May 31 – VALDOSTA – Following the unlikely run of the Valdosta Wildcats to the Elite 8 Series 6A playoffs, the team presented their region and team awards at a ceremony on May 20.

Senior Lamonte Lindon has been selected for the senior All-State squad while Valdosta head coach Brad Porter has been selected to coach the Southeast All-State squad in a game to be played at the University Mercer on June 5.

Prices Region 1-6A

Academic Player of the Year – Cole Porter

Co-Freshman of the Year – Isaiah Haygood

Domain of the Year – Bazemore Field

1st team all regions

Lamonte Lindon – Catch

Elijah Guilliams – Outfield

JD Smith – Pitcher

Cooper Samples – Utility Reader

2nd team all regions

Max Newbern – DH

JD Smith – Infield

Elijah Guilliams – Pitcher

William Richards – Pitcher

Honorable mention: Cole Porter – Infield

Team rewards

Attacking player – Lamonte Lindon

Pitcher – JD Smith

Most Improved – William Richards

Straight A Year Round – OM Patel, Cohen Smith, Cole Porter, Alex Wilson

Highest Academic Average – Cole Porter

James Eunice Award (best teammate) – Lamonte Lindon

Colton Shaw Award (Wildcat Award) – Lamonte Lindon

For the second year in a row, a player took home the James Eunice and Colton Shaw awards while Lindon took top honors this year. Last season, his teammate Cooper Samples took home the awards.

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