We at Grassroots Media are excited to announce our All-Greene County baseball team.
The team was selected by the Grassroots Media staff with input from local coaches. Selections are based on performance and production during the 2023 season.
We were fortunate to see three Greene County teams advance to the region tournament this year. Two teams advanced to the state sectionals and one brought home a state championship. Some truly spectacular seasons were turned in by a plethora of great players, and that meant there were a lot of worthy candidates to choose from. Selections were not taken lightly, but our staff watched more games than anybody else and because of that we feel like we have given you the best team we can to represent Greene County baseball.
So without further ado, here is your Grassroots Media All-Greene County baseball team.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Carson Quillen, Greeneville
Greeneville sophomore Carson Quillen turned in a truly astounding performance this season, and he may have gotten even better in the postseason as he led the Greene Devils to the Class 3A State Championship. For that he has been selected as our Grassroots Media Player of the Year.
On the mound Quillen gave up a miniscule six earned runs in 68 innings pitched for a 0.618 ERA. He struck out 67 batters while walking just 19 on his way to a 10-0 record.
In the Class 3A State Sectionals against Gibbs he tossed a no-hitter with nine strikeouts, while outdueling Mississippi State signee Reilly Byers. Then in the state championship game he held Upperman to two hits while striking out seven in a 1-0 shutout that led to the Devils capturing gold.
At the plate Quillen was equally impressive, batting .426 with a .542 on base percentage. He had 15 doubles, two home runs, 45 RBIs, 39 runs scored and was walked 25 times. He helped Greeneville to a program best 37-4 record. The team also won a program best 15 straight games to start the season.
Quillen was a finalist for Class 3A Mr. Baseball and was the District 2-3A MVP.
Cadin Tullock, Chuckey-Doak
Chuckey-Doak senior Cadin Tullock was nearly unstoppable at the plate this season as he turned in a .466 batting average with a .569 on base percentage. He had 12 doubles, two triples and eight home runs with 24 RBIs and 37 runs scored. Tullock also stole 17 bases this season.
On the mound he threw 47.1 innings with a 2.51 ERA. He struck out 79 and walked 35 while turning in a 4-1 record.
Tullock was named the District 1-2A MVP.
Christian Derry, Chuckey-Doak
Chuckey-Doak junior Christian Derry became the District 1-2A’s Pitcher of the Year this season after earning a 2.07 ERA and a 5-1 record. In 54 innings he struck out 85 and walked 25.
At the plate Derry had a .442 batting average with a .495 on base percentage. He had six doubles, five home runs, 38 RBIs and scored 11 runs.
Dillon Shelton, Chuckey-Doak
Dillon Shelton was another dangerous bat in Chuckey-Doak’s lineup this season. He hit .342 with a .523 on base percentage. He had eight double, four home runs, 31 RBIs and 24 runs scored.
Parker Shipley, Greeneville
Parker Shipley was the lone senior who was an everyday starter in Greeneville’s Class 3A State Championship lineup. On the mound he was a dominant lefty who was named the District 2-3A co-Pitcher of Year. He threw 63.2 inning with 119 strikeouts and only 17 walks on his way to an 11-2 record. He hard a 1.5 ERA while giving up just 17 earned runs and 56 hits all season.
At the state tournament he struck out 15 batters in a 7-0 shutout of Greenbrier. In the state sectionals he struck out 12 in a complete-game effort against Gibbs.
At the plate Shipley hit .386 with a .566 on base percentage. He had 39 hits with nine doubles, 25 RBIs and 39 runs scored. Shipley also walked 37 times.
Colton Richards, Greeneville
Colton Richards was another dominant arm for the Class 3A State Champions Greene Devils. In 53.1 innings he allowed just a 0.78 earned run average. Richards struck out 69 and walked just 11 batters all season while earning a 10-2 record. He was the District 2-3A co-Pitcher of the Year.
At the plate he had some Greeneville’s biggest moments in the state tournament. In the second round against Greenbrier he came up with a two-run double that broke up a 0-0 deadlock. Then to send Greeneville to the championship game he smacked a line drive to left field against Brighton that scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of a 3-2 win.
For the year he hit .350 with a .411 on-base percentage. Richards had 12 doubles and two home runs to go with 32 RBIs and 38 runs scored.
Maddox Bishop, Greeneville
Greeneville’s Maddox Bishop burst on to the scene as a freshman this season and became one of the area’s most consistent hitters. In his first high school season Bishop hit .372 out of the leadoff spot and had a .493 on base percentage. He had 45 hits, nine doubles and 20 RBIs. He led the county with 56 runs scored, and he earned 24 walks.
Bishop’s biggest moment of the year came in the state championship game where he scored from second base on a wild pitch. It was the only run of the day as the Devils topped Upperman 1-0.
Bishop was named the District 2-3A Newcomer of the Year.
Corbin Cannon, Greeneville
Corbin Cannon may have hit in the nine hole for most of the year, but he came up big time after time in that spot to help the Devils win the Class 3A State Title. Some of his biggest hits came late in the postseason.
In the state sectionals against Gibbs Cannon bounced a two-RBI single through the left side to score two runs in the seventh inning that broke up a no-hitter and a scoreless tie. Then in the state semifinals with the game tied at 2-2 in the sixth inning he reached base with a big hit before scoring the go-ahead run that sent Greeneville to the state championship game.
He finished the year with a .350 batting average and a .411 on base percentage. He had eight doubles, two triples, 17 RBIs, and scored 27 runs.
Seth Charlton, North Greene
Seth Charlton was the top bat in North Greene’s lineup this year as the Huskies advanced through District 1-1A Tournament and Region 1-1A Tournament to the state sectionals. Charlton finished the year with a .367 batting average, .456 on-base percentage, 36 hits, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 35 RBIs and 25 runs scored.
Colton Robbins, North Greene
Colton Robbins was dangerous every time he stepped into the batter’s box this season, both because of his power and speed around the base path. He hit .347, with a .512 on-base percentage while collecting 33 hits. He had nine doubles, one triple, two home runs and 21 RBIs. He scored 41 runs, was a perfect 30-for-30 on stolen bases, and he was hit by a pitch 23 times.
Dustin Crum, South Greene
Dustin Crum was South Greene’s top arm and top bat this season. At the plate he led the Rebels with a .348 batting average and .483 on-base percentage. He had 11 doubles, one home run, and 14 RBIs.
On the mound Crum threw 48.1 innings with a 3.02 ERA. Crum struck out 43, walked 15 and gave up 56 hits.
Austin Wampler, West Greene
Austin Wampler had a terrific senior campaign for West Greene as he helped the Buffaloes to a regular season District 1-2A championship and a Region 1-2A Tournament appearance. He was the Buffs’ top bat with a .340 batting average, 35 hits, four doubles, one triple, 27 RBIs, 26 runs scored and 20 stolen bases.
On the mound he threw 40 innings, with a 3.85 ERA. He struck out 41, walked 28 and gave up 31 hits.
Braden McCamey, West Greene
Braden McCamey turned himself into the top arm in West Greene’s rotation this season. Working as a starter and a clutch reliever McCamey led West Greene with a 3.35 ERA. He struck out 53, walked 26 and gave up 51 hits in 46 innings.
At the plate he hit .342 with a .543 on base percentage. He had 25 hits with two doubles, 17 RBIs and 20 runs scored.
Grassroots Media hopes to put out our All-Greene County softball team soon, but we are still waiting to receive statistics from some coaches.