If a high school baseball team wins 24 games and reaches the second round of the playoffs, it is bound to have a handful of players who performed at a high level.
That is the case for Prince Avenue Christian School’s baseball team.
The Wolverines went 24-10 overall this past season. They held an 11-4 record in Region 8-A-Private.
Because of their strong performances, several Wolverines earned postseason honors.
Davis Ridings, who was consistently one of the Wolverines’ most productive hitters, earned the Offensive Player of the Year award for Region 8-A-Private.
Elsewhere, a group of Prince Avenue Christian players earned spots on the all-region teams.
Jake Pittman, Hayden Marshall and Andrew Ridings represented the Wolverines on the first team roster.
Caleb Wilson, Sam Naeher, Bradley Chatham and Riley Cartey all earned second team nominations.
The all-region awards were just the first honors that rolled in for Prince Avenue Christian.
A few of the Wolverines earned all-state awards from the Georgia Dugout Club.
Pittman competed as a two-way player for the Wolverines. He was often used as the team’s No. 1 pitcher in region series but he otherwise served in the infield.
The Georgia Dugout Club selected Pittman to the Class A-Private all-state first team and recognized him for his work as a first baseman.
Andrew Ridings (outfielder) and Davis Ridings (infielder) received spots on the all-state second team.
Prince Avenue Christian enjoyed a few different winning streaks throughout the season.
During the regular season, the Wolverines lost consecutive games just two times.
Their only Region 8-A-Private series loss came against Athens Christian School, which won the region title.
Prince Avenue Christian beat Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in the first round of the Class A-Private state tournament.
The Wolverines swept the series against HIES, winning the games 5-4 and 16-3.
That series win advanced Prince Avenue Christian to the second round, where it fell to Fellowship Christian in two close games.
This year marked the Wolverines’ best season since 2018 when they finished 24-12 overall with an 8-2 record in region play.