Craig Harris/Macon County Times Macon County High head baseball coach Jason Hudson was selected as the District 8-AA Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Macon County High head baseball coach Jason Hudson was selected as the District 8-AA Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Macon County High head baseball coach Jason Hudson was recently selected as the District 8-AA Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

After leading the Tigers to a 22-7 record and a regular-season district championship (the program's first since 2007) in 2018, Macon County came up one win short of winning the 8-AA regular-season title again this spring. The Tigers still repeated as the 8-AA West Division champion and compiled a 19-8 record, finishing tied for third in the 8-AA Tournament.

Six Macon County players were selected to the all-district team, including all three of the team's seniors.

Two of those seniors -- pitcher/shortstop Logan Thompson and leftfielder Kade Allen -- were repeat selections.

Thompson had a 5-3 pitching record with a 2.06 earned-run average (ERA), allowing 47 hits and 20 base on balls over 57 2/3 innings. Thompson struck out 63 hitters, and six of his eight starts resulted in complete-game efforts.

At the plate, Thompson posted a .305 batting average with 27 runs scored, six doubles, one triple and 19 runs batted in (RBI).

Allen served as the team's leadoff hitter and led the team with 28 runs scored. Allen hit .322 with four doubles and seven RBI. He had a .381 on-base percentage.

Cook -- a senior left-hander -- had an 8-0 pitching record and a 1.68 ERA, and he completed six of the nine games that he started. Over 50 innings, Cook scattered 41 hits, issued 11 walks and struck out 39 batters.

Sophomore catcher Isaac Meador was also named all-district after being selected as the 8-AA Freshman of the Year last season.

Meador led the team with a .367 batting average, producing eight doubles while driving in 13 runs.

Junior Isaac Belton led the team with 20 runs batted in. Belton - who played third base and shortstop, in addition to pitching - produced a .318 batting average with 24 runs scored, five doubles, one triple and one home run.

Belton also had a 3-4 pitching mark with a 2.74 ERA.

Junior second baseman Cameron Mercer was also an all-district honoree, having scored 17 runs while driving in 13. Mercer had one single and one double.

Cannon County pitcher/shortstop Blane Elkins was selected as the district's player of the year, and Upperman left-hander Will Mabrey - a University of Tennessee signee - was the 8-AA Pitcher of the Year.

Elkins helped his squad to the regional tournament by finishing as the 8-AA Tournament runner-up to Smith County, the 8-AA East Division champion during the regular season.

York Institute's Nic Smith - who pitched and also played both first base and in the outfield - was named the district's freshman of the year.

District 8-AA

Player of the Year|Blane Elkins, P-SS, Cannon County

Pitcher of the Year|Will Mabrey, LHP, Sr., Upperman

Freshman of the Year|Nic Smith, 1B-OF-P, York Institute

Coach of the Year|Jason Hudson, Macon County

All-District

Kade Allen, LF, Sr., Macon County

Isaac Belton, SS-3B, Jr., Macon County

Trent Cook, LHP, Sr., Macon County

Isaac Meador, C, Soph., Macon County

Cameron Mercer, 2B, Jr., Macon County

Logan Thompson, RHP-SS, Sr., Macon County