Madison Baseball Meets Premier Organization – Greene Publishing, Inc.

Halie Wetherington

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Madison is home to several talented athletes in various sports, most of whom play during the summer in different leagues or travel clubs to continue honing their skills. In some cases, Madison players stick together when playing travel ball and can be found on the same team or under the same organization. The Madison County High School baseball team is no exception, as 13 players can be found on both the high school team and on Premier Baseball. Ranging from 14-and-under to 17-and-under, this group of boys played together well past school prom season and performed well this summer.

Prime 14U

The Premier 14-U team went 6-6 in three tournaments and placed second at the ProspectWire Father’s Day Classic in Port St Lucie, Florida.

Dalton McNutt is batting .276, with a .447 on-base percentage and .345 slugging percentage. McNutt has two doubles, three RBIs, seven runs scored and nine walks. He’s third on the team in on-base percentage and second in base plus slugging while leading in the walks. He is also second in stolen bases with six for six. As for pitching, McNutt received MVP of Pitching honors at the ProspectWire Father’s Day Classic. McNutt pitched 5.2 innings, allowing just four hits, one earned run, three walks and nine strikeouts. He currently leads the team with 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched. He also plays shortstop, third base and outfield.

Alden Richie earned top performance honors at the ProspectWire Memorial Day Classic by pitching a full game and allowing just three hits, one earned run, one walk and four strikeouts. He is second on the team in strikeouts with eight in 9.2 innings pitched and third in ERA with 3.621. He also leads the team in walks and hits per inning pitched with 1.448. Opponents only hit .176 when he throws.

Prime 15U

Through four tournaments, the 15-and-under Premier team is 9-7-1. They also won the ProspectWire Father’s Day Classic in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Kannon Plain earned MVP honors at the Father’s Day Classic. He bats .440, with an on-base percentage of .520 and a hitting percentage of .860. Plain has four doubles, one triple, 12 RBIs and eight runs scored for the season, all of which are at or near the top of the team. For pitching, he carries a 0.000 ERA with seven strikeouts.

JJ McDaniel plays center and left field. He played error-free baseball through all of his games. McDaniel recently hit a three-run home run, being the only player on his team with a home run this season. He also leads the team in marches and is near the top in stolen bases.

Markevian Stephens pitches, plays outfield and first base. He’s only made one mistake so far this season. He currently has two doubles, six RBIs, four runs scored and one stolen base.

Will Latner throws and plays in the field. He pitched seven innings and has a 2.57 ERA, one of the best ERAs on the team. He also has five strikeouts and his opponents are hitting below .200 against him. Latner had stellar defense during the season. He also has five stolen bases, another top stat.

Prime 16U

The Premier 16 & Under team went 5-9-1 in four tournaments.

Mason Plain pitches and plays outfield. Striking, he leads the team in doubles (2) and strikes in point (10). Pitcher, he has an ERA of 2.21 with 12.2 innings pitched. Plain is second on the team with 13 strikeouts and just six walks. Opponents only beat .218 against him.

Luke Hanners throws and plays third base. He is batting .278 which is fifth on the team. He is also one of only five players on the team with a hat-trick. As a pitcher, he pitched eight innings with eight strikeouts.

Wesley Borgert throws and plays at second base. He has 7.2 innings pitched with a 3.65 ERA. He leads the team in batting with a .500 batting average, .727 on-base percentage, .500 hitting percentage and 10 walks. He is third on the team in points scored. He made second team all-tournament at the ProspectWire Memorial Day Classic.

Prime 17u

The 17-and-under Premier team went 7-8-1 in four tournaments and advanced to the semi-finals of the Perfect Game Elite tournament.

JD Bryan throws and punches. He competed in the First Team All tournament in both Prospect Wire tournaments and earned MVP Pitching honors in the Father’s Day Classic. He has been at or near the top of the overall strikeout standings in all four tournaments.

He has 26.2 innings pitched, three complete games, three wins, one earned run, 55 strikeouts, 11 walks and has a 0.262 earned run average. Opponents only beat .080 against him.

Jackson Kendrick plays outfield and pitches. He hasn’t made any mistakes this year. He pitched in relief, with 2.1 innings pitched and an ERA of 0.00.

Gavin Bass plays first base, left field and pitches. He had a great tournament at Perfect Game Elite going 4-15 with one double, three RBIs and three runs scored. Bass’ defensive outings have been top notch, with no mistakes made throughout the season. He also pitched 2.2 innings with a 0.00 ERA.

Kyler Richie plays second base, shortstop, outfield and pitching. He made the second team all-tournament at the ProspectWire Memorial Day Classic. He bats .282 but leads the team in triples (2), batt runs (10) and walks (12). He is second on the team in hits (11), runs (9) and stolen bases (6). Richie is third in slugging percentage (.410). He pitched three innings in relief.

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