Washington’s Hunter Hall selected as All-American

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Graduated senior Hunter Hall keeps reeling in post-season honors after an incredible season at the plate and on the mound in the Pam Pack’s regional state tournament run. Hall was selected as a “Small School All-American” by the MaxPreps website.

Hall was dominant on the mound this season. He produced a 10-1 overall record, and the only loss he suffered was against the eventual State runner-up, Randleman High School Tigers in the regional best-of-three opener. Hall pitched 63.1 innings on the season, only allowing 14 runs within that span. He had 111 strikeouts and only issued 38 walks.

Hall’s statistics at the plate were staggering, he boasted a .431 batting average last season in 95 plate appearances. Hall collected 31 hits, 12 of which were doubles along with one triple, scoring 18 runs with 29 RBIs and drew 19 walks.

Head coach Kevin Leggett raved about Hunter’s great season, and mentioned it would be difficult to find somebody to fill his shoes next season.

“He had a great year and we definitely wouldn’t have made it as far as we did without him,” Leggett said. “He’s going to be missed and he will be hard to even try and replace (next spring).”

Hall has signed to play baseball next spring at Mid Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, in the upper right-hand corner of the state of North Carolina.

Hall will be joined by Southside’s shortstop from last season, Will Warren. Warren led the Seahawks in batting average, hits, doubles, triples and RBIs.

MACU has just begun their baseball program, so the 2020 season will be the first in school history under new head coach Jason Goetz. He was at Perquimans High School as an assistant for five years and helped guide the Pirates to a 103-28 record along with multiple state tournament appearances. Goetz was elated to have a player like Hall on the school’s first team.

“The impact of having a kid coming in with the talent level that Hunter has is something that can’t be easily measured. Kids want to play with other talented players, and being able to sell the fact that we have a guy like Hunter coming in, shows that you don’t have to go to a large Division-I program in order to play with and against top tier talent,” Goetz said. “Hunter is one of the most down to Earth kids I’ve talked to during this process. When he begins to realize just how good he not only is, but can be, he is going to develop even further. I think he has handled the accolades extremely well, and we are lucky to have established a relationship with him as early as we did.”

Hall will be a two-way player, meaning that he will likely be a position player as well as a “Friday night starter” according to Hall in an interview after he signed with MACU. Hall was unable to be reached for comment on his All-American honor.