Main Street Preps has named its 2021 All-Midstate baseball team.

See below for superlative honors and the first, second and third teams.

Most Valuable Player: J.D. McCracken, MTCS, Sr.

Resume: 9-0 record, 0.13 ERA, 53 IP, 21 H, 11 BB, 103 K; .420 AVG, 23 R, 40 RBI, 10 2B, 5 HR, 22 BB

McCracken did it all for the Cougars. The Tennessee signee was nearly unflappable on the mound and also managed to lead his team in hitting. When he wasn’t pitching, McCracken played first base or right field for MTCS. The Division II-A Mr. Baseball winner could be a two-way player for the Vols next season.

Hitter of the Year: Brendan Jones, Goodpasture, Sr.

Resume: .543 AVG, 56 R, 31 RBI, 10 2B, 7 HR, 25 BB, 36 SB

Jones did everything asked of a lead-off hitter and then some. Not only did he bat over .500 and steal 36 bases, but the speedy outfielder also cranked seven home runs. The multi-sport star has signed to play baseball at Kansas State.

Pitcher of the Year: Chase Burns, Beech, Sr.

Resume: 6-0 record, 0.50 ERA, 56.1 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 16 BB, 131 K

It almost wasn’t fair for Burns to pitch against high school hitters this spring. With a four-pitch mix and a fastball that was consistently clocked in the upper 90s, the Tennessee signee mowed down nearly every team he faced. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder could be selected in the early rounds of July’s MLB Draft.

Coach of the Year: Derek Wix, East Robertson

Resume: 30-7 record, Class A state title

Wix and his coaching staff perfectly executed a plan to make sure Vanderbilt signee Peyton Smith was available to pitch the two most important games of the year. Smith delivered by giving up just one run across a pair of complete-game performances in the sectionals and Class A state championship game. East Robertson earned its first state title in its first-ever state appearance.

Team of the Year: CPA

Resume: 31-14-1, Division II-A state title

CPA had plenty of star power, but the Lions got off to a rocky 6-8-1 start to the season. Following a players-only meeting in early May, the team came together to reel off wins in nine of its final 10 games. It was CPA’s second state title in program history and first since 2015.

FIRST TEAM

C: Drake Blackwood, Summertown, Sr.

Stats: .500 AVG, 55 R, 59 RBI, 15 2B, 17 HR, 28 BB, 7 SB

INF: Kyle Magrans, Clarksville, Sr.

Stats: .404 AVG, 11 R, 53 RBI, 11 2B, 12 HR, 33 BB, 17 SB

INF: Kavares Tears, Columbia Academy, Sr.

Stats: .446 AVG, 47 R, 52 RBI, 10 2B, 11 HR, 31 BB

INF: Langston Patterson, CPA, Jr.

Stats: .421 AVG, 44 R, 48 RBI, 12 2B, 12 HR, 13 BB, 34 SB

INF: Jayden Davis, Cookeville, Jr.

Stats: .625 AVG, 40 R, 44 RBI, 15 2B, 10 HR, 15 BB, 17 SB

INF: Grant Burleson, Summertown, Sr.

Stats: .442 AVG, 57 R, 60 RBI, 18 2B, 17 HR, 21 BB

OF: Camden Hayslip, Friendship Christian, Sr.

Stats: .442 AVG, 32 R, 39 RBI, 7 2B, 12 HR, 39 RBI, 30 BB, 24 SB

OF: Ethan Harden, BGA, Sr.

Stats: .487 AVG, 30 R, 20 RBI, 8 2B, 7 HR, 15 BB, 16 SB

OF: Garrison Goins, Clarksville, Sr.

Stats: .405 AVG, 57 R, 22 RBI, 9 2B, 3 3B, 31 BB, 69 SB

P: Austin Hunley, Mt. Juliet, Jr.

Stats: 6-1 record, 0.46 ERA, 46 IP, 17 H, 3 ER, 8 BB, 63 K

P: Ethan McElvain, Nolensville, So.

Stats: 9-2 record, 0.77 ERA, 63.2 IP, 22 H, 7 ER, 18 BB, 130 K

P: Peyton Smith, East Robertson, Sr.

Stats: 5-1 record, 0.40 ERA, 34.1 IP, 11 H, 2 ER, 10 BB, 66 K

P: Jonah Smithson, Goodpasture, Jr.

Stats: 8-1 record, 0.51 ERA, 55. 1 IP, 21 H, 4 ER, 21 BB, 81 K

P: Austin Wooten, Stewarts Creek, Sr.

Stats: 8-2 record, 0.59 ERA, 59 IP, 28 H, 5 ER, 16 BB, 104 K

Two-Way: Miller Green, Lipscomb Academy, So.

Batting: .416 AVG, 23 R, 35 RBI, 12 2B, 1 HR, 6 BB

Pitching: 8-0 record, 1.00 ERA, 49 IP, 24 H, 7 ER, 8 BB, 62 K

SECOND TEAM

C: Chris Martin, Moore County, Sr.

Stats: .469 AVG, 14 R, 41 RBI, 16 2B, 7 HR, 16 BB

INF: Tuane Cope, Overton, Sr.

Stats: .457 AVG, 51 R, 29 RBI, 9 2B, 3 HR, 25 BB, 18 SB

INF: Josh Harris, Rossview, Sr.

Stats: .430 AVG, 30 RBI, 13 2B, 2 HR, 23 SB

INF: Carson Rucker, Goodpasture, So.

Stats: .440 AVG, 33 R, 35 RBI, 16 2B, 5 HR, 19 BB, 9 SB

INF: Stoney Smith, Greenbrier, Sr.

Stats: .419 AVG, 50 R, 33 RBI, 9 2B, 12 HR, 28 BB, 35 SB

INF: A.J. Swader, Oakland, Sr.

Stats: .407 AVG, 42 R, 48 RBI, 17 2B, 6 HR, 19 BB

OF: Jordan Carter, Grace Christian, So.

Stats: .377 AVG, 57 R, 41 RBI, 9 2B, 15 HR, 23 BB, 14 SB

OF: Kaden White, Moore County, Sr.

Stats: .438 AVG, 35 R, 27 RBI, 13 2B, 2 HR, 6 BB, 16 SB

OF: JJ Williams, CPA, Sr.

Stats: .391 AVG, 25 R, 35 RBI, 12 RBI, 7 HR, 25 BB, 17 SB

P: Eli Huddleston, Upperman, So.

Stats: 6-3 record, 0.90 ERA, 46.2 IP, 35 H, 6 ER, 8 BB, 72 K

P: Justin Lee, Mt. Juliet, Jr.

Stats: 5-1 record, 0.89 ERA, 39.1 IP, 24 H, 5 ER, 18 BB, 52 K

P: Jack Nedrow, Siegel, Sr.

Stats: 7-1 record, 1.07 ERA, 65 IP, 36 H, 10 ER, 15 BB, 95 K

P: Jameson Nephew, Siegel, Sr.

Stats: 8-1 record, 1.03 ERA, 61 IP, 24 H, 9 ER, 36 BB, 96 K

P: AJ Russell, Franklin, Jr.

Stats: 3-0 record, 0.63 ERA, 44.1 IP, 13 H, 4 ER, 12 BB, 67 K

Two-way: Brandon Watts, Watertown, Sr.

Batting: .400 AVG, 32 R, 42 RBI, 6 2B, 6 HR, 15 BB, 12 SB

Pitching: 9-0 record, 1.20 ERA, 64 IP, 35 H, 27 BB, 102 K

THIRD TEAM

C: Blake Barton, Grace Christian, Sr.

Stats: .409 AVG, 34 R, 38 RBI, 12 2B, 6 2B, 15 BB

C: Max Ballard, Columbia Academy, Sr.

Stats: .402 AVG, 40 R, 49 RBI, 11 2B, 3 HR, 21 BB

INF: Carson Boles, Lebanon, Sr.

Stats: .463 AVG, 16 R, 16 RBI, 8 2B, 3 HR, 15 BB

INF: Abbott Lawrence, Goodpasture

Stats: .394 AVG, 41 R, 47 RBI, 2 2B, 10 HR, 16 BB, 11 SB

INF: Dylan Norris, Community, Jr.

Stats: .449 AVG, 26 R, 44 RBI, 16 2B, 9 HR, 17 BB, 11 SB

INF: Tanner Park. Gallatin, Sr.

Stats: .414 AVG, 15 R, 29 RBI, 5 2B, 1 HR, 10 BB, 13 SB

INF: Van True, East Robertson, Sr.

Stats: .382 AVG, 44 R, 35 RBI, 8 2B, 6 HR, 25 BB, 28 SB

OF: Cannon Cervantes, Forrest, Sr.

Stats: .444 AVG, 27 R, 24 RBI, 8 2B, 2 3B, 13 BB, 16 SB

OF: Dustin Palmer, White House, Sr.

Stats: .459 AVG, 29 R, 25 RBI, 13 2B, 1 HR, 15 BB, 13 SB

OF: Colton Regen, Mt. Juliet, Sr.

Stats: .380 AVG, 24 R, 20 RBI, 7 2B, 2 3B, 8 BB, 22 SB

P: Jake Cardin, Giles County, So.

Stats: 9-0 record, 0.88 ERA, 56 IP, 38 H, 7 ER, 22 BB, 88 K

P: Brody Lanham, Clarksville, Jr.

Stats: 9-1 record, 1.00 ERA, 63 IP, 34 H, 9 ER, 28 BB, 69 K

P: Luke Sinnard, Beech, Sr.

Stats: 6-0 record, 1.36 ERA, 56.2 IP, 25 H, 11 ER, 26 BB, 108 K

Two-way: Blake Bevis, Ravenwood, Jr.

Batting: .349 AVG, 21 RBI, 10 2B, 4 HR

Pitching: 2-0 record, 5 saves, 0.62 ERA, 22.2 IP, 10 H, 38 K

Two-way: Hunter Davis, Fairview, Jr.

Batting: .412 AVG, 21 R, 34 RBI, 17 2B, 1 HR, 10 BB

Pitching: 5-2 record, 1.38 ERA, 40.1 IP, 31 H, 8 ER, 14 BB, 68 K

Russell Vannozzi is the sports editor for Main Street Preps and Main Street Nashville. Vannozzi, a 2019 Lipscomb University graduate, was previously the sports editor for the Robertson County Connection. He has won multiple TPA and TSWA awards.

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