Forsyth County’s baseball teams exceeded expectations in the 2012 season while a number of players produced gaudy numbers. This season marked the first time four Forsyth County baseball teams made it to the playoffs.
Forsyth Central made its first state quarterfinals appearance in more than a decade; South Forsyth made it to the second round of the playoffs; Lambert was defeated in the first round by the eventual state champion; North Forsyth fell in the first round.
The county’s coaches shared stat sheets to determine this year’s All-County team, settling on 15 players. Fourteen additional players claimed honorable mention awards.
West Forsyth’s Graham Bunting and North Forsyth’s Chris Vincent earned first-team All-Region 6-AAAAA honors as well as making the All-County first-team, too. Nick Fernandez, Bailey Mauldin, Nick Aiken and Trevor Sams from North and Will Skidmore from West were each awarded second-team All-Region status.
For Region 7-AAAA, Devin Gearhart and Micah Dunn from South Forsyth and Brock Maxwell from Lambert made the first-team All-Region team. Brian Watson, Justin Reichling and Jake Lucas from Lambert, Zach McCrum and CJ Kream from South, and Daniel Bermudez and Spencer Transue from Forsyth Central received second-team All-Region recognition.
Player of the Year:
Brock Maxwell, Lambert (.461, .587 OBP, 4 HR, 22 RBI/ 10-2, 2.24 ERA, 78 K)
Pitcher of the Year:
Micah Dunn, South Forsyth (7-4, 1 save, 2.96 ERA, 95 K/.375, 5 HR, 22 RBI)
Coach of the Year:
Kevin McCollum, Forsyth Central
Forsyth County Coaches Choice Award:
A first-time award given to the player who exemplifies character, ability, academics and team: Jordan Cain, West Forsyth
All-County First Team:
1B: Chap Lindstrom, Forsyth Central (.382, 5 HR, 29 RBI)
2B: Will Skidmore, West Forsyth (.359, HR, 27 R)
SS: Spencer Transue, Forsyth Central (.374, 477 OBP, 17 R, 16 RBI)
3B: David Bermudez, Forsyth Central (.301, 23 RBI/8-2, 3.33 ERA)
OF: Justin Reichling, Lambert (.326, 25 R, HR, 30 RBI)
OF: Brian Watson, Lambert (.425, 14 R, 18 RBI, .517 OBP)
OF: Graham Bunting, West Forsyth (.493, 3 HR, 21 R)
C: Danny Bermudez, Forsyth Central (.369, .538 OBP, 19 RBI)
DH: Jake Lucas, Lambert (.443, 23 R, 19 RBI)
P: Zach Schlosser, Lambert (4-2, 2.16 ERA)
P: Chris Vincent, North Forsyth (5-4, 2.63 ERA, 57 K)
P: Danny Ross, South Forsyth (8-4, 2.72 ERA, 45 K)
P: Andrew Gist, Forsyth Central (6-3, 4 saves, 1.77 ERA, 76 K)
P: Trevor Sams, North Forsyth (2-2, 3.11 ERA, 73 K)
UT: Zach McCrum, South Forsyth (5-1, 3.17 ERA, 77 K/.326, 4 HR, 19 RBI)
Forsyth Central: Michael Branigan
Lambert: Danny Edgeworth, Eric Furphy
North Forsyth: Nick Aiken, Bailey Mauldin, Nick Fernandez
South Forsyth: Andrew Cooley, Devin Gearhart, CJ Kream, Nathan Smith
West Forsyth: Brent Odum, Jacob Hill, Alex DeCubellis, Jordan Cain