Three Shelby County baseball stars move on in all-star competition

Three Shelby County high school baseball stars advanced to the next qualifying round for the Lions Sight Conservation East-West Classic, a state baseball all-star tournament, following standout performances in the Central region tryout session May 22 in Clanton.

Braten Dill and Kevin McNorton of Shelby County, along with Trent Posey of Calera, will play in another tryout session May 29 in Clanton with teams from Demopolis and Tuscaloosa in Clanton.

The Central region team, which will compete against three other teams from across the state in the Lions Sight Conservation East-West Classic at Samford University in early June, will be selected following next weekend’s tryout session.

McNorton finished a combined 5-for-6 at the plate in the two six-inning games May 22. McNorton had two home runs and double. He also drove in six runs and scored four runs.

McNorton struck out three batters and didn’t allow a run in one inning on the mound in the second game.

Dill went a combined 3-for-4 at the plate with a double. Dill drove in a run and scored two runs. Dill struck out five and picked off a base runner in two innings on the mound in the second game.

Calera’s Posey finished a combined 3-of-5 at the plate with a walk. Posey drove in three runs and scored four runs.

Scotty Reneau and Adam Winterbottom of Calera each had a single in the second game.