• Updates on local athletes competing at the next level

By Barbara Boxleitner, Special to Gulf Coast Newspapers
Posted 5/16/17

• Updates on local athletes competing at the next level

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• Updates on local athletes competing at the next level


Delta State University junior Brian Lane has been has been named the designated hitter on the all-Gulf South Conference first team. The Spanish Fort alumnus batted .359 in 49 games. He had 66 hits, fifth in the conference, and led the team with 15 doubles. He drove in 34 runs, third on the team. During April he had a season-high nine-game hitting streak, during which he had six multihit efforts, including four consecutive.

University of Mobile senior outfielder J.T. Peddrick is on the all-Southern States Athletic Conference second team. The Foley High product hit .362 in 58 games. He had three home runs and 30 RBIs and led the team with 32 stolen bases in 37 attempts.

Freshman Ryan Brooks is on the roster for the Madisonville Miners of the Ohio Valley summer league. The third baseman batted .211 in starting 41 of the 47 games he played for University of Montevallo. The past Toro had six home runs and 24 RBIs.
Baldwin County High graduate Jimmy Johnstone is a medical redshirt for DeSales University. The sophomore outfielder suffered an ankle injury.

Mens Golf

Jesse Redman has been recognized for his play.
The Spring Hill College senior is the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's golfer of the year. The Spanish Fort High School graduate also is an all-conference first-team selection.
He had a team-best 73.53 stroke average in nine events.

Womens Golf
University of Montevallo senior Elaine Wood has been named to the all-Peach Belt Conference team as selected by the conference coaches. It was the fourth year the former Toro has been cited. She led the team with a 73.8 stroke average in 23 rounds and tied for second at the conference championship.

Womens Tennis
University of South Alabama senior Monica Mitta is on the all-Sun Belt Conference second team. The Fairhope High graduate was recognized for her doubles play. She was 17-3 overall in doubles play and 12-9 overall in singles play.

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