Glenwood's Lawson Humphries' numbers were off the charts. Brookstone's Matt Jones had great numbers, but was perhaps even more instrumental in his team's chemistry.
Both Calvary Christian coach Steve Smith and Brookstone coach Vince Massey led their teams to deep playoff runs.
For each of their efforts, they have been named the Ledger-Enquirer's All-Bi-City pitcher, player and co-coaches of the year, respectively, for schools in Class A, AAA and private schools.
As a senior, Jones batted .417 with 28 RBIs and 36 runs scored, but the impact he was most proud of was his impact in the dugout. His team's success was all about chemistry, he said, and that was more important than any number he could put up personally.
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"Times get tough during the season," he said. "Someone's going to come in the dugout and not going to be happy. Someone's got to be there to pick them up."
Massey echoed Jones' statement and noted that Jones was a big reason Brookstone had such a tight bond. As a coach, Massey said he made that the emphasis for the team from Day 1.
"As a coach, you're looking at building that chemistry that's going to create a team atmosphere," he said. "Any high school coach will tell you, that's an important element."
So, the team played laser tag, it attended an Auburn baseball game, it had cookouts.
Massey said that, as much as the practice on the baseball field, was the reason the team advanced to the Class A-private semifinals.
Pure talent, of course, is a plus, too, and that's something Glenwood's Humphries possesses in large amounts.
This season, Humphries was nothing short of dominant on the mound for the Gators. His numbers require a microscope, as difficult to comprehend as his hard slider.
He finished the season 8-1 with a .64 earned run average, striking out 113 batters and walking only nine. It was a Glenwood record for strikeouts in a season. His numbers at the plate were equally impressive -- .459 batting average, 50 hits, 47 RBIs, 55 runs scored, but his pitching success is what separates him from the pack.
For Calvary Christian's Smith, the co-coach of the year nod came as a result of leading the Knights to their first state championship series. The team came within one win of winning it all. Despite coming up short, it was a major step for the program.
"We felt like we took a big step last year making it to the final four," he said. "We had 14 wins last year. We ultimately wanted to win state this this year, but we won 24 games this year and came one game away."
Like chemistry was a major piece of Brookstone's success, Smith said his team's ability to grind was Calvary Christian's.
"To continue to fight no matter what the score was," he said.
The team finished the season 24-7, grinding out victories throughout the year. His hope is that now his team, which returns plenty of talent next year, can continue to progress and take the next step.