JACKSON COUNTY recently honored the standouts from its 16-win baseball team this past spring at its awards banquet.
Headlining the list of honorees were Andy Williams, Trey Sorrells and Jalen Banks.
Williams was named Offensive MVP after hitting .380 with 32 hits, six doubles, one triple, 17 RBIs, eight walks, 16 runs and eight steals. Williams also earned Top Scholar Athlete honors with a 4.0 grade point average. He’s earned an academic scholarship to Georgia Tech.
Sorrells, the Panthers’ catcher, was selected as Defensive MVP after throwing out 25 of 27 base runners this year and finishing with a .983 fielding percentage. Offensively, he finished with a .342 average with four doubles, one triple, 18 RBIs and nine walks.
Banks was named the team’s Cy Young Award winner after finishing with a 5-2 record and a 1.47 ERA. He pitched 43 innings, surrendering 19 hits and 30 walks while striking out 46 batters. Banks limited opposing batters to a .139 average. He also threw two one-hitters and one two-hitter.
Pitcher Bryson Evans earned Most Improved Player honors. He went 2-0 out of the bullpen with a 1.20 ERA and two saves. Evans pitched 11 and two-thirds innings, striking out 11, and limited batters to a .186 batting average.
Quinn Grogan took the Pawsitive Panther Award after hitting .321 with one double, one homerun, 12 runs, five walks. He also went 2-0 from the bound with a 3.60 ERA.
The Commitment to Excellence Award went to Nick Corso, who finished with a .958 fielding percentage, .284 batting average, 17 runs, 19 hits, nine RBIs, two doubles, one triple, four walks and nine steals.