Five former Valley Leaguers have been named All-Conference in the SWAC. Alabama State has long been a supplier of talent to the Valley, and it comes as no surprise that four of the five SWAC honorees come from the Hornets.
Here they are:
- Eriq White, Alabama State (Purcellville 2016)- first team at second base. Eriq hit 306/390/434, with 15 doubles and 27 walks.
- Yamil Pagan, Alabama State (Front Royal 2016)- first team at outfield, plus hitter of the year and co-player of the year. Yamil was awesome- he hit 341/459/593, with 67 runs, 14 home runs, 52 RBIs, and 39 walks.
- Aron Solis, Texas Southern (Waynesboro 2018)- first team at starting pitcher. Aron pitched an almost-ridiculous 91 1/3 innings, and struck out 89 batters.
- Darren Kelly, Alabama State (Waynesboro 2016)- first team at starting pitcher, and pitcher of the year. Darren went 6-3, 3.84, with 64 K’s in 70 1/3 innings.
- Noel Cheneau, Alabama State (Woodstock 2016)- second team in the outfield. Noel hit 329/390/537, with 9 doubles, 6 triples, 9 home runs, and 20 stolen bases.