Polk County's Gunnar Alm

Polk County freshman Gunnar Alm has been named to the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Region 8 All-Region squad.

In his first season as a Wolverine, Alm hit a team-high .358 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI. He scored 31 runs and stole 25 bases, posting a .506 on-base percentage. He earned Mountain Foothills 7 all-conference honors.

Alm has also been selected to represent Region 8 in the Bodyarmor State Games that begin Monday in Charlotte.

The complete NCBCA Region 8 All-Region team:

East Rutherford: Avery Russell, Seth Ranta, Avery Strange

Madison: Cale Ball, Ethan Tipton

McDowell: Jacob Davis

Polk County: Gunnar Alm

T.C. Roberson: Caden Davidson

West Henderson: Alex Anderson

Several Region 8 players also received all-state honors. Those include:

East Rutherford: Mason Huffstickler, Isaac Lee

R-S Central: Drew Yelton

T.C. Roberson: Nick Parham, Micah Simpson

West Henderson: Jackson Lyda, Truitt Manuel