2024 All-County Baseball: The Vicksburg Post All-County baseball team

Published 4:00 am Sunday, June 16, 2024

At the end of each high school sports season, The Vicksburg Post honors Warren County’s best athletes in a number of sports with its All-County teams.

The 2024 All-County baseball team features 17 of the area’s top players from Warren Central, Vicksburg High, St. Aloysius and Porter’s Chapel Academy.

The list is led by Warren Central senior Conner Watkins, who led the Vikings to the MHSAA Class 6A championship series as both a shortstop and a pitcher and earned the Player of the Year award.

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Watkins finished the season with a team-best .323 average, along with a .496 on-base percentage. He scored 21 runs, drove in 24, and walked 31 times. On the mound he was 5-6 with 73 strikeouts and a 2.53 ERA in a team-high 72 2/3 innings.

Warren Central’s Randy Broome is The Post’s Coach of the Year for Warren County for the third time. He also won the award in 2004 and 2023. Broome guided the Vikings to a 19-13 record, their second consecutive Region 2-6A championship, and first trip to the state championship series since 2001.

Broome was Warren Central’s head coach from 2002-08, left to take a job in administration, and returned for a second stint as head coach in 2020. He has also had two tenures as an assistant and been part of the school’s baseball program since 1997.

Congratulations to all on a great season!

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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