Local Prep Baseball Players Receive All-State Honors

By Prep Sports Report Staff | June 7, 2021

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Georgia's premier source of recognizing high school baseball players and teams released its annual Georgia High School Assocaition All-State baseball team classification selections. Eighteen local players made either the first team, second team, and honorable mention teams of the Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. Here is the complete list of the players. 

The Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine All-State Teams

Class AAAAAA Second Team

Leighton Finley, Junior, Pitcher -  Richmond Hill

Nick Milbrandt, Junior, Pitcher - South Effingham

Hunter Walthour, Junior, Outfield  - South Effingham


Honorable Mention

C/INF Aaron Benton, So., South Effingham

OF/RHP Luke Boone, Jr., Richmond Hill

CF/RHP Evan Cowan, Jr., Richmond Hill


Class AAAA First Team

Carter Holton, senior, Pitcher -  Benedictine

Justin Thomas., junior, Outfield - Benedictine


Class AAAA Second Team

Cam Edge, junior, Shortstop – Benedictine


Honorable Mention

OF/C/DH Cody Cowan, Sr., Benedictine

RHP/OF Trent Markiton, Sr., Benedictine

INF/RHP/DH Will Walker, Sr., Benedictine


Class A (Private) First Team

Ely Brown, sophomore, outfield – Savannah Christian

Cooper George, senior, Pitcher – Savannah Christian

Will Hampton, freshman, Pitcher - Calvary Day School

Joey White, senior, Shortstop – Savannah Christian


Class A (Private) Second Team

Josh Gates, sophomore, Catcher – Savannah Christian


Honorable Mention

OF/INF Cole Meyer, Sr., Savannah Country Day

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