Four Wolves receive post-season honors
WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln baseball players Mitch Little, Ryan Young, Choc Hubbard, and Adrian Brown have been named to the MACJC All-State team in a vote by league coaches.
Little, an infielder was named First Team All-State. A product of Copiah Academy, he led the team with a .360 batting average. Little, a sophomore, saw time at third base, second base, and first base this season. He led the team with 11 doubles and tied for the team lead with five homeruns.
“Mitch ended up with some great numbers after battling injuries all year,” said Co-Lin head coach Clay Smith. “He was determined to help lead our team and he did.”
Young, a shortstop, was named Second Team All-State. A product of Central Private School (La.), he hit a team leading 36 singles. Young, a sophomore, finished second on the team with 42 hits.
“Ryan was steady all year and I’m glad that he’s getting recognized for his effort,” said Smith.
Hubbard, an outfielder, was named Second Team All-State. A product of Mendenhall High School, he had a team leading 45 hits. His five homeruns tied Little for the team lead. Hubbard, a freshman, also led the team with 28 RBIs.
“Choc was a huge bat for us as hit for power and average. I can’t wait to see what he does as a sophomore,” said Smith.
Brown, an outfielder, was named Second Team All-State. A product of McComb High School, his 45 hits tied Hubbard for the team lead. Brown, a freshman, also led the team with 16 doubles and walked a team high 22 times.
Brown was named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week and the MACJC Player of the Week April 21-27. He went12-for-17 (.705) against Northwest Mississippi and Jones County hitting 10 singles, one double, and one home run on his way to producing 11 RBIs and scoring six runs. His biggest game was Co-Lin’s 18-10 win over No. 1-ranked Jones County when he finished 6-for-6 with seven RBIs and was a huge reason for the Wolves comeback from a 9-2 deficit.
“Adrian got better and better as the year went on,” Smith said. “He’s probably one of the hardest workers on our team. I’m hoping he picks up next season where he left off of this year.”