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AHSAA All-Star Sports Week Begins
July 10, 2012By Redd Rider of Good Hope High School
South All-Stars Earn Win In Nightcap after tying game one As AHSAA All-Star Sports Week Begins
Press Release from the AHSAA
MONTGOMERY – The North-South All-Star baseball game kicked off the 2012 AHSAA All-Star Week events on Monday night at Paterson Field.
The two squads battled to a 6-6 tie in game one before the South scored 10 unanswered runs to win 15-3 in the nightcap. The North now holds a slim 15-10-1 lead in the series which began in 1997.
Shoals Christian’s Will Bishop singled to right field in top of the seventh inning to score Josh Close of Spain Park and Daniel Robert of Briarwood to give the North a 6-5 lead going into the bottom of the inning in the first game.
G.W. Long’s Trey Walding, who was named the South Most Valuable player, doubled to right field to plate UMS-Wright’s T.J. Dixon to tie the game 6-6. The contest ended after the seven regulation innings.
Hayden Lott of Holtville had a team-high two hits with a stolen base and an RBI to lead the South in game one. Dixon, Walding and Alex Prescott of Brantley each had a hit and RBI and Tyler Black of Elmore County also had a single.
Bishop drove in a pair of runs to go along with two hits while Hoover’s Michael Powers and Close had two hits and an RBI to pace the North.
American Christian’s Addison Moore started on the mound for the North, striking out two while not allowing a hit in two scoreless innings. Cameron Cummings of Chilton County worked three innings with six strikeouts and allowed three runs on three hits while Kevin Davis of T.R. Miller recorded five strikeouts in two innings of work for the South.
Game 2: South 15, North 3
Walding, who drove in three runs on a pair of hits, had a two-run single followed a Dalton Becker of St. Luke’s with an RBI single to highlight the South’s eight-run second.
Davis of T.R. Miller and Matt Holderfield of Baker led the South with two hits and two RBIs in game two. Lott had two hits, including a double and two runs scored, and Becker had an RBI single.
Marcus Morrisette of Davidson had two strikeouts in two scoreless innings of work to get the win for the South. Zach Cunningham of White Plains was the pitcher of record for the North in game two while Will Bishop of Shoals Christian had three strikeouts.
Glenn Irby of Mars Hill Bible was named the North MVP going 2-for-3 with an RBI in two games.
All-Star competition continues Tuesday with softball at Lagoon Park at 6 p.m., and girls and boys soccer at Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex at 5 and 7, respectively.