Sanders claims ‘Last Finalist’ spot for Baseball POY

After narrowing down a list of 38 baseball players to just seven finalists, we opened it up for a public vote to add the LAST FINALIST. 19,009 votes were logged in total, and 6,421 of those were in favor of Rabun County’s Keilin Sanders.

Sanders, a standout sophomore, logged a .393 average, drove in 12 runs while scoring 27, and registered a 1.064 OPS. Sanders joins Drew Bates (Tallulah Falls), Connor Chastain (Towns), Hampton Hutto (Commerce), Jake Johnson (White), Nick Mullinax (Dawson), Cruz Mullinix (Stephens), and Jase Peoples (Jefferson) as the eight finalists up for BLITZ Player of the Year. BLITZ will vote internally Heisman-style for the winner.

Drew Bates – Tallulah Falls SR IF #10

STATS: .415 AVG, 34 Hits, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 37 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 13 SB, 16 BB, .525 OBP

Connor Chastain – Towns County SO C #11

STATS: .468 AVG, 1 HR, 26 RBI, 9 2B, 2 3B

Hampton Hutto – Commerce JR 1B/DH #19

STATS: .400 AVG, 7 HR, 52 RBI, 32 R, 15 2B

Jake Johnson – White County SR OF/P #25

STATS: .383 AVG, 31 Hits, 29 RBI, 27 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, 28 BB, 4 HBP, 5 SB, .553 OBP, only 10 K in 115 PA; 3-0, 3.70 ERA, 39.2 IP

Nick Mullinax – Dawson County SR SS/P #8

STATS: .387 AVG, 36 Hits, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 35 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 20 BB, 9 HBP, 11 SB, .528 OBP; 5-4, 4.76 ERA, 50 K, 50 IP

Cruz Mullinix – Stephens County SR P/OF #11

STATS: .319 AVG, 30 Hits, 16 RBI, 17 R, 12 2B, 15 BB; 4-4, 2.19 ERA, 78 K, 57.1 IP (Playoff ERA 0.50, 22 K, CG No-Hitter)

Jase Peoples – Jefferson SO 2B #24

STATS: .368 AVG, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 30 R, 12 2B, 17 SB, .500 OB

Keilin Sanders – Rabun County SO SS #5

STATS: .393 AVG, 12 RBI, 27 R, 1.064 OPS

LAST FINALIST for BASEBALL POY – RESULTS

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