Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Alexander senior infielder Tristan Capocci was named to the Perfert Game honorable mention All-American team earlier this week.

Alexander infielder Tristan Capocci was named to the Perfect Game honorable mention All-American team this week.

He is in his first season for the Cougars after transferring from The Heritage School in Newnan. Capocci has already signed with the U.S. Naval Academy.

This is the third time in his high school career that he has made the prestigious All-American team.

“It is definitely a great honor,” he said. “I’ve played with all those guys before during the summer of travel ball. It is a great experience.”

The 6-0, 200-pounder has a dual enrollment at Alexander while taking his classes at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Prior to attending Heritage, Capocci attending Landmark Christian School in Fairburn for two years after being homeschooled.

Alexander is 11-3 overall heading into today’s Region 5-AAAAAA contest at New Manchester.

Capocci has been one of the team’s standouts in the 14 games this season. Prior to Thursday’s win at Langston Hughes, he was hitting .357 in 49 at-bats. He is tied for the lead on the team with two home runs and he has scored 13 runs.

Capocci has nine RBI while striking out only nine times.

“For me, I just wanted to have some fun with this being my senior season,” he said. “I wanted to play stress free and that is why I went ahead and committed. I think we have a good team at Alexander. I’m enjoying playing with all the guys.”

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