All-Chronicle Baseball Team

Evan Badger, senior, catcher, Citrus

Derrick Batson, junior, utility, Lecanto

Nolan Bescher, senior, pitcher, Citrus

Zavier Delgado, senior, shortstop, Seven Rivers Christian

Caleb Dix, senior, utility, Crystal River

Lane Ewing, senior, utility, Crystal River

Hunter Looper, sophomore, third baseman, Seven Rivers Christian

Nick Morales, senior, utility, Lecanto

Josh Nelson, sophomore, first baseman, Seven Rivers Christian

Carson Pillsbury, junior, utility, Seven Rivers Christian

Seth Purnell, senior, catcher, Crystal River

Caleb Wharton, senior, catcher, Seven Rivers Christian

Chance Yates, senior, utility, Citrus

Baseball Player of the Year finalists

Evan Badger, Sr., Citrus

A POY nominee last year, Badger continued to be a weapon for the Hurricanes both at and behind the plate. He hit .319 with seven doubles and a triple, driving in 11 runs, all while providing stability at the catcher position.

Caleb Dix, Sr., Crystal River

A three-time All-Chronicle selection, the shortstop/pitcher hit .514 with nine doubles, three triples and six home runs, scoring 21 runs and driving in 21. On the mound the right-hander was 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA, striking out 61 in 40 innings.

Carson Pillsbury, Jr., Seven Rivers Christian

Verbally committed to the University of Florida and a two-time All-Chronicle pick, Pillsbury hit .473, with eight doubles, two triples and 16 home runs, to go with 29 runs scored and 46 RBI through 24 games. As a pitcher, he was 4-0 with a 1.95 ERA, fanning 74 batters across 43 innings.

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