Sanderson’s Cory Wood was named the Cap-8 Conference baseball player of the year after all-conference honors were recently announced.
The senior shortstop’s coach Todd Laughlin earned coach of the year honors. Sanderson won the Cap-8 title and finished 20-8. The Spartans fell to Wilmington Hoggard in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs.
Wood batted a .455 this season and started in every game. He captured 40 hits, 37 runs and 21 RBIs.
Sanderson went 12-3 in conference action to top Heritage and Millbrook, forcing the most runs among Cap-8 teams with 108. Sanderson, including Wood, placed eight players on the all-conference list.
Millbrook senior hurler Reid Herring was named pitcher of the year.
Herring finished 5-1 in eight starts on the mound this season. He struck out a conference-best 47 and managed 13 runs and 11 hits at the plate.
Millbrook’s Tyler Snead and Leesville Road’s Landon Choboy shared the newcomer of the year. Snead, a sophomore outfielder, led the Wildcats with 25 hits, including a double and a triple.
Choboy gathered a team-best 21 hits (five doubles) on the season.
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Cap-8 All-Conference baseball
Player of the Year: Cory Wood, Sanderson
Pitcher of the Year: Reid Herring, Millbrook
Co-Newcomers of the Year: Millbrook’s Tyler Snead and Leesville Road’s Landon Choboy
Coach of the Year: Todd Laughlin, Sanderson
From Leesville Road
From Wake Forest
James Walker, Sanderson
Dennis Delgado, Millbrook
Scott McKeon, Millbrook
Branden Kunz, Heritage
Vito Patierno, Heritage
Derrick Barnes, Leesville
Tommy Perrin, Leesville
Will Wheeler, Leesville
Jared Leins, Leesville
Hunter Stephenson, Wakefield
Kyle Brewer, Wake Forest
Carter Brogden, Wake Forest
Warren Grady, Brougthon
Ryu Sumikawa, Enloe