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Honaker's Austin Ray named VHSCA 1A baseball player of the year

July 1st, 2014 6:48 pm by George Thwaites

Honaker's Austin Ray named VHSCA 1A baseball player of the year

COEBURN — Honaker junior pitcher Austin Ray was named 2014 VHSCA 1A Player of Year in recent baseball coaches balloting.

Ray was joined on the all-state first team by teammates MaKenzie Phillips, an infielder, and outfielder Avin Parrott.

Two Eastside players — first baseman Nick Sturgill and second baseman Ryan Milgrim — were named to the 1A all-state second team.

Northumberland's Johnny Mothershead was named coach of the year. Three of his players also made the first-team cut: pitcher Blake Walker, catcher Brandon Walker and second baseman Jack Jett.

Other 1A first team picks included first baseman Chris Blake of Middlesex, shortstop Tyler Pierce of Chilhowie, outfielder Anthony Miano of Radford and outfielder Marquies Lanier of Rappahannock. Chilhowie's Levi Mooney was named to the first team squad as a utility player.

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