Addison’s Dollar, Hanceville’s Cooper, West Point’s Folds earn 2nd-team honors; Addison’s Wilkins, Cullman’s Peed also recognized

June 12 — Brody Dollar of Addison (Class 2A), Adam Cooper of Hanceville (Class 4A) and Eli Folds of West Point (Class 5A) secured second-team honors in their respective classifications as the Alabama Sports Writers Association announced theirs All-State Baseball 2022 announced teams on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Addison’s Jed Wilkins (Grade 2A) and Cullman’s Easton Peed (Grade 6A) received honorable mentions.

All-state baseball teams are determined by ASWA’s prep committee, which selects from a roster of talented athletes from seven Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) classifications.

Below are capsules on local baseball players spotlighted by ASWA.

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Name: Brody Dollar

School: Addison

Year: senior

Class: 2A

All-State Status: Second Team (Infielder)

Highlights: With 34 hits, 27 RBIs, 22 runs, 10 stolen bases, seven doubles, five walks and a home run in 22 games, a .420 batting average, a .455 on-base percentage, a .543 slugging percentage and an OPS compiled from 0.998.

Coach Speak: “Brody was the leader of our team. When things weren’t going well, he would start hitting the ball and everyone would rally around him. He came through in big moments and helped us get into the playoffs. I really appreciate how hard he worked. Part of me looks up to him for that. He’s a great boy, a great player and a great person.” – John Everett

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Name: Adam Cooper

School: Hanceville

Year: senior

Class: 4A

All-State Status: Second Team (Outfielder)

Highlights: With 41 hits, 36 runs, 25 RBIs, 18 walks, eight stolen bases, five doubles, four triples and a home run in a .446 batting average, .531 on-base percentage, .620 slugging percentage and 1.151 OPS compiled 29 games.

Coach Speak: “I think Adam’s experience has really helped him this year. He’s been at varsity since eighth grade and we always knew he was going to be an elite outfielder and a really good pitcher. Offensively he got better every year. Adam has a really good baseball mind and will usually take what is given and not try to overdo it. He’s scored more goals this year than any other player I’ve coached. We were all really proud of that. Adam bought in, worked hard and did things right throughout his career here. I think baseball paid him back for his work. – Michael Kramer

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Name: Eli wrinkles

School: West Point

Year: senior

Class: 5A

All-State Status: Second Team (Pitcher)

Highlights: Posted a 6-3 record with 106 strikeouts, a 1.50 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 65 1/3 innings. Kept opponents at a .175 batting average.

Coach Speak: “Eli did such a phenomenal job of being a competitor and giving us a chance to win no matter who we were playing against. He was our best man on the hill. He will do great at college level. It definitely worked. My job is easier to have a guy like that filling the batting zone and how he’s going up against some of the best teams in the state. – Drew Bryson

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Name: Jed Wilkins

School: Addison

Year: Newbie

Class: 2A

All-State Status: Honorable Mention (Infielder)

Highlights: With 43 hits, 27 runs, 26 RBIs, 24 stolen bases, nine walks, eight doubles and four triples in 25 games, a .467 batting average, .510 on-base percentage, .641 slugging percentage and 1.151 OPS .

Coach Speak: “Jed made a big leap this year. It seemed like the better he hit, the better he threw. He really came and ripped cover off the ball after the spring break. He’s a leader by example, plays the game the right way and is very trainable. I think he has a great future ahead of him. Addison is blessed to have him and Brody. These kids both have great parents and it shows in the way they lead themselves. —John Everett

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Name: Easton Peed

School: Cullman

Year: Jr

Class: 6A

All-State Status: Honorable Mention (Pitcher)

Highlights: Posted a 6-1 record with 45 strikeouts, a 1.11 ERA and a .99 WHIP in 50 1/3 innings. Kept opponents at a .208 batting average.

Coach Speak: “The word that comes to mind is consistent. Easton was determined, he shot with a goal, and he was focused every time. He doesn’t go out and try to do too much. He’s just a good pitcher who knows how to get out different ways.” – Brent Patterson

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