Calhoun Academy had five players named to the Class A All-MAIS baseball team over the weekend, and it’s a fitting capstone for a stellar season for the Cougars.
Emotions were certainly visible when CA fell short of winning the baseball state championship last week, but the Cougars had one of the best seasons in school history, and they’re set up well for the future too.
Seth Walker, Logan Stewart, Haze Vanlandingham, Zane Ragon and Connor McCormick all made the list, and the fun thing about that is that none of them are seniors.
Some of the best players in the state in the MAIS are returning for Calhoun Academy next season.
The two seniors who CA is graduating off of the baseball team are very talented as well, but it speaks volumes to me that these five made the list and still have eligibility remaining.
Ragon and Stewart formed a dynamic tandem on the mound this year, and if they hold true to that form, they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with next season, even with CA moving up a class.
Seth Walker also has a lot of pop off his bat when he steps up to the plate and his Cougar counterparts have plenty to play for next season, even after falling short in 2021.
Overall, it’s an exciting time at Calhoun Academy, at least from the outside looking in.
They have a young football coach in Jo Jo Pearson, a veteran baseball coach in Benny Bryant and a lot of talent to work with.
If you’re a Cougar fan, I think you’re in for a treat these next few years.