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High school baseball: Swilling named Most Valuable Pitcher at C.A.B.A. World Series

Hunter Swilling

Swilling allowed two hits through 14 innings and was 12-for-22 at the plate with a home run, six doubles and two triples.

“I just went out there and competed, had a bunch of runs, worked for my teammates and finished strong,” said Swilling, who was previously a Russell County infielder. “It felt good because it was my last weekend with the Cobb Astros because I’m possibly moving up to play with the (East Cobb) Braves next year. It was a good finish.”

Swilling, a rising junior, said he was eager to get his career at Columbus, the two-time defending GHSA Class AAA state champion, but did not yet know where Blue Devils coaches intend to play him.

“It’s going to be new, but I’m going to go out there, play my best and hopefully succeed,” Swilling said. “I’m going to work hard to help them stay on top.”

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