After a successful season in which the Hornets won the SIRR Conference: Mississippi Division, won their Regional, and won their Sectional, four Hornets players were named Southern Illinois Coaches Association All South. Hornets coach Chad Malawy was also named the Coach of the Year in Class 2A.
Hayden Heggemeier, Cody Bauza, Ryan Brink, and Austin Anderson were all named All-South this past week.
Heggemeier batted leadoff and played center for the Hornets this season. Heggemeier was a catalyst for Nashville all season, and led the Hornets in plate appearances, hits, singles, doubles, and runs scored. Heggemeier finished with 45 hits, 28 of which were singles, and 16 of which were doubles. Heggemeier crossed the plate 38 times this season.
Bauza started every game behind the plate for the Hornets this season. Bauza finished with a .328 average, and three home runs, all of which came in the postseason. Bauza finished with 28 RBIs and scored 13 runs on the season. Bauza led the team with 22 walks this season.
Brink finished with a 10-0 record on the season, the seventh player in school history to reach ten wins in a season. Brink finished with a 0.94 ERA, and a team-high 95 strikeouts. At the plate Brink finished with a led the team in average as he batted at a .366 clip, led the team with six home runs, and 32 RBIs.
Austin Anderson got a late start to his season on the mound, but still finished with a 8-1 record on the season, and took the victory in both the Regional Championship game against Waterloo Gibault, and the Sectional Championship game against Carterville. Anderson finished with a team-high 0.93 ERA, and 83 strikeouts in sixty innings.
Overall the Hornets finished 30-6 on the season