By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
A pair of Ackerman High School baseball players were named to the MHSAA Class 2A All-State team by the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
AHS senior shortstop/pitcher Dakota Brasher was selected as a member to the first team, while junior first baseman Logan Black was chosen as a member of the second team. There are 14 players chosen statewide to the first team and 14 more to the second team.
“Those guys were the heart of our team,” said AHS head coach Patrick Nutt. “Dakota scored 33 runs and I would say Logan had something to do with most of those.”
Brasher hit at the top of the order with Black batting in the No. 3 spot throughout the season.
“Not only was he a good player, but he was our leader,” Nutt said of Brasher. “He was the one the boys followed. He set the table for guys like Logan to drive in.”
Brasher hit .377 on the season, with 20 walks and just three strikeouts. He also recorded 17 stolen bases.
On the mound Brasher had a 6-4 record for the Indians with a 2.14 ERA, while also recording two saves. Brasher recorded 72 strikeouts and only issued 24 walks in 59 innings.
Black drove in 27 runs on the season, while hitting .447 and smacking a pair of homers and seven doubles while also stealing eight bases.