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Six Upper Cumberland Baseball Players Named To TBCA All State Teams

The Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association released their All State teams today and six players from around the Upper Cumberland landed on the list.


In Class AA, Jackson County’s Grayson Smith made the team.

Smith led the Blue Devils in almost every offensive category. He batted .662 with 11 homeruns and 37 runs driven in. Of his 47 hits, 11 went over the fence, 15 were doubles and 1 was a triple. In 90 plate appearances he only struck out 8 times.


Three players made the Class AAA team. Livingston Academy’s Aaron Moffitt and Upperman’s Caden Shanks and Eli Huddleston.

Moffitt boasted a .402 batting average for the Wildcats this season with two home runs and 26 runs batted in. He also went 6-2 on the mound with a 1.77 ERA in. Moffitt compiled 61 strikeouts while allowing just six walks in 47.1 innings pitched.

Caden Shanks had a great year for the Upperman Bees in his sophomore season batting .382 with two homeruns and 19 knocked in. He was third on the team in runs scored with 41 while also stealing 11 bags. On the mound, Shanks went 7-1 with a 2.40 ERA. He had 43 strikeouts and 28 walks in 35 innings of work.

Eli Huddleston of the Bees had one of the most impressive seasons’ in the state going 10-0 on the mound with a 0.55 ERA. The junior had four complete games on the season with 100 strikeouts to just 13 walks in 64 innings of action. Huddleston also dominated at the plate batting .424 with four bombs and 40 knocked in.


Layne Roberts from Warren County and Jayden Davis from Cookeville made the Class AAAA team.

Roberts finished out his high school career as a two-time district pitcher of the year for the Pioneers and helped them to a 19-15 record this year. Roberts signed to play baseball at Cumberland University next year.

Jayden Davis of the Cookeville Cavaliers landed on the list for another one of his many baseball accolades. Davis batted .500, hit six homeruns and drove in 26 runs. His 43 hits and 37 runs were both team highs. The shortstop was stout defensively all year as well. Davis will go off to play baseball at Samford next year.

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