The Appling Christian baseball team recently recognized the achievements of several players. The team had a successful season, finishing 17 and 5. The season culminated in a second place finish in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association.
This year’s team was lead by two seniors, Coery Reagin and Wade Edwards. Reagin and Edwards were awarded for their outstanding leadership receiving the Leadership Awards. Wade Edwards was also recognized as the Scholar Athlete and the team awarded Corey Reagin the Heart of The Eagle trophy.
The Eagles used eight different pitchers over the course of the season. One pitcher, however, stood out and was awarded the Best Pitcher award. This pitcher was sophomore Bryce Livingston. Early in the season the team was challenged to work for personal improvement. Bryant Phillips, an eight grader was voted by his teammates as the Most Improved for 2012. As the 2012 season began it seemed apparent that defense would play the major role in the teams success. Many players showed marked improvement on defense. Two players were singled out for recognition as Best Defensive Player, they were shortstop Rex Cox and catcher Andrew Phillips. The Best Offense trophy is awarded based on the offensive stats compiled over the length of the season. Junior, Andrew Phillips received the Best Offense trophy for this season.
This year the GCAA polled the association’s baseball coaches in order to select an Allstate Team. Two of the Appling Christian Eagles were selected to this years’ team. They are junior Andrew Phillips, who was selected to the GCAA First Team, and junior Rex Cox, who was selected to the GCAA Second team.