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Raiders dominate all-county top honors
by Ericka Birdsong
May 30, 2013 10:34 AM | 3062 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mitchell Webb takes aim and readies himself to swing during batting practice at East Paulding earlier this season.
Mitchell Webb takes aim and readies himself to swing during batting practice at East Paulding earlier this season.
The head baseball coaches in Paulding County recently voted on the players for the first and second all-county teams, as well as honorable mention.

This season East Paulding, North Paulding, South Paulding and Hiram made it to the Georgia High School Association Class 5A state playoffs, and East Paulding advanced to the quarterfinals.

All top honors went to the region champion East Paulding Raiders this season with Mitchell Webb named Offensive Player of the Year, McKay Petitta named Pitcher of the Year and Tony Boyd as Coach of the Year.

Webb finished with a .420 batting average, six home runs and 37 RBI. Petitta finished with a 7-1 record, 1.9 ERA and 60 strikeouts.

Making the first All-County team: 1B Luke Walker, of Hiram, SS and P Jeremy Howell, of East Paulding, SS James Maxwell, of South Paulding, SS Matt Reynolds, of Hiram, Webb of East Paulding, C Brandon Gonzalez, of East Paulding, C Aaron King, of Paulding County, OF Jared Benson, of South Paulding, OF LeDeavon Matthews, of South Paulding, OF Matt Mixon, of North Paulding, OF Mitch White, of East Paulding, utility man Jeffery Moore, of North Paulding, P Blake Cairnes, of Hiram, P Albert Harless, of South Paulding and Petitta, of East Paulding.

The second All-County team: 1B and P Turner Edwards, of North Paulding, 2B Dakota Morrell, of East Paulding, SS Taylor Bloye, of North Paulding, 3B Caleb Beavers, of South Paulding, C Rob Dau, of North Paulding, C Thomas Gaines, of Hiram, OF Lucas Davis, of Hiram, OF Harless, of South Paulding, OF Chase Noonan, of North Paulding, OF Zack Young, of Hiram, utility man Cairnes, of Hiram, P Ryan Fields, of North Paulding, P Michael Greene, of South Paulding, P Jordan Lester, of Hiram and P Jake Thomas, of North Paulding.

Honorable Mention: 2B Trevor Brown, of Hiram, 2B Anthony Coward, of North Paulding, 3B Lester, of Hiram, OF Rod Harrison, of Hiram, utility man Cameron Carruth, of East Paulding, P Anthony Coward, of North Paulding, P Austin Golf, of North Paulding, P Stephen McCauley, of South Paulding and P Cody Waddell, of East Paulding.

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