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Alabama and Auburn commitments are among the selections for AHSAA’s North-South All-Star baseball game

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The Alabama High School Athletic Association and Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association announced its 2015 North-South All-Star Baseball rosters for the 19th annual All-Star Sports Week in Montgomery later this summer.

Alabama commitment Sonny Potter of Vestavia Hills is one of the headliners on the North squad. The ace southpaw has put up stellar numbers during his sophomore and junior seasons for the Rebels. Thompson slugger Heath Haskins will join him on the team. Haskins and his Warriors are alive in the 2015 Class 7A state playoffs this week against Sparkman.

Clay-Chalkville will be represented by head coach Bubba Roberts and infielder Thomas Johns. Johns — an infielder — is an Auburn commitment.

Roberts will be the one of four coaches on the North team. James Blanchard of Piedmont was also named to the North staff, along with Parker coach Tyrus Moss and Mike Good ofMadison Academy. Keith Lucky of St. James will be the administrative coach.

The South roster will be led by a coaching staff of Mobile Christian‘s Talley Haines,Enterprise coach Shawn Gilmer, Hale County‘s Jeff Cameron and Central-Phenix City coach Roy Dixon. Trinity’s Ken Whittle will serve as administrative coach.

Spanish Fort’s Hunter Stokes is committed to South Alabama off the South team. His Toros will face No. 2 Pelham in the Class 6A state semifinals this week.

The North and South teams are made up of 18 current junior baseball players from across Alabama. Games will begin on Tuesday, July 21 at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery. The teams were comprised based on nominations submitted by high school coaches across the state.

The North holds an 18-11-1 edge in a series that began in 1997. The two teams split last year’s doubleheader.

This year’s rosters:

Maplesville

Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Will Acuff Madison Academy IF   6’1    155
Graham Ashcraft Huntsville IF/P   6’2    205
Joel Ballard Parker, A. H. OF   6’0    165
Chase Beggs Hokes Bluff IF/P   5’11    185
Bayley Blanchard Piedmont IF   6’1    185
Cody Dodd Alexandria P   6’2    208
John Hartman, V Mountain Brook OF   6’0    190
Heath Haskins Thompson OF   5’10    220
Thomas Johns Clay-Chalkville IF   6’0    225
John Kirby Hamilton OF   6’1    170
Walker McCleney Mortimer Jordan OF   5’9    160
Sonny Potter Vestavia Hills P   6’2    210
Koleman Powell Oneonta IF   5’11    170
Kolby Robinson Cullman IF   5’10    160
Branton Sanders Northridge IF   5’11    195
Drake Seal Colbert County C   5’9    215
Jackson Tavel Corner P   6’4    190
Dylan Wiggins Ranburne IF/P   6’0    185
COACHES
Bubba Roberts Clay-Chalkville
James Blanchard Piedmont
Tyrus Moss A. H. Parker
Mike Good Madison Academy
Keith Lucky Saint James – Admin.
SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos.   Ht.    Wt.
Robert Adams Trinity Presbyterian IF   6’2    180
Hunter Avery Mobile Christian IF/P   6’1    210
Grant Barber UMS-Wright IF   5’9   170
Austin Chastang Bayside Academy IF/P   6’2   215
Davis Daniel Saint James IF/P   6’2   180
Jacob Evans St. Paul’s C   5’11   200
Cody Herring Wetumpka IF/P   6’3   185
Brady Johnson, Jr. Houston Academy C   5’10   200
Cal Jones Dadeville OF   6’0   180
Matthew Lowery Northview P   6’1   220
Chris Manley Opelika OF   5’7   140
Deacon Medders Hale County IF   6’3   188
Hunter Stokes Spanish Fort IF   6’1   170
Michael Taylor Alabama Christian C   5’9   170
Trevor Wallace Maplesville   IF   5’11   160
Parker Warren Enterprise P   5’9   175
Jermond Williams Central – Phenix City OF   5’10   175
Banks Woodley Jemison OF/P    6’0   200
COACHES
Talley Haines Mobile Christian
Shawn Gilmer Enterprise
Jeff Cameron Hale County
Roy Dixon Central – Phenix City
Ken Whittle Trinity – Admin.

Jeff Sentell covers prep sports for AL.com and the Birmingham News. Follow him on Twitter for the latest high school cool across Alabama.

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