Bob Pickett and his varsity baseball team did exactly what the set out to do from the first day of practice in 2018, bring the AISA AA State Title home again for a 2nd consecutive year. Going 39-8 for the season, the Knights were solid all year with depth in their pitching and consistency on the defense. Winning the Area and receiving a bye through the first round of playoffs, the Knights swept every playoff series including the championship series vs. Autauga Academy (8-3, 4-3). Going 10-0 on the mound, Macon East’s star catcher since 9th grade, became Macon East’s star pitcher in the 2018 season. Drew Baker, tournament and team MVP, will continue to pitch at the collegiate level for Chipola Community College in Marianna, FL. The return on JC Ceman, Tucker Neven, and Brock Taunton to MEA, as well as the addition of KC House, Dustin Jones, and Kellen Ward gave the Knights the extra talent they needed at the plate and in the field. The Knights will graduate 9 seniors from the 2018 team, but with a host of juniors and sophomores there is still plenty of talent to lead the team as they make the leap back into 3A competition in 2019. KC House, Tucker Neven, and Brock Taunton joined Drew Baker as members of the AISA AA State all-tournament team with several clutch hits and a game winning performance on the mound in game 2 by Neven. Representing Macon East in the AISA All-Star game on June 4, are seniors Drew Baker and Parker Agnew. Neven, Taunton, and JC Ceman will play in the junior all-star game on the same day at Paterson Field.