Three East Bladen Eagles – sophomore Lefrederick Wooten and seniors Spencer Scott and Shy Pone – and West Bladen Knight junior Logan West have all been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference baseball team.
Wooten batted .352 with 21 runs batted in and posted a 5-2 pitching record. The sophomore righthander pitched a 4-hit shutout in a key conference win over Red Springs, and fired a one-hit shutout in a 23-0 win over South Robeson.
Scott batted .286 and finished with a 5-1 pitching record that included firing a pair of 3-hitters in wins over Wallace-Rose Hill and West Bladen. Scott also picked up the win in the Eagles play-off opener over First Flight.
Pone walloped 4 triples and batted .315 at the plate while providing relief help on the mound for the Eagles who reached the fourth round of the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball play-offs with a 19-7 record.
West split time between catcher, shortstop and pitcher while batting .286 and scoring 12 runs. The junior righthander recorded a pair of pitching victories including a 4-2 win over East Columbus. West struck out eleven Gators in that win.
Receiving All-Conference honorable mention were East Bladen seniors Greyson Heustess, Pierce Melvin and Dan Tatum and sophmore Zach Meares and West Bladen senior Jeremy Pait and junior Nolan Bryant.
Heustess batted .329 with 20 RBI. Melvin posted a 6-3 pitching record that included a no-hitter against South Robeson and a pair of play-off victories. Tatum batted .297 and scored 22 runs, and Meares finished with a .407 average, 24 runs scored and a 2-1 pitching record.
Pait knocked in 17 runs and batted .328 for the Knights, and Bryant drove in 15 runs and slugged a home run. Bryant also pitched a 4-hitter in a 5-2 win over South Robeson.