Skylar McPhee became the first all-American in the history of the George Highlands College baseball program. It was a feat so nice, he decided to do it twice.
A standout product of nearby Allatoona High, McPhee earned second-team recognition from both the NJCAA and ABCA/Rawlings following his sophomore season. He adds the nation-wide honors to a resume that already included Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, first-team all-conference selection and a GCAA Gold Glove.
McPhee will be continuing his career at Murray State following his time at GHC. He leaves quite the legacy, as well as his name written throughout the Chargers' record book.
He set single-season records in batting average, hits, slugging percentage, total bases and extra-base hits.
A first baseman who also pitched in nine games, McPhee slashed an incredible .427/.495/.719, while racking up 10 home runs, 16 doubles and four triples. He was even better in GCAA play, slashing .441/.500/.712 with 32 RBIs and 16 extra-base hits.
Overall, McPhee posted 48 runs scored and 48 RBIs in 54 games. He even added seven stolen bases.
"I knew Skylar had a chance to be special the first time I saw him back in the fall of 2016, and I don't think there is any question that he set a new standard for excellence in our program," GHC head coach Dash O'Neill said in a release. "I don't know if I have ever seen a player more consistently good from start to finish than he was this season, and he really was the key piece to our offense all year long.
"Now you add in the fact that he anchored the infield defense at first base and threw in some of the toughest situations we faced all year on the mound and it is easy to see why he is an All-American. Murray State is getting a steal in this guy, and I can't wait to see how his career progresses in the future."