Gage Pregno made his mark in only one season as an Edgewood Academy Wildcat. He finished the year 9-2 with a 0.77 ERA
Gage Pregno made his mark in only one season as an Edgewood Academy Wildcat. He finished the year 9-2 with a 0.77 ERA

Edgewood duo named AISA Pitcher, Player of the Year

Published 10:00am Sunday, June 9, 2013

Edgewood Academy kept another postseason tradition alive as Gage Pregno and Bailey Hansen are finalists for the AISA Pitcher (Pregno) and Player (Hansen) of the Year award presented by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Last year Dylan Ingram (a current All-State selection) was awarded an ASWA postseason honor.

“That’s good for those guys,” said Bobby Carr, coach of the Edgewood Wildcats. “It says a lot about our talent at Edgewood and I’m happy for both of those kids.”

The official announcement will be made Sunday when the ASWA releases it’s 2013 All-State list, which will also include the Hitter and the Coach of the Year.

Both athletes split time between the bump and the field this season. With Pregno seeing time in the outfield and Hansen doubling as the Game 2 catcher.

Pregno, who came over from Macon-East Montgomery for his final high school season, posted a 9-2 record and earned a scholarship to pitch at Samford. He struck out 135 in 72 innings while holding court with a .77 ERA.

Hansen became the second Edgewood pitcher in five seasons to post an unbeaten record.

Bailey Hansen split time between the bump and the dish during the 2013 run to the championship. He finished the year unbeaten as a pitcher and posted a .352 average.
Bailey Hansen split time between the bump and the dish during the 2013 run to the championship. He finished the year unbeaten as a pitcher and posted a .352 average.

Cole Lipscomb, now on the pitching staff at Auburn, set the standard as he began and ended his Edgewood career by posting undefeated seasons as a Wildcat.

Hansen, a Jacksonville State football commitment, fanned 72 in 68 innings. Offensively,  he batted .352 with 32 RBIs and 10 extra-base hits.

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