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.

All-Metro baseball

Names School Cl. Stats
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

Rank, School Record Pvs.
1. Millbrook 19-8 1
2. Green Hope 21-4 3
3. South Johnston 17-11 2
4. Panther Creek 17-10 4
5. Orange 21-4 5
6. Bunn 21-4 6
7. South Granville 17-5 7
8. Clayton 17-4 9
9. Sanderson 17-7 10
10. Heritage 17-10 8
11. Leesville Road 17-6 11
12. Riverside 18-4 12
13. Apex 12-13 13
14. Harnett Central 16-6 14
15. Voyager Academy 18-4 15

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