May 11, 2004
Americus- Southland coach Billy Nicholson has been named the GISA AAA coach of the year after leading the Raiders to their first state baseball title in almost a decade.
Four members of Nicholson's state championship team make the GISA AAA all-state team.
They are catcher Kyle Dixon , shortstop Franklin Harris, pitcher/third baseman Justin Hildreth, all of whom are seniors and sophomore pitcher/outfielder Jody Sellars.
Two other local players to earn all-state honors are Sherwood Christian outfielder Bradley Rucker and Deerfield-Windsor catcher Brandon Ross.
All of those players except for Jody Sellars will play for the GISA all-stars against South Carolina in Newberry South Carolina this Saturday.
The Georgia all-star team will be coached by Southland's Billy Nicholson.
GISA AAA All State Team
Matt Clark Riverside Military P 11
Tyler Stubblefield Riverside Military SS 10
Christian White Eagle’s Landing P/C 10
Chase Childers North Cobb Christian 2B 11
Eric Roberts Mt. de Sales P 12
Brandon Mahoney Mt. de Sales 3B 11
Brian Gordon Tattnall P 11
Chris Granade Tattnall P/SS 11
Tyler Gottlieb First Presbyterian P 12
Parker Suit First Presbyterian P 11
Bradley Rucker Sherwood Christian CF 12
Brandon Ross Deerfield Windsor C 12
Franklin Harris Southland Academy SS 12
Justin Hildreth Southland Academy P/3B 12
Kyle Dixon Southland Academy C 12
Jody Sellars Southland Academy P 10
James Liipfert Westfield CF 12
Bubba Blalock Westfield P/SS 12
Nick Shelton Westfield P 12
Adam McKinney Augusta Christian SS 12
Ben Palacz Augusta Christian P 12
Cody Dixon George Walton SS 12
AAA Player of the Year Bubba Blalock-Westfield
AAA Coach of the Year Billy Nicholson-Southland
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