By KYLE LOVERN
Former Belfry High School baseball player Tyler Williams was recently named Second Team All-state in Kentucky.
Williams, who helped lead the Pirates to the most wins ever in a single season, played shortstop, pitched and also saw action at catcher for coach Michael Hagy.
Williams was also a standout quarterback for the Pirate football team during his high school career. He was the only player from Region 15 named to the all-state squad. Gavin Miller of Pikeville and Logan Simpkins of Johnson Central were placed on the honorable mention list.
Williams will attend the University of Pikeville this fall on a baseball scholarship.
The athletic Williams led Belfry with over 30 RBIs and he had a 3.50 batting average. Williams also smacked at team-leading 15 doubles.
Williams was also a member of the All-District team.
On the mound he had a record of 10-2 with an ERA under 1.50, he had six complete games and he led the Pirates staff in strikeouts.
“I can’t say enough about Tyler,” Belfry’s Hagy said earlier this year about Williams. “He pitched some big games for us. Every time we needed a big game, all through his 4-year career. He always answered the call.”