All-stars almost to Birmingham
Published 10:42 pm Friday, May 22, 2009
27-Channing Ellis-P, 2B-Tallassee
28-Cody Weems-C, OF-Beauregard
30-Will Davis-P, 3B, 1B-Montgomery Acad.
31-Xavier Cunningham-P, 1B-Jeff Davis
32-Hunter Brooks-OF, P-Brewtech
34-Jordan Creel-OF-Ala. Christian
35-Tyler Sheridan-P, OF-Opelika
36-Brady Newman-C, INF-Reeltown
37-Jarod Turnage-INF, OF-Cen. Phenix City
38-Dillion Patterson-2B-Ala. Christian
42-Hayden Hilyer-OF, P-Beauregard
43-Zach Helewski-P-Smiths Station
44-Adam Pouncey-C-Montgomery Catholic
45-Adam Davenport-C-Elmore Co.
47-Cody Seay-P, OF-Lee-Montgomery
48-Kendall Graveman-P-Benjamin Russell
1-Jace Watkins-P, OF-Bibb Co.
2-Antonio Landrum-Util-Sweet Water
3-Justin Veazey-Util-Chilton Co.
4-Shelby Speegle-P, OF-Demopolis
5-Tanner Powell-OF-Chilton Co.
6-Nelson Wagner-INF, C-Paul W. Bryant
10-Seth Booth-SS-Tuscaloosa Co.
11-Wes Lawrence-P, OF-Billingsley
12-Dalton James-P, 1B-Prattville
13-Devin Young-P, Util-Holy Spirit
15-Jim Bob Hutchinson-2B, P-Northside
18-T.J. Henley-P-Chilton Co.
19-Jacob Kirby-1B, P-Demopolis
21-Kris Lowrey-1B, 3B-Jemison
22-Chris Hammig-OF-Tuscaloosa Co.
23-Koby Smitherman-C, 3B-West Blocton
Six local baseball players will compete Saturday for a chance to visit Birmingham next weekend for the final round of the 57th annual East-West tournament.
Sixteen players from Saturday’s game at Clanton’s Jack Hayes Field will be selected to represent the central Alabama region. 40 players are on the two rosters for Saturday, which will feature two 7-inning games beginning at 1 p.m.
Admission will be $5 and $2 for kids 10 or younger.
Local players will include: Wes Lawrence from Billingsley; T.J. Henley, Tanner Powell and Justin Veazey from Chilton County High; Kris Lowrey from Jemison; and Evan Bryan from Thorsby.
All the local players will suit up for the West squad, which will also include players from Bibb County, Calera, Demopolis, Holy Spirit, Northside, Paul W. Bryant, Prattville, Sweet Water, Tuscaloosa County and West Blocton. The East squad will include players from Alabama Christian, Beauregard, Benjamin Russell, Brewbaker Tech, Catholic-Montgomery, Central Phenix City, Elmore County, Holtville, Jeff Davis, LAMP, Lee-Montgomery, Montgomery Academy, Opelika, Reeltown, Smiths Station, Tallassee and Wetumpka.
The previous round of the tournament was also held at Jack Hayes Field, and Clanton Lions Club member Richard Davis said the event usually makes about $700, which is used by the Clanton Evening Lions Club to benefit the Alabama Sight program.
“A lot of folks put in a lot of time to do this,” Davis said.