Woodland's Robert Harris and Jacob Moore are joined on the 7-AAAA All-Region First Team by Cass' Tyler Gates, while Gates' teammate Dalton Weightman made the 7-AAAA All-Region Second Team.
"It's a great accomplishment for them," Colonels coach Todd Eubanks said of Gates' and Weightman's selections. "The fact that Tyler was chosen for all-region pitcher on the first team and Dalton [as a] utility player on the second team ... that's a good reward."
Eubanks noted that it speaks volumes since coaches could nominate their own players but not much else.
"All we could do is nominate them, and [other coaches] had to vote," he said.
Gates went 6-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 61 innings, recording 88 strikeouts while walking 24, not to mention the junior's .417 average at the plate, which included a .958 slugging percentage, 28 RBIs and 11 home runs.
Weightman posted a .412 average with 11 walks. The senior, who has signed to play at Andrew College, also took to the mound, where he had a 2-3 record, 3.42 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 12 walks in 30 2/3 innings.
Wildcats coach Corey Gochee felt positive about Harris' and Moore's chances of making the team.
"It's a good thing. I thought for sure those two guys would make it," Gochee said of his two left-handers. "I was hoping some of our other guys would make it on the second team."
The Woodland coach thought Moore, who made the team as an outfielder, would have made it as an all-region pitcher too, but rules stipulated that players could not make the team at more than one position.
"That allows you to get more kids recognized," Gochee said.
Harris, a junior third baseman selected to the team as an infielder, hit .489 with an .870 slugging percentage, and team-highs in hits (45), RBIs (42), doubles (11) and home runs (8).
Moore, a Kennesaw State signee, turned in a .400 average, .754 slugging percentage and .598 on-base percentage. He drew a team-leading 26 walks and scored a team-high 31 runs while tacking on 21 RBIs and five homers.
In 51 1/3 innings, Moore went 7-2 with a 2.59 ERA, 72 strikeouts and 26 walks.
"Those two guys are very deserving," Gochee said, adding that Harris' power numbers, as well as his average, stack up against anybody. "Jacob, offensively, he was the guy that everybody's scouting report said, 'Don't let him beat you.' We're gonna miss [him] a lot, and I think he provided a lot of protection for Robert at times."
The Wildcats went 15-12 (13-7 in the region) and made a return to the playoffs.
"It helps on an individual level and it sort of validates the year we had," Gochee said. "When we went in [to the season], our goal was to finish games and do better and finish the season."
And while the Wildcats would have liked to have stretched their season beyond their first-round sweep at Kell, Gochee noted his team did what it set out to do.
The Colonels (16-10, 12-8) did not make the playoffs but added to their string of consecutive wining seasons.
"We're still in the process of trying to build a consistent winner every year," said Eubanks, whose team ended the year with a winning record for the fifth year in a row.
Below is the entire list of the 7-AAAA all-region teams, including players selected as honorable mention, with seven local players being among that group.
Player of the Year
Brock Maxwell, Lambert
Pitcher of the Year
Micah Mabe, Lambert
Coach of the Year
Jamie Corr, Lambert
Team of the Year
All-Region First Team
Brandon Gold, Johns Creek
Wes Armstrong, Chattahoochee
Caden Bailey, Lambert
Robert Harris, Woodland
DJ Smith, Sequoyah
Jacob Moore, Woodland
Hunter Thomas, Chattahoochee
Grant Wruble, Chattahoochee
Daniel Bermudez, Forsyth Central
Zack Schlosser, Lambert
Tyler Gates, Cass
Ryan Zentko, Creekview
Zach Cagle, Sequoyah
All-Region Second Team
Mitch Wedding, Johns Creek
Tanner Scroggins, Lambert
AJ Johnson, Creekview
Devin Gearhart, South Forsyth
Will Garner, Creekview
Kane Whitehurst, Chattahoochee
Skye Overton, Johns Creek
David Broadus, Lambert
D'ondrei Hubbard, Creekview
Dalton Weightman, Cass
Mitch King, Chattahoochee
Jae Hwang, South Forsyth
Mitch Cohen, Chattahoochee
Honorable Mention -- Cass: Sam Ayers, Taylor Bentley, Connor Law, Dalton Parham; Chattahoochee: Timmy Byerly, Phil Reiser; Forsyth Central: David Bermudez, Ryan Driesse, Andrew Gist, Nick Lawless, Chap Lindstrom; Johns Creek: Dylan Dore; Lambert: Eri Reagan; Northwest Whitfield: Patrick Hade, Luke Hensley, Brady Middleton, Zach Sloan; Rome: Charlie Fisher, Austin Hall; Sequoyah: Nick Martin; South Forsyth: Jessie Gonzalez, Zach McCrum, Danny Ross; Woodland: Cody Baxter, Josh Day, Luke Patterson.