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.
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:
|Will Acuff||Madison Academy||IF||6’1||155|
|Joel Ballard||Parker, A. H.||OF||6’0||165|
|Chase Beggs||Hokes Bluff||IF/P||5’11||185|
|John Hartman, V||Mountain Brook||OF||6’0||190|
|Walker McCleney||Mortimer Jordan||OF||5’9||160|
|Sonny Potter||Vestavia Hills||P||6’2||210|
|Drake Seal||Colbert County||C||5’9||215|
|Tyrus Moss||A. H. Parker|
|Mike Good||Madison Academy|
|Keith Lucky||Saint James – Admin.|
|SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM|
|Robert Adams||Trinity Presbyterian||IF||6’2||180|
|Hunter Avery||Mobile Christian||IF/P||6’1||210|
|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|
|Brady Johnson, Jr.||Houston Academy||C||5’10||200|
|Deacon Medders||Hale County||IF||6’3||188|
|Hunter Stokes||Spanish Fort||IF||6’1||170|
|Michael Taylor||Alabama Christian||C||5’9||170|
|Jermond Williams||Central – Phenix City||OF||5’10||175|
|Talley Haines||Mobile Christian|
|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.