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Today is the final installment of players at the next level where you can read about former Hoover Buc Baseball players that are currently playing baseball in college and professionally.  There are 14 former players across 13 different colleges/organizations from Hoover High School that are still playing baseball.  We will highlight these former players by class. Today we will combine 5 players from 2015, and 1 from the 2016 graduating class.

Jonah Brodybrody ut martin (2)

The sophomore catcher is currently being red-shirted due to an arm injury and will miss the 2017 campaign.  He transferred to the University of Tennessee at Martin after a productive freshman year at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham where he posted a .316 batting average with nine runs scored, seven RBI’s and a .443 on-base percentage over 25 games.

Click here for UT Martin Baseball Schedule, and here for UT Martin Baseball Stats to keep up with Brody.

JONAH HittingHoover High School

Brody had a very productive senior year as the starting catcher at Hoover, even after missing most of his Junior year to injury.

 

 

 

 

 

Jonah Brody Career Stats (click to expand):

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Trey DavisTrey southern union hat

Davis, is currently a redshirt freshman at Southern Union State Community College where he is hitting .300 with a home run and 5 RBI in limited at bats.  He was redshirted for the 2016 season

Click here for Southern Union Baseball Schedule , and here for Southern Union Baseball Stats to keep up with Davis.

Hoover High School

Davis had productive High School Career, where he landed in the record books for the most walks in a season during his junior year.

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Trey Davis Career Stats (click to expand):Trey Davis Stats

 

Trey Davis in the HHS record book:

Top 10 Single Season Hoover Records held by Trey Davis
Record Place Number Year
Walks Tied for 5th 30 2014

 

Caleb GilbertGILBERT LSU

Gilbert has been productive this year as both a starter and reliever for the LSU Tigers where he has posted a 3.33 ERA, a 2-1 record, 3 saves and struck out 30 batters over 24 1/3 innings of work.   In 2016 he appeared in 25 games including five starts where he posted a 4-4 mark and a 5.04 ERA in 44.2 innings with 22 walks and 43 strikeouts.

Click here for LSU Baseball Schedule, and here for LSU Baseball Stats to keep up with Gilbert.

 

Gilbert Balance 1Hoover High School

Gilbert Career Stats (click to expand):

GILBERT PITCHING

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Even missing his junior year due to Tommy John surgery, Gilbert put together a stellar career on the mound for the Bucs, finding himself in the record books several times.  He was also productive at the plate as a senior.

 

Top 10 Single Season Hoover Records held by Caleb Gilbert
Record Place Number Year
Wins (Twice) Tied for 3rd 8 2013 & 2015
Lowest ERA 8th 1.22 2015
Lowest ERA 12th 1.54 2013
Innings Pitched 7th 68 2013
Most Strikeouts 7th 84 2013

 

 


aaron hill sheltonAaron Hill

Hill has been the ultimate utility player for Shelton State Community College as he has played every position on the field, including pitcher over the last two years.  He started off hot in the 2017 season but missed time due to an arm injury and is playing while making his way back to 100%.  He had a stellar 2016 campaign where he hit over .350 and played every day in the outfield, infield and finished the season as the starting catcher.

Click here for Shelton State Baseball Schedule, and here for Shelton State Baseball Stats to keep up with Hill.

 

Hoover High SchoolAaron Hitting Follow Through

Hill had a stellar career at Hoover and one of the more prolific seasons in the history of the school in 2015 where he broke the Hoover/Berry single season school record for doubles with 21, HBP’s with 16, and saves with 8 all while hitting .436 (11th), and posting a 1.16 ERA (5th), which was one hundredth of a point behind MLB all-star, Jeff Brantley.   He is in the record book for more categories, both offensively and defensively than anyone in the history of the school.

 

 

Hoover High Career Stats (click to expand): Aaron Hill Pitching

Hill Hitting Stats

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Top 10 Single Season Hoover Records held by Aaron Hill
Record Place Number Year
Hit by Pitch 1st 13 2015
Hit by Pitch 2nd 13 2014
Doubles 2nd 21 2015
Batting Average 11th .436 2015
Stolen Bases Tied for 8th 20 2015
Lowest ERA Tied for 5th 1.16 2015
Saves 1st 8 2015
Saves 2nd 5 2014

 

price UAB for realCory Price

Price, a freshman at University of Alabama at Huntsville is currently hitting .294 with 4 RBI and 4 runs in limited at bats.  He was redshirted for the 2016 season.

Click here for UAH Baseball Schedule, and here for UAH Baseball Stats to keep up with Price.

 

 

 

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Price had a great senior season at Hoover where he hit .324 and was second on the team in RBI with 28 and doubles with 13. He was also a member of the Varsity football team.

Hoover High Career Stats (click to expand):

price stats

vacc caccChristopher Vacarella

Vacarella, a freshman at Central Alabama Community College is the only baseball player from the 2016 senior class still playing and is hitting .289 with a double, 11 RBI and 9 stolen bases for the season.

Click here for CACC Baseball Schedule, and here for CACC Baseball Stats to keep up with Vacarella.

Hoover High SchoolVAC

Christopher had a great senior season at hoover where he hit .325 and most notably, stole 30 bases which put him at 3rd all-time on the single season record book at Hoover. He was also effective on the mound where he went 6-1 with a save as a senior with a 3.33 ERA in 21 innings.

Hoover High Career Stats (click to expand):

vacarella stats

2015 Graduating Baseball Class on Senior Night

2015 Graduating Baseball Class on Senior Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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