Two Tullahoma High School standout baseball players were notified late last week that they had received postseason awards.
Race Marin, who graduated in May, and Hollis Fanning, a junior this past year, were both named to the Tennessee Region 4-AAA Team by TN Baseball Report. That honor was announced early on Saturday morning.
On the mound, Fanning the Wildcats’ ace this past year, compiling an overall record of 6-2 for Tullahoma in his nine games started. The right-hander finished the year with an ERA of 1.90, allowing 16 earned runs in his 59 innings pitched. Fanning struck out 75 batters this past season, an average of nine punchouts per ballgame, while surrendering just 35 hits and walking 19 batters.
Marin was solid for the Wildcats from both the plate and in the field. In fact, Marin led the Wildcats in hitting this past year, finishing this season with an average of .386.
He also led Tullahoma in home runs, powering seven this season, a feat that hadn’t been done since 2013, when the Wildcats made it to the TSSAA State Tournament. In his 101 at-bats, Marin collected 39 hits, while driving in 25 RBI, while plating 34 runs on his own.
Marin was also strong in the field, playing second base for the Wildcats this past year, finishing the season with a fielding percentage of .929. He had just eight errors in his 33 games played for Tullahoma this past year.
Marin, who started three varsity sports for the Wildcats last season, signed his letter of intent to continue his football career this fall at Birmingham-Southern. According to Marin, the baseball program at Birmingham-Southern also had an interest in him. However, as of now, he noted that he only plans on playing football.