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By GOOSE LINDSAY
The 2008 season is over and 20 Roane County baseball players have been recognized for their excellence on the diamond.
Harriman and Rockwood had the most success this season and 10 players from Harriman and Rockwood received all-district honors.
Rockwood tied Harriman for the District 3-A regular season title and the Tigers won the District 3-A Tournament on their way to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament. For their efforts, Joey Cofer’s squad had six players named to the All-District 3-A Team.
Leading the way for the Tigers was senior Zach Breazeale. Breazeale won 12 games on the mound and batted nearly .500 on the season. For his work, Breazeale was named the District 3-A Player of the Year.
Five more seniors from Rockwood were named all-district as infielders Colden Cooper, Beau Mayton, Zach Duncan and Bryant Allen were selected along with outfielder Shane Doughty.
Harriman tied Rockwood for the regular season District 3-A title and the Blue Devils won the Region 2-A Championship on their way to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament. For their hard work, Harriman had four players named to the All-District 3-A Team.
Seniors A.J. Johnson, Damian Miller and Houston Pass were selected along with sophomore Christian Pryor.
Midway also had one player on the All-District 3-A Team as Ryan Radcliffe was selected to the squad.
The remaining nine players from Roane County represent Oliver Springs and Kingston.
Five Bobcats made the All-District 4-A Team with Ryan Bunch leading the way. Bunch was named the District 4-A Slugger of the Year.
Other Bobcats named to the All-District 4-A Team include Cruise Smith, Caleb Raby, Patrick Burnette and Cody Brown.
Kingston’s four players were named to the All-District 4-AA Team. Alex Roberts, Jeff Smith, Bradley Mitchell and Alex Martin were the Yellow Jackets named all-district.