Five players from the 9U Jackson County Black Sox were selected to the USSSA All-State roster.  The players are Collin Landrum, Waylon, Delong, Easton Large, Pierce Kreischer, and Cooper Marcum.

The Black Sox were recently the state champs in the 9U AA Division and currently have a record of 24-5.  These five young men have played a significant role in this success. 

Landrum is a corner infielder and pitcher who also has a current batting average of .333.  Landrum’s biggest win of the year came when he pitched a complete game in the state championship against a powerhouse, Buckeye Baseball Club. 

Delong is the anchor of the defensive: He plays SS with the ability to cover tremendous ground.  Delong always gets the Sox going offensively by hitting in the lead-off spot.  He is currently hitting .362, with an On-Base Percentage (OBP) of .527.

Large plays first base and also pitches for the Sox.  Large’s 71 percent strike percentage makes it tough for opponents to score runs. Large’s .429 BA and 42 RBI’s, leads the team in those categories. 

Kreischer brings energy to the team.  His leadership and ability as a catcher have made the team very solid defensively.  Kreischer’s .385 BA and .523 OBP have added to a very good offense. 

Marcum’s .300 batting average and ability to steal bases add to the Sox offense.  Defensively, Marcum does a little of everything, but mainly plays second, third, and pitcher.  

Congratulations to these boys and best of luck as they will be participating in the All-Ohio USSSA games in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 1 and 2.