Set to play baseball at Concord University, Carroll County’s Reece Edwards completed his senior season in high school with an outstanding campaign.
Although the Cavaliers struggled to a 6-15 record in the River Ridge District, Edwards certainly could not shoulder much of the blame. Playing primarily catcher this season, Edwards led Carroll County in every major offensive category to earn first-team All-Conference 24 honors and second-team All 4-A North Region accolades.
Edwards posted a whopping batting average of .463 while also leading the team in hits (31), doubles (7), triples (2), home runs (1), RBIs (14), runs scored (16), on-base percentage (.514) and slugging percentage (.672). A rare four-year varsity starter for Carroll County, Edwards made the all-region team each of his final three seasons for the Cavaliers.
Sophomore Trace Davis also earned All-Conference 24 honors for Carroll as he was tabbed to the second team as an outfielder. Davis finished second on the team in hits (18) and runs (12), while tying for third on the club with 7 RBIs. He also placed fourth on the squad with a .316 batting average to go along with two doubles and one triple.
Seniors Kenley Meredith and Seth Burris were recognized as honorable mention selections to the All-Conference 24 team. A senior first baseman, Meredith was second on the team with 10 RBIs and three doubles. He had the third-highest batting average at .320 and tied for third with 16 base hits to go along with eight runs scored.
Burris earned honorable mention honors as a pitcher. Posting half of the team’s six wins, Burris’ 3-5 record was not indicative of how he pitched with a 4.23 earned run average. In 38 innings of work, Burris allowed 40 runs, only 23 of which were earned. He also struck out 26 batters while walking 19.