Callaway’s Bryce Hubbard named to All-State team
Published 7:02 pm Friday, July 21, 2023
Bryce Hubbard is a stud for Callaway’s baseball team. The rising senior produces time and time again for the Cavaliers and was rewarded for his standout junior campaign by being named to the Georgia Dugout Club All-State first team as an infielder.
“I was down in Florida playing in a tournament (on Thursday) and looked down at my phone after the game and saw the Callaway Twitter page had posted I made the all-state team, and I was surprised,” Hubbard said. “AA is small, but there are some really good players in it.
“It means a lot to me to be named to the all-state team. It’s a big accomplishment.”
Hubbard, the son of head coach Dusty, has carved out his own legacy on the diamond, well out of the shadows of his father. During his 2023 season, Hubbard hit a whopping .456 with an on-base percentage of .555.
“Everything was really going right for me, and I really matured as a player and a person,” Hubbard said. “I improved every facet of my game.”
He also had 21 RBIs, 22 runs scored and eight stolen bases as he popped up everywhere in the box score.
Despite making the team for his offensive exploits, there is more to Hubbard’s game than just his gaudy offensive numbers, he is also the team’s no. 1 starting pitcher. Balancing being an ace pitcher, an offensive force, and a leader for a young Cavaliers team is challenging, but Hubbard is more than up to the task.
“It’s huge for me to be a key piece on the mound too,” he said. “I feel like I can help this team win at the plate and on the mound.”
Going into the season, Hubbard does not think about individual accolades. He just wanted to put together a quality junior campaign. He did just that despite the Cavaliers falling in the first round of the playoffs and failing to make it to at least the quarterfinals like the team did in Hubbard’s first two seasons with the team.
“Sometimes you get put in bad situations, and that can’t affect the way you approach the game,” Hubbard said. “It is part of the game to have ups and downs.”
Hubbard is now preparing for his final season in red and black. Although he is getting looks from colleges and has a strong desire to play at the next level, Hubbard has both eyes firmly locked onto his final season as a Cavalier.