathan Stringfellow, Cottage Hill, Sr.; Austin Rushing, Goshen, Jr.

Designated hitter: Ryan Ledford, Tanner, Sr.