BLITZ HOF 2020: Baseball



Hudson Sapp had an absolute beastly career, and since his sophomore year was already committed to play at Ole Miss beginning in 2021. The lefty outfielder batted over .510 for his career with 15 HR, 70 RBI, 105 R, 65 SB, and 90 BB. He had 25 doubles and 10 triples as well. On the mound, he registered a 5-2 record with a 0.89 ERA and 60 strikeouts. His COVID-19 shortened senior year consisted of him battling Graves Disease, yet still hit .500 with 5 HR and 18 RBI, and was 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA and 30 K, which included throwing a perfect game. His junior year was even better, as he hit .582 with 6 HR and 22 RBI, 27 SB, 23 BB, and 37 R. He also went 2-1 that year with a 0.45 ERA and 30 K. Sapp is a two-time All-State player and Region Player of the Year, as well as a two-time BLITZ Player of the Year. (10,047 VOTES)

HOF Framed Graphic (11×17) – Hudson Sapp

HOF Framed Graphic (11x17) - Hudson Sapp



The Indians at Stephens County were blessed to have Dawson Sorrells in their program. The workhorse went 20-7 with 2 saves and a 2.26 ERA alongside 201 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .350 with 2 homers and 55 RBI, scoring 75 runs and drilling out 27 extra-base hits. His sophomore year saw him go 9-2 with a 1.72 ERA and 51 K. He followed that with a 5-2 (3.19) 46 K junior year, and a 5-3 (2.49) 72 K senior season. Sorrells went on to play at East Georgia State. (1,234 VOTES)

HOF Framed Graphic (11×17) – Dawson Sorrells

HOF Framed Graphic (11x17) - Dawson Sorrells



CJ Thomas put together a solid career for the Leopards, racking up a 16-9 mark with a couple of saves and a tidy 1.75 ERA to go with 150 strikeouts. He hit .415ish with a homer and 40 RBI, adding 60 runs, 55 stolen bases, and 30 extra-base hits. His junior season saw him go 7-7 with a 1.60 ERA. His senior year in 2018 he went 6-2 with a 1.69 ERA, and tore it up at the plate with a state line of .511 average, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 29 R, and 22 SB. Thomas went on to play college ball at Toccoa Falls. (1,106 VOTES)

HOF Framed Graphic (11×17) – CJ Thomas

HOF Framed Graphic (11x17) - CJ Thomas



Colby Rogers batted .430ish for his career, drove in about 50 runs, and scored another 70. He had a little bit of power as well, notching around 25 extra base hits. He had a knack of getting on base, playing solid defense, and was reliable on the mound. To knowledge (stats we know of), he went 4-2 with 3 saves and about a 2.00 ERA with 25 strikeouts, and was a two-time All-Region selection. (623 VOTES)

HOF Framed Graphic (11×17) – Colby Rogers

HOF Framed Graphic (11x17) - Colby Rogers



Unbelievable that Joe Mancuso took this long to get in for baseball. The football Hall of Famer who went on to play (and still does) at Richmond on the gridiron, was insanely good on the mound. Makes sense…a QB with a cannon whether throwing a football or baseball. He went an outstanding 15-0 on the mound in his 3-year stint at Union County, with a 2.25 ERA and 155 strikeouts. At the dish, Mancuso batted .330 with 11 HR and 68 RBI, scoring 54 runs, stealing 14 bases, drilling 20 doubles, 3 triples, and drawing 42 walks. That’s a .449 OBP and .619 SLG. His senior year he went 6-0 with a 1.57 ERA, and also hit .356 with 4 HR and 24 RBI. His junior year was just as impressive (6-0, 1.71 ERA; .333-3-23). Mancuso was named BLITZ Player of the Year as a junior. (92 VOTES – PRODUCER’S PASS)

HOF Framed Graphic (11×17) – Joseph Mancuso

HOF Framed Graphic (11x17) - Joseph Mancuso


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