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Ads, BHS total seven All-state baseball 2008
Wormsley also All-state


All-state high school baseball honors went to eight westside players as chosen by Tennessee Sports Writers Association seven from Class AAA who were ranked among the top 20 statistically statewide in all classifications combined.

Farragut, 2008 AAA state champs, led the way with five honorees: senior catcher Michael Williams; senior pitcher/center fielder Matt Ramsey; junior third baseman Cade Stallings; junior shortstop Curt Powell, and freshman pitcher Philip Pfeifer.

Bearden was represented in AAA by senior center fielder Matthew Scruggs and senior pitcher/first baseman Hunter Daniel.

Parker Wormsley, Webb School of Knoxville freshman shortstop, earned Division II All-state honors.

Though only a freshman, Pfeifer nevertheless led all statewide pitchers in wins with 13, while finishing sixth in strikeouts (112) and 19th in earned run average (1.14).

Powell, who was named District 4-AAA MVP, finished second in hits at 68, tied for seventh in RBIs with 56, tied for eighth in runs scored at 59, and tied for 10th in triples with five.

Stallings tied for sixth statewide in hit-by-pitches, 11, tied for ninth in hits, 60, and 15th in RBIs at 52.

Williams, a University of Kentucky signee, tied for ninth in hit-by-pitches at 10.

Ramsey, a University of Tennessee signee, tied for 12th in strikeouts with 96.

Scruggs, an East Tennessee State University signee, tied for fourth in home runs, 13, and tied for 17th in stolen bases with 22. Daniel, also a UT signee, finished 11th in ERA at 0.86.

Although Bearden standout senior pitcher Taylor Gouffon failed to make the TSWA All-state team, the ETSU signee finished No. 1 in statewide saves with 11.

Mac Thoreson, Admiral junior first baseman, ranked statewide in three categories: tied for third in doubles, 19, sixth in runs scored, 61, and tied for 13th in hits with 58.

Joey Delmonico, FHS senior designated hitter and Volunteer State Community College signee, tied for 16th in runs scored at 52.

Jordan Cooper, Farragut junior lefty, ended tied for fourth in saves with three.

Wormsley, who also was named to the Division II East All-District Team, was 28-for-68 with a .412 batting average this season.

He had 12 runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, 19 RBIs and six stolen bases.

 

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