N&O All-Metro baseball team and final rankings
06/07/2014 7:42 PM
06/07/2014 10:56 PM
Millbrook High, a N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A semifinalist, leads the 2014 The News & Observer All-Metro baseball team.
Millbrook pitchers Alex Royalty and Gunner Deal were incredible during the Wildcats’ N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A playoff run. They combined to throw six consecutive complete-game victories. Brian Miller, who hit .416, got a hot bat late in the year to propel Millbrook to the state 4A semifinals.
Sanderson topped Millbrook in the Cap Eight 4A regular season behind the pitching of Daniel Dulaney, who did not allow an earned run during conference play.
Green Hope was the top-ranked team in the area for most of the year and placed pitcher Troy Maslowski and catcher Thomas Yoder on the all-star squad.
South Johnston relied on its offense during its charge to the NCHSAA 3A semifinals.
Chatham Central finished with a 10-11 record, but Zack Burke had nine games with 10 strikeouts or more and finished with 134 strikeouts this season.
|Connor Baldy||Sanderson||Sr.||Pfeiffer recruit hit .465.|
|Spencer Brickhouse||Bunn||So.||Hit .548 with 42 RBIs, nine doubles.|
|Zack Burke||Chatham Cent’l||Sr.||134 strikeouts in 75 innings, 1.21 ERA.|
|Brett Daniels||Fuquay-Varina||Sr.||UNC recruit his .464; 6-3 pitching with 1.31.|
|Gunner Deal||Millbrook||Sr.||USC-Lancaster recruit 8-2 record, 1.61 ERA.|
|Brad Debo||Orange||So.||South Carolina commit hit .543 with 37 RBI.|
|Daniel Dulaney||Sanderson||Sr.||UNC-Greensboro recruit was 8-1 with 0.72 ERA.|
|Brighton Hudson||Garner||Sr.||Mt. Olive recruit struck out 114, 1.88 ERA.|
|Josh Hudson||Jordan-Matthews||Jr.||Struck out 85 in 49 innings; 1.00 ERA.|
|Joseph Johnson||South Johnston||So.||.413, 9 home runs, 6-4 pitching record.|
|Josh Maciejewski||Panther Creek||Sr.||Charlotte recruit struck out 90, 1.59 ERA.|
|Troy Maslowski||Green Hope||Jr.||Hit .438 with 25 RBI; 7-1 with 1.69 ERA.|
|Brian Miller||Millbrook||Sr.||Asheville recruit hit .416, school record with 42 hits.|
|Omar Rincon||Granville Cent’l||Sr.||Hit .531 and stole 48 bases in 49 attempts.|
|Alex Royalty||Millbrook||Jr.||7-2 record, 0.65 ERA, eight complete games.|
|Stephen Scott||Card.Gibbons||Jr.||Vanderbilt recruit hit .608; belted 8 HR.|
|Thomas Yoder||Green Hope||Sr.||Liberty recruit hit .407, three homers and 22 RBI.|
Final N&O Baseball rankings
|2. Green Hope||21-4||3|
|3. South Johnston||17-11||2|
|4. Panther Creek||17-10||4|
|7. South Granville||17-5||7|
|11. Leesville Road||17-6||11|
|14. Harnett Central||16-6||14|
|15. Voyager Academy||18-4||15|
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