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James Wood senior Colin McGuire was named the Region 4C Baseball Player of the Year in selections released on Thursday.

The Colonels’ Adrian Pullen was named the Coach of the Year. The duo has helped James Wood to a 19-4 record and a spot in Friday’s Class 4 state semifinals against Hanover. The rematch of last year’s state championship game starts at 10 a.m. at Spotsylvania High School.

McGuire was selected to the First Team as a pitcher. Joining him are teammates Nick Bell (senior pitcher) and juniors John Copenhaver (catcher) and Kemper Omps (outfield).

The Millbrook trio of senior shortstop Carl Keenan, senior third baseman Nate Brookshire and junior outfielder Micah George were also selected to the First Team.

Second Team selections are James Wood senior first baseman Jared Neal; Millbrook senior second baseman Ryan Liero, senior pitcher Cam Comins and junior Chase Ford, an at-large pick who plays in the outfield; and Sherando junior outfielder Trey Williams and senior Cole Orr. A pitcher and second baseman, Cole is also an at-large selection.