All-County POY awards

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015


After the season has winded down, and stats have been turned in it’s time to make players and coach of the year selections to go along with 2015 All-County baseball team.




Pitcher of the Year award goes to Opp’s standout junior hurler Britt Buckelew. Buckelew was a dominating force on the mound all season for the Bobcats, as he helped led them into the first round of the state playoffs. Making nine starts for the Bobcats, Buckelew held a staggering 0.68 ERA, and a record of 6-3. Buckelew struck out 50 batters in 51 innings of work. Buckelew faced 219 batters and only allowed 39 base hits and just five earned runs. Buckelew threw five complete games, and one shutout.




Offensive Player of the Year honors go to Straughn freshman Ethan Wilson. Wilson hit for an average of .405 on the season, and whopping .500 on-base-percentage. In 79 at-bats, Wilson had 32 hits, and drove in 16 runs. Wilson had 10 extra-base hits on the season, with six doubles, three triples and one home run. Wilson also stole nine bases on 10 attempts. His work in the field was just as good as his hitting, as Wilson only made one error in 45 chances. Wilson had 40 putouts, four outfield assists and one double play.




Coach of the Year goes to Opp’s Michael Cassady. Cassady led the Bobcats into the AHSAA Class 3A playoffs in back-to-back seasons. This season Cassady’s Bobcats went 16-12, and made a good showing in the first round of the playoffs, before eventually being eliminated by Bayside.