A spectacular 25-7 season and a runner-up finish in the 1A state championship series led Biggersville to a Crossroads area high four selections on the Mississippi High School Coaches All-State Baseball Team.

In all, 11 Crossroads area players made the All-State team.

Biggersville’s all-division sophomore MVPs – outfielder and slugger Tre Gunn and sophomore ace pitcher Drew Rowsey – earned 1A first team honors. Junior infielder Dylan Rowsey and sophomore outfielder Luke Overstreet joined the two fellow Lions as 1A second team selections.

Booneville senior catcher Ben Davis earned first team 3A All-State honors. Junior infielder Ben Sandlin earned second team honors.

The Blue Devils finished the season at 15-18, but advanced to the North Half championship series where they lost 13-5 and 9-3 to eventual state champs Amory.

Corinth senior utility player Jack Taylor earned 4A second team All-State honors.

The Warriors finished the season 19-17, and lost in the North Half to eventual state runner-up Pontotoc.

Taylor was joined on the second team by fellow division player Spence Coffman, a senior infielder for Tishomingo County.

Kossuth sophomore pitcher Hank Eaton was one of three pitchers to earn 3A All-State honors.

The Aggies finished a series shy of earning a North Half bid in a series loss to Amory. Kossuth handed the Panthers their only loss in the postseason and came within one run of playing for a North Half championship.

The Crossroads area had two 2A players named All State. Senior utility player Eli Akins of Walnut was named to the first team, while junior infielder Troy Taylor of New Site was named to the second team.


A 1981 University of Tennessee - Martin graduate, Mark Boehler has over 40 years of journalism experience. His wife Dawn is the love of his life and they share five grown children and 10 grandchildren. His passion is his work - writing and photography.

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