Several Chambers County baseball players make All-State

Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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The ASWA released its 2024 baseball All-State teams and several Chambers County schools were represented. 

Valley was the best-represented team in the county. Jackson Sanders led the way for Valley in 5A, being named the 5A Player of the Year and making the first team as a utility player. As a hitter, Sanders posted a .516 batting average to go along with 34 RBIs and four home runs. 

Sanders was best known for his pitching prowess during his senior season. Sanders finished the season with a 1.84 earned run average, 121 strikeouts and a 9-1 record. 

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C.J. Chambley also represented Valley as he was selected to the second team as a pitcher. Chambley finished the season with a 1.49 ERA, an 8-1 record and allowed just 1.28 walks and hits per inning pitched. 

Chambley was also one of Valley’s best hitters during his senior season. Chambley finished the season with a .384 batting average to go along with 26 RBIs. 

Several other athletes in Chambers County were represented on the All-State selections, but the rest of the baseball players in the area were selected as honorable mentions. 

Chambers Academy’s Eli Whorton was selected as an honorable mention for the AISA. As a junior, Whorton finished the season with a .351 batting average and 25 RBIs. 

Payton Yerta was also selected as an honorable mention for the AISA for the Rebels. Yerta finished the season with a .324 batting average and 21 RBIs. 

Springwood’s Eli Johnson was the last baseball player in Chambers County mentioned on the All-State selections. Johnson was the Wildcats’ leader in 2024 as a senior. Johnson finished the season with a .333 batting average and 11 RBIs. 

The rest of the All-State selections are as follows: 



Player of the year

Braden Booth, Bob Jones

Pitcher of the year

Braden Booth, Bob Jones

Hitter of the year

Zack Johnson, Bob Jones

Coach of the year

Johnny Johnson, James Clemens



P: Braden Booth, Bob Jones, Sr.

P: Charlie Cassingham, Grissom, Jr.

P: Dylan Lewkutz, Hewitt-Trussville, Sr.

P: Cam Norton, Central-Phenix City, So.

C: Zack Johnson, Bob Jones, Jr.

IF: Henry Allen, Auburn, Sr.

IF: Landon Beaver, Central-Phenix City, Sr.

IF: Steele Hall, Hewitt-Trussville, So.

IF: Brandon McCraine, Smiths Station, Sr.

OF: Rock Gearhart, Fairhope, Jr.

OF: Carson Loosier, James Clemens, Sr.

OF: Brett Moseley, Hewitt-Trussville, Sr.

UTL: Mason Blasche, Hoover, Sr.

UTL: D’Marion Terrell, Thompson, Sr.

DH: Connor Gatwood, Baker, Sr.

DH: Tanner Waldrop, Auburn, Sr.


P: Chase Cartron, Huntsville, Sr.

P: Bryant Durbin, Baker, Sr.

P: Christian Helmers, Hewitt-Trussville, Jr.

P: Brady Richardson, Enterprise, Jr.

C: Blake Westry, Fairhope, Jr.

IF: Peryn Bland, Thompson, Sr.

IF: Jacob Pearl, Bob Jones, Sr.

IF: Ethan Santos, Baker, Sr.

IF: Bryson Sheppard, Smiths Station, Jr.

OF: Cayden Boutwell, Enterprise, Jr.

OF: Nolan Phillips, Fairhope, Sr.

OF: Emory Yohn, Central-Phenix City, Jr.

UTL: John Paul Head, Vestavia Hills, Sr.

UTL: Hunter Wippert, Central-Phenix City, Sr.

DH: Ethan Crook, Thompson, Sr.

DH: Fuller Musgrove, Mary Montgomery, Jr.


P: Bryson Morman, Oak Mountain, Sr.; Cody Strickhausen, Mary Montgomery, Jr.

C: Mikey Vanderheyden, Enterprise, Jr.

IF: Gresham Baker, Bob Jones, Sr.; Sam Brown, Central-Phenix City, Jr.

OF: Steven Cavaco, Huntsville, Jr.

UTL: Chase Lackey, Chelsea, Jr.; Easton Nelms, Florence, Jr.

DH: Cam Simpson, Hewitt-Trussville, Jr.




Player of the year

Jackson Henderson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Pitcher of the year

Jackson Henderson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Hitter of the year

JoJo Williamson, Hartselle

Coach of the year

Mark Garner, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa



P: Caleb Barnett, Mountain Brook, Jr.

P: Grayson Hays, Athens, Sr.

P: Jackson Henderson, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.

P: Jace Meadows, Hartselle, Jr.

C: Jack Holley, Spanish Fort, Sr.

IF: Caiden Combs, Gardendale, Jr.

IF: Carter Johnson, Oxford, Sr.

IF: Quincy Walters, Baldwin Co., Sr.

IF: JoJo Williamson, Hartselle, Sr.

OF: Santae McWilliams, Saraland, Jr.

OF: John Robicheaux, Mountain Brook, Sr.

OF: Peyton Steele, Hartselle, Sr.

UTL: Nick Richardson, Oxford, Jr.

UTL: Jake Souders, Briarwood, Sr.

DH: Cade Miles, Hartselle, Sr.

DH: Eli Woody, Baldwin Co., Sr.


P: Kenneth Diddell, Mountain Brook, Sr.

P: Eli Driskell, Faith-Mobile, Sr.

P: Jack Ross, Homewood, Jr.

P: Jaxen Schuler, Baldwin Co., Sr.

C: Milo Obradovich, Northridge, Sr.

IF: Drew Britton, Pike Road, Sr.

IF: Taurus Ceasar, Faith-Mobile, Sr.

IF: Josh Henson, Buckhorn, Jr.

IF: Nemo Hixon, Spanish Fort, Jr.

OF: Caleb Chesser, Spanish Fort, Jr.

OF: Jackson Jones, Muscle Shoals, Sr.

OF: Cody Markham, Pike Road, Sr.

UTL: James Graphos, Mountain Brook, Sr.

UTL: Evan Hilliard, Saraland, Sr.

DH: Camron Laffitte, Saraland, Sr.

DH: Tucker Rickman, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.


P: Gavin Griner, Oxford, Jr.; Ethan Kick, Spanish Fort, Sr.

C: Forrest Heacock, Oxford, Sr.

IF: Holden Dean, Russell Co., Jr.; Bradin Dupper, Decatur, Sr.

OF: Caiden Dumas, Athens, Sr.; Trey Greenwell, Decatur, Jr.

UTL: John Henry Winstead, Spanish Fort, Sr.

DH: Baker Davis, Hueytown, Jr.; Jacob Smith, Wetumpka, Sr.




Player of the year

Jackson Sanders, Valley

Pitcher of the year

Andrew Allen, Alexandria

Hitter of the year

John Stowers, St. Paul’s

Coach of the year

Zac Welch, Alexandria



P: Andrew Allen, Alexandria, Sr.

P: Connor Gehr, Gulf Shores, Sr.

P: Tripp Patterson, Alexandria, Sr.

P: Tyler Pierce, Boaz, Jr.

C: John Stowers, St. Paul’s, So.

IF: Brandt Cummings, Russellville, Sr.

IF: Carson Gillilan, Sardis, Sr.

IF: Evan Snow, Alexandria, Sr.

IF: Joseph Stephens, Gulf Shores, Sr.

OF: Damien Gatson, Mobile Christian, Jr.

OF: Gannon Pharr, Shelby Co., Sr.

OF: Wade Shelley, Headland, Jr.

UTL: Blaze Gerhart, Sardis, Sr.

UTL: Jackson Sanders, Valley, Sr.

DH: Neyland Baker, Russellville, Jr.

DH: Brue Milner, Tallassee, Fr.


P: Cj Chambley, Valley, Sr.

P: Conner Lowery, Sardis, Sr.

P: Carter Samuelson, Springville, Jr.

P: Trey Scott, Headland, Sr.

C: Aiden Brunner, Alexandria, Sr.

IF: Drey Barrett, Holtville, Sr.

IF: Edward McLeod, St. Paul’s, Jr.

IF: Bryce Rivers, Mobile Christian, So.

IF: Wyatt Shelley, Headland, So.

OF: Ian Cartwright, Alexandria, Sr.

OF: Keaton Johns, Ardmore, Jr.

OF: Cayden McMichael, Southside-Gadsden, Sr.

UTL: Samuel Henegar, Alexandria, Sr.

UTL: Cayden Johns, Russellville, Sr.

DH: Landon Cherry, Moody, Jr.

DH: Shea Darnell, Elmore Co., Jr.


P: Jaden Eason, Elmore Co., Jr.

C: Caden Norwood, Lawrence Co., Jr.

IF: Daniel Askew, Russellville, Sr.; Gavin Weinshenker, Mobile Christian, Sr.

OF: Landon Carroll, Sardis, Sr.

UTL: Parker Frost, Lawrence Co., Jr.; Conner Nelson, Leeds, Jr.

DH: Chris Fitts, East Limestone, So.; Grant Martinez, Springville, So.



Player of the year

Christian Chatterton, Brooks

Pitcher of the year

Eli Cannon, Corner

Hitter of the year

Carson Smith, North Jackson

Coach of the year

Caleb Hoyle, Corner



P: Eli Cannon, Corner, Sr.

P: Jackson Lange, Westminster-Huntsville, Sr.

P: Macain McMillan, Bibb Co., Jr.

P: Garrett Reid, Deshler, So.

C: Wes Walker, Priceville, Sr.

IF: Christian Chatterton, Brooks, Sr.

IF: Brendan Conner, Corner, Sr.

IF: Sean Lapinskes, Westminster-Huntsville, Sr.

IF: Carson Smith, North Jackson, Sr.

OF: Jace Boyd, Corner, Sr.

OF: Lawson Collier, Westminster-Huntsville, Sr.

OF: Eric Hines, American Christian, Jr.

UTL: Brodie Dunlap, Corner, Sr.

UTL: Drew Layfield, Ashville, Sr.

DH: Fleming Hall, Trinity, Jr.

DH: Nick Jernagin, North Jackson, Sr.


P: Colman Gann, Priceville, Jr.

P: Colton Mitchell, American Christian, Sr.

P: Dawson Shoults, Bibb Co., Sr.

P: Tucker West, Orange Beach, Sr.

C: Dylan Palmer, Ashville, So.

IF: Matthew Cash, Bibb Co., Sr.

IF: Jeb Crane, Cherokee Co., Sr.

IF: Xaye Lemon, Jacksonville, Jr.

IF: Slade St. Clair, Etowah, Sr.

OF: Parker Adams, Andalusia, Sr.

OF: Rylan Gober, Orange Beach, Sr.

OF: Cash Hayes, Etowah, Jr.

UTL: Cole Dean, Bayside Academy, Jr.

UTL: Kade Smith, Dale Co., Jr.

DH: Max Hill, Corner, Sr.

DH: Mason Holloway, Hamilton, Fr.


P: Walker McClinton, Trinity, Sr.

C: Jaylen Crocker, American Christian, So.; Jace Turner, Cherokee Co., Sr.

IF: Brady Rascoll, Trinity, Sr.; Memphis Scott, Madison Co., Jr.

OF: Jay Fuller, Oak Grove, Jr.; Lathan Stephens, Munford, Jr.

UTL: Hayden Barber, Orange Beach, Sr.; Braxton Griffin, West Limestone, Sr.

DH: Jamarion Robinson, Escambia Co., So.



Player of the year

Miles Edwards, Lauderdale Co.

Pitcher of the year

Charles Morris, Thomasville

Hitter of the year

Tabor Offord, St. James

Coach of the year

Clint Anderson, Thomasville



P: Charles Morris, Thomasville, Sr.

P: Dylan Rainey, Westbrook Christian, Jr.

P: Trent Smith, New Brockton, Sr.

P: Skylar Tucker, Lauderdale Co., Jr.

C: Grady Patterson, Opp, So.

IF: Matthew Ashberry, Straughn, So.

IF: Diego Bryant, Thomasville, Jr.

IF: Brady Jones, Oakman, So.

IF: McClane Mohon, Piedmont, Sr.

OF: Nelson Hall, Opp, Sr.

OF: Bo Mitchell, Decatur Heritage, Jr.

OF: Gavin Nichols, Thomasville, Sr.

UTL: Miles Edwards, Lauderdale Co., Sr.

UTL: Tabor Offord, St. James, Jr.

DH: Rick McBride, Montgomery Academy, Sr.

DH: Ethan Williams, Plainview, Sr.


P: Austin Anderson, Plainview, Sr.

P: Austin Baines, Gordo, Sr.

P: Colby Ballard, Opp, Sr.

P: Noah White, Plainview, Sr.

C: Cam Dyer, Houston Academy, Sr.

IF: Clay Dolan, Colbert Co., Sr.

IF: Payton Green, New Brockton, Sr.

IF: Glavine Lamberth, Hokes Bluff, Jr.

IF: Bryant Sparkman, Decatur Heritage, Jr.

OF: Brady Carden, Westbrook Christian, So.

OF: Landon Fike, Gordo, Sr.

OF: Chapel Stickler, Providence Christian, Sr.

UTL: Cole Austin, Piedmont, 8th

UTL: Porter Dykes, Providence Christian, Sr.

DH: Brayden McCaleb, Winfield, Jr.

DH: Brantley Stocks, Fayette Co., Sr.


P: Brodie Homesley, Piedmont, Jr.; Paxton Tarver, Decatur Heritage, Jr.

C: Jake Hale, Vinemont, Jr.

IF: Eli Stone, W.S. Neal, So.; CJ Sullivan, Providence Christian, Sr.

OF: Beau Bryant, Thomasville, Sr.; Luke Martin, Oakman, Sr.

UTL: Adam Boyd, Houston Academy, Sr.; Trey Rutledge, Plainview, Jr.

DH: Brayson Hayes, Hokes Bluff, Sr.; Braden Haymon, Plainview, Jr.



Player of the year

Myles Tyler, Ariton

Pitcher of the year

Aiden Poe, Vincent

Hitter of the year

Gabe Glover, Wicksburg

Coach of the year

Donovan Hand, Red Bay



P: Drew Colon, Wicksburg, Jr.

P: Austin Evans, Ariton, Jr.

P: Gavin Lang, Collinsville, Fr.

P: Aiden Poe, Vincent, Jr.

C: John Lott, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr.

IF: Alex Cook, Lindsay Lane, Sr.

IF: Lawson Leger, Ariton, Sr.

IF: Mason McAteer, Collinsville, Fr.

IF: Blake Sewell, Donoho, Sr.

OF: Jay Dobbs, Mars Hill Bible, Sr.

OF: Gabe Glover, Wicksburg, Jr.

OF: Myles Tyler, Ariton, Sr.

UTL: Blake Dobbins, Fyffe, Jr.

UTL: Jack Malone, Bayshore Christian, Jr.

DH: Ellis Hamiter, Tuscaloosa Academy, Jr.

DH: Blake Smith, Reeltown, Sr.


P: Brooks Campbell, Mars Hill Bible, Fr.

P: Luke Holdbrook, Whitesburg Christian, Jr.

P: Ty Reynolds, Red Bay, Jr.

P: Ian Senn, Ariton, Sr.

C: Caleb Shew, Pleasant Valley, Sr.

IF: Aubrey Baker, Fyffe, So.

IF: Holt Bentley, Pleasant Valley, Sr.

IF: Wes Braisted, Zion Chapel, Sr.

IF: Casen Fields, Vincent, Jr.

OF: Will Bush, G.W. Long, Sr.

OF: Eli Farris, Red Bay, Sr.

OF: Jaxon Poag, Mars Hill Bible, Sr.

UTL: Luke Barron, Pike Liberal Arts, Jr.

UTL: Preston Lancaster, Tuscaloosa Academy, Jr.

DH: Kaden Moore, North Sand Mountain, Sr.

DH: Josh Winfrey, Cold Springs, Sr.


P: Kaleb Robinson, Whitesburg Christian, Jr.

C: Lane Jones, Lindsay Lane, So.

IF: Ian Schnurer, Sheffield, Sr.

OF: Easton Dean, Wicksburg, Sr.

UTL: Cam Isbell, Mars Hill Bible, Jr.

DH: Jace Golden, West End-Walnut Grove, Sr.; Parker Huff, Hatton, Sr.



Player of the year

Landon Shumate, Sumiton Christian

Pitcher of the year

Landon Shumate, Sumiton Christian

Hitter of the year

Dalton Jackson, Florala

Coach of the year

Tyler Zessin, Florala



P: Aydan Beard, Hackleburg, Sr.

P: Landon Shumate, Sumiton Christian, Sr.

P: Cale Tittle, Lynn, Sr.

P: Cody Walsh, Florala, Sr.

C: Camdyn Moore, Appalachian, Sr.

IF: David Etheridge, Sweet Water, Sr.

IF: Cole Gargus, Appalachian, Sr.

IF: Brayden Huebner, Leroy, Sr.

IF: Dalton Jackson, Florala, Jr.

OF: Tanner Bartlett, Appalachian, Sr.

OF: Austin Hubbard, Sumiton Christian, So.

OF: Thomas Williamson, Brantley, Sr.

UTL: Luke Murrell, Athens Bible, Fr.

UTL: Jackson Waite, Millry, Jr.

DH: Ryan Talley, Lynn, Sr.

DH: Caden Welford, Millry, So.


P: Colton Glass, Sumiton Christian, 8th

P: Jayden Parks, Brantley, Jr.

P: Blaise Vickery, Hackleburg, Jr.

P: Easton Walsh, Florala, So.

C: Landon Jones, Billingsley, Jr.

IF: Will King, Belgreen, Sr.

IF: Ethan Johnson, Athens Bible, Sr.

IF: Stone Talley, Addison, So.

IF: Parker Townsend, Sweet Water, Sr.

OF: Payton Averette, Sweet Water, Sr.

OF: Jon Harper Kilcrease, Brantley, Jr.

OF: Jaquan Reeder, Hackleburg, Jr.

UTL: Kaden Pack, Cedar Bluff, Sr.

UTL: Chapel Pope, Spring Garden, Sr.

DH: John Michael Basinger, Covenant Christian, Sr.

DH: Keegan Giles, Leroy, So.


P: Kiah Lake, Addison, So.; Max Wright, South Lamar, So.

C: Ethan Courtney, Ragland, Sr.; Weston Todd, Athens Bible, 8th

IF: Ross Hudson, Hackleburg, So.; Bradlee Padgett, Maplesville, Sr.

OF: Isaac Bishop, Cedar Bluff, Jr.; Rusty McDonald, Sumiton Christian, Jr.

UTL: Connor Bates, Spring Garden, Jr.

DH: Brayden Atcheson, Maplesville, Sr.



Player of the year

Mason McCraine, Glenwood

Pitcher of the year

Tyler Sykes, Glenwood

Hitter of the year

Jay Lindsey, Patrician

Coach of the year

Taylor Clemmons, Clarke Prep



P: Tyler Sykes, Glenwood, Jr.

P: Colton Sampson, Lakeside, Sr.

P: Garrett West, Lee-Scott, Sr.

P: Jake Cummings, Lee-Scott, Sr.

C: William Etheridge, Patrician, Sr.

IF: Brock Whitt, Edgewood, So.

IF: Mason McCraine, Glenwood, Jr.

IF: Gunner Justice, Macon-East, Sr.

IF: Jay Lindsey, Patrician, Sr.

OF: Trent Popee, Bessemer Academy, Sr.

OF: J.D. Burns, Lee-Scott, Sr.

OF: Quamarian Pernell, Morgan Academy, Jr.

UTL: Taylor Morrow, Lakeside, Sr.

UTL: Ashton Yelder, Lowndes Academy, Jr.

DH: Drew Allison, Edgewood, Sr.

DH: Barrett Spaeth, Macon-East, Sr.


P: Jackson Carmichael, Bessemer Academy, So.

P: Hudson Campbell, Glenwood, So.

P: Harrison Short, Lee-Scott, Jr.

P: Brayden Hennigan, Southern Academy, So.

C: Owen McNeal, Fort Dale Academy, Sr.

IF: Carter Judah, Glenwood, So.

IF: Levi Pinder, Glenwood, Jr.

IF: Sam Jackson, Lee-Scott, Jr.

IF: Dominic Dougan, Lowndes Academy, Sr.

OF: Landon Hand, Chambers Academy, So.

OF: Thaddeus McKinney, Macon-East, Jr.

OF: Carson Coody, Patrician, Sr.

UTL: Parker Shaw, Edgewood, Jr.

UTL: Parker McNeal, Fort Dale Academy, Sr.

DH: Jackson Hudson, Edgewood, Jr.

DH: Cooper Clemmons, Clarke Prep, Jr.


P: None.

C: Luke Bell, Escambia Academy, Sr.; Eli Whorton, Chambers Academy, So.

IF: Cade Henderson, Morgan Academy, Sr.; Hayden Johnston, Southern Academy, Sr.

OF: Matthew Mize, Patrician, Jr.

UTL: Peyton Yerta, Chambers Academy, So.

DH: Eli Johnson, Springwood, Sr.