Senior pitcher/first baseman Gabe Smith throws out on the mound in a home game played at Father McGivney High School earlier this season.

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.

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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.

Class 1A

  • Kameron Hanvey - Senior P/C/1B - Gibault Catholic
  • Nolan Turner - Junior SS - Jacksonville Routt Catholic

Class 2A

  • Luke Issacs - Senior 2B - Freeburg
  • Kamryn Link - Senior P/LF - Gillespie
  • Chase Lewis - Senior P/SS - Breese Central
  • Trey Reiburg - Senior P/3B - Nashville
  • Dom Voegele - Senior P/SS - Columbia

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