GLEN CARBON - The Illinois High School Association announced the Class 1A and 2A All-State baseball teams over the weekend.
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Most notably, Father McGivney senior pitcher Gabe Smith was named to the Class 2A team.
Smith, an Ole Miss commit, was the Griffins' ace. After seven starts he had a 6-1 record, the one loss being the final game of the season, a 6-3 loss to Columbia in the Sectional Finals.
He ended the season on a 1.94 ERA and a team-high 60 strikeouts.
When not on the mound, Smith played at first base with a .927 fielding percentage.
He was also one of the team's biggest bats. With a batting average of .439 and an on-base percentage of .556, he was a constant threat at the plate.
Through 98 at bats, he had 43 hits and a team-high eight homers good for 47 RBIs.
The Griffins finished the season with a 37-2 record.
Smith wasn't the only local player to earn All-State honors. Below are all the area players that made the lists.
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