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Baynes, Gantt all-state honorable mention

Staff Report

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its all-state baseball teams and Tallassee's Casey Baynes and Jackson Gantt are honorable mention selections.

Baynes was listed as a third baseman for the Class 4A squad. He hit .373 with one homerun and a team-leading 24 RBIs. The senior is also a former all-star pick for the North/South baseball game. Baynes will play collegiately at Southern Union Community College.


Gantt was a junior in 2018 and will return for his senior season at THS next school year. He led the team in batting average at .394 and had 26 hits.

"(I'm) very proud of the accomplishments of all our players on and off the field this year," THS head coach Adam Clayton said. "Casey and Jackson had great year and their numbers are deserving of this honor at their respective positions, which caught the eye of the sportswriters.

"I look forward to seeing Casey as well as Jake Burton and Parker Neighbors progress at the junior college level and Jackson to continue improvement into his senior year."

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