Marshall County High School senior shortstop Ashton Watkins (15) garnered a selection to the Tennessee Sports Writers All-State squad as the District 12-AA Offensive MVP put up some impressive stats this season, including a .521 batting
average, four home runs, 34 RBIs, 24 runs scored, 12 doubles, six triples, and eight stolen bases. Watkins, always known as a great fielder, posted an impressive .926 fielding percentage. Tribune file photos
Forrest junior third baseman and pitcher Katie Warrick (55) was selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers All-State squad. Warrick, who also was selected as the District 9-A MVP, belted a school-record 17 home runs this season and batted a stellar .627 for the Lady Rockets, who finished with a 31-9 record and earned a berth in the TSSAA Spring Fling.
Forrest's Alex Brewer (20), the District 9-A MVP, was selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association's All-State teams. Brewer, who also started for Team Tennessee, played in all 42 games for the Rockets and finished with some impressive numbers, batting .424 with six home runs, 29 RBIs, 16 doubles, one triple, 42 runs scored, and 31 bases on balls. Brewer's seventh-inning game-winning home run in the Class-A sectional round at top-ranked Summertown propelled the Rockets to the state tournament.
Forrest junior ace hurler Logan Hollingsworth (2) was selected to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association squad, posting a 9-4 record for the Rockets, who made a trip to the Blue Cross Spring Fling. Hollingsworth went to the hill in almost every big game for Forrest and on April 7, the big righty pitched a no-hitter versus Eagleville at Vanderbilt.
Cornersville standout lefty David Looney (3) earned his spot on the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association team with a 9-4 record on the mound for the Bulldogs this season.
Looney tossed 74 innings, four complete games, two no-hitters, had one save, posted a stellar 1.80 earned-run average, and whiffed 134 batters that led the entire state. Looney also struck out 10 opposing batters seven times during the 2014 campaign. Looney, the District 11-A Co-MVP, batted .336 for Cornersville.