Senior baseball showcase coming to Chilton County

Published 11:02 am Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

The 2022 Chilton County Senior Baseball Showcase is just around the corner for the senior players in the county to play one final game in front of the community. The exhibition game will be May 13 at 7 p.m. at Jack Hayes Field in Clanton.

All six county high schools were invited to participate, and all coaches accepted the invitation to showcase their seniors’ talents.

“We wanted the seniors have one last game, invite their whole family and friends to have an opportunity to play each other and enjoy the game,” Alan Childress, president of the Clanton Lions club said.

Childress said the Clanton Lions Club was approached by Chilton County Schools Superintendent Jason Griffin in the fall with the idea of the game. The model for the game is based off the east-west all-star games many areas and states put on at the end of sports seasons.

Childress said while the senior’s friends and family are encouraged to come, “anyone who would like to come out to the game is welcome.”

Admission to the game is free, and some concession items will be available. The Clanton Lions Club is paying for the umpire and baseball fees.

The coaches will divide the players into two teams prior to the event. The possibility of teammates having to face each other in their final high school game makes the dividing process more intriguing.

The game will be a regulation seven inning game.

“This is a service of our club to the community, that is the way we are looking at it,” Childress said. “This is not a fundraiser for us, the club exists to serve the community and this is just one of our services to them.”

The rain out date for the showcase is May 14 at 2 p.m. at Jack Hayes Field.