Forsyth County players and coaches swept the major All-Region 6-AAAAAA awards announced Friday as chosen by the region’s coaches.
North Forsyth senior outfielder Cory Campbell was named Player of the Year, Lambert senior Zach Graveno was selected Pitcher of the Year while Lambert’s Rick Howard was named Coach of the Year.
Campbell, an Air Force signee, was the Raiders’ most dynamic player who led North in batting average (.423), hits (33), doubles (eight), RBI (25), walks (18) and stolen bases (five) to go along with two home runs and just one error on defense during the regular season. Campbell helped the Raiders reach the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs for the first time since 2006.
Graveno, a recent Mercer verbal commit, has put forth a remarkable season, going 8-0 with a 0.14 ERA in 48 2/3 innings with 59 strikeouts during the regular season to help Lambert win the Region 6-AAAAAA championship. Graveno has won two games in the state playoffs, including a no-hit shutout Wednesday against Lakeside-DeKalb to help Lambert advance to the state quarterfinals against Walton, which begin Tuesday.
Howard came to Lambert after several years at Brookwood and guided to the Longhorns to their third straight share of a region title and second state quarterfinals appearance in three seasons.
Here is the full all-region team:
All-Region 6-AAAAAA baseball team
Player of the Year: Cory Campbell, North Forsyth
Pitcher of the Year: Zach Graveno, Lambert
Coach of the Year: Rick Howard, Lambert
Courage Award: Chris Dill, Habersham Central
P – Thomas Hamill, Northview
P – Tyler Koch, North Forsyth
P – Turner Scruggs, Lambert
P – Cole Varner, Lambert
C – Kyle McCann, Lambert
C – Marcus White, Johns Creek
INF – Alex Andronica, South Forsyth
INF – Bailey Gerstner, North Forsyth
INF – Bryar Hawkins, West Forsyth
INF – Jace Mercer, Johns Creek
INF – Tommy Trautwein, Northview
OF – Patrick Hoffman, Chattahoochee
OF – Mason McWhorter, West Forsyth
OF – Cole Neuber, Johns Creek
OF – Michael Raiano, Lambert
P – Andrew Grogan, North Forsyth
P – Alex Kliphouse, South Forsyth
P – Jared Milhalik, Johns Creek
P – Jay Thompson, West Forsyth
C – Parker Enright, North Forsyth
C – Michael Trautwein, Northview
INF – Brett Graczyk, South Forsyth
INF – Kyle Martin, North Forsyth
INF – Josh McAllister, Lambert
INF – Santiago Montiel, Alpharetta
INF – DJ Poteet, Northview
OF – Thomas Arundale, West Forsyth
OF – Bo Majkowski, Johns Creek
OF – Connor McKnight, South Forsyth
OF – Matt Pacifico, Northview
P – Tyler Fairchild, North Forsyth; Ben Ferrer, South Forsyth; JB Finnemore, North Forsyth; Hank Flood, West Forsyth; Jonathon Horan, Johns Creek; Colton McDaniel, Northview; Seth Phillips, Alpharetta; Landon Sims, South Forsyth; Zach Soder, Centennial; Chase Whitney, Alpharetta; Ryan Zweber, Chattahoochee.
C – Matty Bapst, South Forsyth; Indiana Stanley, West Forsyth.
INF – Kyle Bernitt, Centennial; Brandon Mitchell, Habersham Central; Evan Moore, Alpharetta; Sam Nadel, Northview.
OF – Grant Belback, Habersham Central; Charlie Hayes, Alpharetta; Zac Slaton, North Forsyth; Matthew Wilson, Alpharetta.
Matt Cunningham, South Forsyth
Austin Downum, West Forsyth
Bailey Gerstner, North Forsyth
Todd Greenberg, Johns Creek
Evan Keeney, Johns Creek
Zach Soder, Centennial
Colby Tobin, Alpharetta
Cole Varner, Lambert
Chase Whitney, Alpharetta
Jordan Winter, Centennial
Ryan Zweber, Chattahoochee