South Granville senior Justin Bullock was named the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 2A player of the year. Bullock, an N.C. State recruit, hit 11 home runs and batted .476 with 46 RBIs while also going 11-1 on the mound with an 0.55 ERA (124 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings).
Other state players of the year were North Davidson’s Austin Beck (4A), Jesse Carson’s Owen White (3A) and Whiteville’s Mackenzie Gore (1A).
Other area selections were as follows:
4A: Camden Munise (Holly Springs); Ben Miller (Jordan); Syncere Pittman (South Central); Jordyn Adams (Green Hope); Noah Jones (D.H. Conley); Nolan McLean (Garner); Gregory Hardison (J.H. Rose); Tyshawn Hardison (J.H. Rose); Seth Caddell (Pinecrest); Zach Martinez (Pinecrest); Hunter Hood (West Johnston); Landon Choboy (Leesville Road).
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3A: David Harrison (Rocky Mount); Cody Whaley (C.B. Aycock); Topher Grant (Southern Lee); Matt Oldham (Northwood); Austin Murphy (Northern Vance); Dwight Daniels (Fike); Riley Cameron (Union Pines); Jake Thomas (Lee County).
2A: Dakota DeLisi (Ayden-Grifton); Phillip Boykin (North Pitt); Trey Jernigan (North Pitt); Davie Morgan (Bunn); Holden Laws (South Granville); Tucker Brown (South Granville); Luke Bradshaw (South Granville); Dylan Radford (North Johnston).
1A: Lucas Wier (Franklin Academy); Isaac Wier (Franklin Academy); Aaron Beasley (Voyager Academy); Christian Yarbrough (Spring Creek); Jonathan Peacock (Rosewood); Derek Neal (Rosewood); Kolby Harris (Rosewood); Nate Klubert (Granville Central); Joe Delossantos (Granville Central).