The post-season accolades continue to pour in for Marshall County High School's pitching staff ace Seth Lintz as he was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association's All-State Baseball Team on Monday.
"I am very happy with the selection, Lintz said in a telephone interview, I was waiting for that my entire high school career. It is a major accomplishment and it was one of my goals."
Lintz, who will be a senior this year, was the workhorse of the staff for Coach Joe George and the Tigers in 2006. The hard throwing right hander was called to step to the mound in almost every crucial situation for the Tigers this year, including a 1-0 extra inning victory over Bolivar Central in a sub-state match-up that propelled the Tigers to the "This season was definitely different for me because I felt my team was dependent on me to do well. I came into this past season with the right attitude and it helped me through."
Lintz finished the season 12-1 as the Tigers earned their first berth in the State Tournament since 2003. Marshall County finished the 2006 campaign with a 29-14 record, won the regular season District 10-AA Championship, and claimed the Region 5-AA Tournament Championship trophy.
Lintz enters his senior year as the ace and leader of the team and he has been scouted by many major college schools. "I have been contacted by all the Division I schools in Tennessee and almost every SEC school."
Lintz ended the interview by saying, "I have aspirations of being the best baseball player that ever lived."