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High school baseball: All-Region teams for 8-6A revealed
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Winder-Barrow’s Pat Demarco earned Region 8-6A Player of the of the Year recognition, and teammate Will Hardigree was named Region Pitcher of the Year on the All-Region teams announced Thursday.

Gainesville had six players receive all-region honors, with five on the first team.

Winder-Barrow’s Brian Smith was named Region Coach of the Year. Smith has led the Bulldogs (30-3, 15-0 region) to the second round of the state playoffs and a top-25 national ranking, per MaxPreps.

Region 8-6A baseball All-Region team
Player of the Year

Pat Demarco, Winder-Barrow

Pitcher of the Year
Will Hardigree, Winder-Barrow

Coach of the Year
Brian Smith, Winder-Barrow

First Team Pitchers
Kyle York, Gainesville
Tyler Thrash, Dacula
Michael Cherwenka, Dacula
Aj Smallwood, Gainesville

First Team Position Players
Ryan Vigue, Dacula
Banks Griffith, Gainesville
Jared Smith, Gainesville
Nick Tanner, Lanier
Beau Hanna, Winder-Barrow
Skyler Murphy, Winder-Barrow
Trent Maddox, Winder-Barrow
Jarred Jones, Habersham Central
Collier Scott, Gainesville
Tanner Nichols, Dacula

Second Team Pitchers
Daniel Buice, Winder-Barrow
Darrel Woodall, Winder-Barrow
Chase Gonzalex, Dacula
Parker Mercantel, Lanier

Second Team Postion Players
Charlie Wall, Gainesville
Jacob Campbell, Apalachee
Chase Chancey, Apalachee
Jerrett Jenkins, Dacula
Jojo Lopez, Dacula
Lawson Baweja, Lanier
Thomas Prince, Lanier
Chase Smith, Lanier
Brandon Mitchell, Habersham Central
Seth Blackburn, Habersham Central

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