Southland Academy baseball players honored for their performances in 2022
AMERICUS — Several Southland Academy baseball players have been honored and recognized for their performances and contributions to the Raiders’ success during the 2022 season.
SAR junior pitcher Chase Ledge earned all-region and all-state honors as he posted a 1.18 ERA with 72 strikeouts in 59 innings pitched. Ledger also hit three homers and had 17 RBIs at home plate. Ledger also posted a school-record four shutouts in a single season and posted a no-hitter against Terrell Academy, which ended up winning the 2022 GISA Class AA State Championship.
Senior Captain and Team Captain Caleb Law was also named to the Region 3-AAA All-Area Team. Law hit .368 with 14 RBIs and stole 16 bases. Law was also chosen to represent SAR at the GISA All-Star Game.
Junior Henry Johnson also made the 3-AAA all-region team for his performance in 2022. Johnson posted a .476 batting average with one homer, 27 RBIs and five stolen bases. Johnson also set a new school record with five hits in a single game.
Sophomores Perry Usher and Will Godwin also excelled for the Raiders in 2022 and were both named to the all-region squad. As a pitcher, Usher posted a 3.58 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched. Godwin hit .356 with three home runs, seven doubles and 20 RBIs and knocked out 16 base stealers as a catcher.
“These guys have all had great seasons and I’m proud of them and what they’ve achieved and how they represent our school. We certainly wouldn’t have had the success we’ve had without them,” SAR head coach John Brady said. “Like a lot of seasons, I believe we had at least one other guy who really deserved all-state honors, but sometimes that can be a difficult process. and that does not happen. Three of those guys are returning for next season, so we’re excited to see them continue to improve and lead this program.