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The South Fork 2A recently released the All-Conference baseball team for the 2021 season and leading the way with five selections each were league co-champions Lincoln Charter and Cherryville.

The Eagles’ Jacob Smith, Davis Al-Hussaini, Mason Smith, Blake Nelson and Cole Nelson were all on the All-Conference squad.

Jacob Smith, a freshman, hit .415 for Lincoln Charter with 16 RBIs, while senior Davis Al-Hussaini hit .468 with five home runs and 31 runs driven in. On the mound, Al-Hussaini posted a 0.42 ERA in 33 innings pitched, striking out 57 batters and walking just nine.

Mason Smith, a junior, hit .431 for the Eagles with 5 homers and 24 RBIs. In 33 innings pitched, Smith’s ERA was 1.08 with 79 strikeouts and ten walks.

Senior Blake Nelson batted .362 for Lincoln Charter with a pair of home runs and 22 RBIs, while Cole Nelson, a sophomore, hit .375 with 13 runs driven in.

The Eagles finished the season with a record of 15-2, 11-1 in conference play and a trip to the third round of the 1A state playoffs.

Five Cherryville Ironmen also made the All-Southern Piedmont 1A baseball team, including Dalton Pence, Will Fowler, Christian Hahn, Landon Hahn and Ty Heavner.

Pence, a UNC-Chapel Hill commit, posted a record of 4-0 on the mound in five appearances with a 1.50 ERA. The senior struck out 56 and walked 9.

Cherryville’s Scott Heavner was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. Heavner led the Ironmen to 1 record of 14-2, 11-1 in league play, the SP1A co-championship and a second-round playoff appearance.

The full Southern Piedmont 1A All-Conference baseball team is listed below.

Southern Piedmont 1A All-Conference Baseball 2021

Lincoln Charter: Jacob Smith, Davis Al-Hussaini, Mason Smith, Blake Nelson, Cole Nelson.

Cherryville: Dalton Pence, Will Fowler, Christian Hahn, Landon Hahn, Ty Heavner.

Christ the King: Joseph Flynn, Jake Dulski, Joseph Sides.

Highland Tech: Gavin Blackwood, Liam Fulbright, Jonathan Queler.

Thomas Jefferson: Zac Flontek, Ben Flontek, Luke Slawter.

Bessemer City: Justice Cooper, Zach Adams.

Player of the Year: Dalton Pence - Cherryville.

Coach of the Year: Scott Heavner - Cherryville.

(Published June 30, 2021)

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