Ben Anderson is a second baseman.
He is the son of Brian and Christy Anderson. Ben’s career highlight was winning the 2010 East Side championship on the Brewers with many teammates who are still his best friends to this day. He has many great memories from Walton baseball and played with so many great players. He feels fortunate to have gone to Cary, NC to play in the U.S. High School Invitational in 2018; he also fondly remembers making the Elite 8 in the GHSA playoffs last season. He plans to live in Athens this fall and attend the University of North Georgia, then transfer to the University of Georgia to study biology and pursue a career in medicine.
Coach Amos: Ben was a three-year starter for us and has been a reliable and consistent middle-infielder throughout his career.
Micaiah Williams is a left fielder.
The son of Randy and Valerie Williams, Mac’s favorite baseball career highlight is getting his first hit in tee ball and, instead of running the bases, chasing after the ball. His favorite Walton Baseball memory is his diving catch that turned into a triple-play during the GHSA state playoffs in his sophomore season. He will attend LSU to study architecture.
Coach Amos: Mac was a two-year starter and is a hard-working player; he led us in stolen bases this season.
Harry Mintz is a first baseman.
He is the son of Brent and Kris Mintz. His baseball highlights include coming from behind in the losers’ bracket to win the 8U Pinto championship at East Side — with Ben Anderson and two other of his best friends to this day as teammates, and his dad and Mr. Anderson as coaches. His favorite Raider Baseball moment was being able to see his mom in the stands cheering at every game this season after everything she’s been through . . . and the North Paulding coach calling time out to give him time to catch his breath after hitting a triple. Harry will attend Auburn University and double major in supply chain management and business analytics.
Coach Amos: Harry’s a great team leader; he always kept everyone loose and ready to play.
Colin Stewart is a right-handed pitcher.
The son of Greg and Jill Stewart, Colin’s favorite baseball memory is winning the 11U state championship while playing at Smyrna Little League. His top Walton Raider baseball moment was sweeping North Paulding in the state playoffs last year. He will pitch next year for Oglethorpe University where he will major in international affairs and Spanish.
Coach Amos: Colin was the anchor of our pitching staff this season; he was off to a 3-0 start with a 0.47 ERA.
Evan Crow is a right fielder.
He is the son of Jeff and Julie Crow. His favorite overall baseball moment was making the Walton Raider junior varsity team as a sophomore after getting cut his freshman year. His favorite Walton Raider moment was scoring the tying run against North Paulding in the state playoffs his junior season. Evan will attend Indiana University and study business and sports management.
Coach Amos: Evan was a hard worker and a team leader.
David Sickles is a right-handed pitcher.
He is the son of Martin and Jean Sickles. David’s favorite career highlight and Walton baseball memory is starting Game 3 of the state playoffs against North Paulding and allowing just one run in five innings. David has committed to pitch for Centre College where he will pursue a degree in economics and finance/pre-law.
Coach Amos: David is one tough competitor; he was never afraid to attack the strike zone when he pitched.
Cooper Haseley is a right-handed pitcher.
The son of Debbie and Wayne Haseley, Cooper’s favorite Walton baseball memory is winning the Home Run Derby this year. His favorite career highlight is hitting his first grand slam when he was 14 and playing at East Cobb Baseball. Cooper remains undecided as to where he will attend school next year.
Coach Amos: Cooper was a serious competitor who was hard-working all the time.
Carl Adler is a third baseman.
The son of Marina Micheli and Mike Adler, Carl’s favorite Walton baseball memory is his walk-off single against Hillgrove and having all of his Raider teammates running to congratulate him. Carl remembers a lot of games and individual plays, but his favorite career memories all involve playing with a great bunch of guys and coaches that made baseball special for him. Carl plans to study visual arts & graphic design at Lander University where he might try walking on to the baseball team.
Coach Amos: Carl was doing a great job as our regular designated hitter; he was batting .381 with 14 runs scored when the season ended.
Matt Hochhauser is the Varsity Team Manager.
He is the son of Steven and Karen Hochhauser. This was Matt’s first season as team manager. His favorite Walton baseball memory is betting Bear a Chick-fil-A sandwich if he hit a dinger . . . then he hit one. Matt said he had an overall fun and great time getting to know everyone on the team this season. He will attend the University of Alabama and major in advertising.
Coach Amos: Matt was doing a great job managing. He definitely kept things interesting; you never knew what he was going to do or say next.
Class of 2020 Diamond Dolls
Christy is the daughter of Tony and Kelli Garlock and is a four-year Diamond Doll. She will enroll at Georgia College & State University where she will major in biology as part of a pre-med program.
Kateylyn is the daughter of David and Joanna Smith and has been a Diamond Doll for two years. She will attend the University of Tennessee and study human resources management.