BLITZ HOF 2021: Baseball

BASEBALL

CHASE HORTON

Chase Horton had an arm! The pitcher pitched his way to 15 wins and 170 strikeouts, while holding an ERA below 3 (2.80) in 152 innings of work. He also got it down at the plate, hitting .305 (70-plus hits), with a homer, 51 RBI, 38 runs, 16 doubles, and 15 SB. He won 5 games per season on averaged, and added a couple of saves. His senior year saw him go 5-2 with a 2.32, and his junior year he was 5-1 with a 2.60. He went on to pitch at Augusta University. (679 votes)

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Chase Horton

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Chase Horton

$37.00

TY BURCHETT

Ty Burchett was Mr. Consistent for the Leopards, helping the team to its best stretch in program history. He was good for 14 wins and a 2.28 ERA to go with 4 saves and 128 strikeouts on the mound, and was a solid hitter who left with a .410 average and 75 RBI, scoring 80 runs and stealing 62 bases. He had 4 wins in each of his last 3 seasons, and had a 1.19 ERA in 2020 before COVID shortened the season. He was also hitting .451 that season, and hit .407 with 26 RBI as a senior. He went on to play at Chattanooga State. (656 votes)

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Ty Burchett

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Ty Burchett

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JAKE FIELDS

Jake Fields had one of the best season in STATE history. We’re not kidding….he hit .628 as a senior with 16 homeruns, had a .737 OBP clip, and was 11-1 on the mound too. Fields’ lifetime average of .561 is a state record that remains, and he had 193 hits, 57 HR, 189 RBI, 44 2B, and 97 BB, all of which rank top 10 in state history. Fields went on to play for Valdosta State University. (232 votes; Producer’s Pass)

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Jake Fields

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Jake Fields

$37.00

JAKE FRANKLIN

Jake Franklin was a key part of the Dragons’ lineup, averaging .447 with 12 HR and 60 RBI in his career. He was an All-American and All-State selection, and 2-time Region Player of the Year. As a a junior, he hit .423 with 23 RBI. Franklin went on to have a great career at Kennesaw State, where he hit .289 with 19 HR and 98 RBI over 4 seasons. (230 votes; Producer’s Pass)

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Jake Franklin

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Jake Franklin

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