Redan senior shortstop and Washington Nationals draft pick Deion Williams leads a group of 20 DeKalb County baseball players selected to the 2011 DeKalb Dugout Club All-County First Team.
Williams was taken in the 16th round by the Nationals as the 487th pick of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. He batted .350 with 1 homerun, 7 doubles, 20 RBI and 26 runs scored as the Raiders reached the Class AAAA state playoffs in 2011.
Williams was one of three Raiders to make the first as he was joined by senior infielder Mason Davis and senior outfielder David Richards.
DeKalb County Senior All-Star Classic South MVP Uwem Udofia was also selected to the first team after a solid senior campaign at Miller Grove.
Udofia had a pair of hits and pitched three solid innings of relief to help the South stay close in a 5-2 loss to the North All-Stars. Udofia’s junior teammate, outfielder Sean Charleston (a Junior All-Star Classic selection), was also selected to the first team.
Arabia Mountain had a pair of selections to the first team after making the school’s first state playoff appearance in 2011 as senior pitcher John Bryant and junior outfielder Tevin Martin were named as All-County players.
Bryant became the first DeKalb County player to start on the mound in both the Junior and Senior All-Star games.
Cedar Grove had a pair of freshmen get the First Team nod from the coaches as infield Deion Sellers (.486 with 25 RBI) and pitcher Codorius Dorsey
(5-6 with a 2.15 ERA and .343 batting average).
Chamblee junior outfielder David Coble (tied record for most hits in the Junior All-Star Classic with a 3-5 performance) and senior pitcher Joe Alberston (pitched two innings for a save in the Senior All-Star Classic) were also First Team selections.
Dunwoody which reached the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA state playoffs had junior catcher Jared Martin and senior pitcher Wes Bancroft named to the First Team.
Several schools had one selection to the First Team including Columbia senior catcher Quinneton Osby, Decatur senior pitcher James Burrell, Lakeside senior outfielder Bradley Dennis, Lithonia senior outfielder D’Angelo Smith, Martin Luther King Jr. senior utility player Cedric Daniel, Stephenson senior infielder Jordan Tarver and Southwest DeKalb senior pitcher Andre Wilson. All but Decatur’s Burrell played in the Senior All-Star Classic.
– Courtesy Mark Brock, DeKalk County Schools SID