We have received a few inquiries about who should be named the top area player for 2008 now that the season is over for our teams. Every team we had left checked out of the playoffs on Tuesday night and that is why we are calling it Black Tuesday.
Who was the top player in our area? Let’s start throwing some names out there and maybe we can get some stats sent in by our readers or by some of the area coaches to back up the reps for the names that show up here.
The top player? Is it Garrison Lassiter? He was featutred recently on the local sports news, I believe it was TV12 Sports and Lassiter has a strong background. His West Forsyth team left after round one of the playoffs. Is the top area player Ryan Dull of East Forsyth. Dull was (11-1) on the mound for East and his only loss was to Grimsley. Other numbers on Dull to go with his (11-1) record are 103K, 6BB 73 innings pitchedâ€¦and he also hit around .400â€¦.
Would you rate SEG’s Cam Cockman or Austin Moyer as the area’s top player? What about Bo Rein or Blaine McCraw, Brett Underwood, or Esterlin Paulino of Southwest Guilford. What about Robbie McIntosh or Logan Self from Northwest Guilford? How about Billy Stone, Nick McBride, or Ben Fultz of Ragsdale? Where do you rate Matt Nettesheim, George Carter, or Gabe Dimock from Grimsley? Zach Kornblum from Page will get votes for our All-Area team. Ray Crawford, Rebuen Torellas, and Ronnie Burkes are getting votes. Caleb Shelton and Naeen Marrero of WG will deserve a spot.
Michael Dimock from High Point Wesleyan might just win the award for top area player over Lassiter, Dull, Cockman, Paulino and all of the other contenders. This might just be Dimock’s title to lose if someone else is ready to take it away.
All of the players that I have mentioned deserve a chance to get heavy consideration for the All-Area team and as far as the Top Player, let the debates begin, but if Dimock is a senior and Dull is a junior, then I’ll take Dimock, if Dull’s a senior I’ll take Dull.
Do you have any thoughts on the area’s top player or the All-Area team?