Havre High senior Brandon Smith is about to embark on his final year of football. But on Wednesday, Smith was honored for the outstanding season he had in baseball.
A member of the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club, Smith was named to the Class A Montana/Alberta American Legion All-State team as an outfielder. Smith was one of 23 players selected from the four Class A districts to the Class A All-State Team for the 2011 season. He also earned Northern A All-District honors.
Smith led the North Stars in total hits, RBIs and extra-base hits this past season, and he was also Havre’s top pitcher throughout the season. A three-year player for the North Stars, Smith has had an outstanding baseball career in Havre.
Despite a strong finish to the season, where the North Stars ripped off eight straight conference wins at one point in July, Smith was the only Havre player selected to the Northern A squad. Great Falls had five players selected, while Fort MacLeod had four. Tri-County pitcher Scott Bye was also selected to the all-district team.
Blake Phelps, Lewistown Redbirds; Tommy Leland, Glasgow Reds; Shelby Zorn, Billings Cardinals; Cole Dooper, Laurel Dodgers; Zach Cortese, Laurel Dodgers; Andrew Stefalo, Deer Lodge Wranglers; Tanner Johnson, Gallatin Valley Outlaws; Andy Peterson, Dillon Cubs; Brett Franklin, Belgrade Bandits; Gianfranco Filippini, Gallatin Valley Outlaws; Dalton Cook, Great Falls Electrics; Jake Hansen, Fort Macleod Royals; Brandon Smith, Havre North Stars; Tanner Lee, Great Falls Electrics; Taylor Wolstenhome, Fort Macleod Royals; Justin Everts, Mission Valley Mariners; Billy Hanna, Bitterroot Bucs; Chris Herbig, Libby Loggers; Trevor Brown, Bitterroot Red Sox; Bryton Guckenberg, Kootenai Valley Rangers
A Eastern District
1B—Blake Phelps, Lewistown; 2B—Dylan Hughes, Glasgow; SS—Tommy Leland, Glasgow; 3B—Konner Wiechman, Billings Blue Jays; Utililty—Kenny Nilles, Laurel; OF—Kyle Parry, Lewistown; Conner Brown, Miles City; Zach Cortese, Laurel; C—Shelby Zorn, Billings Cardinals; P—Tate Wickman, Miles City; Dylan Woodhall, Lewistown, Cole Dooper, Laurel
A Western District
1B—Chris Clary, Mission Valley; 2B—Chris Herbig, Libby; SS—Bryton Guckenberg, Kootenai Valley; 3B—Jake Capko, Bitterroot Red Sox; Utility—Austin Erler, Bitterroot Bucks; OF—Trevor Brown, Bitterroot Red Sox; Coe Golden, Bitterroot Bucks; Anthony Contonio, Missoula; C—Billy Hanna, Bitterroot Bucs; P—Justin Evertz, Mission Valley; Jared Winslow, Libby; Josh Rustad, Mission Valley
A Southern District
1B—LD Severson, Belgrade; 2B—Tanner Rook, Helena; SS—Gianfranco Filippini, Gallatin Valley; 3B—Tanner Johnson, Gallatin Valley; Utility—Dakota Crowe, Deer Lodge; OF—Ryder Kulbeck, Bozeman; Andy Petersons, Dillon; Jordan Jennings, Deer Lodge; C—Dan Hansen, Helena; P—LD Severson, Belgrade; Brett Franklin, Belgrade; Andrew Stefalo, Deer Lodge
A Northern District
1B—Scott Held, Great Falls; 2B—Anthony Bonilla, Great Falls; SS—Dalton Cook; 3B—Hayden Shackel, Fort Macleod; Utility—Maverick Price, Fort Macleod; OF—Taylor Wolstenhome, Fort Macleod; Caleb Zsednai, Vauxhall; Brandon Smith, Havre; C—Justin Pfennigs, Great Falls; P—Jake Hansen, Fort Macleod; Scott Bye, Tri-County; Tanner Lee, Great Falls.