10 locals selected for state games — Loyd Star, Enterprise, BHS, BA, Lawrence County all have picks

Published 9:03 pm Friday, June 15, 2018

Ten players from Lincoln County and the surrounding area were selected to compete for District Seven in the state games this week in baseball.

Tyler Parvin, the head coach at Brookhaven Academy, was selected as head coach for the district.

“We had a lot of guys from the area on this team, and they all deserved to be there,” Parvin said. “We have really good baseball here in Lincoln County and in the area.”

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James Beard of Loyd Star was selected for the team. Beard hit .388 for Loyd Star this season while leading off and playing center field for most of the year for the Hornets. Beard had a slugging percentage of .752 and an OPS of 1.262.

Austin Fugler from Enterprise High School was also selected. Fugler was the No. 2 pitcher for the Yellow Jackets this season, posting an ERA of 2.83. The sophomore was also stellar at the plate, where he hit .351 and had an OPS of .936.

Brookhaven High School was well represented in District Seven, as they had three players selected in Byrion Robinson, Sevante Quinn and Jacob Porter.

Robinson did it all for the Panthers this season, as he hit .375 on the year with a 1.019 OPS. On the mound, Robinson struck out 26 hitters in 19 innings.

Jacob Porter caught all year for the Panthers, and was the leading hitter for the season for Brookhaven High School.  Porter hit .457 on the season and slugged two homeruns. Porter led the team in OPS with a 1.279 mark.

Sevante Quinn had a strong year on the mound for the Panthers, throwing 42.2 innings with a 3.45 ERA. Quinn struck out 50 hitters on the season, and only walked 19 batters.

Brookhaven Academy saw four players selected to the event.

Dawson Flowers played shortstop and pitched for the Cougars this season. Flowers hit .409 for the season and had eight doubles. On the mound, he posted a 1.68 ERA.

Nick Ogden was the closer and center fielder for Brookhaven Academy in 2018.  For the season, Ogden posted a 2.05 ERA.

Brady Spring played third base and shortstop for the Cougars, and he hit .417 with a 1.145 OPS.

Tanner Watts took the ball in game one of all three playoff series for the Cougars in their run to the state championship, and Brookhaven Academy went 3-0 in those games.  For the season, Watts posted a 1.58 ERA.

“It was great that we had four guys selected for the games,” Parvin said. “That says a lot about our program.” 

Lawrence County’s Marquez Hudson was selected for the event as a second baseman.  Hudson hit .391 for Lawrence County, and he posted a 1.278 OPS for the season.

“I thought it went really well,” Parvin said. “We played well, and got some guys some exposure with the event.”