GHSA Team Preview: Apalachee

PBR Georgia Staff

The Georgia High School Association has announced that opening day of the 2019 season will commence on Feb. 11. Programs were allowed to begin practicing in an official capacity on Jan. 14, meaning it's time for the PBR Georgia staff to break down the high school baseball scene in the state in the countdown to the first pitch thrown in 2019.

Our staff sent out a preseason questionnaire to the head coaches across the state. Leading up to opening day, we'll be publishing their responses. Eventually, these team previews will bring us to our Preseason Power 25 ranking, a list of the top-25 programs in the state, updated each week.

Until then, with the help of the submitted questionnaires and our staff's research, we'll be providing you a snapshot of the prep baseball scene in Georgia. We're publishing region-by-region breakdowns along the way on the site, but allow these team preview posts to provide for you a more detailed look at the program, with some first-hand insight from the head coach, too.

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Team: Apalachee
2018 Record:
Area Number: 5
Area Finish: 5th
GHSA Classification: 5-AAAAAA
Head Coach: Allan Bailey
Returning Starters: 6
Returning Pitchers: 5


Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Alex Cook GA Apalachee 2019 RHP  Georgia Gwinnett College
Hunter Parks GA Apalachee 2020 RHP/INF  
Jake Hopkins GA Apalachee 2019 C  
AJ Forbing GA Apalachee 2020 OF  
Austin Holbrook GA Apalachee 2019 OF  
Alecsi Lopez GA Apalachee 2019 LHP/OF Erskine College


Confidence is high for Coach Allan Bailey heading into the 2019 campain. Few can boast the return of their entire pitching taff from a season ago, but that is exactly what the Wildcats have. This experienced pitching staff will be led by RHP Alex Cook (2019; uncommitted) and RHP/INF Hunter Parks (2020; uncommitted). Complimenting the experience core will be a stellar defensive unit. Seniors C Jake Hopkins (2019; uncommitted) and OF Austin Holbrook along with junior AJ Forbing (2020; uncommitted) will lead the unit and provide offensve output.

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