The 2022 high school baseball season came to a close recently which means it's time for end of the season awards. Fourteen athletes from high schools in the Tuscaloosa area picked up all-state honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Tuscaloosa County, Hillcrest, Jasper, Brookwood, Central, Gordo, Bibb County, Northside, and Winfield were all represented in the awards.

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Class 7A

Trenton Shirley (UTL) – Jr., Tuscaloosa County (second-team)


Class 6A

Luke Williams (P) – Sr., Hillcrest (second-team)

Aiden McGinnis (IF) – Sr., Jasper (second-team)

Sage Hayes (DH) – Sr., Brookwood (honorable mention)

Jaidyn Thomas (OF) – Sr., Central (honorable mention)


Class 4A

Ben Capps (P) – Sr., Gordo (first-team)

Lawson Neel (C) – Sr., Gordo (first-team)

Bo Burkes (IF) – Sr., Bibb County (first-team)

Tanner Bailey (DH) – Sr., Gordo (first-team)

Jaden Roberts (IF) – Jr., Northside (second-team)

Chris Billingsley (OF) – Jr., Bibb County (second-team)

Steven Cash (P) – Sr., Bibb County (honorable mention)


Class 3A

Hunter Busha (DH) – Sr., Winfield (first-team)

Brooks Smith (C) – Sr., Winfield (second-team)

Several of these senior student-athletes will see time at college baseball programs next year including, Luke Williams- Alabama, Aiden McGinnis- Bevill State, Ben Capps- UAH, Lawson Neel- Shelton State, Steven Cash- Louisiana, and Hunter Busha- Bevill State.

Northside Defeats Gordo - Week 4 2021

Northside took down the No. 1 team in Class 4A, beating the Gordo Greenwave 14-12.

Tuscaloosa County Wildcats vs. Paul W. Bryant Stampede

The Tuscaloosa County Wildcats defeated the Paul W. Bryant Stampede 59-34 in the opening game of the 2021 season for both schools. For the Wildcats it was the debut of new coach Adam Winegarden.


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